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Rated 2 out of 5 by from They don't last So I have had two pairs of these. The first lasted a month, when I exchanged them for another pair (REI's warranty service is great) when the shoe separated from the sole. 5 months later I noticed that the foot pads -- which are replaceable -- were worn through. Worn through so much that the allen bolts that hold the pads in no longer had a usable head. Cut them off, a set of $35 pads later. A months later and the pad already has significant wear. Also, the reflective surface, while awesome, wears every quickly. Basically if it touches anything is will rub off. Very disappointed in giro quality.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good but flawed Bought these four months ago and have been using for regular commuting. Very comfy, no hot spots, highly reflective. However the reflective treatment gets scratched or worn super easily. It got worn off my toe tips within the first week. The (replaceable but 30 +shipping ding dang dollars) foot pads are worn down to the screw, and I've been concerned about wearing them because I don't want to have to cut the screws out. This is within FOUR. MONTHS. I walk on pavement extremely briefly, as I walk my bike out of the building and when I walk my bike into my office building. I change to other shoes for work. Extremely disappointing.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great shoe! I was a little nervous about ordering the right size in these, given that the reviews I read were all over the place from "true to size" to "be sure to order one size larger." I normally wear a 43 (9.5 US), and that's what I ordered. They fit great, even with a medium weight wool sock. Also, I used to own a pair of Giro Privateers in a 43, and always found them uncomfortably narrow in the toe box. Not the case with the Republics at all. The lacing system is awesome. Having worn strap/buckle shoes for biking for so long made me realize how much I prefer real lacing - I'm able to adjust the tension on these so much more effectively and comfortably than a strap/buckle shoe. With the fit comments aside, I really like these shoes. I use them primarily for gravel/B-road riding and they fit the bill perfectly. Plenty stiff enough without being totally awkward off the bike. Noticeably better traction when walking around than typical hard plastic soles as well. Great ventilation.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe Very stiff, while still being (relatively) walkable. Originally got a 43, ran a little small for me. 44 is slightly large for me, but at least my toes aren't being crushed...probably need a half size, but Giro doesn't make them for this line - YMMV with sizing. Like some others that have reviewed this line, I did have difficulty clipping in to my Crank Bros pedals. Adding the shim included with the cleats helped, but it's still a little fiddly...maybe I'm adjusting from my previous shoes. Lace closure couldn't be simpler, and the elastic lace holder just works. The reflectivity is unreal. Not sure how noticeable it is to drivers, but it can't hurt to have it. Plus, it's a bit of a conversation piece.
Date published: 2017-06-19
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Questions & Answers

Is the upper on these shoes leather or microfiber. Your web site says two different things. "a supple, perforated microfiber upper" and "High-quality leather uppers with nonslip laces; micro-suede heel counter" Thank

Asked by: Jeff J
These shoes have fully synthetic, micro fiber uppers with nonslip laces and a micro-suede heel counter​. Thank you for bringing this information to our attention. We will update the product listing on REI.com as soon as possible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-17

having trouble clipping into shimano a600 spd pedals. Should I need a shim or cleat plate for my standard shimano 2 hole cleats?

Asked by: timc
These shoes are designed to work with the Shimano A600 SPD Sport Road Bike Pedals without any extra accessories.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06

Do Giro bike shoes come in more than one width?  I normally wear a USAsize 13 shoe, but when I tried on a size EU48 Giro, it was long enough but much too tight, to the point of being painful. I apparently need a wider one. Is there a choice of widths?

Asked by: Kindle633
​As of June 2017, we do not offer different size widths for Giro bike shoes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30

Are these more of a touring shoe than race?   And is the toe box narrow or more squared off for toe space?  

Asked by: Malecite
​These are preferred for touring rather than racing and the toe box is more round which makes these less narrow than many road biking shoes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-21

Will these work with Shimano mountain pedals, which is what I have on my rain/commuter bike?

Asked by: Ride more
If your Shimano pedals use SPD (2-hole) style cleats, these shoes will work.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15
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