Premium Spanish cycling shoes heading for SA

Cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions has expanded its list of products for local consumers with an arrangement to bring the Spanish-produced Luck shoes to all countries in the Southern Africa Development Community.

The SA company already imports premium brands such as HEAD bikes, Gipiemme wheels, Westfalia bike carriers and Controltech products, all at affordable prices.

Ryan Gibbons in action during the Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium yesterday. Photo: Stiehl Photography

South African cyclist Ryan Gibbons uses the premium Spanish brand of Luck cycling shoes, which will be available in South Africa from the beginning of November through the offices of local cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions. Picture: Stiehl Photography

In tandem with Cheristar under businessman Wihan Snyman, the Luck shoes will be available from the first week in November.

Snyman said the Spanish firm, which was established in 1990 by Juan Jose Pascual, had developed a reputation for producing highly rated cycling shoes.

“There’s an interesting background to the company because the production of the cycling shoes was first started by Pascual’s father, who worked in a footwear factory,” he said.

“An avid cyclist who had knowledge of shoe production, he started making cycling shoes in his spare time but never developed further than opening a small shop.

“The young Pascual, inspired by his father’s efforts, expanded the operation to the Luck brand which has become highly popular among cyclists around the world.”

Positive Sports Solutions spokesman David Pieterse said the imported products covered a variety of disciplines, including track and road racing, mountain-biking and enduro, plus road and mountain-bike triathlons.

“Cyclists who would like to inquire about the Luck shoes and other sports brands available can visit the Positive Sports Solutions website [], whereafter a personal relationship will be established with the customer,” he said.

Snyman said while a wide range of shoes were available, they also catered for all cyclists’ requirements.

“Shoes can be manufactured according to the needs of a cyclist’s specific needs and these can be ordered in the same way as normal shoes.”

He said there was also the option to personalise the upper of the shoe with your name, logo or any design.

“All the shoes come standard with carbon fibre soles and each shoe is hand-made in Spain in up to seven different colours.

“Because the shoes are all hand-made, the quality is of the highest possible standard and the prices compare favourably with normal cycling shoes. The main difference is that the Luck shoes all have carbon soles.”

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