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Ride in extreme comfort with Giro 2016 shoes now at Inlinex!

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Introducing Giro 2016 Cycling shoes collection

SCIENCE AND SOUL. These may seem like two completely disparate ideas, but throughout Giro’s 30-year history we’ve placed equal value on each. You will see the results of these two words merging as you browse the 2016 shoes collection. Gear up in extreme comfort.

Giro 2016 Cycling shoes collection

Giro Empire SLX Shoes

YES, THEY’RE THAT LIGHT.

At just 175 grams (size 42.5), the Empire™ SLX sets a new standard for lightweight cycling footwear. Yet it doesn’t compromise the structure or stiffness needed to put full power to the pedals thanks to a combination of exceptional fit, a new Evofiber™ SL one-piece upper, and the Easton® EC90™ SLX2 high-modulus outsole. And with replaceable heel pads, full titanium hardware and our adjustable SuperNatural Fit Kit, these are full-featured shoes built to win, and built to last.

SPECIFICATIONS

Upper

One-Piece Upper Design Premium Evofiber™ SL Breathable Microfiber Sport Laces: Holds a Knot, Durable, and Light

Outsole

Easton ® EC90™ SLX2 High-Modulus Carbon Titanium Hardware Replaceable Heel Pads

Footbed

Ultralight SuperNatural Fit Kit with Adjustable Arch Support Ultralight Footbed with Adjustable Arch Support X-Static ® Antimicrobial Fiber Travel Bag Included

Weight

175 grams (size 42.5)

Check out the review of Giro Empire SLX Shoes ($460) by BikeRadar.

 

Giro Apeckx Shoes



The proprietary Evofibre microfibre is used on the upper of the shoe making it breathable with a  leatheresque finish.The surface is easy to clean and maintain. A quick wipe down with some mild detergent and warm water quickly restored their bright white glory. A velcro strip on the underside of the sole makes changing the supports a breeze making it an effective system.

The MR-1 buckle allows a more refined level of adjustment over the MR-2 by effectively pulling the main strap by 2mm as apposed to 3mm. This helps to fine tune the fit so your foot feels comfortably snug rather than too loose or unbearably tight. The slimline clasp is also pretty easy to slide under an overshoe.

TIMELESS STYLE WITH, ELEVATED PERFORMANCE

The Apeckx™ combines a supple bonded and welded mesh upper with an impressively stiff DuPont™Zytel® sole. The welded and bonded upper results in fewer seams for reduced hot spots and improved comfort. Fit is adjustable via the classic combination of a micro-ratcheting, low-profile N-1 buckle and two straps. A supportive, anti-microbial EVA footbed optimizes comfort while reducing odor. Plus, the Apeckx is built on the same last as our highest-performance shoes, so you get the same amazing fit that has made Giro the fastest-growing brand of cycling shoes.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Upper
Welded and bonded upper, High-quality, breathable upper , Strong and secure ratcheting N-1 buckle closure (replaceable), Offset strap D-ring at mid-foot
Outsole
DuPont ® Zytel™nylon with standard 3-bolt mount
Footbed
Molded EVA footbed with medium arch support. Aegis® anti-microbial treatment
Weight
275 grams (size 42.5)

 

Giro Empire VR90

Laces used to pose many problems for cyclists, including untying, stretching, breaking or simply getting caught in chain rings. The top eyelets would tend to stretch, causing laces to stretch and remain long. Things get worse after a ride in the rain, as the shoes would grow a size or two.

Giro designers' have intelligently solved each one of these issues. A metal ring reinforces the top two eyelets, the new anti-stretch laces are thick and enduring and do not grow old like cotton ones. To prevent the laces clogging your drivetrain, Giro has incorporated the ‘Lace Garage’ – a small elastic loop on the tongue to tuck the laces under. Finally, the one piece ‘Premium Evofibre’ upper keeps its shape, even in the wettest conditions.

OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE, REDEFINED

The Empire™VR90 is one of the lightest options available on dirt and sets the standard in high-performance off-road shoes. Highlights include a lightweight laced one-piece upper for unrivaled comfort, an Easton® EC90™full carbon outsole and molded Vibram® rubber tread for relentless grip. The upper is made of our breathable Evofiber™synthetic upper by Teijin® for superb fit and support that won’t stretch out with wear or weather. Our adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed lets you fine-tune the fit and arch support, for maximum pedaling efficiency.

SPECIFICATIONS

Upper
One-Piece Design, Premium Evofiber Breathable Teijin Microfiber, Sport Laces: Holds a Knot, Durable, and Lightweight
Outsole
Easton EC90 Carbon Fiber, Vibram® Mont Molded Rubber High Traction Lugged Outsole, Mid-Foot Scuff Guard, Accomodates Steel Toe Spikes
Footbed
SuperNatural Fit KIt with Adjustable Arch Support, X-Static Anit-Microbial Fiber
Weight
315 grams (size 42.5)

Giro Factor ACC Shoes

Giro Factor ACC Shoes

Giro made quite a mark in the cycling shoe market over the past handful of years and the updated Factor ACC is a lighter incarnation of an already very good high performance shoe, making it perfect for racers and serious sports fanatics. To sum it up, it is almost "like wearing your favourite slippers with cleats on".

The main changes to the new Factor ACCs are to be found in the sole. The Easton EC90 carbon fibre sole has been stiffened up and its weight has been reduced.

Setting up cleats on the sole is relatively easy with a load of markers to help you perfectly line up the cleats, and easily replicate the position on the other shoe. It's a three-bolt hole layout, compatible with most common cleat systems.

The Factor ACC shoes come supplied with Giro's SuperNatural Fit Kit, which provides a number of arch support inserts which is vitally important to reduce sore feet or hotspots.

The latest Giro Factor ACC shoes are high performance shoes with an extremely stiff sole ideal for racing and demanding cyclists, with easily adjustable insoles and a light weight. Impressively stiff and light race shoes with adjustable sole inserts.

Weight: 
620g
Giro Factor ACC road shoes
9 10

Giro have made quite a mark in the cycling shoe market over the past handful of years, and the updated Factor ACC is a lighter incarnation of an already very good high performance shoe, making it perfect for racers and serious sportivista.

The changes aren't radical, but small tweaks to a shoe that in 2012 road.cc summed up as "like wearing your favourite slippers with cleats on".

- See more at: http://road.cc/content/review/143348-giro-factor-acc-road-shoes#sthash.lZXXl10R.dpuf

Giro have made quite a mark in the cycling shoe market over the past handful of years, and the updated Factor ACC is a lighter incarnation of an already very good high performance shoe, making it perfect for racers and serious sportivista.

The changes aren't radical, but small tweaks to a shoe that in 2012 road.cc summed up as "like wearing your favourite slippers with cleats on".

- See more at: http://road.cc/content/review/143348-giro-factor-acc-road-shoes#sthash.lZXXl10R.dpuf

Giro have made quite a mark in the cycling shoe market over the past handful of years, and the updated Factor ACC is a lighter incarnation of an already very good high performance shoe, making it perfect for racers and serious sportivista.

The changes aren't radical, but small tweaks to a shoe that in 2012 road.cc summed up as "like wearing your favourite slippers with cleats on".

- See more at: http://road.cc/content/review/143348-giro-factor-acc-road-shoes#sthash.lZXXl10R.dpuf

Giro have made quite a mark in the cycling shoe market over the past handful of years, and the updated Factor ACC is a lighter incarnation of an already very good high performance shoe, making it perfect for racers and serious sportivista.

The changes aren't radical, but small tweaks to a shoe that in 2012 road.cc summed up as "like wearing your favourite slippers with cleats on".

- See more at: http://road.cc/content/review/143348-giro-factor-acc-road-shoes#sthash.lZXXl10R.dpuf

DETAILS

ULTIMATE STIFFNESS, WITH ALL-DAY COMFORT

The Factor™ACC offers incredibly efficient power transfer with a comfortable, supportive fit. At its heart, you’ll find our acclaimed Easton® EC90™ACC carbon outsole. This outsole is light, thin and the stiffest we offer. That powerhouse base is paired with a breathable Evofiber™upper that literally molds to the shape of your foot while the micro-adjustable MR-1 buckle allows for precise adjustments on the fly. Other features include replaceable walking pads, a SuperNatural Fit Kit (with adjustable arch supports) and X-Static® Anti-Microbial fiber that reduces odor.

SPECIFICATIONS

Upper

Evofiber™ lightweight microfiber upper; Low-profile micro-adjustable MR-1 ratcheting buckle closure (replaceable); Offset strap “D-ring” at mid-foot

Outsole

Easton® EC90 ACC unidirectional carbon fiber; Replaceable heel pad

Footbed

SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support; X-Static® anti-microbial fiber

Weight

250 grams (size 42.5)

Giro Factor ACC Shoes

 

Giro Factor ACC Shoes

Giro Terraduro Shoes

Giro’s Terraduro is aimed at the growing enduro race market, but you don’t have to have run a number plate on your trail bike to appreciate a shoe that balances on-the-bike performance with just enough flex to make it comfortable for the inevitable hike-a-bike sections that come with big mountain riding.

Two Velcro straps and a replaceable ratcheting buckle provide adjustments, while scuff-resistant panels on the toebox and sides have withstood numerous encounters with stubborn rocks that refused to yield the trail. The padded tongue is thick and comfortable, however it takes a long time to dry out, should you dunk your feet during creek crossings.

The Terraduro uses a nylon shank that’s stiff through the midsole and has a built in flex zone in the forefoot that makes it significantly easier to walk in than carbon-soled shoes.

The Vibram Mont rubber lugs are a welcome change from the hard plastic tread still found on too many clipless mountain bike shoes. This Vibram rubber provides ample traction when dabbing or scrambling up rocks and even holds its own on slimy roots.

POWERFUL PEDALING WITH CONFIDENT HIKING

The Terraduro™was created to navigate the demands of all-mountain riding and enduro where performance is needed on and off the bike. This shoe is built around a stout nylon shank that pedals like a pure XC shoe, combined with a grippy Vibram® rubber outsole that inspires confidence when scrambling over rocks and logs. The fit is secure and supportive thanks to a slim, micro-adjustable buckle and two-strap closure system, while a reinforced toe box offers protection from scrapes and impacts.

SPECIFICATIONS

Upper
High-quality, breathable microfiber; Strong and secure MR-2 ratcheting buckle closure (replaceable); Offset strap “D-ring” at mid-foot; Rubber toe cap
Outsole
Molded SPD-compatible shank with optimized cleat zone; Full Vibram® High-traction lugged outsole; Flexible forefoot zone for walking
Footbed
Molded EVA footbed with medium arch support; Aegis® anti-microbial treatment
Weight
420 grams (size 42.5)

 

 

 

 

 

Giro Prolight SLX II Shoes

In a market crowded with various buckles, ratchets, BOA dials and other types of closures, a three-strap velcro shoe looks a little primitive. But foregoing those buckles sheds weighs, and we found the fit adjustment to be perfectly adequate. In fact, being able to pivot the top strap a bit on the D ring allows for a level of fine tuning that's not possible on a fixed-position ratchet buckle.

The Giro design is philosophically different from the likes of the S-Works and the Zero+ in that the outsole is relatively flat, instead of curving up as part of the arch support. Giro's theory is to leave the shoe neutral and let riders either run it as is, modify the fit with the SuperNatural insole options or use third-party insoles that might not fit in a more-shaped sole. In any event, we found the shoe comfortable, and appreciated being able to play with multiple arch supports without having to pay anything extra.

The Prolight SLX road shoe leverages the carbon fibre expertise of Giro's sister brand, Easton. True to its name, the Prolight is one of the lighter high-end road kicks on the market. A flat Easton carbon outsole offers a neutral fit and the three offset velcro straps can dial it in, pivoting as necessary on titanium D rings.

Check out the full collection of Giro's 2016 cycling shoes from $125 now available at Inlinex.


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