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.
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.
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'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.
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.
I am going to post my insights on these clipless shoes and my peddles from a newbies perspective. Yeah, I don't get the clipless either, as I clip into the peddles... I ride about 20 miles 2-3 times a week, using a 29er mountain bike with slicks. I was scared to death of clipless, because I thought I would not be able to get out of them. I ordered the Shimano SM-SH56 SPD cleats to go with Shimano PD-M530 SPD Clipless Trail Pedals and Giro Rumble VR MTB Shoes. First off on the shoes, there is a channel that allows you to adjust the cleat position fore and aft, which helped me find the best fit. The Shoes are a bit heavy, but very solid and fit my feet well. The one thing I want to pass on, is the SM SH56 Cleats are multi release, so you can release your foot by twisting left or right. Plus you ARE NOT locked in to the peddles. You actually have some play where I can move my heal left or right by 12 inch to 34 of an inch. Which is really cool, as sometimes I have a little pain in my knee and by moving my right heel laterally I can take the pressure off. It really did not take me long to get used to clipping in and clipping out of the clipless cleats. You can adjust the tension on the peddles for the release pressure, and I have mine set light, but they don't come out on the upstroke. If you are considering trying clipless, go with the SM SH56 cleat, and these shoes, they were a good purchase for me. I was able to increase my pace on my circuit by 12 to 34 of a mile average. I went from 14.6 mph avg. to 15.1 and have gone faster but that was on a day when I had a good south wind. Overall I am very happy with this set up and would encourage anyone looking at trying out clipless to clip into their peddles to try this combo.
I will give 4 stars for now, as I have just today went out for my first ride. 3 hrs, semi-casual riding. No issues, never thought about them on my feet, comfy, clipped in very easy and reliably.
Great deal, and they LOOK Awesome with black, too!
I have ridden about 500 miles on these so far and I am happy. I had to play with the cleat positioning adjustment a few times to get it right for me. Thankfully the Giro Rumble offers a lot of adjustment and this is very easy to do. The shoes are generally comfortable and appear to be durable as well.
Shoe fits snug and I ordered 1 size larger than normal. Toe box is wide and roomy, so very comfortable. Sole stiff enough for biking, yet sufficiently flexible for walking. Used with toe clips (ones wo straps) can pedal quite efficiently. I've used them on 30 - 50 mile rides.
Appear well-made, Vibram sole is a plus, and should probe durable. Liked them so much, ordered a second pair, and one for my wife.
Runs small - purchased size 46 while usually take 45. Fit is quite snug, especially very curved heel. Great for casualtouring rides with toe clips that might include some walking. Sole is stiff for good power transfer, still quite comfortable for walking. Top is mesh, so not for cold weather use.