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85 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews
Really light but super thin upper material.
Recommended for the ultimate weight weenies. Super light and stiff, fairly comfortable. But durability is questionable and non-replaceable pads are a downer.
Comfortable, airy and indeed light, but laces can stretch and be a little fiddly. Buy if, Absolute light weight is a priority and you like the looks.
For riders with very deep pockets seeking to shave every possible gram — or those struggling to find something that can keep their feel cool in extremely hot weather — these are an easy choice. For everyone else, though, there are more sensible options available.
Some of the lightest shoes available with comfort to match, these should be high on your list if you can stomach the cost.
These shoes offer an incredibly comfortable fit, with a stiff sole and they represent the lightest that we're aware of on the market. So if you're looking to spash some cash on new season kicks, and are prepared to commit a bit of time to maintenance and keeping them clean, then these could well be the ones.
The lightest yet. When the company was designing the Giro Prolight Techlace, the main agenda was to push the envelope when it comes to how light bike shoes could get. The brand succeeded as they have produced the lightest pair during the time of its release.
- To make footwear as light as the Prolight Techlace, the brand has chosen one-of-a-kind materials that could help shed every gram possible.
- The upper is generally crafted from mesh with welded Teijin TPU film for lightness, breathability, and a bit of reinforcement.
- Giro’s Techlace governs the fit department, while a TeXtreme carbon fiber outsole designed with relatively lesser materials is responsible for power transfer.
Pro-level stiffness but lighter. The Prolight Techlace’s feather-like weight is made possible thanks to outsoles made from TeXtreme Advanced carbon fiber materials. Instead of fibers woven into threads, this design is woven in flat sheets, which uses less resin and therefore saves weight.
Hardware used also helps shed grams. This pair utilizes titanium hardware, which is lighter than the usual ones used in bike shoes.
Replaceable heel pads. This feature helps extend a pair’s life and refreshes traction.
Ventilation. Vent pockets are placed underneath the toes to work in conjunction with the upper to provide excellent breathability.
The Giro Prolight Techlace employs the traditional 3-bolt road cleat design. Some recommended road pedals to go with this shoe are Look Keo 2 Max Blade, Time Xpresso 6, and Shimano 105 SPD.
The positioning of the cleat system is fixed and cannot be adjusted.
Breathable, light, and comfortable construction. The Prolight Techlace is crafted from monofilament mesh with welded Teijin TPU films. The main goal for the employment of this material is for an uber light and breathable fit.
Quick and convenient closure. Employing the Techlace system, adjusting the fit of this shoe is quick and convenient. Made up of Velcro and laces, this fastening doesn’t use any hardware, which ultimately helps shed weight as well.
A lighter version of the brand’s proprietary insoles. The Pro Techlace shoe features the Ultralight SuperNatural Fit Kit. The level of support can be customized via three foams labeled as S, M, and L.
These foams can be attached and detached via Velcro.
Keeps odor-causing bacterias at bay. The insoles’ top sheets are made from XT2 anti-microbial fibers. It helps keep your pair feeling and smelling fresh longer.
The shoe comes with a travel shoe bag, foams for the SuperNatural Fit Kit insoles, a set of titanium cleat bolts, and an instruction manual.