Giro Chamber II MTB shoes review

A tough pair to beat

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £130.00 RRP | USD $150.00
The wide camo-print sole and toe bumper fend off knocks nicely

Our review

A smart and sturdy option that's high on quality
Buy if, You want a pair of shoes that will fend off bumps and knocks, and offers surefooted grip on and off the bike
Pros: Wide forefoot, guide slopes, plenty of adjustment
Cons: Be aware of sizing difference compared to previous Chambers and go up a size
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Giro’s evolved Chambers combine a rearward cleat position with efficient pedalling performance and a secure, protective fit to make them standout hardcore shoes. 

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The shallow hex-tread Vibram sole has been spaced out on these second-generation shoes and they’re now surefooted in all but the sloppiest conditions.

Unclipped grip on platform-style pedals is good too, thanks to the wide forefoot. Guide slopes give easy clipless exit/entry, and the cleat slots are further in and back than on most shoes. This mimics the more centralised, further outboard foot position of flat pedals for better balance in hectic situations.

It also improves chainstay clearance on bikes with wider Boost back ends. There’s just enough adjustment to get a conventional cleat position if it feels weird biomechanically too.

The shoes are efficiently rigid for sprinting out of corners or tapping out long climbs

The sole is thin enough for a well-connected feel but the shoes are efficiently rigid for sprinting out of corners or tapping out long climbs. Updated versions will be appearing in shops soon, which will be stiffer still and will also have a longer wrap-over strap to improve the already secure fit.

The wide camo-print sole and toe bumper fend off knocks nicely, and the collar is well padded. There are fewer seams on the upper to let water in or clog up with muck. However, be warned, if you had the previous Chambers, you’ll need to go up a size due to the snugger fit.

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  • Weight: 1,122g
  • Sizes: 36–48

Product Specifications

Product

Name Chamber II
Brand Giro

Shoe Closure Laces