Strap your feet into the roomy and tough Giro Privateer High-Volume Shoe to pedal with pro-level fit, fatigue-reducing support, and cooling ventilation.
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|Giro Privateer||$134.99 - $150.00|
They're not particularly stiff compared to carbon-soled shoes, but to me that makes them a great trail shoe. Construction seems solid and the placement of the middle d-ring over the middle of the foot provides a fit that doesn't pinch. The regular version fits narrow, so I ordered these. Size 12 dress shoe and the 47 fits perfect.
The good: Breathe well, ratchet works well and adjustments in ride are easy. I have had no trouble climbing/descending in dirt/mud and have not installed any toe spikes.
The bad: The sole compound could be a little more rubbery for walking on rack. It also seems to wear quickly or scrape easily on concrete. I can not comfortably wear socks in them. I would recommend ordering a half size or more bigger. The stock foam insert is worthless as well. No support and might as well be no cushioning. I put an old Spenco hiking insert in and wear them barefoot. This seems to work good for now (the summer). Once we get some cool weather I will have to rethink this.
Conclusion: Good overall design but for a HV (wide) shoe the fit is tight and not cushioning or supportive enough.