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Wide feet rejoice.

Strap your feet into the roomy and tough Giro Privateer High-Volume Shoe to pedal with pro-level fit, fatigue-reducing support, and cooling ventilation.

  • Stiff and lightweight DuPont Zytel nylon composite sole is more affordable than carbon, while still providing efficient pedaling
  • Molded EVA footbeds with medium arch support mitigate fatigue and enhance comfort
  • Supple synthetic leather uppers are breathable to keep your feet from overheating
  • Aegis anti-microbial treatment prevents foul odors

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Currently riding in running shoes on platforms. Hate it. Want to go clipless. Need to find shoes that fit. Running shoe size is 14 EEEE. Would like to try Giro Pvt HV but need them in a 49. Might possibly make a 48 work if toe box is big enough. Can you help?

2 5

Bigger, but not wider

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I purchased these after trying to fit into a pair of the standard size Privateer. The fit of the standard privateer was almost perfect, especially in the heel cup. The only reason that I couldn't wear them was because they were too narrow in the forefoot.
I expect the HV version to be wider, but they were not. There was more volume, but not width. I could tell this via fit and I compared the insoles from this and the standard version. They were identical.

3 5

Will work but thinking of others

The good: Breathe well, ratchet works well and adjustments in ride are easy. I have had no trouble climbing/descending in dirt/mud and have not installed any toe spikes.
The bad: The sole compound could be a little more rubbery for walking on rack. It also seems to wear quickly or scrape easily on concrete. I can not comfortably wear socks in them. I would recommend ordering a half size or more bigger. The stock foam insert is worthless as well. No support and might as well be no cushioning. I put an old Spenco hiking insert in and wear them barefoot. This seems to work good for now (the summer). Once we get some cool weather I will have to rethink this.
Conclusion: Good overall design but for a HV (wide) shoe the fit is tight and not cushioning or supportive enough.

4 5

Comfortable, great value for the money

They're not particularly stiff compared to carbon-soled shoes, but to me that makes them a great trail shoe. Construction seems solid and the placement of the middle d-ring over the middle of the foot provides a fit that doesn't pinch. The regular version fits narrow, so I ordered these. Size 12 dress shoe and the 47 fits perfect.