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The Giro Women's Manta R Shoes serve as a refreshing update to the original Manta, preserving all the qualities riders loved while updating the outsole to co-molded nylon and rubber for an impeccable mix of comfort, stiffness, and grip. A rubber toe guard also increases the new Manta R's lifespan by protecting the leading edge of the shoes on the most technical trails.
The Manta R's closure system consists of a ratcheting buckle at the top and two hook-and-loop straps across the midfoot and toe box that are easily adjustable on the fly for a secure, comfortable fit. The upper is made of breathable microfiber and features perforations for added cooling and a sleek, minimalist profile.
Giro incorporates a co-molded nylon and rubber outsole with grippy, high traction lugs for confident foot placement on and off the bike. The outsole's tread pattern also accommodates flat pedal riding while providing debris clearance for two-bolt clipless pedals, so they'll travel with you between disciplines.
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
I owned my last pair of Giro bike shoes for a good two seasons of biking (over 150 days), and the shoes proved themselves time and again. They provide a tight fit, and the sole makes them perfect when its time to hike a bike. From previous experience I knew to size up . Although I haven't used these shoes often, my other Giro's proved to last through more serious mnt. bike adventures.
Definitely Size Up!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
I got the Manta R shoes for a friend, and based on Mags' review and my own experience with Giro shoes, I got them a size larger. They were still too small, mostly in the last width by the toes. I returned them and went up another half size (up 1.5 sizes overall), and they fit her perfectly. The Manta Rs seem durable, have good grip for hiking, and look rad! Just be sure to size up.
I've been wearing a 40 in most other shoes but had to go up to a 42 in these. Once I found the right size, they're SO comfortable. Because the cleat is recessed under the green lug parts of the sole, they're easy to walk around in- I plan to wear these for cyclocross, but you could also wear for more serious MTB.