Giro New Road Republic Shoes – Men’s

November 5, 2016 - Comment

Modeled along the same lines as the top-level competition Empire shoes, the New Road Republic Shoes democratize the casual-meets-cycling aesthetics of Giro’s lace-up cycling kicks. Instead of the low weight and high price of the ambitious Empire, the Republic features a walking sole made of DuPont’s Zytel nylon and armored with replaceable, sneaker-style walking pads

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Modeled along the same lines as the top-level competition Empire shoes, the New Road Republic Shoes democratize the casual-meets-cycling aesthetics of Giro’s lace-up cycling kicks. Instead of the low weight and high price of the ambitious Empire, the Republic features a walking sole made of DuPont’s Zytel nylon and armored with replaceable, sneaker-style walking pads that provide plenty of grip while you’re navigating the pedestrian world between rides. Of course, the Republics are cycling shoes, so the soles are still plenty stiff and bipedal freedom doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency when you’re pedaling a bicycle. They also feature a breathable, durable, non-stretch microfiber upper that’s similar to their imperial cousin, and the seven points of lace-up contact mean that the fit is just as customizable. A loop on the tongue locks the laces down after you’ve run the bunny around the tree, so the laces sit tight in their rabbit hole instead of hopping into your chainring.

Comments

A. Pink says:

Not durable enough for daily abuse as a messenger I use these when I commute via train + bike as I don’t like wearing normal road shoes while trying to walk on the train. These also look way less dorky than most road shoes. They’re comfortable to wear around the office too and sometimes I forget I even have my bike shoes on.I am usually a 10W, got the 42 and they are slightly too big, if anything. I try to minimize my time off-bike in them due to other reviewers talking about how the pads wear quickly, but I’ve had these for a bit…

Anonymous says:

First off: these are wonderful cycling shoes. I love the effectiveness of the lace enclosure and the look and feel of the shoe.The walkability is on par with other mtb cycling shoes I use when I have to get off my bike. It’s “smoother” but no better or worse. I felt like the heel off the shoe could use more rubber on the sole. After a long day of work, my right heel would feel bruised. A better insole would have alleviated this issue.These are great for all day…

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