Louis Garneau shoes fly a little off of most people's radar which is a shame because it always packs a ton of innovative features and designs. Its newest top-tier shoe, the Course Air Lite II Shoe, is one that we're super excited about building on Garneau's stiffest sole and the X-Comfort Zone upper which provides exceptional adaptability for all foot sizes at the front of the shoe.
Garneau starts off with a racer fit that fits the foot snugly and reduces the stack height to the pedal. The high-density microfiber upper helps improve the power transfer and is seamless so there's no pressure points or hot spots for improved comfort. What makes these shoes the most interesting is the Boa IP1-S closure which tightens the laces on multiple anchoring points for a near custom fit. Think comfort and adjustability of laces with the convenience and security of a dial closure. The Boa TX system is an under-lace woven system prevents road grime from getting into the guides and improves aerodynamics. Returning feature include the stiff Powerzone system on the central part of the shoe, which wraps around the foot eliminating any movement when you are pulling up on the pedals. The included Transfo 3D insole has 3 adjustable arch wedges that allow you to choose the level of support you need. Titanium inserts fit all 3-hole road cleats and help bring the weight down to an amazing 222 grams for a size 42 shoe. The Course Air Lite II Shoe offers excellent comfort, high performance, and impressive ventilation at the lowest weight.
- A cycling shoe that balances weight, stiffness, and comfort
- Carbon fiber sole efficiently transfers power
- Microfiber upper is light and durable
- Reinforced toe improves durability
- Slip-resistant membrane holds heel securely in place
- Boa dials help customize the fit even on the fly
- Four color options to match your style
- Compatible with 3-bolt cleats
- Item #LGN00JU
- Q & A
Very comfortable but toe guard scuffed
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 43
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 190lbs
Shoes fit great right away. Wasn't sure on size but worked out well. Other reviews indicated toe guard easily scuffed. They were right as scuffed gray toe guard down to white exposed underneath after only one ride.....