Quick Review: Mavic Huez Road Shoe
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Jul 2, 2013  hits 29,760

Carbon fiber is used all over the shoe - even on the upper - to keep things stiff and snug while saving weight. I can't find any info about whether this bit of carbon is merely ornamental, or whether it's actually being used in a structural capacity. It certainly isn't fully-cured, as this area is still flexible.
Carbon fiber is used all over the shoe - even on the upper - to keep things stiff and snug while saving weight. I can't find any info about whether this bit of carbon is merely ornamental, or whether it's actually being used in a structural capacity. It certainly isn't fully-cured, as this area is still flexible.

Up for review today are Mavic's Huez road shoe. These are Mavic's lightest road shoes, tipping the scales at a scant 200g per pair. Check out the full review for more info on these top-shelf climbing kicks, named for the legendary Tour de France climb, Alpe D'Huez.


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  • The Mavic Huez shoe. Looks sharp!
  • Carbon fiber is used all over the shoe - even on the upper - to keep things stiff and snug while saving weight. I can't find any info about whether this bit of carbon is merely ornamental, or whether it's actually being used in a structural capacity. It certainly isn't fully-cured, as this area is still flexible.
  • This is one feature I wish more shoes had - a little bit of fore-aft adjustment built right into the shoe. This doesn't cost anything in terms of weight or design compromises, and only adds a bit of free cleat adjustability. Nice one!
  • The lightweight carbon sole has plenty of venting to save weight as well as keep your feet from overheating.
  • The thin, well-vented upper keeps the shoe cool while saving precious grams.
  • Simple Velcro closures keep things light while providing a secure fit.
  • Known for its amazingly-bright yellow accents, Mavic doesn't disappoint with the styling of the Huez. The mostly-white design looks the part, and the interior colors stay true to the Mavic brand.
  • Mavic's shoe design is decidedly narrow, so be sure to size up if you have wide feet.

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