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Beautifully made cycling shoes, but there are too many niggles for the price and the high-sided carbon sole could cause rubbing issues
Nimbl is a cycling shoe brand that may be new to many. However, with it sponsoring Team Jumbo-Visma (one of the most successful WorldTour teams of recent years) in 2023, it looks set to gain a lot more attention.
The Air is its lightweight, highly-ventilated road cycling shoe.
It uses laces, instead of rotary dials, for a classic look and to save a little weight (if you prefer rotary dials, Nimbl also makes the Exceed and Ultimate models, which use a Boa Li2 closure system).
Handmade in Italy, the Nimbl Airs are constructed beautifully and feel luxurious in the hand.
Combined with a super-stiff carbon sole, these tick many of the boxes associated with high-end racing shoes.Unfortunately, a few niggling issues are hard to ignore at this price (€399).The upper lip of the bathtub-style carbon sole also rubbed the inside of my feet, making the Airs hard to recommend unless you’re confident this won’t be an issue for you. Nimbl Air specification At 465g for a pair of size EU44.5 shoes, the Nimbl Air is light but not quite featherweight.That’s 30g lighter than the Specialized S-Works 7 Lace (494g, size EU45), but it’s a decent […]
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