Cycling Shoe Sizing and Technology Guide
Liv Sizing and Technology Guide: Footwear
Liv is in it’s second year of offering a comprehensive and comfortable performance footwear line. Using the Motion Efficiency System Liv footwear is engineered to enhance pedaling efficiency while reducing stress on the body for seamless power transfer with every pedal stroke. The fit is tailored specifically for a woman’s foot with materals that are durable, water-repellent and breathable, without sacrificing style and comfort.
How We Create the Perfect Cycling Shoe Fit
The connection between your shoes and your pedals is just one of three touchpoints you have with your bike while you are riding. That is why it is so important your shoes fit properly. Poor shoe fit means you will lack power in your pedal stroke and may result in injury or pain in your feet, ankles, knees or hips!
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Liv Footwear Technology
Liv uses the following technologies to create a shoe that is the perfect blend of power, comfort and efficiency.
Motion Efficiency System™
Liv’s proprietary shoe technology that offers both efficient power transfer and injury-preventing flexibility. Developed by biomechanics experts and tested on the finest athletes in the world, this system is a combination of the several key technologies: the ExoBeam sole, the ExoWrap upper enclosure and the ExoFlex toe section.
Combines a stiff and highly efficient pedaling platform with just enough torsional flex to allow natural foot, ankle and knee movements during the pedal stroke, for supreme comfort during power transfer. The “beam” and strategically engineered flex zones replace the traditional ultra-stiff plate sole found in most performance cycling shoes. This re-designed sole works in harmony with the ExoWrap foot enclosure, keeping the foot wrapped securely during power transfer into the pedal stroke, while preserving the natural mechanics of the body.
While the upper part of the most shoes are designed to simply pull the foot down toward the sole, ExoWrap fully supports the foot by also pulling up, creating a customized arch support and super-snug heel fit, without the need for special insoles or heel cup designs. This technology also optimizes the fit benefits of the BOA closure system.
Featured in off-road models because it allows the toe area of the shoe to move independently of the ExoBeam sole for superior traction when running or walking up steep climbs ExoFlex also reduces heel slip, making it ideal for cyclocross or trail riders.