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Granite II Cycling Shoe
Though most shoe designers craft women's specific footwear with a distinctly narrow profile, not all of us are blessed with dainty feet, and Louis Garneau gives women with a variety of foot shapes a nod with the Granite II Women's Shoe. This award-winning kick combines the performance you trust from Garneau with an innovative design that allows the shoe to stretch in order to accommodate B to D+ sized feet, which is achieved with a ventilated elastomer-spandex insert that is coined the X-Comfort Zone.
The X-Comfort Zone creates a unique fit that doesn't constrict the foot's natural toe splay, helping to maintain all of your power output, while claiming to reduce injuries, too. The new Granite also sees some welcome updates that load it with features we typically only see in Garneau's top-of-the-line models, such as offset opening to relieve pressure on the instep, and a Powerzone system that locks your foot in place when you're putting the hammer down through technical switchbacks, and punchy power moves up rock faces. On bottom the shoes feature Ergo Grip 2 sole — a nylon and fiberglass composite, that offers a boost of stiffness to keep your power going into your cranks, but without so much going too stiff and causing issues when you have to shoulder your bike up an overgrown boulder field. The sole features a recessed patch designed to secure 2-bold mountain cleats, and large rubberized lugs that keep your footing sure when you have to hit the trail on foot.
- A flexible shoe for riders with a variety of feet
- X-Comfort Zone expands to fit B to D+ width
- Large ventilation panels let in air and stretch
- Increased arch support boosts power transfer
- Off-center boa alleviates pressure from instep
- Stiff and grippy outsole keeps your footing secure
- EVA insole soaks up shock from the trail
- Compatible with 2-bolt MTB cleats and pedals
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- Upper Material
- PU leather, mesh
- Boa TX, hook-and-loop strap
- Ergo Grip 2 nylon/fiberglass
- Cleat Compatibility
- 2-bolt mountain
- Claimed Weight
- [size 38] 290g
- Recommended Use
- cross-country, enduro, trail
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
What do you think about this product?
July 16, 2020
Pretty good but hurts my ankle
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Size Bought
- 5` 7"
I was looking for a shoe that lets my feet splay since I seem to constantly have numb toes these days. I struggle because my toes are extra long minus my big toe. The flex system is great. At no time did I feel like my feet were overly snug in the toe box. The multi directional boa is super nice for micro adjusting. My only complaint so far is that the top of the shoe digs into my ankle when I'm out of the saddle in the downhill stance. It's like the top of the shoe comes up too far or maybe it's the way the shoe is cut across the top where the boa laces run through the holes. I'm hoping the shoe breaks in some but I don't image it will stop digging into my ankle. That's a bummer because there was no way to know that until I rode in them, which means I can't return them. I definitely can't wear the shoe without socks that come up a little ways. I don't have a plethora of finances to purchase shoes so for the price point this shoe does the job. If you have the cash flow you might search harder for a more comfortable shoe for the downhill riding. Also, size 42 claims to be women's size 11 in Louis Garneau. That's way off. I wear 9.5 and the 41 was snug so I went with the 42 to give my toes the extra space.