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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”