Photo: Oliver Baker

Louis Garneau Tri-400


$325, Competitivecyclist.com

*Best in Class*

The draw: All-around awesomeness

The Ferraris of tri shoes, the Tri-400s are the ideal blend of venting and stiffness, comfort and style. Pictured and tested in the women’s version, they feature a one-way neoprene membrane that lets your heel slide in but won’t let it slip out, even when you’re hammering. The antimicrobial Ice Fil footbed helps sweat evaporate fast, keeping feet cool in the process. The Boa closure system gives a dialed-in fit. Combined with the super-light feel and stiff soles, the Tri-400s feel like they waste no energy for a fast, efficient ride. Just enough cushioning underfoot makes them a perfect choice for any distance.