The Cologne Competence Center Sport, Kom*Sport for short, is home to the Solestar insoles, which are not only popular with professionals. In the basement of an old building, where Oliver Elsenbach and Sebastian Klaus take care of helping their customers to improve their performance on their bikes, they both manufacture the soles that meanwhile have a remarkable reputation.
"It is a general concern of ours to enable cyclists to have a better and more performance-oriented time on the bike", according to Elsenbach. One of his most important partners in the development of the Solestar was Gerald Ciolek. The winner of Milan-San Remo 2013 helped develop the distinctive red and black carbon sole from the start. "I ride better with the soles and, above all, pain-free", so his clear statement.
But how is an individually manufactured sole made? We asked ourselves that and paid Kom*Sport a visit.