Giro Launches New Latch Flat Pedal Shoe

Sep 3, 2021 at 20:57
by Sarah Moore  


Giro has introduced a new all-mountain flat pedal shoe to their line-up today with the Latch. The Latch uses a new midsole technology that Giro calls 'Mute Foam', in addition to a new compound for the outsole grip, a new tread design, and a new last.

Giro says that the Mute Foam midsole was developed with feedback from Reed Boggs, Josh “Loose Dog” Lewis, and Graham Agassiz, who said that they were getting bounced off their pedals while riding rocky and rough trails. Giro claims that their new Mute Foam technology provides a slower rebound compared to typical EVA foam and that means that Mute Foam "reduces the typical fast bounce found in traditional midsoles, improving contact that results in more stability and increased control."
Giro Latch Flat Pedal Shoe
• Mute Foam injection molded midsole
• Tack Rubber outsole
• HDPE internal power plate
• Fast drying, one-piece microfiber upper
• Rockprint reinforced toe
• 3D molded footbed
• Gamma tread design
• Unisex last
• Wide stretch laces with lace keeper
• 334g (Men’s 43) / 300g (Women’s 39)
• Men's sizes 39-50 / Women's sizes 36-43
• $150 USD / €139.95

A mountain bike's suspension keeps a rider’s wheels in contact with the ground and in control and the goal behind Mute Foam was to try and achieve a similar function between the foot and the pedal, ultimately reducing bounce upon landing, improving foot to pedal contact, and providing the rider with more stability and control.

Alongside the Mute Foam midsole, Giro developed a new compound they're calling Tack Rubber for the outsole grip. They say that it's sticky, yet durable, and that its highly elastic characteristics enable the sole to contour slightly to the pedal on a downstroke and while descending. The new tread pattern on the Latch outsole now has more negative space between the tread lugs which Giro says allows pedal pins to easily nestle, while the chamfered and sloped edges of the lugs prevent the pins from getting hooked up.

Giro has also reengineered the footlasts across the flat pedal shoes in Giro’s lineup. There's reduced stack height for better control, a flattened toe spring for improved pedal contact, and increased forefoot width, to allow your toes to spread out to increase comfort and feel. The shoe is also, on average, 100g lighter than previous models with the men’s 43 weighing in at 334g and women’s 39 weighing in at 300g.

Additionally, Latch features a breathable microfiber upper, hydrophobic structural inners for faster drying, and minimal seams and stitching for increased durability. The women's shoes come in black, dark shadow/sandstone and harbor blue/sandstone, while the men's shoes come in black/dark shadow, dark shadow, trail green and black spark. They retails for $150 USD / €139.95.


bigquotesLatch is a culmination of years of R&D to develop the absolute best flat pedal shoe on the market. We wanted to make an all-mountain shoe that would absolutely excel on the descents, while still performing on the climbs and being comfortable enough for long days on the trail. With Latch, riders get a shoe that does just that while also being durable, lightweight, and breathable.Peter Curran, Giro Footwear Product Manager




The men's shoes come in trail green, dark shadow, black spark, and black/dark shadow.

The women's shoes come in black, harbor blue/sandstone, and dark shadow/sandstone.


Delilah Cupp rides the new shoes in "Put Chatter on Mute"


The Giro Latch mountain bike shoe is available immediately from authorized Giro retailers and www.giro.com.


125 Comments

  • 32 2
 The best colour is the women's "harbor[sic] blue/sandstone", I wonder if anyone would notice a guy wearing them
  • 24 1
 I wouldn't be at all surprised if the only thing that makes it a "women's" shoe is the colour. If you like it and they fit then go for it. If anyone judges you that's their problem.
  • 5 0
 I take Unisex last to mean that the shape of the shoe is identical between men's and women's and hence you'd be fine wearing the blues.
  • 7 0
 Absolutely! That was the only colour that jumped out to me, all the others are dull and drab, I'm not suggesting I want neon pink or green shoes as an option but come on, all those options are pretty much tones of each other, at least add a little pazzaz.
  • 20 0
 I came here to judge men in colored shoes. Post pics. I promise I don't have a fetish.
  • 1 1
 Try them and if they fit then wear them. All they usually do is change to colour and re-label the sizing in line with the numbers for women’s sizing.

Obviously the marketing men will talk about redesigning them around a woman’s foot but that’s usually BS
  • 2 0
 I came here to see how this article could have 49 comments. I get the color commentary now.
  • 3 0
 @lowlightlowlife: Giro women's shoes are actually built on different forms (lasts.) Sure they'll work for some male (or unisex) feet, but on average they will work better for female feet. That said, you nailed it with the rest of your comment! "If you like it and they fit then go for it. If anyone judges you that's their problem."
  • 1 1
 At one point my old fivetens were labeled a women’s shoe until they realized it was mostly guys buying them… they switched it to a men’s shoe and made the bigger sizes lol
  • 7 0
 Just like the 2020 Norco Optic C2. Met a guy on the trail with one and was confused because the colours were different from those I'd seen online. He told me he got the last one in Ontario in his size, but that he had to get the women's model. One look at it and he was sure that was a blessing rather than a curse, and he was right. That thing looked fantastic: www.norco.com/bike-archives/2020/optic-c2-womens
  • 2 0
 @CustardCountry: Yep this is exactly what 5 ten does. I just buy my wife men's size 6 shoes at a highly discounted price. It's just for mountain biking and she doesn't want the stupid bright "women's" colors anyway.
  • 1 0
 I don't understand why they would create men's and women's shoes if they have a unisex last? Also, could they add a black pair, please? This lineup is looking a bit too colorful. I don't know, they certainly look like the freerider pro, if their review comes back as 'not as sticky as five ten' again then they really just seem to have a knockoff.
  • 2 0
 What's the difference? Do the womens have a 4" heel or something?
  • 1 0
 yeah, surprised they went with three black colors for men's...I usually rock black but I am definitely not that hard to please as far as shades of black...
  • 1 0
 @peterpen9000: "Unisex last" means same last, same pattern, different colors.

@Rudy2455: are you kidding with that color comment? And yeah all flats shoes look alike cause mtb'ers are so scared of standing out with either design or color they just want the same thing.

@wbro1974: On average women's feet have less volume in the heel in relation to the forefoot. So a proper last and pattern would account for that. But this is using the same last
  • 1 0
 @NorCalNomad: Yes, I am kidding. It's called sarcasm. You don't find it a little strange that 5 of the 7 shoes are predominately black/grey?
  • 3 1
 That's how we spell 'harbour' here.
  • 2 0
 @big-red: sorry mate but to me that blue colour scheme is hideous! toothpaste gang
  • 4 0
 @timmyno7: I'd say 'to each their own' but this is the internet, so I guess we gotta fight now.
  • 1 0
 @Rudy2455: for the $$$
  • 1 0
 @lowlightlowlife: The only thing that would differ is the sizing rubric and the colors available. Men's shoe size is for what ever reason not the same as womens shoe sizes. I sure you could find a size correlation table though.
  • 4 0
 Giro's footwear designer here. There's absolutely no reason a guy couldn't wear that color. It's my favorite, too, and the one I'll be riding.
  • 19 0
 Finally a shoe company that’s widening the toe box rather than narrowing them. Now all we need is for people to start making foot shaped shoes rather than have them taper to a point
  • 2 0
 I wear these and wish they would try making a mountain bike shoe. www.somfootwear.com
  • 2 0
 100%! I've been transitioning my shoe fleet to wide toe box shoes, Altra and Lems are killing it in this space.
  • 2 0
 I love Altras for that reason. They’re not the sturdiest shoes but the foot shaped shoe is hard to beat.
  • 19 0
 2020: bro, you got bucked pretty good! you should slow your rebound down a click or two!

2021: bro, how fast do you have the rebound set in your shoes??
  • 10 0
 Flat pedal shoe writeups need to include info and/or pics of how flexy the sole is. Because some riders want stiffness while others want flex.
  • 3 0
 Remember when Shimano did those plastic footbeds that you could put in underneath the regular inner soles to stiffen the shoe up a bit if required?
The old white stormtrooper one with green insides had them. Dont know if they still do that as I haven't bought Shimano flat shoes for a while but it seemed a decent idea.
  • 7 1
 Reminds me a lot of the shimano shoes. Glad to know they’re committed to flats, the only big box outdoors store that stocks cycling stuff only really stocks giro shoes. I will look for them next time I visit.
  • 2 16
flag donpinpon29 (Sep 8, 2021 at 2:36) (Below Threshold)
 Don't even bother. Read my comment. Cheers.
  • 7 0
 Wow, lower stack height, pedal conforming, wide toe box, breathable. Now that 5.10 is going with Adidas-styling, Giro is offering a shoe I want
  • 6 0
 Their shoes have become more fragile and more expensive. I don't see myself ever buying a Giro product again.
  • 4 1
 Older Giro jackets had a much better design, the newer models are falling apart much quicker with lesser use, meanwhile the prices continue to rise. These look great tho. Shame the men’s aren’t in the blue too tho!
  • 2 0
 These look great, I've been searching for a new pair of flat pedal shoes since my Shimano's wore out.
I recently tried the Northwave Tribes which worked quite well off the bike, but the fit was a little slack around the heel (Leading to a looser feel than I'd like) and the stitching started to come undone at the front of the toe box after one ride!
  • 4 1
 Ride Concepts Powerline work great for me. Durable, comfortable enough for bike a bike, they don’t immediately get waterlogged, and the grip is close enough to fiveten that I haven’t had any issues and still need to lift my foot up to reposition on my pedals.

rideconcepts.com
  • 3 0
 @DHhack: I'm not exactly hard on shoes, but I have a pair of RC Livewires and they've held up pretty well so far and fit me perfectly. I came from fivetens and didn't have any problems with the slight reduction in grippiness either. They'll be top of my list when I need shoes again.
  • 7 5
 Giro and Five Ten are simply poor quality. Not wanting to be harsh but that is a stone cold fact from personal experience. Can anyone recommend alternatives? I think this might allow us riders to salvage some benefit from these gratuitous puff pieces.
  • 13 1
 I've been wearing the same pair of Five Ten Freerider Pro's for over a year now as my trail shoes. Have had Five Ten's since the original Impacts and this style has lasted way longer than the other variations I've used in that time.. The soles are now starting to die, but the grip and feel has been worth every penny.

No sole delamination, no peeling, no busted stitches. Doesn't mean you won't blow a sole looking at them on the shelf or split stitches in the car...but that's the best experience I've had with them.

And the grip is reason #1 for me. Giro touted everything about their soles in this ad, but they apparently don't have the slow rebound, high friction rubber like Stealth soles.

Stealth rubber's slow rebound keeps your shoe from pushing off the pins of the pedal. This ad seems to skirt around that attribute in it's description, so I'll assume they don't work as well.
  • 2 0
 I've had my 5 10s for a good few years and they're just about holding on still. Some stitches are starting to go and the sole has seen better days. I think the pair I have are great quality but I've heard in more recent years the quality has seriously declined which does put me off dropping near enough £100 on a new pair
  • 1 0
 I've been impressed with Unparallel shoes which replaced my 5.10s and I haven't looked back. After a solid season they seem to hold up nicely but I found the grip superior too.
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: 100% this. Its been my experience as well. I had a pair of the 1st gen Giro shoes and they were about as grippy as a marble counter top slathered in motor oil. They did make for OK trail work shoes tho.
  • 2 1
 I am going on 3 years and zero problems with my Giro Chamber II.
  • 4 0
 About a month in and specialized 2FO DH has been working well for me. I can’t tell difference from 510 grip (I owned 2 pros and 1 contact), and quality seems better from a shoe standpoint.
  • 1 0
 My Giro's delaminated super fast. But Giro has sent me new pairs at no charge to me. I like the shoe's. The Company is solid. The product is just okay.
  • 2 0
 To be blunt I think its just that individual shoes or runs can have flaws and others do not. I've had my latest pair of 5/10 freeriders ($100) for nearly 4 years and have never had a pair before that F-up. I then bought an extra pair of freerider pros ($120) and used only 7 months before they de-laminated (which 5/10 replaced w/ credit) so I upped to the Mid Cross-Trail Pro (hightop w D-30) and that's 1.5 yrs of hard (3000+ mtb miles) use and just general walkign around town, whatever - even hiking. Still totally solid.

I get it - its easy to generalize and maybe you've had numerous duds from 5/10. I've never ridden Giro anything so I can't say and you can obviously only state what you've experienced & heard from others so your experience is yours. That said, its only too easy to just full tilt pan something because of a few duds.
  • 2 0
 Maybe I got lucky but both pairs of 5.10s I bought 3 years back have been bulletproof. They are still sticky, comfortable, durable, and as a bonus, look fly. I don't wear em around town, just riding, maybe that reduces the wear idk. Still my go to
  • 2 0
 I’ve owned probably 8-10 pairs of giro shoes. Currently have 5 pairs. Zero quality issues. Zero.
Great shoes.

Saying that... I’m currently riding rc and like them a lot.
  • 1 0
 I only switched from 510 to Specialized because I couldn't get more than a season before the soles were completely ripped apart, especially on my front foot and my feet would move more than I would like. I can't say if the specialized soles will last longer yet, but overall they are a bit smaller profile and lighter package. The inside material looks to breath better and dry faster as well. The DH's are a bit stiffer and the sole is a bit thicker than the 510 Pros and it has taken bit of adjustment for trail riding (mostly climbing) and a slight increase in seat height on my bike. I also find that they are a bit nicer on my heels for hike a bikes.
  • 3 0
 @blowmyfuse: same here. It took almost 5 years for my Freerider xvi to delaminate.

I bought 4 pair of the Mi6 when they went on sale. Grip is so good.
  • 2 1
 Unparallel are working well for me. Been on them for 3 seasons now I think, only had issues with laces which are easily replaced.
  • 1 0
 I've been riding the Giro Chamber 2's hard for over two years now (clipless) and they've been bomb proof. I'll get another pair when these are done.

I also have a pair of the Crankbrothers Stamp Speedlace flats. Only had them for a couple months though... but so far so good.
  • 1 0
 My Freerider Pro's are about two years old, they've done a lot of bunny hop practice and maybe 5 trail centre rides and both shoes are delaminating in exactly the same place on the inside edge of the shoe where the rear of the pedal meets the edge of the shoe.

Does anything work for sticking the soles down again?
  • 2 0
 I'm on my second pair of Five Tens (first were the McCaskills and now Freeriders I think). The McCaskills eventually had to be retired due to pedal pins chewing through the sole (this took about 3 years). The Freeriders seem to be holding up better, but I also don't get to ride as often or in as demanding of terrain as I used too. I guess I'll stick with the Five Tens until I have a bad experience.
  • 2 0
 @Woody25: Yes. Calling warranty fixes the soles.
Stealth rubber hates Shoe Goo, so don't try it. You'll waste your money.
  • 3 1
 @MrDuck: I still want to buy a pair of Unparallel Ups. The guys used to do a lot of the original work for 5.10 and they are climbers so they're using almost the exact same compounds 5.10.

Maybe this fall, I'll pull trigger if they're still available.

These: www.unparallelsports.com/product/dust-up
  • 1 5
flag CSharp (Sep 8, 2021 at 9:27) (Below Threshold)
 @mccarthyp: I bought a pair of the Adidas 5-10 Freerider Pro shoes thinking it was going to provide a lot of grip based on review hypes of how good they are. I was totally disappointed on 3 levels:
1) grip was non-existent - the rubber on the bottom outsoles are just terrible
2) they fit large and loose
3) quality was definitely sub-par, especially for a pair of shoes that costs over $150CAD and I got them for somewhere around $100.

What's weird is, I've been experimenting with hiking shoes - shoes that I can wear for biking on my platform pedals and still be able to wear casually anywhere. I love Salomon shoes. However, I found that the pins on the platform pedals chew through shoes like you wouldn't believe. If people thing that the rubbers soles on these specific platform shoes are durable - they aren't. I've seen some pin gouge marks already in some areas of my 5-10 Freerider shoes already. The only shoes and my go to shoes is the Salomon Blackwood CS WP Hiking shoes. These are really great shows for several reasons:

1) They're made from real leather (suede) and solidly stitched (the 5-10 Freeride was cheap synthetic)
2) They're waterproof and the tough is gussetted (5-10 Freerider tongue is non-gussetted cheap tongue overlay)
3) lugs on the outsole is vibram and lug pattern is in line with the pins on the platform pedals.

What's surprising and works is the lug patterns actually made excellent grip with the pedals. Because the lugs are also deep enough, the shoes do not slip forward or backwards and the pins don't dig in through the bottom of the outsole, hence the pins don't actually wreck the soles or the lugs. It's pretty awesome! The uppers are tough - I've got my feet trapped in between the pedals and roots/stumps and the shoes are fine and these shoes protected my feet quite a bit even though it hurts when you hit roots or stumps with any speed.

Like I said, I tried other Salomon shoes - low top hikers and trail runners. Trail runner shoes have speed lacing and mess uppers. These are great but the lugs on these trail runners suck. The platform pedals chew through the outsoles like nothing. Other hiking shoes with diagonal or other dimpled patterns don't work with the pins. Only the Blackwood CS WP hiking shoes lug patterns work. Check them out. They're cheaper than any fugly looking platform shoes on the market. The only knock against the Salomon Blackwood shoes is the lacing. I wished Salomon would put their speed lacing on every one of their shoes. The lacing on this particular shoes is round and thick. So, they loosen as you walk or pedal. I have to tie the laces in double or triple knot to make them not loosen. Works 95% of the time, except for 40km rides where they do loosen 5% of the time. But I'll take this over the 5-10 shoes any day on any ride!

You can see the lug patterns here:
www.sportisimo.com/salomon/blackwood-csvp/206650

Also, one of my riding buddies also wear hiking boots for the very same reason. He says he wants more grip from his OneUp platform pedals and he couldn't get them from his platform specific shoes. Everyone laughs at him because those boots probably weigh 3X as much (probably over 5 lbs of extra weight)! But they work. The Salomon Blackwood shoes is a heck lighter and I think they're lighter than my 5-10 Freerider shoes. So, you don't feel any worse off than any other platform shoes you were wearing before.
  • 4 0
 The interweb says Adidas bought Five Ten in 2011. That means I've only ridden Five Tens AFTER the purchase, and I have never had a problem. They're great shoes. Your mileage may vary....
  • 2 1
 @CSharp: I'm laughing because you have a problem that 99.9% of riders don't have. Rather than type a long (I do it too) explanation, just say I like my boots.

Horizon pedals plus Freerider Pro shoes...you're not getting any better grip on this earth unless you're running Impact Pros and those essentially just have a thicker footbed so you sink into the sole itself a little more.

You have found a combo that makes you happy. But it took a lot of words to profess it. Beer
  • 2 1
 @blowmyfuse: LOL, I don't wear boots like one of my buddies. Mccarthyp was asking for an alternative. So, I gave my $0.02CAD. However, yeah, I do like boots for the cold Great White North when I'm not riding. Wink But I definitely like those Salomon hiking shoes for riding and walking!
  • 1 0
 I've been riding the scg Mids for a few years. Lots of bmx to mtb converts are rocking em. They basically don't advertise, which keeps their price way lower than the quality would indicate. a>www.scgshoeco.com/collections/mid/products/mid-black-leather-with-gum-outsole?variant=43253752334/a>
  • 1 0
 @jasbushey: Great Feedback. These are high on my list for next pair.
  • 1 0
 @filmdrew: no slow rebound, high friction climbing rubber? Just a pair of shoes
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: That’s comforting. I just ordered some. I couldn’t find any decent alternatives for weight, bulk, grip, and comfort.
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: wow how have I never heard of them? I have never seen them on the trail either. Too bad they look like narrow toe boxes.
  • 2 0
 @cogsci: according to the VitalMTB test, they're actually a wider toe box than most.

People got butt hurt when they saw the soles because they are using their molds from when they made Teva's MTB shoes.

But folks failed to realize it was the Teva mold but used a new climbing rubber compound, not the old Teva compound
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: I only found out about them overhearing a conversation at a climbing gym, about a company started by the original 5.10 folks. I got a pair of Dust Ups and they're impressive, and I'd dare to say noticeably grippier than my impacts or Freeriders.
I mostly switched from 5.10 due to durability issues and I can't compare just yet, but after a solid season including downhill races they're pretty close to a like new condition.
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: Do you happen to know if they are wider than freeriders or 2fo roosts?
  • 1 0
 @cogsci: VitalMTB review indicates they are wider.
  • 3 1
 “A mountain bike's suspension keeps a rider’s wheels in contact with the ground and in control and the goal behind Mute Foam was to try and achieve a similar function between the foot and the pedal,”

I eagerly await Rockshox and Fox’s entry into the footwear market.
Fox Grip2 shoes anyone?
  • 4 1
 Never buying a Giro shoe again. My last pair of shoes from them completely blew apart in less than a month. For 200$ you would think a shoe could hold up but they were unwearable after about 8 rides.
  • 3 0
 As someone with a12 EEE shoe size would some company make a wide in a flat pedal shoe. Note, the Shimano SH-AM501 I'm currently riding with do have wider toe box and have not been to painful to brake in.
  • 1 0
 Damn straight. Clip in you have some choices - Shimano, Lake, Sidi..... for flats, my 10.5 EEE dogs struggle to find a good fit.
  • 2 0
 Finally people getting rid of toe springs, there is no peer reviewed research ever suggesting or proving that biking shoes needed this, it was blindly brought over from running shoes which also are not evidence based design. Just like heel to toe drop and these bizarre narrow Italian lasts. Would love to know how these compare to the 2FO Roost.
  • 2 0
 Want to try these. But not sure the rubber is there. The rubber on the current Giro shoes isn’t great. I like the stiffness and the comfort but they just don’t grip. There is a reason everyone wears Adidas.
  • 3 2
 Ok giro or PInkBike you might need to rewrite the article. Unisex last? No such thing that doesn’t make any sense. Doesn’t matter what your sex is or the size of your foot everyone has different shaped feet and then if every shoe is the same why even have different male female shoes why not just say we are offereing shoes from this size up to this size. Don’t “market” as being a women’s specific or male specific shoe that just makes you look dumb
  • 1 0
 This is exactly what I love about my FiveTen Freeriders: "increased forefoot width, to allow your toes to spread out to increase comfort and feel". I've often found myself seemingly on the verge of gripping the pedal with my toes curling around the pedal corners (at least that's what if feels like!)....can't do that with a tight toe box!
  • 2 0
 Fine, but Giro, when are you coming out with a replacement for the Terraduro (or just make more Terraduros)? You have a zillion models on your site, but no clip-capable enduro/trail shoes.
  • 3 2
 Giro have been my go to for years! But unfortunately they changed the sizing on the Chamber 2's and the toe box to be really shallow. Looks like these have gone the same way unfortunately
  • 1 0
 agree - loved my 1s, couldn't fit into 2s, but I'm hoping

> increased forefoot width, to allow your toes to spread out to increase comfort and feel

means they realized their mistake
  • 1 0
 Same here. For my Chambers I bought a new super thin thermo shaping thingie insole and carved off material to get my bulbous big toes to fit properly in the shoe.
  • 1 0
 Mute Foam....for when between your noise cancelling earbuds or your douche canoe speaker, and the buzz of your hub..is not enough noise to over ride the loud noise coming from the sole of your shoes.
  • 5 0
 I do not see a latch
  • 3 0
 Can we start a new trend whenever new flat pedal shoes come out?
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Looks like a Freerider
  • 2 0
 But do smell like a freerider as mine stink of piss
  • 1 0
 My partners Giro's delaminated on the second ride and completely grenaded after around a dozen rides...poop! Good experiences with several pairs of 5-10's and LOVED my Sombrio Shazams....which they don't make anymoreFrown
  • 2 0
 Giro Riddance flats. Great shoes. Never noticed being bounced off pedals to be honest
  • 1 0
 Off topic kinda: anybody have generic tips on rear shock setup for flats to minimize feet floating through chunky rock sections?
  • 2 0
 Flat riders will be a little more over the rear so more high speed compression would help. Maybe.
  • 2 0
 Slowing down the rebound may help but the real suspension you need to tune if you're getting bucked is in your legs
  • 1 0
 Heavy feet and heels down, especially on long front center bikes. And as someone else said, plant your foot in the middle of the pedal and knees out a bit. You can mess with suspension, but get your body position correct first.
  • 1 0
 Know what else "reduces the typical fast bounce found in traditional midsoles, improving contact that results in more stability and increased control?" Clipping in.
  • 1 1
 Is it just me or does anyone else think that a good riding shoe should also be good for digging? I'm always kicking up dirt around naturals, is it too much to ask for a lace cover to keep dirt out of my shoes... just sayin'.
  • 1 0
 If only there were a shoe that ensured your feet didn’t come off the pedals in the jank…
  • 2 0
 There are many! Look for "SPD" in the product specs
  • 1 1
 A $150 shoe with laces? No thanks. I love Giro for helmets and clipless shoes but I'm really thankful for my Pearl Izumi BOA flat pedal shoes.
  • 1 1
 BOA sucks, have it on my Shimano ME5s it sucks, have it on my Vans snowboard boots, it sucks there too. Laces or ratchets all day everyday.
  • 1 0
 @jaznomore: BOA is awesome. I use it on all my shoes and it has yet to fail me. Laces come loose and ratchets are too exposed to damage.
  • 1 0
 Dropping! Hucking comments to flat & I don't even ride flats.
  • 3 2
 flat pedal shoes need to have laces. it’s the law.
  • 7 10
 Just here to say that I bought the giro remedy flat pedal shoes. What a fail. The sole broke apart in less than a month. Giro should give me my money back if they have decency. Just get another five ten even if they are adidas. Nothing get even close to that sole. My 2 cents.
  • 4 0
 The rubber piece on the bottom of the soul of the fivetens I own peeled off after a handfull of rides. It wasn't even really bonded with the shoe it seems. I'm not the only one either who has had qc issues with them
  • 4 1
 Five Ten are even better - they come with wildly bent soles from the factory...
  • 2 0
 @kyytaM: agreed, Five Ten quality is not what it once was. Very disappointed. My sole just came away, with virtually zero use or abuse. Not remotely fit for purpose.
  • 2 0
 same with my Giro Jacket II shoes, 3 rides and the sole was destroyed. Been riding FiveTen Sleuths now and the sole has been fine for months now
  • 5 0
 I’m using specialized 2fo roost flats and they’re great. As grippy, sole stiffness is about the same as Freerider pros, and more importantly they’ve held up great for the 3 months I’ve had them so far. Looks like they easily have another 6-9 months of riding in them, and maybe more.
  • 3 0
 @BamaBiscuits: Agreed. Spech makes the best shoes hands down. They don't get the credit the deserve. I have a pair of 2fo's that have been going over 2 years strong.
  • 1 0
 Anyone with duck feet tried these yet?
  • 1 0
 Could get two pairs of vans and a real nice sixer for that price
  • 1 1
 These look cool, but until I hear they are as sticky as 5-10, I ain’t really looking at them.
  • 1 0
 Wil these work with SPD pedals ?
  • 1 0
 $150 for these, c'mon. No way. Maybe $100.
  • 1 0
 Nice to see companies trying to make shoes with a wider toe box
  • 5 5
 "flat pedal shoes" also known as "shoes"
  • 2 0
 how are those patent brogues working out for you on your Vaults?
  • 1 0
 @nickkk: got some suede brogues but haven't tried them on the bike yet. My £30 Reeboks are great across the 6 different pedal types on my bikes though
  • 2 4
 Now we have the range of Etnies MTB shoes that not only look like normal shoes but work very well why are companies still churning out these things ???
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 Cool! These look nice. I would try them but I just got the Ride Concepts Vice Mid. The rubber is not as good as Stealth but I have been adapting, but they are quite stylish. Maybe next time I will try Etnies.
  • 2 4
 Do the designers of these even ride bikes? Doubt it by the lack of thought gone into these.
  • 1 2
 Sounds flexy.
  • 1 3
 Great add.
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