Giro Launches Road, Mountain Bike Footwear
About two years in development, Giro has finally pulled the cover off their new cycling footwear line. Debuting across the pond at Eurobike, the new line includes road, mountain and women’s shoes plus their Supernatural Fit Kit, an adjustable footbed system to customize the fit.
Pro Levi Leipheimer has been running them this year in several races to test them (including the Tour de France), and Giro used input from Retul founder Todd Carver to dial in the fit.Â Some models feature Easton carbon technology (Easton, Bell and Giro are all owned by the same company), and uppers include premium materials like Tejin, X-Static and custom fasteners. The last is completely designed from the ground up by Giro.
They’ll be available in January 2011 in about 500 U.S. dealers, plus dealers in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Benelux, Scandinavia and the UK.
Pricing and a photo of the top-of-the-line Prolight SLX road shoe after the break…
The toe box looks nice, very straight along the inside line like it should be for natural foot shapes and not tapered in like pointy dress shoes.Â We’re pretty anxious to get our hands, er, feet on a pair of these to try out, and per usual, we’ll report back when we do with some real world photos, weights, etc. Here are the seven models and U.S. retail pricing when they hit:
PROLIGHTâ„¢ SLX – $349.99 (includes full SuperNatural Fit Kit)
FACTOR- $279.99 (includes full SuperNatural Fit Kit)
TRANS – $199.99
CODE – $279.99 (includes full SuperNatural Fit Kit)
GAUGE – $199.99
ESPADA (ROAD) – $199.99
SICA (MTB) – $199.99
SUPERNATURAL FIT KIT – $49.99