Everything you need and then some.
If you're a rider who swears by having a quiver of shoes ready for every occasion, prepare to have your mind blown by the Louis Garneau Pro Race Men's Cycling Shoe. To be fair, it probably can’t replace every single shoe in your cycling collection, but the interchangeable footbeds, hyper-adjustable closure, and powerful but comfortable design mean it will be more than at home on 99% percent of your rides.
Like any good cycling shoe, the Pro Race is predicated on having a killer sole. In this case, it's the Carbon HM X-Lite, which, as the name suggests, is made from pure carbon fiber for unbeatable power transfer and weight savings. Carbon's stiffness means that the sole is extra thin, at just 4.3mm, so you have a more efficient pedaling platform that (along with the Pro Race's 7mm of fore-aft cleat adjustment) translates to less fatigue and faster times out on the road. At the heel, Garneau included a thin replaceable heel pad, which improves walking traction without interfering with pedaling.
The best sole in the world's a waste if your foot's slipping around on top of it, so Garneau made sure it outfitted the Pro Race with one of the best closure systems around. Two hook-and-loop straps secure the forefoot to prevent side-to-side slop and open away from the drivetrain for easy adjustment on the go, but it's the ratcheting instep strap that's the real star. In addition to ratcheting down for a tight, adjustable fit, the buckle can be moved laterally and vertically, so you can find the spot where it works best for your feet. Last but not least, the Pro Race comes with two interchangeable footbeds: an Ice Fill Ergo Air Cool Stuff insoles for hot-weather riding and Ergo Air Hot Stuff insoles for getting after it in cooler temperatures.
- Synthetic and mesh upper
- Carbon HM X-Lite ventilated sole
- Interchangeable antimicrobial Ice Fill Ergo Air Cool Stuff and Ergo Air Hot Stuff EVA insoles
- Micro-adjustable instep ratchet with vertical and lateral adjustment
- Dual hook-and-loop forefoot straps
- HRS-300 nylon heel counter with anti-slip spandex lining
- Replaceable heel pad
- 7mm cleat adjustment
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- Q & A
Louis Garneau Pro Race Shoe
I've a relatively broad foot and have struggled for a long time to find a good quality shoe that fits without some kind of compromise. These are the answer and have been super comfortable straight out of the box. Ordered one size larger than I normally would in other shoe brands but length, as well as width, is spot on. I know shoe fit is pretty subjective but if you are looking for a shoe to fit a broad foot fit give these a look. Added to which they look pretty cool too.