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Sunup to sundown.
While all of us would prefer to spend all day on the trails, that's not an option most of the time. For the rare, glorious weekend days when you have nowhere else to be but on your mountain bike, the last thing you want sending you home early is cranky feet. Louis Garneau designed its Granite shoes for the long days — whether you're hammering through rock gardens and over cruxes or keeping it relaxed along ribbons of singletrack, the Granite was created with comfort in mind.
The Granite's seamless, thermos-bonded uppers go a long way towards keeping your feet comfortable. With the absence of stitching and seaming, the shoes have a more open fit, giving your feet more room to breathe on hot days and lessening the chance of pressure points. Garneau also adds ample ventilation in the form of mesh panels along the synthetic leather uppers, so you'll get plenty of moisture-wicking airflow as you ride, and the included Hot Stuff insoles are also heavily ventilated for as much airflow as possible. While the shoes' uppers feel open and forgiving, the Boa dial and hook-and-loop strap work with a heel retention system to ensure the Granite fits securely around your foot, reducing power lost to slippage during your pedal stroke.
Underfoot, Garneau's Ergo Grip 2 outsole will dutifully transfer power from your legs to the pedals as you tackle long climbs, and the aggressive lugs won't leave you sliding around on technical spots when you need to hop off your bike. While you won't be able to get away with never clearing them of mud, Garneau did design the outsoles with mud clearing in mind, and they're compatible with removable studs for the days when you need extra traction.