Castelli Premio 2 W Short; Castelli's lead product developer was 16 years old when she started her first job making buttonholes in the pockets of Castelli wool shorts in a factory just outside Milan. Soon she was stitching in the real leather chamois and would then go on to manage the factory. Maurizio Castelli noticed her attention to detail, and he hired her away from the contract factory to head up quality control inside Castelli. Finally, she moved up to lead product developer, a position she has held for more than 20 years.
The Premio 2 short is a direct result of Sonia's four decades of experience. There are the obvious things, like developing the right fabrics and knowing how to stitch in a seat pad. But those years of experience also led her to combine a new grip application to a raw-cut edge to make a leg end that stays in place with no binding whatsoever or the flattering lines of the minimalist cuts.
Working alongside Maurizio Castelli taught Sonia the value of constantly striving for perfection, attention to detail, and the art of bringing together craft and performance. That experience comes together in the Premio W Short.
- Forza fabric with 38% Lycra® content for the perfect fit
- Dual-layer lumbar support band keeps short locked in place at the waist
- Reduced seaming for more comfort
- Raw-edge leg ending with vertical silicone grippers
- Progetto X2 Air Seamless Donna women's specific seat pad
Castelli Cycling is the most innovative, stylish and prestigious cycling clothier in the world. Decades of pro cycling development and a passion for perfection in materials, cut and performance has seen the brand reinvent cycle wear time after time. From the first Lycra shorts to sublimated printing, the game-changing Gabba and aerodynamic apparel, Castelli continues to set a path that others can only follow while maintaining generations of Italian heritage. Read more about Castelli.
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