A unique design by the Assos Werksmannschaft, made exclusively by the team's tech partner, Lake. Lake shoes was originally an american firm, a pioneer in creating cycling shoes with carbon soles. The company is now headquartered in the Netherlands and led by a young and enthusiastic, but still highly experienced, management and development team. Cycling shoe research and testing has been a long-time endeavor for the ASSOS Werksmannschaft. The team loves cycling shoes and is fascinated by the many parameters that affect their purpose: to transmit power. Cycling shoes really are a power interface device, subject to many small variations that make the difference between an ordinary shoe and an excellent one. The intriguing feature of this custom made shoe is its carbon sole, which wraps around part of the heel and can be moulded to an individual's foot for a truly custom fit. The G1 is precisely handcrafted, melding extreme high tech with traditional artisanal shoe manufacturing. This is not a mass-produced product. The G1 uses real kangaroo leather for its supreme softness and its excellent ability to adapt to each wearer's foot. The G1's real wow! factor is the feeling of power transmission its construction generates. It's almost bionic: you feel like your legs are one with the crank unit and the power is being transmitted directly to the road with no losses or distortion. Italian shoes, in general, have a narrower footbed in the front; the G1's footbed is slightly wider, which allows your toes more room to move and breathe. The Assos cyclingSlipperG1 is based on Lake's top-of-the-line model but features 32 little details specified by the ASSOS Werksmannschaft, making this cycling shoe unique to Assos. The team loves them for their wide range of individual adaptability, the feeling of immediate and effective power transmission they give, the impressive technology they incorporate and that they offer the Werksmannschaft a level of exclusivity that is simply not available with other shoes. Oh, and they look great!