When mountain biking first clipped in, options were based on design parameters established by road shoes. This meant ultra-stiff soles, and traction lugs as a second thought -- the result being wishful footing on slick roots and moss-covered rocks. On the other side of the spectrum, grippy gravity soles flexed too much for real trail riding. Giro's Terraduro Shoes address all the shortcomings to make pedaling as comfortable as traversing obstacles by foot.
The Terraduro features a robust nylon shank that pedals as an XC shoe should, but it's combined with a Vibram rubber outsole with flex engineered in the forefoot to inspire confidence when side-stepping rocks and logs. The fit is secure and supportive thanks to Giro's micro-adjustable buckle and two hook-and-loop straps. To keep things cool, perforations and a breathable microfiber interior let air flow, which is treated with Aegis for microbial management.
On the durability side of things, a reinforced toe box protects from impacts and brushes off abrasions. Giro uses an EVA footbed with a medium arch to give the Terraduro excellent support. The Giro Terraduro Shoes are available in whole and half sizes from 39 through 48 and in two colors: Glowing Red/black or Black.
- Microfiber, EVA and Vibram upper with a breathable microfiber liner
- Vibram sole
- Hook-and-loop closures
- Compatible with 2-hole mountain cleats