QUOC has launched the Mono II, a race-grade road cycling shoe and the latest in the company's range of premium performance footwear.
Following the in footsteps of QUOC's strap-closure Mono, the brand say every design element of the revised shoe has been "selected to increase convenience and remove distractions from the ride."
Weighing in at a race-ready 249g (size EU43), the lightweight kicks feature a unidirectional, hand-laid carbon fibre sole that provides efficient power transfer to the pedals.
QUOC have done away with the straps, instead the Mono II features a dual dial closure system which QUOC say allows the shoe to slide easily on and off, while a custom-moulded lace guide allows for fast and intuitive tension adjustment.
The sole features a vibration-absorbing, ball-of-foot pressure point release, with a choice of three arch-support options and supportive heel padding.
Additional enhancements include a two-piece, weather-resistant upper inherited from the brand's top-selling shoe, the Gran Tourer, and a supple, dovetail padded tongue improves ventilation.
Brogue-inspired zig-zag stitching offers an additional layer of strength in what QUOC say is a shoe built to go the distance.
The new Mono II is available for pre-order now in a choice of all black or all white, priced £270.
We're waiting on a pair to test and will have a review up in coming weeks. In the meantime, find out more and order at quoc.cc.