I had a pair of Giro Rumbles before, but they wore out after a few years of hard use. So, I was happy to find them again at Western Bike Works for a good price. They fit me well, with the pressure point at exactly the right spot on my foot. They say they are MTB shoes, but I use them on my road bike, because even with SPD cleats on you can walk without slipping.
I purchased these thinking that I'd only use them while riding. It turns out that I'm wearing them more than I thought I would and not just for riding. They are a good entry level shoe, light weight and very well made. No issues or concerns with these shoes. Size does run true. I wear normally a size 11 and bought the Euro size 45.
These shoes replaced a pair of entry level Sidi MTBs that I had been commuting year round on for several years. I wish I would have switched a long time ago. I was shocked at how comfortable these shoes are both on and off the bike. They may be some of the most comfortable casual walking shoes I own. I often leave them on at work.
I use these with Crankbrothers cleats and I've had no interference issues. The cleat shims are definately needed and make sure to use the short cleat screws that come with the shoes. The typical cleat screws are way too long and will poke the bottom of your feet.
I've also taken these on longer rides and had no trouble with hot spots or numbness. Not as rigid as the Sidis but much more comfortable to walk in. These shoes have mesh uppers so your feet are going to get wet during the rainy season.
I bought these after returning some shoes by Chrome that looked cool, but didnt function well. These are great. Theyre comfortable, and work well without too much movement inside the shoe. The cleats are recessed and on very smooth ground (wood floors, smooth concrete) they dont make any noise, but they do crunch or click on very uneven ground like rough concrete.
Went one size up to allow for two pair of socks, worked well as the shoe has ample room in the toe box. Started using the shoe in November with ambient temps in the 35 range. Will see how they work during Michigan winters. Very happy with my purchase!
Comfortable, walkable, one full size up from your sneaker size. I were a size 13 in sneakers. I first tried the 47 size, returned those for the 48 size. This shoe are not a novelty, very functional. Mesh toe area for breathability. The only challenge is to clip in, a little hard at first. Once you get used to lining up, one firm press and your in, an easy twist and your out. I used this shoe for the first time with a child carrier on my front handle bar and child carrier behind my seat. The three of us had great time in Montreal, so much fun.
I used the shoe during a 2 week bike trip down the PCH. Worked great. Stiffness was just right to handle harder efforts out of saddle climbs. Very comfortable right out of the box. I did couple of rides to verify functionality and fit prior to departure. True to size. I wear a 42.5 in Sidi and Specialized and this was a size 43. Had a little extra room at the toes with a light weight sock. Good for walking around with SPD cleats installed. If you're looking for a shoe for touring, commuting or even light training, this shoe will do the job.
I am very pleased with these shoes! I do not have a wide foot (in general) but my Sidi mtb shoes (same size 43) felt cramped in tow area - perhaps the Sidi 43.5 would have fixed that. These 43 Giros fit really well! Sole is plenty stiff for my use (so far just indoor stationary classes). The look great. I have had a few inquiries. I can walk several hundred yards to a store or my car with no major problems. I like the lace up design and room for my toes to wiggle. I do not think I would get "hot foot" from all day touring with these!
I've been riding with this shoe on my 29er for local trail rides around Portland (Powell Butte, Forest Park) as well as more aggressive (lots of elevation) trails on the south side of Mt. St. Helens. The shoe is comfortable and seems like it was made to last. HELPFUL TIP I purchased the Dress Blue color. On the website, there are three images of the blue version of this shoe but two of them have really bad color accuracy (namely the images of bottom view and side view). The only image that accurately represents the blue color is the topside view.
I use this shoe for commuting to university about 8 miles one way, and as a recreational road riding shoe on the weekends. They're comfortable for the most part, after about an hour of peddling, the insole does start to feel a bit hard and there may be a numb toe from time to time. I wouldn't use these for trail riding because the laces don't allow the hugging of the foot like a nice pair of velcro straps, and the heel allows sandrocks in. This shoe's stated purpose is commuting and they're great for that. They look nice with hiking khakis that I ride in when sitting in class or walking to different buildings on campus. They also allow for decent walking as they still have a shank inside the rubber sole, which does clop clop like a horse a little as the foot transitions from the heel to the ball of the foot.
Size 12 wide feet here. Bought the 48 perfect size! Very happy with fit, comfort and style. European sizes always seemed narrow and small in the past but these are perfect! Agonized over size conversion charts and actually got some pretty bad advice from other vendors as to what size to get. Commute to work with these on shimano clip ins - very easy in and out twist. Price was best on this site as well and shipping was quick enough. Would buy again.
I am a 12 wide and never get a good answer about what european size to order. I assume all european cyclists have tiny narrow little pretty feet, not like my ugly american clod hoppers. I took a mild leap of faith and based on a pair of birkenstocks I owned years ago went with a 48, which happens to be PERFECT for me in this shoe. Took them out of the box this morning, laced up and did a 25 mile ride. very comfortable, nice stiff sole, good cuppage around the heel and a roomy toe box for my large wide feet. I am riding clipless for the moment so I cannot comment on how well the clippedal system may work. I like the look of these, too - not too bikey and the olive color is pretty neutral. I have a feeling the quality is good and they will wear well. oh, and double bonus, this site, with a first time used discount, was the cheapest - I think I paid around $$ bucks for the shoes with all the discounts applied. Clearly the cheapest site I was able to find this shoe. Shipping was free.
Opened the box and tried them on for size. A good, solid shoe for commuting, which is what I need. I'm replacing a pair of Diadora shoes, which are rather generously sized. I did order a size larger for this Giro shoe, but it was still too small. Checked my Sidi shoes and found they were a size larger than the Diadora. So there is a lot of variability in sizing. As others have noted, you probably need at least one size larger that what you are currently using. So I'm returning the size 46 and ordering again in size 47.