The shoe fits.
Your MTB shoes could have the best cushioning, incredible traction, and a lightweight design, but if they don’t fit your feet, you’re going to hate them, at best. At worst, an ill-fitting set of kicks will ruin a weekend of riding in Moab or Bend, leaving you standing forlornly at the trailhead while your friends pedal away. Instead of risking that, house your wider-than-average feet in the Giro Men’s Terraduro HV Shoes and enjoy a responsive shoe that fits your foot as well as it transfers power.
HV, in this case, refers to High Volume. Revel in the extra space your instep will enjoy on each ride with the Terraduro HV, and pedal without tingling or numbness interrupting your rhythm on the up or the down. As you sweat it out on a long, winding climb, perforated uppers maintain airflow, while rugged Vibram outsoles keep you moving as you step over fallen trees. When speed’s your goal, the rigid sole delivers your hard-won watts towards the pedals in a way befitting a true XC shoe.
- Beloved XC shoe adapted to fit higher volume feet
- Synthetic leather uppers are pliable and soft
- Ratcheting and hook-and-loop straps ensure a precise fit
- Vibram rubber sole keeps you steady on uneven ground
- Aegis-treated footbed wards off offensive odor
- Item #GIR005P
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I bought these looking for a shoe that would be good for touring and had better walking characteristics that my top line carbon soled mtb shoes. While I bought these for touring, they are a surprisingly capable shoe for general riding and MTB usage. I’m kinda seeing these as my primary go-to mtb shoe.
I walked about a mile in these nonstop to see how they would do. They were fine. These could easily be the single pair of shoes I’d take when touring (we tour high speed and lightweight). That said, I’ve ridden these on my road bike after changing pedals and hammering on them to see how the shanks and sole hold up for road riding - they were just fine! So again, a surprisingly capable shoe if not just a touch heavy given it’s (necessary) vibram sole.
The sole is a grippy vibram sole with plenty of room for an SPD style cleat. I use Speedplay Syzr pedals which need every last millimeter of width on most shoes. They worked fine on these shoes. The sole is built in such a way to help guide the cleat engagement and it works great. As well, the tread around the cleat is slightly deeper than with standard mtb shoes so you don’t get the crispy sound when you walk on pavement and there is grit on it - which also chews up your cleats. That’s a pet peeve of mine and I’m glad Giro fixed the problem.
I wear a 10.5 to maybe an 11 in some shoes. Width runs a hair wider than D (call it D plus). I bought these in a 44.5 and they fit perfectly. I’m pretty sure from what I’ve read that the standard non HV shoe runs to a C width or for very low volume somewhat wider feet.
The insoles that Giro supplies are just a hair better thant the garbage that most shoe suppliers provide. Plan on getting better insoles (as you should as practically a rule with any cycling shoe). That done, I’m very happy with these shoes. Giro did a nice job on these and kind of nailed the hike-a-bike mtb and touring market with these kicks. A very solid and capable shoe that you can actually walk in.
I didn’t want to like these since I’m pretty much a Sidi fan-boy. But the shoe is a compelling rendering and Giro did a great job. If you read the reviews web wide you find nothing but glowing reviews. I find them to be accurate and I find this shoe to be impressive.
I wear size 12 shoes and order 46.5, which shows as being a size 12.5 on their sizing chart. I had to send them back as they were at least a size too small. Should have ordered the 47.5 or 48.