Old dog, new tricks.
The laces, fluo color scheme, and high-gloss uppers on Louis Garneau's Signature 84 men's Shoes combine the contemporary aesthetics of modern cycling shoes with an apparently old-school closure system. We write "apparently" because the six points of contact provide twice the fit adjustment options as the traditional ratcheting or wire buckle with two hook-and-loop straps. If that level of customization is old school, then we suggest that the new school has some learning to do.
The Signature 84's Ergo Air Carbon Composite outsole is equally advanced, consisting of a carbon platform that places a scant 4.3mm of stiff, efficient material between your feet and the pedals, further reducing the already low number of watts lost to material deflection. The outsoles also feed air into the shoe via LG's multi-vent system, and interchangeable Cool Stuff and Hot Stuff insoles let you control the internal temperature based on external conditions. At the heel, the shoes are finished with an internal system to anchor your foot and an external hit of reflectivity.
- Item #LGN009G
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
These shoes are slightly smaller than I'd like. They are just okay while wearing thin cycling socks but I'd size up +0.5 (but not a full size) if I were to buy another LG shoe built on their Carbon sole.
- Fit: Runs small
I bought these shoes for their value. They have a stiff carbon fiber sole, interchangeable in soles (winter / summer). My favorite design feature is the material in the heel that allows you to slide into the shoe, but the material prevent heel slip out of the shoe- a nice touch considering I have narrow heels and slide out easily from some shoes. The size runs smaller than my Bontrager shoes. In particular, these shoes are very narrow. If you are familiar with Bontrager sizing I would suggest going up a size. The hi-viz yellow is high contrast and the pictures are accurate. This was important for me since I do a lot of solo miles after work (evening / dusk rides).