Louis Garneau Carbon Pro Team shoe - First look

2012 shoe for Voeckler and Veilleux

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Louis Garneau offer a new shoe, called Carbon Pro Team, with a sleeker profile and flashier finish to their sponsored professionals and performance minded riders for 2012. The new Carbon Pro Team is built on Louis Garneau’s X-Lite outsole, which is the lightest and thinnest of their line.

The upper, however, is slimmer and sleeker than previous models from the Canadian manufacturer; gone are some of the extraneous additional features (toe covers, multiple strap adjustment points), however those features will not be missed by racers and other performance minded riders.

The Carbon Pro Team utilizes a unique heel feature, which LG have dubbed HRS-300 technology. The design uses internal nylon retention system to secure the foot in place, optimize the shoe’s overall fit, and limit power loss through slippage. The front of the shoe features a main buckle closure with two additional Velcro straps, which LG say are placed for comfort, to provide pressure point relief, and a secure fit. Paired with the HRS-300 design, LG say the Carbon Pro Team increases power transfer - a tenant of the design, along with lightweight - due to its solid fit. LG claims 258g per shoe in a size 41.

As with many shoes in their line, LG have equipped the shoes with two pairs of insoles an un-perforated version for cool weather and a warm weather insole equipped with Ice-Fil moisture control technology. The fibers in the Ice-Fil material react with perspiration, which they say converts to a refrigerant to keep your feet cool and dry.

EuropCar’s Thomas Voeckler, David Veilleux, and other professional athletes will ride in the Carbon Pro Team shoe for the 2012 season, and Louis Garneau has made them a custom ‘team-only’ version.

Louis Garneau will issue the Europcar team custom shoes for 2012

Louis Garneau will issue the Europcar team custom shoes for 2012

The US$329.99 Carbon Pro Team shoe will be available in Red and Black in January.

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