Extra room for the trail.
With their Easton carbon fiber sole, Vibram rubber outsole, and impeccable Giro aesthetics, the Code VR70 Shoes were a much-loved update to the original Codes. The Giro Code VR70 HV Shoes bring all that marvelous functionality to those of us with wide feet, because even the biggest of feet still deserve a lightweight, durable, and comfortable shoe that can tackle any trail in style.
The Code VR70 HV's closure system consists of a middle hook-and-loop strap that goes across the mid-foot and takes pride of place over the ratcheting buckle on the top strap. The middle strap essentially turns the entire panel of inner fabric into an extension of itself, eliminating pressure on the metatarsal bones by pulling equally from a large swath of fabric on the inside of the foot. The bottom strap adjusts the fit around the toes, so the firm fit at the top of the shoe doesn't have to extend to the toe box.
The upper is made of Giro's lightweight and highly breathable Evofiber with perforations for added cooling. This contributes not only to the sleek, minimalist profile, but it also reduces weight. The Evofiber is reinforced with high-frequency welded polyurethane in areas where your foot is likely to bash — or get bashed by — rocks. The polyurethane makes the upper feel a bit stiffer than it would if it were 100% Evofiber, but as the miles add up, the poly will soften a bit and conform to your foot.
Giro incorporates an Easton EC70 sole in the Code VR70 HV for a stiff, efficient ride while a Vibram Mont outsole provides durable grip. Vibram's Mont comprises a pair of complementary compounds, IdroGrip and Megagrip, which respectively lean toward grip and durability for the right qualities in the right parts of the shoe. The outsole's tread pattern also accommodates flat pedal riding while providing debris clearance for two-bolt, clipless cleats, so they'll travel with you between disciplines.
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Reviews & Community
My Dad has been wearing these for a couple weeks now and loves them. Coming from an old pair of Sidi's, he was in need of an upgrade. He loves the roomy toe box and how stiff they are. But, do not overtighten the ratchets! It's very tricky to loosen them once fully inserted.
Love the High Volume
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 45
From bike shoes to ski boots, I don't have a wide foot per se but my foot tends to be higher volume. These shoes are great and give the room I need.
This is my second pair of Cove HV and I love that Giro has finally come around to a Vibram Rubber sole and has added rubber reinforcement to areas of the shoe (heel, toe, and along the lower edge where the upper meets the sole). The EC70 soles are plenty stiff for my liking.
My previous pair last 3 years and I expect with the upgrades these will last twice as long.