The tough and versatile Giro Sica mountain bike shoes have stiff carbon fiber soles to maximize power transfer and offer a women-specific, easily adjustable fit for your riding comfort.
Technology-packed and race-ready, the Giro Sica Women's Shoe transfers power directly to your pedals while offering the comfort and support needed to cover long distances.
|Average footwear weight (pair):||1 lb. 5.8 oz.|
|Outsole:||Easton EC70 carbon composite|
This was my first pair of clipless shoes and I am very impressed with the fit. I was able to try them on in person, so I didn't have a problem with size of the pair I ordered. For a mountain bike shoe though, it doesn't seem extremely durable - it seems to get scuffed fairly easily (got the silver/charcoal version). Hopefully it'll last a while since I only use it on the road.
If you get the right size, it's very comfortable and light and also looks sporty and feminine at the same time. Not clunky at all. I typically wear a size 8 in athletic shoes and size 40 works well for me.
I'm not an expert on bike shoes but compared to other brands this Giro shoe runs normal. I have a wide foot so I'm just about screwed when buying any bike shoe. This one worked for me and the sizing chart was very accurate. This shoe comes with additional arch support inserts that you can change out super easily. This shoe was compatible with my time pedals. (in case you care)
I really wanted these to fit...if you have slim feet, these would probably be great. If you have wide feet forget it. I normally wear a 39-39.5, but in these I had to go up to a size 41 to avoid my big toe hitting the end. Even with the larger size they were still bit too snug in the toe box, slipped in the heel, and the extra length made them seem clumsy--not what one wants for cross racing. Had to return them. :-(
I wear a 7.5 shoe and originally ordered the 39. Way too tight, then went to the 39.5, still too tight. I'm not sure if it's worth ordering the 40 or not since I don't understand the sizing.
This is a super lightweight shoe, very comfortable and stiff sole. I am happy that I got this shoe for the upcoming race season, but I will also keep my old shoes around for normal riding. I am not impressed with the "traction lugs" (tread). I've used the shoe twice- once for a practice ride and once for a race. The race did include a very steep 20 minute walk up a hill and now two front tread teeth are pretty much worn through. For the price of the shoe, I would expect the tread to last longer than two rides.
Also, the sizing is wack. I recommend trying on a Giro shoe in person, before buying online. As someone else also mentioned, I'm a 7.5 and normally a 39 for cycling shoes, but had to go all the way up to 40 for these, but I have a bit of wiggle room (which I like for MTB shoes, so I can fit a toe warmer).
Value for money? Eh... I feel like I'm going to have to buy a new pair of shoes in a few months or just continue to use my old ones. I'll keep these for racing only, since they don't seem like they'll survive the 3-4 days of normal riding that I do per week. Recommendation to Giro- if you're going to make a shoe with such a poor tread, then please make the tread replaceable like Sidi.