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Assessment: Ekoï C4 Restricted Version White Black Full Actual Carbon Footwear

Assessment: Ekoï C4 Restricted Version White Black Full Actual Carbon Footwear


New flagship of the Ekoï professional vary, this shoe has been designed for aggressive highway biking. Supposed for energy fans searching for explosiveness, the well-named C-4 relies on a 100% carbon sole for incomparable rigidity and most energy switch when pushing. The ventilated woven higher with Atop® carbon presents wonderful help/thermal consolation and good pulling effectivity.

Ekoï fashion

By way of design, the shoe adopts the racing spirit codes particular to the model DNA: notched metallic buckles Atop® shiny carbon purple; purple indirect traces; Preliminary “E” seen exterior the heel; reflective insert behind the shoe with a delicate purple and an unequivocal point out: Full actual Carbon.

C4 Restricted Version

Mild sufficient

Alastair Hamilton PEZ sez: I’ve reviewed six completely different pairs of footwear (and two completely different pedal methods) over the past couple of years, and I don’t suppose any of them had any actually dangerous factors, however all of them had no less than one factor over the others. My newest pair of ‘check’ footwear are from Ekoï, they’re the C-4 Restricted Version, in white in fact (highway biking footwear ought to solely be in white). I say white, they really have a black part on the heel and a few good little purple particulars right here and there.

Low lower below the ankle

Good detailing in purple

The weave materials of the higher is each snug a cool, with further air flow on the edges and high. The edges on the ankle bone are lower low, which fits me, however the heel comes up on the again so far as another footwear. There may be additionally little gripping rubber ‘dots’ contained in the heel, so no slip. There may be additionally a variety of padding across the heel and ankle and on the within of the tongue, all this provides to the consolation and foot safety. Your foot feels comfortable, with no constriction, plus there’s a snug and inflexible heel cup, which I’ve discovered I would like. There may be additionally a variety of toe room with further strengthening within the toe and heel areas.

Grip on the heel

Toe safety

The fastening system by Atop, makes use of spherical adjusters which seem like their rivals (BOA), however to loosen them you flip anti-clock sensible, which releases all of the cable, this makes taking the footwear off a lot simpler. To tighten, you flip clock sensible, mini clicks for micro adjusting the tightness. The adjusters and cables are replaceable if wanted.

Loads of air flow

The ‘atop’ dials make it simpler to take your footwear off

The only is extremely stiff and is geared toward these of us who’re nonetheless racing or no less than taking their coaching/driving significantly. There are air vents on the entrance and center/rear of the only real, these even have a mesh protecting, little issues like this exhibits the care taken with construct and design. There are toe and heel protectors to minimise any harm to the carbon sole, the heel protector is replaceable. There are the usual three bolt shoe plate fittings. I used WAHOO/Speedplay and Look and becoming the cleats was as simple as typical. They go pretty far again on the only real for many who like a extra mid-sole cleat becoming. There may be additionally a pleasant purple patch on the only real with the Ekoï brand.

Entrance air flow and three level cleat becoming

Rear air flow and replaceable heel pad

So, how do they really feel? As you’d besides, you’re feeling no energy loss via the only real and pulling up there is no such thing as a discomfort or flex. Strong for 100% effort. As I stated earlier than, your foot is held tight, however with out constriction. Adjustment on the transfer is simple and there was no twisting of the foot below stress. The low lower around the ankle is an added consolation, as is the air flow. A really fashionable shoe to have a look at, plus consolation and a really inflexible really feel. Whoever designed the Ekoï C4 should be a bicycle owner, as all the things has been effectively thought via.



  • Stiff, however with consolation
  • Loads of air flow
  • Nice adjusters
  • Low lower ankle with heel help and grip
  • Fashion


  • The one damaging is that I would like a bit extra in-step help, however that could be a private factor that I would like in most footwear

Safe cable system

Merchandise advantages

  • Most energy switch due to the rigidity of the complete actual carbon sole
  • Exact tightening with two metallic ATOP® carbon buckles
  • Breathability and help due to the woven ethereal mesh higher


  • Stiff outsole in full actual carbon
  • Sole air flow system
  • Commonplace three-point attachment, suitable with all main manufacturers of pedals: Shimano, Look, Time, Speedplay…
  • Commencement to facilitate the positioning of your wedges
  • Perforated insole for higher moisture wicking

Nicely made and stylish look


  • Breathable mesh to permit good temperature regulation throughout train
  • Woven mesh with low stretch to maximise pulling energy
  • Wonderful help due to the 2 ATOP® carbon buckles which permit exact micrometric tightening
  • Gripping facilitated by the ATOP® notching
  • Strengthened tongue for consolation, perforated for breathability.
  • Weight: 260 g (in dimension 41 – 10.36 in)
  • 8 sizes: 39-46


  • Highway
  • Intensive coaching / competitors
  • For explosive riders searching for energy

Not 100% white, however nonetheless look nice


  • Sole: 100% carbon
  • Woven higher: 54% polyester – 46% TPU
  • Heel lining: PU
  • Value: €302.49, $320.69, £263.92. Go to the web site for updated reductions
  • Extra information at: www.ekoi.com

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