Who should buy the Giro Petra VR

The Petra VR is a women’s cycling shoe that exudes an all-around appeal and function. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that is equipped with performance features such as grip and SPD compatibility and the practicalities of light hiking shoes or casual shoes. 
  • Need a shoe that allows the wearer to go from the bike to foot without the need to change their footwear.
  • Need a shoe that offers a breathable and supportive fit, while the lace-up closure keeps the foot in place.

Giro Petra VR Logo

Optimal comfort and enhanced vibration dampening

Unlike conventional bike shoes, the Petra VR is built with a midsole. This, along with the footbed, provides optimal comfort and enhanced vibration dampening.

Giro Petra VR Optimal comfort

The rigidity and power transfer are governed by a shank placed directly under the cleat area. It offers a stiffer feel compared to casual shoes.

Vibram Ecostep rubber

This off-road shoe’s outsole is made from Vibram Ecostep rubber. This technology is composed of advanced compounds such as Idrogrip and Megagrip. Ultimately, Vibram soles are designed to yield optimal grip, durability, and comfort.

Giro Petra VR Vibram Ecostep rubber

Giro Petra VR's cleat system

The Petra VR features the 2-bolt cleat system. Some of the pedals that are compatible with this shoe are Shimano XTR M9100 Race, Time Speciale 8, and Look Cycle X-Track En-Rage Plus.

Giro Petra VR cleat system

The cleat area is designed to be recessed so that wearers can walk comfortably. Moreover, there is plenty of space for cleat positioning to allow the rider to find the optimal posture while pedaling.

Durable and well-ventilated fit

This pair’s upper is crafted from synthetic materials and mesh. It is designed for longevity, support, and a well-ventilated fit.

Giro Petra VR upper

Secure fit

Employing the traditional lace-up closure, this shoe provides a secure and lockdown fit without any pressure points. This retention system is also the lightest option available in the market. To keep the laces from getting caught in the bike, lace tucks are provided.

Giro Petra VR Secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 14.3oz
Use: Mountain, Indoor, Casual
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Lace
Features: Breathable, Lace Tucks, SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper
Technology: Vibram

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.