Step it up a notch.
Giro's Republic LX Shoes, like the originals, pull double duty by smoothly transitioning from the bike to the street with ease. They do it a little more effortlessly than most, though, as the uppers of this version received a beautiful leather wrap this year for heightened style and foot-holding love.
In addition to the leather upper and micro-suede heel counter, Giro's molded EVA footbed was also added, giving you a medium level of arch support within the shoe. A lace closure adds a bit of street style to the mix, and the injected-nylon outsole — with 2-bolt cleat mount — provides a stiff platform for efficient pedaling.
Replaceable walking pads were integrated into the outsole, which provide the necessary traction for comfortably, and safely, moving around once you've arrived by two wheels.
- Leather uppers with micro-suede heel counter
- Molded EVA footbed
- Injected-nylon outsole (with 2-bolt cleat mount)
- Replaceable walking pads
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Loved them so much I purchased a backup.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 45
I ride a road bike with 2 bolt SPD pedals, so already I am breaking all sorts of rules. That said, these shoes offer me the convenience of a walkable shoe that works well for my gran fondo and century rides and the look and feel of a nice stiff bottomed road shoe. These are perfect for the kind of riding I do and I anytime I can find them on sale I will buy another pair. I typically wear a 44, but these are perfect in a 45.
Handsome Shoes w/Stiff Platform
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 44
I switched from Carnac to Specialized BG shoes about 15 years ago when long rides began producing numb feet. The BG shoes cured the numbness, but this last pair--even with new inserts (the BG magic)--has not been as good as previous. I thought it was time for a change, and the looks of these shoes drew me in.
Straps are easy to use, but I've found I can tailor the fit of my hiking boots better with laces than with straps, so I wondered if all these years using cycling shoes with straps have obscured the better wrap of the cycling shoe around my foot? I think the answer is Yes.
Besides the stiffer platform than I've been using, the upper of these shoes are still being broken in, but are very comfortable. The laces 'garage' is pretty simple and pretty brilliant, and the cushioning is very nice--not overdone or under.
Time will tell how they hold up, I'm only about 500 miles in them so far. I'm using them with Speedplay Frogs (on all my bikes, on and off road), and they're proving to be a good platform for the cleats.
They seem to run small at least 1/2 size. I wear a 43 to 43.5 in many shoes, and had to order the 44s and wasn't sure at first if those weren't a tad too tight.
I'm also seeing--here in only coolish weather--they might need greater breathability than they seem to, and if I continue liking them will look at the perforated Reflective version of the shoe.
I've used Giro helmets almost exclusively since the original Hammerhead (about 25+ years ago), and their Hoxton Gloves are supreme, and they've broken away from the pack with these shoes, too.
Only time will tell if I can give that fifth star, but they're a hard four as is.
Designed with class and street smarts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
First off, these are some awesome urban/touring shoes and can be dressed up or down if you find yourself caring an extra pair of shoes for daily commute for work.
Second, be sure to size up because these shoes run small. I’m normally a 43, but find the 44 to fit like a glove with comfort.
The only detail I wish Giro gave more attention too was to provide a better rubber sole for walking. Fortunately the sole pads can be replaced, but I do think they wear out far too fast and Giro can do better.
Finally, the shadow grey looks great in the day yet when that light shines on them in a restaurant or cafe. Your shoes shimmer like a disco ball… and not everyone understands that your wearing bike shoes. C'est la vie.
I wear a size 44 = 10 in sidi shoes. Looking at giro republic lx, but u don't have 43.5 = 10. R the 43 loser to a size 10 or the 44?
I kind of have the same question. I wear a 43.5 in Shimano. I will say that I saw a demo/used pair of the Republic in a 43 and they looked too small for me (did not try on), and I kind of have a "carpenter's eye" for shoes. I'll add more here if I get any more details!