Giro Privateer Lace shoe review

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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.

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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.

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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

Product

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

Features

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