Giro Chamber Mid shoes review

DH-friendly shoes, everyday looks

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £124.99 RRP | USD $160.00
Giro Chamber Mid shoes

Our review

The Chambers are some of the best downhill style clipless shoes we’ve tried
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This clipless-compatible shoe from Giro has the look of a skate shoe but the performance of dedicated cycling footwear.

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The fairly stiff shank offers a good compromise between feel and efficiency, and the Vibram outsole offers lots of grip despite its minimal tread.

The mid-height cut finishes higher up the leg on the crank side to protect the ankle bone, and offers great support, especially combined with the lace-saving Velcro strap. A tough heel cup holds the foot secure, while the toe box wards off most rock strikes.

Unlike some other downhill biased bike shoes, the Chamber looks like a decent everyday skate shoe with its gum coloured sole and tidy black upper. The lace-up design is very comfortable, though a more water-resistant full-length lace flap – as found on shoes like the Shimano AM45 – would be a nice addition.

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We’ve been living in the Chambers since we first tried them on. The decent-length cleat slots made it easy to get the cleats in our preferred rearward position, and support even on non-caged clipless pedals is excellent. An added bonus is the anti-bacterial lining – despite having worn these shoes most days for two months straight, they still don’t stink the office out.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Chamber Mid shoes (14)
Brand Giro