Who should buy Giro Factress Techlace

The Factress Techlace is the women's version of the famous Factor Techlace. It features the same elements as its male counterpart but is designed with a women-specific last to better cater to the ladies' feet. Get this if you:

  • are a high-mileage female rider
  • want a lightweight Giro bike shoe that does not compromise performance

First GIRO cycling shoe to employ the BOA dial

Even though the Factress Techlace is the first in the brand's lineup to feature the BOA dial, an abundance of users already applaud this road cycling shoe's unique and efficient retention system.

The BOA dial is paired with the brand's Techlace closure, which is responsible for the pair's efficient closure system. Aside from being efficient, since it is designed around soft laces rather than rigid straps, it can reduce hotspots.

Replacing the full straps with laces also decreases the weight of the shoe since it involves a reduction in material.

The Factress Techlace promotes customized comfort

Several riders like the option to customize the exchangeable arch support provided by the shoe.

The SuperNatural Fit Kit is a premium insole design from Giro, which is responsible for the three levels of interchangeable arch support of the shoe, allowing wearers to find the most comfortable fit for them.

Lightweight but stiff outsole

Numerous cyclists appreciate how well the Factor Techlace's soles transfer the energy they exert. 

The material used on the outsole of the Giro Factress Techlace makes the shoe light since it is among the lightest and thinnest materials. Still, the sole remains stiff for efficient pedaling.

Similar shoes to consider

The Fizik R5B is a road shoe available in men's and women's sizes. The women's version has the word 'Donna' in the name. 

It is recommended for beginner lady riders who are after shoes with good color options and seasoned cyclists who aren't after uber stiff soles. Price-wise, this Fizik shoe is more affordable at $175 versus the Factress Techlace's $350.

Another shoe that would appeal to serious and seasoned lady road cyclists is the Lake CX301

Just like the Factress Techlace, this shoe is also revered for its lightweight, but the difference is it has a full carbon sole for power transfer and a single BOA dial. It is especially recommended for weight weenies and competitive cyclists.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 6.9oz
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: Lace, Velcro, BOA
Features: Breathable, Replaceable Sole Guards, Look Delta
Collection: Giro Techlace, Giro SuperNatural Fit Kit
Material: Synthetic upper

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