Giro Republic Bike Shoes - Men's

Giro Republic Bike Shoes for men provide comfort on the road and great style and traction when you're walking around at your destination.
  • $150.00

Item # 867397

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  • High-quality, perforated microfiber uppers feature nonslip laces and a micro-suede heel counter
  • Injected nylon outsoles have a 2-bolt cleat mount, replaceable high-traction walking pads and scuff guards at midfoot
  • Molded EVA footbeds provide a microsuede topsheet and medium arch support
  • Antimicrobial treatment in the Giro Republic Bike Shoes for men helps manage odor


Giro Republic Bike Shoes - Men's

Specification Description
Best use Urban cycling
Upper Synthetic leather
Lining Polyester
Footbed EVA
Outsole Nylon
Waterproof No
SPD compatible Yes
SPD-SL compatible No
Time compatible Yes
Look compatible No
crankbrothers compatible Yes
Speedplay compatible No
Footwear closure Lace-up
Traction tread Yes
Average footwear weight (pair) 1 lb. 6.2 oz.
Gender Men's

Giro Republic Bike Shoes - Men's

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Rated 3out of5
by fromGreat Shoes but Replacement Pads Not Available The shoes work great but I bought them specifically for the replacement walking pads - which are not available! I wear out a set of bike shoes in a bit over a year as the walking pads/soles wear down and permit damage to the cleats and any floor surfaces I walk on. I have tried repairing worn shoes with little success. I was happy to find these shoes at the local REI and bought them right away solely because I could replace the worn soles/walking pads instead of the complete shoe. I should have checked on the internet first. The replacement walking pads can 't be found anywhere on the internet, are not listed on the Giro website and contact with Giro found that the "pads are back ordered" (and according to the internet, have been since the shoes were first released last year). Giro said they would send me a free set of pads but they don't know when they will be available so I wait ...
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 2out of5
by fromGood looking -Not Good Working First, let me say I like these shoes, they are pretty comfortable to walk in and they look great. The problem is that they will only latch into two out of four sets of SPD pedals I have tried them on. This was on 3 different brands and types of SPD or compatible pedals, none of which have ever had problems latching to two pairs of Exustars, and a pair of Lakes. The problem appears to be the rubber along the sides of the cleats. The gum rubber part is very thin and the part underneath (white) is actually plastic. This design is presumably to make it easy to remove those part (there are screws) if one wants to use road cleats. That thin veneer of rubber doesn't seem to have enough give to allow the cleat to press down far enough into the pedal to allow it to latch (click in). It must be a matter of thousandths between a tough fit and no fit at all since it works on some pedals, but not others of similar design. I will be attempting some work arounds, first to make sure it isn't anything to do with the tension settings on those pedals (but as I said they work fine with other shoes) and finally an alternative might be to add a very thin spacer, likely aluminium can wall. That should push the cleat very slightly further out. Hopefully this won't impact the walk-ability and the cleat will remain enough recessed to prevent marring on floors. Update to follow.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 3out of5
by fromPoor locking mechanism on some pedals Initially I was dismayed with these shoes. When I tried clipping into my Shimano A530 pedals, I was quite literally having to jump on the pedal to get the cleat to engage. NoTopo's review ahead of me describes well the problem with the rubber interfering with the pedal and not allowing the cleat to fully enter the pedal. I went by my LBS and they mentioned that a lot of SPD shoes have this problem, and recommended I shave down the rubber on the walking pads next to the cleat so that it could better engage. This seemed to be a less than ideal solution to me - surely a company as reputable as Giro would not make such a poorly designed product? I ran over to REI and let them know what was happening. One of the guys there suggested trying out the plastic shims from a set of crankbrothers cleats. Again, this was less than ideal, but I was willing to give it a try since it didn't permanently modify the shoe. The shims worked, but they also made the cleat protrude past the walking pads which made them pointless. I got in touch with Giro and they asked me to send the shoes to them for warranty work. The turnaround was fairly quick, around a week and a half. They ended up just sending me a completely new pair of shoes. When I got them I was excited and thought, "oh, since they sent me a new pair they must have found something wrong with the old ones!" However, when I went to clip in I ran into the same issue. At this point I figured I'd run over to REI again and ask them if they had any other ideas. They had me try clipping into other SPD pedals and lo and behold I could actually clip into the M520 pedals. I ended up swapping my pedals and now I can clip in and out with ease. The shoes themselves are well made as construction. They have a sturdy, stiff sole. I'm not crazy about the insole and will probably be changing it out sometime soon, but that will of course be completely up to the person using the shoe. Conclusion: If you already have SPD pedals, try to make sure these will clip into your pedals before you get them. If you don't, make sure the pedals you do buy work well with the shoes - avoid Shimano's A530 pedals and likely any other platform style pedal. Overall I'm happy with these shoes, though not incredibly enthusiastic. They fill the gaping void of casual cycling shoes and they look great, they are just lacking a bit in functionality. They button below asks if I would recommend to a friend - yes, but only after I made them aware of the issues that I ran into.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5out of5
by fromAmazing Commuter and Riding Shoe I have been riding and commuting in the Giro Republic for 2 months and it is amazing. I love the fit, style, stiffness, comfort; and ability to wear in other situations. 10 out of 10!
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat looking, performing shoe I've been riding with these for over a month. They have much better stiffness than my last pair of Pearl Izumi touring shoes, really a road shoe level of stiffness. But they are also more walkable due to the cleat area being deeply recessed. The style is the main reason I got them, great for bar rides. The only thing is that you need to make sure to tuck in the laces to keep from catching them on the chainring, since the shoes don't have velcro. Such is the price of fashion. I went 1 EU size large (mail order) and they do feel a bit big, but not sliding around. I had tried some other Giro shoes in the store in my usual size and they felt tight, as did my old Pearl Izumis.
Date published: 2014-07-31

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