Gaerne Lapo mountain bike shoes review

Versatile footwear

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £79.99 RRP | USD $115.00
Gaerne Lapo shoes

Our review

A well made trail shoe with a reasonable amount of protection for the toes
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While Gaerne race shoes are visually stunning, the trail shoes are a bit clunky looking, but are some of the best performing options out there. The Vibram rubber soles are grippy and about the hardest wearing we’ve encountered.


The cleat pocket is the perfect depth to give SPD users a solid link to the pedal without rocking and doesn’t hinder the float rotation of the cleat. You can remove the screw-in cleat pocket cover or leave it in. The toe box is a bit narrow, but well protected. The rest of the upper is a blend of nylon mesh and Nubuck leather secured with laces and a Velcro crossover strap.


It’s not a winter or wet weather specialist, but is reasonably warm and fast drying. It’s not as cool looking as the latest trainer/skate shoe style options, but in reality probably a better technical choice for the hardcore rider. We hear that for 2012 the Gaerne trail shoe offering will be one of the most high-tech ever.

Product Specifications


Name Lapo (10)
Brand Gaerne

Available Colours Black Carbon
Weight (g) 928
Shoe Compatibility 2 Bolt Cleat
Shoe Sizes Available 41 42 43 44 45 46