Lightweight, fast, and comfortable.
A triathlon is an extremely effective way to torture your feet, but all too often it seems like high-end shoes sacrifice comfort even more than is strictly necessary. You ride better if you're comfortable, so dialing in fit, cooling, and cushioning is an effective way to get you across the finish line faster. And, if you can incorporate that plushness into a powerful, featherweight design, as Louis Garneau has managed to do with the Tri-400 Men's Cycling Shoes, then why wouldn't you?
Comfort and power start with the fit, which the Tri-400 dials in using a combination of a BOA IP1 closure and a reverse Power Flex hook-and-loop strap. BOA provides an infinitely adjustable and pressure-point-free fit, and the Power Flex closes from the outside of your foot to the inside, locking your foot in place and allowing easy adjustment while you're in the saddle. At the heel, Garneau's HRS-400 membrane features a thin one-way neoprene membrane that lets your foot slip in but doesn't let it slide out, and the Ice Fill Ergo Air ventilated footbed works with the shoe's air channels and partial mesh upper to keep your feet cool and dry. Ice Fill is also antimicrobial, so your shoes won't smell like a pack of wet dogs.
To be an effective race shoe, comfort has to go hand-in-hand with power and low weight. In the Tri-400, the Carbon Composite HM X-Lite outsole is rigid, thin (just 4.3mm), and ultra-light, giving you a pedaling platform that doesn't waste any of your energy output. The rigid microfiber upper helps eliminate flex and wasted energy, too, so you can conserve more energy for the run.
- Microfiber and mesh upper
- Power Flex ankle strap
- Boa IP1 closure along forefoot
- Carbon HM X-Lite sole with titanium inserts
- HRS-400 heel retention system
- Antimicrobial, vented Ice Fil insole