Classic bike shoes can transfer a huge amount of pressure to the pedal with their stiff soles. But if you want to walk longer distances wearing them, they quickly reach their limits in terms of comfort. Not the VAUDE TVL Asfalt DUALFLEX and Tech DUALFLEX – these shoes combine the characteristics of sneakers with those of technical cycling shoes. The result: two genuine all-rounders for travel and city.
Oliver Korden, head of the shoe department at VAUDE: "The basis for the development of the new technology is VAUDE's V-Flow concept. This stiffness index characterizes the fundamental orientation of each VAUDE shoe. We combine performance and comfort with sustainable materials to minimize the impact of production and maximize your clear conscience when wearing them. The DUALFLEX concept for urban bike shoes is really just the start of bringing comfortable wearing for combined bike & hike activities to new level – and not just for city biking either."
Innovative DUALFLEX technology
The DUALFLEX technology works in two ways: It effectively prevents the foot from bending (plantarflexion) when pushing down on the pedal and reducing your power transfer. It also enables a natural foot roll process (dorsiflexion) for walking. The key component is the newly developed shank insole, reinforced with fiberglass and carbon. That's what makes the Asfalt Duo so versatile – it's just as comfortable on your bike as it is for the walk to a sidewalk café. The special R20 rubber compound of the SUPtraction outsole provides the necessary grip on the asphalt and consists of 20 % recycled materials. The removable, comfortable insole and the upper materials made of soft, certified Terracare® nubuck leather makes these shoes exceptionally comfortable. The two TVL Asfalts feature a sophisticated design – from the sole to the upper.
The TVL Asfalt is also available in a TVL Asfalt Tech version, which offers a little more flexibility than its namesake. Both score with a technical, linear design that will quickly make them your new favorites for biking. The functional features are pared down to the essentials making these shoes popular companions.
Our product developers have also attached great importance to selecting individual components that as are sustainable as possible. The upper material of the TVL Asfalt uses oiled Terracare® nubuck leather from environmentally friendly production, which is flexible, robust and durable at the same time. The lining of both shoes consists of 40 % recycled polyester.
All VAUDE shoes are manufactured without the use of PVC and the harmful plasticizers (phthalates) it contains. In addition, the shoes are water-repellent thanks to the PFC-free, environmentally friendly Eco Finish.
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