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Stiff, and not.
Everybody knows that carbon fiber is the ideal material for lightweight power delivery in an outsole. It isn’t known, however, for its comfort. With the Louis Garneau T-Flex 2LS shoe, howev er, you can have the power and the comfort at the same time.
T-flex technology provides the best of both worlds with a stiff, responsive, carbon fiber sole. This sole, however, has flex built-in, so walking becomes much more comfortable than with a traditional carbon fiber sole. The flex is located strategically, however, so it doesn’t give up any of the outsole’s power transfer.
The T-Flex 2LS also features dual-density lugs for increased traction off the bike. Closure is handled by the BOA system, which allows you to precisely fine-tune your fit. The uppers are made with ultra-breathable microfiber to keep your feet cool during the ride.
- T-Flex technology
- Carbon fiber sole
- Dual-density lugs
- Boa closure
- Microfiber upper
- Q & A
how sizing and compare w/Copper TFlex
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I use these for commuting and cyclocross. As a size 12, normal 46, these sizes are a bit strange and don't seem to conform to standard exchange metrics. I originally ordered size 48, due to 'small size warnings' and while it was close, the toe box seemed a bit wide. I ordered a 47 in the 2LS and found locally a size 46 and 47 in the newer copper T Flex shoe. The Copper T flex is a beautiful shoe and looks more like a road shoe than the 2Ls. It has a diagonal tongue, like a soccer cleat, and the wires seemed to stick a bit more when dialing in the boa. But what made me choose the 2Ls over the copper is that the Copper would rub the inner side of my forefoot and make the shoe bow out. I don't know if that is because its more of a racer shoe or I have flat feet, but the Copper didn't work. I ended up going with a size 47, which is what the company recommended on its conversion chart for a size 12. Start there. If I did, I would not have to send the size 48 copy back to Backcountry. https://garneau.com/us/en/customer-service/sizing-charts/shoes
2 sizes too small
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 47
I normally wear a 13, so ordered the 47. Couldn't fit my foot in at all. As for the look, it seemed way too plasticky and shiny.
- Fit: Runs small
Agree with Jason, except the "true to size" bit - for me, anyway. I wear an Asics 12.5 and 13 in Brooks, Nike, and most other things. the 48, which the sizing chart says is a 14, is too tight. I was a footballer and like the snug fit of a shoe, and this shoe has an awesome toe box (closer to the Bont-style, or Keen/Chaco), but just too short. You can see the non-pointy toe box well on the picture from straight above it.
ALSO, a huge PLUS... the inside of the heal is a special fabric that is smooth going in and rough coming out. It holds the heal so well. And there are little grippy rubber things that I'm sure will wear off within the first year, but the heal-hold is amazing! I so wish they fit...
Caveat: Difficult to really rate a product without actually using it, so take the stars for what that's worth. Appears to be made well and the toe-box, upper, outsole, and heal-hold would sell this to me, for sure.
if the shoe fits
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
Two things I want my bike shoes to do - close tightly and be stiff. These do just that. Its a road shoe with tread, basically. Boas do their job, shoe outers are durable and are handling rocks and scrapes well. They dry quickly and the sole isn't too plasticy like some shoes, causing you to slip anytime you're on a hard surface.