Carbon G. Tornado Shoe
If you're in the market for some new road kicks and want something a little different than your riding partners have a look at the Carbon G. Tornado Shoe from Gaerne. Founded in Italy in 1962 by Ernesto Gazzola, Gaerne still builds shoes in the old world way using the skills and traditions of expert craftsmen while utilizing modern materials. Its shoes are renowned for their durability, high quality, and technical innovations which have made it a favorite amongst some of the fastest riders in the pro peloton.
The Carbon G. Tornado might be one of Gaerne's mid-level offerings, however, just like its top dogs, no small detail was overlooked. It uses a durable BOA L6 dial spinning a stainless steel cable for the closure and the comfort of zero pressure points. It's able to offer a more uniform closure than hook-and-loop straps or ratchet buckles and greater air circulation at the front of the foot.
The breathability continues with the upper that's crafted of a soft microfiber replete with laser-drillings and mesh inserts. It's anatomical tongue also receives the perforation treatment giving the shoe excellent ventilation on warm rides. An all-new injection molded anti-slip heel-cup anchors your heel in place during sprints and out of the saddle pedaling efforts and will not deform or weaken over time. It claims that this anti-tendonitis form allows for the best foot stability and control. For the footbed, Gaerne uses its lightweight Transpirant Insole which offers great comfort and is replaceable. Like the upper, the insole is perforated for maximum breathability.
For the sole, the G. Tornado uses its Lightweight EPS Full Carbon Sole that achieves a 10.0 out of 12.0 on the stiffness scale. Both ultra-light and thin, your foot sits close to the pedal spindle for maximum pedaling efficiency. Two channels positioned in the sole ensure perfect ventilation of your foot while riding. And to keep you from sliding on slippery café floors, the sole has an anti-slip insert at the toe and a replaceable heel pad. Lastly, reflective inserts provide maximum visibility in low-light conditions.
- Gaerne's mid-level road shoe offering with top-level details
- Designed, developed, and constructed in Italy
- Ventilated microfiber upper keeps feet cool on warm rides
- Cushioned and perforated tongue increases comfort
- Anatomic insole conforms to your foot for optimal support
- Injection-molded heel cup anchors the rear of the foot into the shoe
- Durable BOA L6 dial makes quick and easy micro-adjustments to the fit
- Lightweight and stiff full carbon sole drops grams and boosts stiffness