A successful triathlon requires a whole lot of moving parts to work together smoothly, so the less you have to worry about, the better off you'll be. Streamlining your gear is the best way to do that, and the Louis Garneau Tri X Lite Men's Shoes are a sleek, light, and super comfortable way to make your tri setup faster, easier, and better. While designing the X Lite, Garneau placed a premium on ventilation, because sweaty feet can cause run sabotaging blisters. The upper is made of sandwich mesh, which wicks moisture and molds to your feet for ultimate comfort. A Coolmax Ergo Air footbed increases the efficiency of the shoe's moisture management, and even the Ergo Air carbon composite sole is ventilated, so it's cool and airy as well as powerful. Foot slop is the other ingredient in blister creation, but the X Lite fights it off with a bomber heel retention system and single oversized hook and loop strap that controls the volume of the shoe. A pull loop at the heel makes it easy to get your shoe on when you're blasting through T1, and internal puller cord lets you set your bike up with the shoes in a horizontal position, so they're easier to slip on when you get out of the water.