Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Coming from 45Nrth: The Japanther Cycling Shoes for the Transition Season

We are excited to release the first of three new or redesigned boots from 45NRTH. The Japanther is stepping in for the Fasterkatt, Japanther fills the transition season. Rated for comfort down to 25 degrees (Fahrenheit), it's perfect for those times of year when the temperatures drop pretty low, but you aren't in need of a full-on snow boot.

A completely redesigned upper warrants the name change and provides a better fit for a broader range of feet. Designed specifically for cool and wet conditions, Japanther provides a high level of water resistance, moisture regulation, and comfort in a performance cycling shoe.

One of the first things you'll notice is the placement and direction of the zipper. By orienting the zipper flat across the top of the foot, from big toe to outside of ankle, stress is reduced, which optimizes the performance of the zipper coils. Combining that with the adjustable ankle pipe, the 2016 Japanther will fit a wider range of foot shapes and provide extra adjustability and comfort.

Inside the boot, the waterproof - breathable membrane locks out cool wet weather while allowing heat vapor to escape to keep your feet dry and comfortable. The insole uses heat reflective aluminum, a waffled foam bottom, and wool felt to help retain the heat needed to stay warm on cool fall or spring days.

Under the foot, the sealed cleat pocket keeps water from entering through the mounting holes.

On the mountain outsole, the open lug patterns sheds mud and reduces weight. Anti-slip micro-glass filament lugs placed under the toes and heel enhance grip on slick surfaces. Compatible with Shimano SPD pedals and other pedals with two-bolt cleats.

Keep your feet warm and dry this fall and say goodbye to shoe covers.

Look for the 45Nrth Japanther cycling shoes in all three Century Cycles stores this fall! $224.99 per pair.

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