Giro Factor ACC road shoes - in brief review£249.99

Stylish shoes with suberb construction

BikeRadar score4/5

The Giro Factor ACC shoes oozes style and is luxuriously appointed with heavily perforated leather-like Evofibre uppers that are very tough, providing excellent support and resistance against maximal efforts on the pedals.

    Both forefoot Velcro straps are offset to spread the load, and the well-padded, perforated tongue evens out the pressure from the ratcheting ankle strap. Giro’s new MR-1 buckle is low profile and superb to use, enabling fast tension adjustments on the move in fine increments, helping provide a perfect fit.

    The Easton EC90 ACC unidirectional carbon sole has a toe vent and replaceable heel bumper, and is utterly rigid, while Giro’s SuperNatural Fit footbed has three interchangeable arch supports, helping you to fine tune the shoes' fit.

    Giro’s supernatural fit footbed has three interchangeable arch supports, helping you to fine tune your fit: giro’s supernatural fit footbed has three interchangeable arch supports, helping you to fine tune your fit
    Giro’s supernatural fit footbed has three interchangeable arch supports, helping you to fine tune your fit: giro’s supernatural fit footbed has three interchangeable arch supports, helping you to fine tune your fit

    The sole is made by Easton – no flex there!

    While they’re not the most ventilated as far as footwear goes, the Factor ACC shoes feel extremely cosseting and efficient, and offer superb performance.

    This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

    Robin Wilmott

    Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
    Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
    • Age: 45
    • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
    • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
    • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
    • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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