Louis Garneau Futura XR shoes review

Designed for maximum power transfer

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £129.99 RRP | USD $179.99
Louis Garneau Futura XR shoes

Our review

Comfortable, airy and with decent performance, but straps poor
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The Futura XR is big on comfort. Overlapping sides replace the need for a tongue, and a loop helps to position the inner while securing the ankle strap. 


The mesh is so plush that your foot feels as though it’s wrapped in cushions, with the soft synthetic uppers very supple. The carbon composite sole isn’t race stiff, but performs well and has plenty of vents, which you can embrace or counter with the warm or cool conditions insoles provided. 

‘Cat’s tongue’ material inside the heel aids foot retention, and our only frustration was difficulty tightening the velcro straps enough. 


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Futura XR (13)
Brand Louis Garneau

Available Colours Black
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Shoe Compatibility Cleat Look SPD SPD-SL Speedplay Time
Shoe Closure Buckle and Straps Velcro Straps
Shoe Sizes Available 38 39 40 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 47 48
Soft/Hard Shell Hard Shell
Goretex Lining No
Sole Type Carbon
Breathable Yes
Uppers Material Mesh Panels Synthetic Leather
Heel Guard Yes
Lace Keepers No
Hook And Loop Straps No
Lace Option No