2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Cycling Shoes

Louis Garneau Tri Lite

$180, Louisgarneau.com
The draw: Top-flight performance

Like the Pearl Izumi, this shoe combines all the key features of a race-quality triathlon shoe without an inflated price tag. The closure strap is simple and effective, enabling a quick flying mount without any fumbling while slipping into the shoe. The forefoot is cut broadly, matching wider feet, and the heel grips securely. Finding fault with this shoe is difficult, but a seam on the tongue can press against a foot with a tall arch.

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