These are my first clipless bike shoes and I wanted something that looked like normal street shoes. I was unsure of the fit, so I ordered my regular size, but they felt too tight. I called Bike Tires Direct and somebody on the phone easily helped me make an exchange over the phone. And that little bit of help allowed me to get my new pair in time for a big weekend ride. Great shoes and great customer service!!
I used the shoe during a 2 week bike trip down the PCH. Worked great. Stiffness was just right to handle harder efforts out of saddle climbs. Very comfortable right out of the box. I did couple of rides to verify functionality and fit prior to departure. True to size. I wear a 42.5 in Sidi and Specialized and this was a size 43. Had a little extra room at the toes with a light weight sock. Good for walking around with SPD cleats installed. If you're looking for a shoe for touring, commuting or even light training, this shoe will do the job.
I am very pleased with these shoes! I do not have a wide foot (in general) but my Sidi mtb shoes (same size 43) felt cramped in tow area - perhaps the Sidi 43.5 would have fixed that. These 43 Giros fit really well! Sole is plenty stiff for my use (so far just indoor stationary classes). The look great. I have had a few inquiries. I can walk several hundred yards to a store or my car with no major problems. I like the lace up design and room for my toes to wiggle. I do not think I would get "hot foot" from all day touring with these!
I've been riding with this shoe on my 29er for local trail rides around Portland (Powell Butte, Forest Park) as well as more aggressive (lots of elevation) trails on the south side of Mt. St. Helens. The shoe is comfortable and seems like it was made to last. HELPFUL TIP I purchased the Dress Blue color. On the website, there are three images of the blue version of this shoe but two of them have really bad color accuracy (namely the images of bottom view and side view). The only image that accurately represents the blue color is the topside view.
I use this shoe for commuting to university about 8 miles one way, and as a recreational road riding shoe on the weekends. They're comfortable for the most part, after about an hour of peddling, the insole does start to feel a bit hard and there may be a numb toe from time to time. I wouldn't use these for trail riding because the laces don't allow the hugging of the foot like a nice pair of velcro straps, and the heel allows sandrocks in. This shoe's stated purpose is commuting and they're great for that. They look nice with hiking khakis that I ride in when sitting in class or walking to different buildings on campus. They also allow for decent walking as they still have a shank inside the rubber sole, which does clop clop like a horse a little as the foot transitions from the heel to the ball of the foot.
I returned this product because the toe was far too tight. I wear a 13W - 14W shoe in US sizes. Size 48 of this shoe was too tight at the toe (but it was long enough for my foot).
I ended up buying a shimano CT5 from Amazon, which is definitely a worse shoe, but it fits my giant foot.
Casual clipless shoes is a difficult market for people with large feet. I wish this shoe would have worked, or that BTD carried bigger sizes of it, but it was just too tight. I loved the style of this shoe.
A side note my toes go numb with clipless pedals anyways, and I quit using clipless pedals.
Size 12 wide feet here. Bought the 48 perfect size! Very happy with fit, comfort and style. European sizes always seemed narrow and small in the past but these are perfect! Agonized over size conversion charts and actually got some pretty bad advice from other vendors as to what size to get. Commute to work with these on shimano clip ins - very easy in and out twist. Price was best on this site as well and shipping was quick enough. Would buy again.
I am a 12 wide and never get a good answer about what european size to order. I assume all european cyclists have tiny narrow little pretty feet, not like my ugly american clod hoppers. I took a mild leap of faith and based on a pair of birkenstocks I owned years ago went with a 48, which happens to be PERFECT for me in this shoe. Took them out of the box this morning, laced up and did a 25 mile ride. very comfortable, nice stiff sole, good cuppage around the heel and a roomy toe box for my large wide feet. I am riding clipless for the moment so I cannot comment on how well the clippedal system may work. I like the look of these, too - not too bikey and the olive color is pretty neutral. I have a feeling the quality is good and they will wear well. oh, and double bonus, this site, with a first time used discount, was the cheapest - I think I paid around $$ bucks for the shoes with all the discounts applied. Clearly the cheapest site I was able to find this shoe. Shipping was free.
Opened the box and tried them on for size. A good, solid shoe for commuting, which is what I need. I'm replacing a pair of Diadora shoes, which are rather generously sized. I did order a size larger for this Giro shoe, but it was still too small. Checked my Sidi shoes and found they were a size larger than the Diadora. So there is a lot of variability in sizing. As others have noted, you probably need at least one size larger that what you are currently using. So I'm returning the size 46 and ordering again in size 47.
The Giro Rumble VR MTB Shoe is a great shoe for the price. The shoe does run small, so order one size up. I would recommend this shoe for riders of bike trails and paths.
I am going to post my insights on these clipless shoes and my peddles from a newbies perspective. Yeah, I don't get the clipless either, as I clip into the peddles... I ride about 20 miles 2-3 times a week, using a 29er mountain bike with slicks. I was scared to death of clipless, because I thought I would not be able to get out of them. I ordered the Shimano SM-SH56 SPD cleats to go with Shimano PD-M530 SPD Clipless Trail Pedals and Giro Rumble VR MTB Shoes. First off on the shoes, there is a channel that allows you to adjust the cleat position fore and aft, which helped me find the best fit. The Shoes are a bit heavy, but very solid and fit my feet well. The one thing I want to pass on, is the SM SH56 Cleats are multi release, so you can release your foot by twisting left or right. Plus you ARE NOT locked in to the peddles. You actually have some play where I can move my heal left or right by 12 inch to 34 of an inch. Which is really cool, as sometimes I have a little pain in my knee and by moving my right heel laterally I can take the pressure off. It really did not take me long to get used to clipping in and clipping out of the clipless cleats. You can adjust the tension on the peddles for the release pressure, and I have mine set light, but they don't come out on the upstroke. If you are considering trying clipless, go with the SM SH56 cleat, and these shoes, they were a good purchase for me. I was able to increase my pace on my circuit by 12 to 34 of a mile average. I went from 14.6 mph avg. to 15.1 and have gone faster but that was on a day when I had a good south wind. Overall I am very happy with this set up and would encourage anyone looking at trying out clipless to clip into their peddles to try this combo.
Nice comfortable everyday riding shoe for long training rides when you know youre gonna stop for a drink and snack. Much easier to walk in than road bike shoes.
Bought these for spin class. I wear a size 10 - 10.5 shoe. My sidis are size 45. I ordered size 44 according to the fit chart. The shoes fit, but if I were using them on the road, I would order a 45. My toes almost touch the end.
They work well for spin. A little trouble slipping on, but once on, the lace system works well to fit my feet.
I have ridden about 500 miles on these so far and I am happy. I had to play with the cleat positioning adjustment a few times to get it right for me. Thankfully the Giro Rumble offers a lot of adjustment and this is very easy to do. The shoes are generally comfortable and appear to be durable as well.
Shoe fits snug and I ordered 1 size larger than normal. Toe box is wide and roomy, so very comfortable. Sole stiff enough for biking, yet sufficiently flexible for walking. Used with toe clips (ones wo straps) can pedal quite efficiently. I've used them on 30 - 50 mile rides.
Appear well-made, Vibram sole is a plus, and should probe durable. Liked them so much, ordered a second pair, and one for my wife.
Runs small - purchased size 46 while usually take 45. Fit is quite snug, especially very curved heel. Great for casualtouring rides with toe clips that might include some walking. Sole is stiff for good power transfer, still quite comfortable for walking. Top is mesh, so not for cold weather use.
I bought these shoes to use when commuting on days that are too cold to wear my usual SPD sandals. Overall an excellent design, very comfortable on or off the bike. The last two (rear most) lacing holes on each side, however, are too far back for comfort (for me) so I just skip them and use the normal alignment holes. I added SPD cleats, of course, and round reflective stickers on the back to help visibility. Easy to use, comfortable, plenty of toe box room. Plus, an excellent value at the Bike Tires Direct price.