Even if your podium ambitions are limited to the local Thursday training crit, you still deserve to reap the benefits of comfort and technology designed for the pros. The Mavic Galibier Shoe features a racing DNA culled from Mavic's high end road shoes that won't break your budget. Taking a closer look, the Galibier features Mavic's Energy Carbon Comp Outsole. While many shoes in the mid price range come with a nylonfiberglass blended sole, Mavic wanted the Galibier to be worthy of your hard training. To that end, the Energy Carbon Comp sole adds carbon to the nylonfiberglass blend to increase stiffness. A stiff sole assists in directing power transfer to the pedals. You'll also notice that the sole of the Galibier is much thinner than other road shoes. This brings your foot closer to the pedal which also creates more efficient power transfer. Additionally, to increase foot stability, Mavic used its Ergo Fit 2D insole with a high density cradle to keep your heel locked into position. The Galibier's upper was constructed out of synthetic leather and mesh for an ideal blend of comfort, durabilty, and breathability. The Climavent tongue adds to comfort with an EVA foam insert that provides relief from abrasions and pressure over the instep. The Galibier are secured with the Ergo Lite Ratchet strap and two hook and loop straps. The ratcheting strap micro adjusts so that you'll get an almost custom fit. The Mavic Galiber Shoes are available in whole and half sizes from 4. 0 to 12. 5 and in the color Whiteblack.