K-Swiss QT2
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K-Swiss QT2

One of the most anticipated shoes in the K-Swiss 2012 lineup, the QT2, is here. This 9.7oz shoe is designed with the triathlete in mind and attempts to give you the perfect combination of an integrated closure system and a seam free, water resistant upper. The shoe builds on the popular Blade-Light Sole platform and adds a QT (quick transition) upper.

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The QT2 is a bit more substantial than we anticipated but the fit feels comfortable and snug. Whether this shoe will be better than a lightweight racing flat like the K-Ruuz and some speed laces remains to be seen, but we're all for a shoe designed specifically for triathletes...Let the testing begin.

A closeup of the QT2's closure system, the elastic laces run along the outside of the shoe and are adjusted with a single retention "clip".

Flow Cool System and plenty of side drainage holes should help keep things cool and dry.

The sole will look familiar to you if you've ran in the Kwicky Blade-Light, the QT2 has the same Blade-Light sole.

The upper of the QT2 is composed almost entirely of a mesh-like material which features the ion-mask water resistant technology for a breathable and cool ride.

Out back there's a nice heel loop to help get you in the shoe quickly when T2 rolls around.

Inside there's perforation a plenty, for moisture to drain.

That same theme continues with the insole.

A good view of the elastic band that connects the "tongue" to the upper.

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