Triathlons are an expensive pastime, but the Louis Garneau Tri-X Speed II Women’s Shoes make it a little simpler to afford all the other gear you need. They don’t disregard function to lower the pricetag, though. The X-Speed II uses the same outside-to-inside Power Flex strap as the top-end models, so you can fine tune your fit and easily open and close your shoes while you’re in the saddle. It also boasts the same HRS-80 heel counter as some of its big sisters, so your heel will sit solidly in the shoe without slipping, preventing blisters and loss of power. Garneau made sure the X-Speed II was also comfortable by including a ventilated EVA insole that works with the vented nylon outsole to move moisture and keep your feet cool. The outsole has been reinforced to increase stiffness and power. Throw in a large heel strap for smooth speed in the transition zone and a weight that totals well under 300 grams, and you’ll be blowing the competition away while laughing at their more expensive gear.
- Closure: Power Flex (hook and loop)
- Footbed: EVA
- Sole: Ergo Air II (multi-vented nylon)
- Cleat Compatibility: 3-hole road, Speedplay
- Claimed Weight: [single, size 42] 285 g