Interesting that my original review was never posted by BikeTiresDirect.
The shoes are comfortable but 4 months in and most of the shoestring metal eyelets on the shoes have fallen out...
Not worth it for any price.
1) Shoe soaks up water due to the knit material
2) Metal eyelets for laces have all poppedbroken from shoelace holes after couple hundred miles of wear. One of the eyelets cutting the shoelace in the process
Verdict- Even at the $ I paid they don't seem to worth it based on the show falling apart.
At full price of $ plus they would be deemed an awful deal.
Giro did so many great things with this shoe that I love - the fit, comfort, style, stiffness, and price are all 5 stars.
BUT The lugs on the side treads are not tall enough to touch the ground once SPD cleats are installed! Traction, whats that? Imagine walking around with giant ice cubes strapped to the balls of your feet. A basic requirement for a MTB shoe being able to walk without risking ones life (or ankles).
Is this common to all Giro MTB shoes these days? Im just wondering if Im late to the party ,)
Shoes are great overall haven't had the opportunity to take them out in the rain yet so can't add on water resistance. Mine did not come with arch support so i don't know how those are like had them for about 3 months haven't ripped or torn. I have only been in one accident where i flipped over my bars they barely scratched and i switch from road to fixed