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Louis Garneau Glacier RD Shoe
Louis Garneau Glacier RD Shoe
Louis Garneau Glacier RD Shoe
Louis Garneau Glacier RD Shoe
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The Glacier RD is the latest winter Road shoe from Louis Garneau.

A fiberglass-reinforced road outsole and aluminum-coated insole to provide protection and insulation from the cold. Thinsulate waterproof lining can accommodate heat packs between the laces and outer fabric. Adjusting strap on the forefoot enhances power transfer. Compatible with three bolt road-style cleats.

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Weight: 335 grams

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Reviewed 12/5/2012
by Theo (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
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Portland, OR
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Smart, Layered Design, Snug Fit

Several of us here at Bike Tires Direct have tried on the Louis Garneau Glacier RD Shoe and this is what we've found: they run snug, but not so far as to be a full size off. I, for example, wear a 43 in most brands and the 43 fit well, though a bit close in the toe box for a heavy winter sock. The 44 fits a little more loosely, but that would allow my typical insole (for additional arch support) and a thicker sock. So, depending on fit preferences, it might be a good idea to size up one size.

Fit concerns aside, this is a well constructed shoe designed with two layers. The outer layer is insulated, waterproof, and features a waterproof zipper. The inner layer is a well-fitted road shoe (if you wear a wide shoe, you'll find these narrow) with a simple cinch-cord to snug the fit along the top of your foot. Getting into the shoe can be a little difficult with this outer layer, but I found that folding it down over the heel of the shoe made it a lot easier.

As with any winter shoe, these won't be perfectly waterproof and, without a waterproof pant or tight coming down over the top, water running down your leg will eventually reach your foot. But the layered system is a good design which, paired with winter socks, should keep feet from getting totally soaked and cold in most conditions.

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Reviewed 1/9/2014
by Anonymous
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Good product

I like the shoe so far. I've had it for about 2 months now and my only issue is I am still getting use to layering and figuring out what to wear with the shoe to keep my feet from sweating. Great ventilation and the only time my feet have gotten wet is from sweat. If using a Road cleat however I would recoment securing the SPD attachement (I used a cut up tube I had blos a flat with) becasue it tends to clank around if its not secure. I got the shoe on sale for [$] so yes a steal.

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Reviewed 9/29/2013
by Tigardcyclist
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Get the job done okay.

If you must commute or train in the wet and cold winter months and your budget is limit, these shoes should get the job done. But if the weather is just dry cold, using regular cycling shoes with warm sock is better option since these shoes are so darn heavy and a little bit hard to put on unless you size up.

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Reviewed 4/22/2013
by jimsunn
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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Not so great

Thought these might be the answer - sadly no.

I've been commuting in the Canadian Winter for a long time and tried many methods to keep the feet warm. These shoes make your feet sweat in temperatures on either side of 30 degrees F. After 40 minutes toes are then cold.

Truly the best method - thick wool socks, regular bike shoes a size and a half bigger, then loose rain over-booties that are open at the bottom (the waterproof nylon type). If it is really cold I use polypropylene house-socks between my shoes and the rain booties (cut a cleat hole).

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Reviewed 3/13/2013
by Road4Track
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Seattle, WA
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Not perfect, but better than expected...

So I wanted the Sidis, but my size wasn't available, so I took a gamble on the Garneau Glacier and was pleasantly surprised... after a little modification.

One of the best things about this shoe is how you put it on. The bootie part (above the ankle), easily folds down to get your foot in. It has a lot of padding in the shoe itself so you need to use the loop-deals to get 'em on. As per a previous review, there was mention of getting a size larger, especially if you are going to wear thick socks. I wear a 42, ordered the 43 and that was the ticket. On truly heinous days I wear a thicker sock and liner. On thinner sock days, I drop in my SuperFeet faux orthotic and it fits as well as my 42s.

The main modification I made was taping all the vent holes closed. In Colorado, where it's dry, the vents would be great. in the pacific northwest your shoes are basically scuba boots, so sealing them-up was necessary and it worked fine.

The two wacky things are one, if you don't use SPD cleats the inserts rattle around (great for imitating a tap dancer) and two, the toe of the boot has almost no shape. So your feet look like something a lego person would have. But who cares, your feet are warm!

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Reviewed 2/1/2013
by Wyoming
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Wyoming
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good for a cheaper shoe.

I had to get a couple pair before I got 1 that was big enough for heavy wool socks. I usually take a 42 and ended up w a 45. I wanted room for a heat pack too. They are pretty warm, I rode down to 15 w out a heat pack. My feet were cold along w the rest of me but workable. One cleat bolt did not have any metal behind it. The other 2 are holding. I like how they fit and go on. I plan on overboots too if really cold.

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