From Foot to Shoe
“Apart from a slick appearance sports shoes must fit. Also, they must be both, lightweight and perfectly adapted to the purpose they have been designed for.”
- Götz Heine (founder of Biomac)
According to this philosophy Biomac set out for when starting over 20 years ago.
Aero against the wind? Sure, but not enough. A cycling shoe must also be light and airy on climbs to maintain a fresh ambience. Even when going uphill or riding under hot climatic conditions feet must remain fresh. In 2001 we started to tailor shoes for no lesser than the ‘Queen of Kona’, Paula Newby-Fraser with her difficult ballet-feet.
So Paula was the first triathlete ever to race in shoes with cleats mounted mid sole. Fourteen years later she was again first to congratulate Swiss Champion Daniela Ryf for the fabulous performance winning her first Ironman World Championship in Kailuah Kona. Had Daniela been suffering from her feet in '14 coach Brett Sutton recommended her to go and see us. So she dedicated her ’15 season to mid foot cleats and shoes.
Today Daniela is by far not the only one who caught the message about the numerous advantages of shoes with cleats mounted mid sole. She’s also the first World Champion giving proof that yes, mid sole cycling when done the proper way is an option worthwhile using when it comes to propel a racing bike!
- Race across America – D. Wyss; H. Narr/U. Samtleben; T. Zgraggen;
- Tour of Austria – T. Rohregger
- Race across Ireland – B. Steinberger
- Race across the Alps – A. Clavadetscher
- 24 hour World Championships ’17 – M. Baloh (see below)