Shoes that keep up.
Giro created its Sica VR70 women's Shoes to blend trail-ready ruggedness with responsive power transfer, pairing lightweight, efficient materials with a rugged outsole for a versatile companion to accompany you through the dirt. It starts with an Evofiber microfiber upper with perforations, which provides a contoured, second-skin fit while facilitating quick moisture transfer and maintaining breathability on long climbs and hot days. The fit of the soft, flexible upper is controlled by a micro-adjustable N-1 ratcheting buckle at the top of the foot and two hook-and-loop straps that allow for easy fit adjustments at the midfoot and toe box.
Giro usually shows attention to arch support in all of its shoes by including an insole that aims to lessen fatigue and improve efficiency. For the Sica VR70, Giro includes its top-of-the-line Super Natural Fit Kit to ensure that a variety of arch shapes receive the right type of support. Rather than one standard size, it offers you the option to adjust the fit until it's right for you.
An Easton EC70 carbon composite sole provides a stiff platform and lightweight, responsive power transfer as you pedal while a molded rubber outsole gives extra traction and grip for the times you find yourself shouldering your bike. In case conditions get a little more challenging, the Sica VR70's sole can accommodate toe spikes for additional grip, and Giro includes a rubber toe cap for added protection.
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- Q & A
Amazing Fit and Comfort
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 41
These are amazingly comfortable shoes. I wore them out of the box and they needed no breaking in whatsoever. The next ride I used the included arch support system and WOW, even better! Giro makes a quality product and these are definitely worth every penny. I have had a difficult time finding MTB shoes that didn't cut into the inside of where my ankle bends. There's a tender spot there from previously wearing ill-fitting shoes that even the slightest pressure will aggravate. I knew immediately these would fit well because they were cut a little lower on the ankle. They are low profile, easy to get on and off, and clean up well. They come with an insert system that allows you to select from three arch supports that integrates into the footbed so you don't have to buy anything extra. Genius!
BUT the best part was Competitive Cyclists amazing customer service! These guys are really helpful and knowledgeable. I really like to shop local when I can, but when I couldn't find these locally and I needed them quickly, they came to my rescue. Give them a call, they are always sweet and helpful!
For size reference, I wear a women's size 8 street shoe and had to buy a 41. The Giro size chart says a 39.5 is a match, but typically I order up a half size to accommodate thick socks. Even the 40.5 was too small. Order up a full size from what you normally wear in a bike shoe at least!
Comfy, Powerful, Incredible
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 38
Buying these shoes was the outcome of a lot, A LOT, of hours chatting with fellow riders, checking the web for reviews, and finally just going with my gut and getting these for my Tour Divide ITT this past summer.
They are the most comfortable bike shoe I've ever worn. I was riding between 40-140 miles each day for a month, and I never had any trouble with foot pain, numbness, blisters, ANYTHING! (Also a big shoutout to Twinsix wool socks, but I digress).
They had little to no break-in period. I can't say that they smell anything remotely close to okay anymore, but they have held up for the most part.
My one disappointment with them is the resilience of the tread, particularly towards the toe of the shoes. I realize I was throwing quite a bit more at these shoes than Giro was probably intending, the treads of the toe wore off almost entirely by the end of the Divide. I think they'd hold up just fine to usual wear-and-tear!
I love the rigidity of the sole, never felt like I was losing power, no matter the terrain.
The VR is the wide shoe, right? Do you know if it just has more volume on the upper--or is the sole actually wider, too?
Hi MarvinK, The HV is the wide shoe. that stands for High-Volume, so it is both wider and has more volume on the upper as well. The VR stands for Vibram sole.