The height of practicality.
It can be tempting to spend top dollar on the shoes that Froome wears—you can probably even find his actual shoes somewhere out there—but most of us need something more like the Giro Apeckx II HV Mens Shoes. They’re quality kicks with a stiff sole, great fit, and the added bonus of being designed for riders with wide or high-volume feet.
The savings that come with the Apeckx II are mostly attributable to the Zytel nylon sole. It’s almost as stiff as carbon but considerably less expensive, so you get high-level stiffness without the high-level price tag. The EVA footbed provides medium arch support, which will suit most riders, and it features an Aegis anti-microbial treatment to ward off bacteria and stinky shoe syndrome. Two hook-and-loop straps pull the Apeckx snug without pinching, and the ratcheting top strap locks the whole package down to your instep for comfortable and powerful circular pedaling.
- Item #GIR00AN
- Q & A
Nice shoe, but careful with sizing.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 43.5
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 155lbs
At the time I ordered these, the 'size guide' said US 10 shoe = 43.5. But that was definitely not true. I would say if you are a size US 10 then you should order a 44.5 instead. Other than that the shoe is quite nice. Another review said the shoe is not very wide, and I would agree with that. Also, something I like is that the toe-box area of the shoe is snug as well (i.e. there is not a bunch of open space in the shoe above your toes, for your foot to move around within the shoe).
Shoe is not wide
This shoe is not even as wide as the Shimano mediums that they were to replace.