DISTANZA is the first ever gravel off-road shoe that features an innovative rubber outsole which wraps over the toes for increased durability and protection.
TWS. Tension Wrap System. A comfortable and supportive shoe is a foundation of a good ride. We designed DISTANZA creating 16 points of contact between the upper and your feet. Introducing Tension Wrap System, a metatarsal dynamic system that hugs the metatarsal area of your feet from the instep to the bridge for an optimum fit. Tension Wrap System enables a more controlled transfer of power to the pedal. It holds your foot for complete comfort during the entire pedal stroke. Be at one with gravel.
Comfort & Upper. Developed with comfort in mind, DISTANZA is shaped to offer a generous toe box and a deep heel cup. The shape of the shoe and the light upper provides a unique comfort whether on adventure, long days in the saddle, or bikepacking and travels. The hybrid lace-up closure system allows UDOG to use upper materials that are lighter and more comfortable when compared to a standard cycling shoe while minimizing stitching. The upper is made of innovative three-dimensional engineered mesh, producing a material that is not only light and comfortable but also durable and breathable.
Laces. Laces have been carefully selected and tested to identify the best laces for a high-performance cycling shoe. Traditional laces tend to lose while pedaling, for this reason DISTANZA uses proprietary laces that are flat and pressed, firm without air inside, creating a rope knot effect that guarantee the best fit shoe from the most demanding crit races to the longest endurance rides.
Last. Developed with comfort in mind, DISTANZA is shaped to offer a generous toe box and a deep heel cup. The shape of the shoe and the light upper provides a unique comfort whether on adventure, long days in the saddle, or bikepacking and travels.
Outsole. This outsole, built around a carbon composite core, features a molded sticky rubber which winds over the toe and around the heel to create a rugged look. The Nylon Carbon Reinforced rubber outsole of DISTANZA and the Full Carbon composite rubber outsole of DISTANZA CARBON perform the best possible power transfer, while the innovative rubber molded construction is designed with large lugs that provide traction, protection and unparalleled walking comfort.
Weight. As cyclists we know how weight is important on all bike components, especially on shoes. At 330 grams in size 42 for DISTANZA and 315 grams in size 42 for DISTANZA CARBON are by far the lightest shoes in their category. Helping you saving from at least 50 to 200 grams compare to traditional shoes at same price.