The Louis Garneau Tri-Lite Cycling Shoe
Louis Garneau makes several different triathlon cycling shoes, including the tri lite, which is a mid to higher end shoe.
I updated to the Louis Garneau Tri-Lite last year from a generic regular bike shoe I bought at a big chain store when I first got started in cycling a few years before. After a bit of installation to line up the cleats as I had them, I went on the bike for a ride and immediately felt the difference. This was the first thing I bought with carbon for biking.
By far, one of my favorite features on this shoe is the carbon composite sole. Because it’s stiffer than the last shoe, the power transfer is significantly more efficient, and my feet are much more comfortable when riding. These shoes feel much cooler, as Louis Garneau’s Tri-Lites have vented soles to help your feet dry from the swim.
The shoe weighs 226 grams.
Picture of the tri-lite. Notice how it has one main reversed strap on the upper.
The carbon sole with vent.
Also a great plus about these shoes is the interchangeable sole insert. Red for colder days, and blue for the warmer ones.
I’ve worn these without socks for sometime now, and I rarely wear my other cycling shoes, which I’ve relegated to spin class.