Pearl Izumi’s new Tri Fly Octane Shoe is as fast as it looks in safety orange. This shoe boasts a uni-directional extremely lightweight carbon fiber sole that is crazy stiff yet comfortable underfoot. Direct-Vent technology ensures that your foot will be dry and well vented after coming out of the water with two large ventilation ports in the sole and vents surrounding the front of the shoe. Similar to a high-end racing flat for running, this shoe has an internal structure that is amazingly supportive and comfortable to a bare foot with minimal weight due to the full mesh internal lining. What else is unique about this top of the line shoe? It has a patented closure system that removes hot spots and pressure from your forefoot! We validated that a size 45 (US 10.5) only weighs 7.6 oz which is pretty unheard of for a cycling shoe. If you don’t have a big foot, you will be glad to hear a size 42 even less at 185 grams! We found this shoe to fit a little narrower than some other options out there (such as Louis Garneau or Shimano) but extremely comfortable and supportive. Don’t just take our word, come in and see for yourself!