The sole of this model has been designed to guarantee safe support on any terrain thanks to the composite material and its “spine” type construction that optimizes the stiffness along the sole, eliminating excess material.
Weight 330 gr. (size 44)
The first body mapping based cycling shoes for road cycling. The sole is manufactured with a hybrid carbon fiber composite and a “spine” geometry (inspired by biomimetic engineering), which optimizes stiffness throughout the sole, eliminating excess material. The upper part of the shoe has been designed in one piece, without the classic tongue of other models. The UNIQUE fit the foot like a sock, with an inner envelope made of a single piece of microfiber, with an innovative three-dimensional fabric.
- The last
The search for the perfect cycling footwear began with the design of the ideal last. Data from many pairs of feet were analyzed, the personal experiences of a wide variety of athletes, their preferences, aversions and needs regarding the shoes they wore were collected. An exhaustive study was carried out on the anatomy of the foot, analyzing the optimal curve to obtain the maximum power in each pedal stroke and minimize fatigue. This work, including the experience of many expert cyclists, provided the necessary basis for designing the last. The Q36.5 last is the most innovative idea applied to cycling: the heel, the side and the instep are adjusted to the maximum to fit the foot with precision. The toe is comfortable and follows the dynamics of the pedaling movement.
To develop the best chamois Q36.5 and Elastic Interface® have collaborated to create a new patent. Using the high-density elastic foam used in the Q36.5 chamois to create an innovative, very comfortable insole. It is an insole adaptable to the foot, which works like a memory foam that adapts to the foot. The insole thus absorbs the microvibrations of the road, which increases comfort on long-distance routes. If we compare the UNIQUE insole with conventional cycling shoe insoles - and even if we compare them with custom-made orthotic insoles - the Q36.5 insole guarantees 10% less pressure (calculated at the point of highest pressure).
- The instep
The instep area has been designed following a new one-piece pattern, without the usual tongue of other footwear. In this way, it fits the foot like a sock, thanks to the enveloping natural microfiber interior. This patented stretch fabric is highly breathable and functions as a cooler for the midfoot. This structure also avoids pressure points with its new closure system. This part of the upper comfortably wraps the foot with the construction based on body mapping, which includes a series of ventilated zones. At just one millimeter thick, microfiber is extremely breathable and prevents overheating. It has reinforcements in the area of the arch of the bridge, to create the support and rigidity necessary for performance.
- BOA® fit
For this cutting-edge cycling shoe, Q36.5 was clear that it had to select the best option on the market to tighten the UNIQUE shoe. A type of closure that combines perfectly with the design of the “sock-like” upper, thus guaranteeing maximum performance. That's why they partnered with the exclusive BOA® Fit System with a common goal: to create the best fit system for the high-performance rider.
UNIQUE shoes come equipped with the new BOA® Li2 closure system. This is the ultimate solution for a precise fit, fast and easy to manipulate, in addition to being light and low profile, it has a proven resistance to shock and abrasion. This dial works in both directions for faster and more intuitive adjustment on the go. Q36.5 chose to use two dials because it allows maximum control for the rider.
The upper BOA® dial tightening zone guarantees a uniform distribution of the fit on the instep, thanks also to a friction-free plastic guide. The lower dial activates the forefoot area, where we use three BOA® textile guides for ideal control. This performance-focused setup, combined with an innovative design and a unique last, come together to create a truly unique cycling shoe.
- Power wrap support
The core of the upper part of the shoe is invisible but fundamental! In the instep area, a support system is incorporated to maximize power transfer. That area is lined with a thermoplastic material that is molded for a perfect fit while reinforcing the microfiber inside the upper. The Power Wrap wraps around the instep and keeps your foot in place, providing ergogenic assistance during pedaling and ensuring that not a single watt of power is lost.