Who should buy the Giro Trans BOA

A successor to the Trans road shoe, the Giro Trans BOA packs a lot of updated essential features in its minimal package. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that is fastened via a single BOA L6 dial retention system and a micro strap that provides a secure and highly adjustable system even while on the road.
  • Prefer Easton EC70 carbon soles that allow excellent power transfer thanks to their sufficient rigidity. 

Giro Trans BOA shoe overview

Superb rigidity

This footwear is sitting on an Easton EC70 carbon sole. This type of outsole is crafted using unidirectional carbon fiber engineered to supply direct connection to the pedal and first-rate stiffness. The combination of these two assists in the efficient transfer of power with every pedal stroke.

Giro Trans BOA easton carbon sole

Excellent ventilation

The sole features an air pocket protected by steel hardware. This feature allows the breeze to go through to cool the rider’s foot, especially in warmer weather.

Giro Trans BOA ventilation

Replaceable heel pads

Rubber pads are strategically placed in the toe and heel areas to aid in the wearer’s walking comfort. It provides stability and grip whenever they need to dismount off the bike. With the renewable heel pad, the shoe’s lifespan is extended.

Giro Trans BOA replaceable heel pads

3-bolt road cleat system

The Giro Trans BOA features the usual 3-bolt road cleat design. It is compatible with the following pedal models: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, Shimano PD-R540, Look Keo 2 Max Blade 12, and Time Xpresso 15. This model also displays graphs in its outsole as marking to guide the wearer in optimal cleat positioning.

Giro Trans BOA cleat

Breathable upper construction

Crafted from perforated microfiber with mesh inserts, this pair is not only ventilated underneath but throughout the upper as well. It easily lets air to enter and, in turn, heat to exit, which is beneficial when the temperature is high.

Giro Trans BOA perforated upper

Excellent comfort of the Giro Trans BOA

The top of the foot and the surrounding area of the ankle are treated to excellent comfort thanks to the padded tongue and collar.

Giro Trans BOA padded collar

Secure fit

The midfoot area is locked down via a single BOA L6 dial. It allows fast and effortless fine-tuning even while on the saddle. The dial can be tightened in 1mm increments and fully released with a single button. 

Giro Trans BOA midfoot

A set-and-forget micro strap secures the forefoot area for a more customized fit in the toe box.

Medium arch support

A molded EVA footbed is designed to provide medium arch support. It supplies cushioning for your foot as you go on long rides.

Giro Trans BOA Medium arch support

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 9.3oz
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: Velcro, BOA
Features: Breathable, Replaceable Sole Guards, Look Delta
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper, Carbon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Giro

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

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