The particular cut of the upper, which is all one piece with a minimum number of seams, guarantees comfortable fit without rubbing. The mesh inserts improve the way the shoe envelops the foot, providing comfort and ventilation through large, aerated sections. For constant grip and maximum adaptability, the shoes are equipped with the revolutionary AICS closure system, which is made of molded polyurethane and located on the instep, with adjustment openings that allow the closure of the shoe to be adapted to all shapes of feet.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: December 15, 2007
Strengths: warm, waterproof
Warm, waterproof, you won't get cold toes, neither will you sweet in them. The first shoes that do for me without electric heating (very much like the Pearl Izumi lobster grip winter gloves: never, never cold fingers). The closure system is ingenious. They are rather narrow, so check first if they fit you (i.e. are large enough, tight shoes means cold feet).
I have a 2003 Black Elite 100/120 in the classifieds that just won't sell. If it was a Fox I would have sold it in the first 10 minutes. I know they get sold cheap, but I'm only asking $180 shipped. Weird.
Manitou is making much better forks these days. They just get no respect!
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