Verdict from 6 experts and 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The majority of Giro Riddance Mid reviews speak of its impeccable comfort.
  • Many are impressed with this mountain bike shoe's excellent ankle support and protection.
  • Several wearers laud the pair's durable materials and construction.
  • A handful of consumers find its skate-inspired design to be stylish and appealing.
  • Some riders appreciate its water-resistant feature as it protects them from the trail elements.
  • A few commenters say that airflow is sufficient in this shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of buyers who are used to Five Ten's uber grip soles find this model lacking in traction.
  • Some MTB riders find this pair to be too stiff for their liking.
  • A couple of owners claim that once the shoe is soaked, it takes longer to dry.

Bottom line

The Giro Riddance Mid is designed to take off-road cycling abuse. The shoe's extra protection provided by the taller cuff and reinforced toe and heel section is handy in the rocky part of the trail.

This bike shoe is stiff and comfortable, but one thing that bummed a lot of cyclists is its lack of traction. If you are a mellow trail rider or urban commuter, the Riddance Mid can do the trick.

Tip: see the best mountain cycling shoes.

Good to know

Who is it for? The Giro Riddance Mid is a bike shoe that will suit cyclists who put importance to the following features in their footwear:

  • Flat bike shoes
  • Soles that are stiff and thick
  • Lace-up cycling shoes
  • Shoes with a sneaker-inspired style
  • Ankle protection

What is it for? This pair is marketed as a mountain bike shoe best used for the following endeavors:

  • Light trail cycling
  • Urban commutes
  • Leisure off-road sessions

Adequate grip and rigidity. The Giro Riddance Mid features a Vibram Megagrip ISR outsole. It is crafted from a molded rubber compound with high density for excellent stiffness and power transfer.

Vibration dampening. This pair employs EVA midsoles that provide vibration dampening. It helps reduce foot fatigue, making long rides comfortable.

The Giro Riddance Mid has a flat outsole design that is compatible with the following flat pedal models: DMT Vault Brendog Ice, Nukeproof Horizon Pro Sam Hill and Superstar Nano-x EVO.

Water-resistant, durable. This pair's upper is crafted from perforated microfiber material. It is sealed against the ingress of water other elements. It can also withstand tough rides in the trail.

With this construction, the Riddance Mid is ideal for drizzly weather during light MTB rides.

Lockdown. For retention, this mountain bike shoe utilizes the traditional lace-up closure that cinches throughout the length of the shoe. Once the laces are tied, a velcro Powerstrap can be tightened to keep the laces from getting caught in the bike. The strap also helps enhance the fit in the ankle area.

Ankle protection and support. This pair's mid-top profile provides ankle protection against bumps and impacts. It also offers added support and keeps elements from going inside the shoe.

Toe protection. Rubber reinforcements are placed in the toe and heel areas to safeguard the toes against rock strikes and impacts. Moreover, Rockprint reinforcements are also applied to enhanced overall durability.

The Giro Riddance Mid employs molded EVA footbeds with arch for enhanced comfort and support.


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