Why We Like The Privateer Lace Cycling Shoe
Keeping our laces high and tight during the next big gravel event is easy with the Giro Privateer Lace Cycling Shoe. These stylish lace shoes might look fancy, but they're there to get us to podiums far and wide. We ride with these in style whether it's through the chunky east coast gravel or that leg zapping Kansian dirt. No stranger to the long haul, these Giro shoes stay comfortable whether it's a big gravel epic or a multi-day bike-packing trip.
- A stylish shoe for gravel grinding and urban adventuring
- Microfiber construction provides durable support
- Rubber toe cap fends off rocks and reduces wear
- Lugged outsole provides walkability when off the bike
- Lace closure offers seven points of adjustability
- Giro sets the industry standard for fusing style and function
- Item #GIR00KI
- Upper Material
- microfiber, rubber toe cap
- nylon, rubber
- Cleat Compatibility
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 42] 11.8oz
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
5 based on 2 ratings
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October 12, 2022
A 2-hole-cleat shoe for the road
- I've used it several times
I was looking for a 2-hole-cleat (SPD) shoe for use with shimano ES600 road touring pedals for my road bike. Why? I wanted the feel of a road pedal and shoe that I could also wear and walk in comfortably off the bike when stopping for a cool one. My rides are mostly less than 2 hours and totally for pleasure, so I didn’t need a top performing ultra stiff SPD-SL shoe. The Giro Privateer Lace is that shoe. While it is positioned as a “mountain bike shoe”, it is similar in fit to my Giro Empire E70 SPD-SL road shoes, but with a sole that allows me to walk on pavement and floors without slipping or duck-walking. I’m a 9.5D with a higher arch and the 43 is snug but comfortable. I’m a fan of laces as Velcro can wear out and BOAs are convenient but add cost. Laces can be adjusted for my foot shape, the lace garages on these shoes keep the ends out of the way, and lace shoes are not only less expensive but also don’t look out of place at the pub. The olive/gum color looks pretty good too. With the discounted price I’m happy and recommend these as a “mountain bike shoe” you can walk in that works as a decent recreational road shoe with SPD cleats/pedals.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
June 14, 2021
Great shoes for the money
- I've used it several times
- Size Bought:
I have 4 x 20 miles gravel rides w/ these shoes so far. Laces have yet to loosen during a ride. No numb feet. Comfortable. True to size. Zero complaints. Five stars for the money. Paid $110 for the purps color
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