The classy commuter.
Giro's Republic LX Shoes offer the perfect combination of functionality and style, providing you a smooth transition from the bike to the street. Giro gave the new Republic LX a touch of sophistication with the beautiful leather upper and micro-suede heel counter. Giro also added a molded EVA footbed, providing you with medium-level arch support. The Republic LX features a lace closure, and the injected-nylon outsole (with 2-bolt cleat mount) gives you a solid platform for pedaling. And for those moments off the bike, Giro has integrated replaceable walking pads into the outsole to keep you safe and comfortable.
- Leather uppers with micro-suede heel counter
- Molded EVA footbed
- Injected-nylon outsole (with 2-bolt cleat mount)
- Replaceable walking pads
- Item #GIR005K
- Q & A
Designed with class and street smarts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
First off, these are some awesome urban/touring shoes and can be dressed up or down if you find yourself caring an extra pair of shoes for daily commute for work.
Second, be sure to size up because these shoes run small. I’m normally a 43, but find the 44 to fit like a glove with comfort.
The only detail I wish Giro gave more attention too was to provide a better rubber sole for walking. Fortunately the sole pads can be replaced, but I do think they wear out far too fast and Giro can do better.
Finally, the shadow grey looks great in the day yet when that light shines on them in a restaurant or cafe. Your shoes shimmer like a disco ball… and not everyone understands that your wearing bike shoes. C'est la vie.
I wear a size 44 = 10 in sidi shoes. Looking at giro republic lx, but u don't have 43.5 = 10. R the 43 loser to a size 10 or the 44?
I kind of have the same question. I wear a 43.5 in Shimano. I will say that I saw a demo/used pair of the Republic in a 43 and they looked too small for me (did not try on), and I kind of have a "carpenter's eye" for shoes. I'll add more here if I get any more details!