Good riddance to sub-standard flat pedal shoes.
Many slopestyle, DH, Enduro, and trail riders prefer rocking flat pedals for those occasions when going flat out requires foot out and the ability to separate yourself quickly from the bike for a trick or an unfortunate crash is necessary. Giro's new flat pedal offering, the Men's Riddance Cycling Shoe is designed for such disciplines where pedaling efficiency is still valued and slipping a foot off the pedal isn't fast, it's scary, and cushioning and protection are important criteria as well.
To mitigate the chance of your foot blowing off the pedal, Giro worked with its long-time rubber supplier, Vibram, to create the stickiest shoe compound it has ever launched. Dubbed Megagrip ISR, the outsole's rubber helps dampen vibrations and sticks to the pedals like flypaper. Underneath the rubber is a full-length EVA midsole that soaks up the hits from hucks-to-flat or bone-jarring bottom outs. The microfiber upper is both hardwearing and supple while being water-resistant and its traditional lace closure, with a keeper, offers an optimized fit and casual looks. The front and rear of the shoes receive rubber reinforcements to improve durability in these high-wear areas. Finally, the molded DH EVA footbed with arch support further adds comfort and support so the last thing on your mind when it comes to clearing that gap jump is your feet.
- Flat pedal shoes offering grip, comfort, and protection
- Breathable microfiber upper is sturdy and supple
- Lace closure offers a great fit
- Vibram sole is the stickest yet and dampens vibrations
- EVA midsole is stiff enough for efficient pedaling while still able to soak up the hits