Louis Garneau Course Air Lite II: The road bike shoe that fits more like an everyday shoe
Garneau's Course Air Lite II is an updated version of the brand's highly-rated shoes called the Course Air Lite. One of the main updated features is the X-Comfort Zone technology that works wonders in providing an 'extension' for when necessary. Wide feet and the inevitable swelling of the feet are well-accommodated in this shoe.
This innovation has won the prestigious Eurobike award and is recognized to be the main reason for its ultimate comfort. It is also claimed that it can fit B to D+ foot widths.
Apart from the X-Comfort Zone technology, other excellent factors are also in play. Check them out below.
Other main features of the Course Air Lite II
- Adaptable Ergo Air Transfo 3D insoles offer the option to customize arch support according to the wearer's preference.
- Dual BOA dials for easy two-way incremental adjustments.
- Carbon Air Lite outsoles with inserts for a light fit and excellent power transfer.
Course Air Lite II's worthy contender
With the lousy rep road bike shoes get for their uncomfortable fit or too rigid soles, there are just a few other models that can match the LG's Course Air Lite II. One of them is Shimano's S-Phyre RC901.
Both shoes provide natural, comfortable fitting, excellent power transfer, and double BOA dials. Picking between the two shoes comes down to taste and price. The S-Phyre RC901 has a more minimal aesthetic and pays a slightly higher price.