When Louis Garneau announced their new premium lineup last year, the bulk of the details were on the slick looking aero helmet. Mentioned but lacking any specs or real info were the new top of the line Course 2LS road shoes.
Now, they’re done and shipping, and details are out.
The shoes use a durable but lightweight seamless microfiber upper with steel mesh vents. It’s held in place by dual BOA two-way dial closures to spread the tension across a broader section of the foot, all on top of a well padded and vented tongue. On the bottom, it has a patent pending ExO-Jet carbon sole with flow-through venting and uses a unique construction method. In the back, an injected nylon heel cup mold keeps your foot securely in place. And that’s just skimming the surface…
We’ve found the more recent BOA dials to be fairly reliable (better than even just a few years ago), and they offer much finer tuning of “security and tension to the cuneiform and metatarsal bones” then ratchets, buckles and straps. Dual dials let you better adjust different segments to fit your foot.
The ExO-Jet outsoles have vents and channels that direct air through the shoe. As it enters the front and exits behind the cleat, it passes over the…
…Ice Fil Ergo Air Cool Stuff insoles. They’re infused with Xylitol, which reacts with sweat to create a chilling effect, which is enhanced thanks to the air flow. Colin tested their Team shoes with the same insoles and liked them. They also come red “winter” insoles that block the air flow to maintain warmth.
The HRS-300 injection heel cups combine with directional Spandex fabric on the inside to prevent heel lift.
Claimed weight is 240g for a size 42 (single shoe), which puts them among the lightest available without taking the title. Retail is $359.99 USD.