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85 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
If you're looking for a tough, comfortable shoe that's not afraid of wet weather, Giro's Terraduro Mid fits the bill. I only have a couple quibbles with the Terraduro Mid's design, and they're both related to the lacing system. I'd love to see some sort of speed lace system, and possibly the addition of another strap that could be used to snug the shoes down without undoing the lace cover.
The Giro Terraduro Mid would suit a rider looking for a high performance shoe that transmits a lot of power and works well in all weathers. Not one for introverts, the loud and proud colours and distinctive styling will appeal to riders who like to shout ‘I smash KOM’s uphill’ everywhere they go. However, during descents the stiff sole limits performance.
There’s no sign of tear or wear after my two months in the Terraduro Mids. And the piece of it that may catch a crankarm or chainstay once in a while is just an extension of the shoe itself, protecting the material and your ankle at once. However odd-looking, the Terraduro Mids have been a valuable addition to my garage floor.
Pros: Stiff, durable, lace cover, weather resistant, grippy tread, narrow last. Cons: Cleat engagement tricky, narrow last
It’s a good shoe, comfortable on and off the bike, efficient on the pedals and it’s definitely tough, but the niggles with the awkward lace flap and the subsequent difficulties in getting that perfect fit, stop it from matching our current favourite shoe in this sector, the Shimano ME7.
An evolution, rather than a revolution, of this popular trail shoe. It’s worth paying if you love lace-up shoes, or want the easy-clean of a shoe with a flap. Apart from that, you’d probably be just fine with the regular model.
Giro improves its best-selling Terraduro shoe and elevates it for all-mountain adventures and significant enduro racing despite wet conditions. The Terraduro Mid offers more coverage via the Ariaprene ankle collar and more protection via its beefed-up structure. The combination of traditional lace-ups and lace shroud provides secure fastening and water-resistance.
Apart from its burlier construction, this pair’s mid-profile is another characteristic that distinguishes it from its predecessor. Overall, it is engineered to endure the rugged and unpredictable nature of off-road cycling.
Strategically placed rigidity and flex. This pair’s soles are crafted from thick nylon shanks for adequate stiffness from the midfoot to the rear part, while a beneficial amount of flex is placed in the forefoot for walking comfort.
High traction. The Terraduro Mid’s excellent grip is provided by Vibram high traction lugged outsoles. The chunky and aggressive design of this shoe’s tread is crucial for better navigation of the mountain’s rocky and muddy trails.
This footwear employs the traditional 2-bolt mountain shoe cleat system. It is suitable for any SPD pedal such as the Shimano Deore XT M8020, Crank Brothers Mallet Enduro, Crank Brothers Egg BEater 3, and Time ATAC XC 8.
The cleat area is recessed into the sole, allowing the wearer to walk with their normal gait. Moreover, the cleat opening is water sealed, making the shoe water-resistant all throughout.
Water-resistant upper construction. The Giro Terraduro Mid’s upper is constructed from the Evofiber microfiber. It fuses mesh and microfiber into a single entity that repels water and improves ventilation at the same time. This material is also quick drying and easy to clean.
The Evofiber microfiber upper is complemented by a lace shroud for improved water resistance and perforations for enhanced breathability.
Time-tested lace closure. The lace-up system offers a lightweight, secure fastening, and easily replaceable design. Combined with the lace shroud, breakage while in the trails is prevented.
Ankle support. The asymmetric Ariaprene extension provides added support and protection without sacrificing ventilation, flexibility, and water-resistance.
Toe and heel protection. This pair’s toe and heel area are reinforced to keep the foot protected from strikes, bumps, and impacts.
A molded EVA footbed with medium arch support comes with the shoe. It enhances comfort when clipped in.
- Heel loops are provided for easier putting on and taking off.
- The tongue is well-padded for enhanced comfort and cushioning.