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Giro Privateer Lace shoe review

Smart off-road kicks

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £125.00 RRP | USD $140.00 | AUD $180.00
Giro Privateer Lace

Our review

Well-priced, comfortable shoes for heading off the beaten track
Pros: Comfort in spades, well thought-out and good looking too
Cons: Generous sizing, so try before you buy
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Giro’s Privateer Lace shoes are designed for mountain biking but are great for gravel riding too.


They’re comfortable, from the soft-compliant microfibre upper that’s still thick enough to provide protection from objects and the elements, to the sole with its stiff cleat plate that has flex through the mid-section, and the co-moulded chunky rubberised tread (replete with stud threads for racier types).

The Giro Expert insole has a nicely-sculpted shape with mid-height arc support.

The seven-hole lacing is broadly spread so the tension on tightening is even and the tongue is substantially padded.


The tall toe box gives plenty of room for thicker socks and the toe is protected by a rubberised section – so you might want to try before you buy to get the right fit.

Product Specifications


Price AUD $180.00GBP £125.00USD $140.00
Weight 772.6g (UK10.5)
Brand Giro


Features Upper: Microfibre
Protection: Reinforced rubber toe cap
Cleat fitting 2 bolt
Shoe closure Laces
Sole Co-Molded nylon and rubber