Specialized Trivent triathlon shoe unveiled
Master shoe builder Rob Cook and his team at Specialized debuted a shoe at the San Diego WTS ready to meet the demands required of ITU’s blazing fast transitions.
The most obvious and unique feature of the shoe is the drawbridge heel. When in transition the heel of the shoe is bent back and held in place by a magnet. This creates a wide opening which enables the user to slip on their shoe as if it were a clog. With just three turns of the BOA dial, the heel and lace strap are concurrently sealed and the rider is away.
2006 World Champion Tim Don was on hand to detail the urgency in transitions.
Don, sporting a coincidental ‘shampoo and blow dry’ hairstyle dispensed several pro-tips for flawless transitions. After the demonstration several in attendance biked to a nearby park to display their newly acquired information in a mini-triathlon. The event consisted of a short bike, run and even a mock swim, with overall bragging rights going to those most inventive in their transition tactics