Who should buy the Giro Riddance

The Riddance was co-designed by world-class trail and freeride legends Carson Storch, Kurt Sorge, and Graham Agassiz. It took the place of the brand’s previous high-end flat pedal shoe called the Jacket. It is a solid option if you: 

  • Need a shoe that is constructed with the help of Vibram’ Megagrip ISR technology for enhanced grip. 
  • Need a shoe that is equipped with enough protection to withstand crashes and rock strikes.

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Sufficient grip and power transfer

Armed with Vibram Megagrip ISR rubber outsole, the Riddance is engineered for grip. The shoe’s tread traction is designed to stick onto flat pedals, while the stiffness prevents energy from being wasted.

Giro Riddance Sufficient grip and power transfer

Both the shoe’s EVA midsole and rubber outsole work together to dampen vibration. No matter how bumpy and difficult your chosen trail is, this shoe will help reduce the sensation of shakiness. 

Unbeatable flat outsole design

The Giro Riddance is a flat cycling shoe meant to match Five Ten’s unbeatable flat outsole design. It features a circle-like tread pattern designed to latch onto bike pedals. Flat outsoles are usually seen on mountain cycling shoes. 

Giro Riddance Unbeatable flat outsole design

This allows the cyclist to freely plant their foot on the ground every time it's needed. It eliminates the factor of fear of not detaching in time, hence allowing the rider to focus on perfecting their techniques and skills.

Giro Riddance is water repellent

This pair’s upper features several layers crafted from microfiber for excellent durability. Microfiber is also known to resist water. This material offers a soft and comfortable.

Giro Riddance Comfortable and water repellent

Durable and protective

The shoe features toe and heel reinforcement to add another layer of durability. It also serves as added foot protection against rocks, debris and other types of impact. Moreover, a technology known as Rockprint is applied on the reinforcements for longer durability.Giro Riddance  Durable and protective

Secure fit if the Giro Riddance

Apart from providing a retro look, the lace-up closure also ensures a comfortable lockdown fit. It avoids hotspots on the top foot and is the lightest closure option out of all of the available systems in cycling shoes.

Giro Riddance  Secure fit

Excellent arch support

The Riddance employs a molded DH EVA footbed with arch support. This provides optimal in-step comfort. Although this shoe is generally a mountain bike shoe and can be used in the wide variety of mountain biking, its insole is specially designed for downhill cycling. The DH stands for “downhill.”

Giro Riddance Excellent arch support

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.2oz / Women 14.1oz
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: Flat
Closure: Lace
Features: Water-resistant, Breathable, Lace Tucks
Material: Synthetic
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.