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GaerneCarbon G. Hurricane Shoe - Men's
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September 16, 2020
Finally Garne in the USA! (at least one)
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 6` 1"
- 213 lbs
If you like Italian fit, high quality build and a stiff sole these are a great option. I started wearing Garne 20 + years ago and have gotten great wear out of them. This new pair immediately felt comfortable and familiar, the biggest difference was with the carbon soles which are considerably stiffer than any previous models I’ve had. These are not really a narrow width shoe but maybe a little less than a medium. I bought them big enough to wear something other than thin bike socks and I can still get them snug enough with the boa system w/o having tight spots. The boa system has worked fine thru these first 13-15 rides I’ve done in them. This is the first Garne shoe I’ve had that is a one piece upper, most have had additional protection- whether leather or plastic- I gave 4 stars because of my skepticism about the durability, I will update my review after I ride them a while longer. The soles traction feels similar to my last pair, when I walk the back of the SPD cleat does hit ground. They aren’t for walking tho’- they are are rigid. They fit with XTR platforms very well. There’s not much venting compared to my last pair which had a lot of mesh mid-foot, toe and on the tongue, just perforations in those same areas. So far the end of summer rides haven’t felt too hot on the feet. I’m riding a Trek Procaliber 9.9 and I’m concerned about performance and weight, these are light but not really pure race shoes. Overall I’m encouraged by how well they fit right away and how good my feet feel in them. I realize that fit is personal but if you like an Italian style fit (I have Sidi road shoes) these are really worth investigating. 3/26/21 Update Still happy with these. Rode a ton in them, they still look good and no appreciable wear. Boa was a little sticky after some mud rides just needed a trip to the sink. They aren’t a particularly cool shoe but doable in the mid-west.