Verdict from 5 experts and 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Comfort: Dozens of reviewers, including expert bloggers, rave about the Giro Ventana Fastlace's exceptional comfort.
  • Good looking: The shoe's design is modern and appealing, according to numerous purchasers.
  • Stiff yet walkable: A considerable number of users find this mountain bike shoe to have adequate rigidity on the bike but very comfortable to walk in.
  • Build quality: Several owners give the Ventana Fastlace top marks in the durability and craftsmanship departments.
  • Great value: Some buyers think the shoe has excellent value for money.
  • Supportive: A number of wearers remark at how supportive the upper feels.
  • Grip: It provides efficient traction on slippery surfaces, say a couple of cyclists.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Cleat position: An expert reviewer claims that not everyone will find the cleat design optimal for long-rides.
  • Laces: One blogger says he experienced the laces slipping and loosening mid-ride.

Bottom line

There are MTB riders who require good looks and comfort in their footgear. Then others are after a shoe with excellent grip and a sole that balances flexibility and rigidity. Fortunately, the Ventana Fastlace possesses all these criteria.

That said, it has been reported to have possible cleat positioning issues. Overall, the Giro Ventana Fastlace is an excellent everyday MTB shoe.

Tip: see the best mountain cycling shoes.

Good to know

Who is it for? The Giro Ventana Fastlace is marketed by the brand as an MTB shoe that marries the comfort and stability of a trail running shoe and the support and pedaling stiffness of cycling shoes.

Cyclists who value the following features should check out this shoe:

  • No-fuss retention system
  • Seamless upper
  • Stiff enough soles
  • Trail running shoe-like fit

What is it for? This shoe is designed for the following biking pursuits:

  • All-mountain
  • Cross country
  • Trail
  • Touring
  • It has been tested in the Downhill World Cup arena.

Stiff. This Giro shoe's sole is equipped with a stout nylon shank responsible for adequate power transfer during the climbing sections.

Traction. The grip of this footgear is governed by the brand's proprietary Sensor rubber outsole. This helps make sure that the wearer stays upright off-bike.

The Giro Ventana Fastalace employs the traditional MTB two-bolt cleat design. It is compatible with the following clipless MTB pedals: HT Components T1, Shimano PD-M8120 XT and DMR V-Twin.

The cleat area has plenty of adjustment room to find the ideal cleat positioning.

Quick to adjust. The lockdown of this shoe is governed by the Fastlace system and a hook-and-loop strap. The Fastlace closure employs a cord lock and soft lace guides for a fast and secure fit adjustments.

A heel loop is provided to help in easier on and off, while a lace tuck serves as the excess laces' safe keeper to prevent it from getting caught in the bike.

Comfort. This pair's upper is crafted from mesh and bonded PU. This seamless construction prevents seam rubbing and chafing and also provides a breathable and lightweight feel.

Protection. Both the toe box and heel areas are reinforced to protect the toes from rocks strikes and bumps. It also enhances the shoe's overall durability.

The Giro Ventana Fastlace features EVA footbeds for support in the arch and forefoot areas.

The Giro Ventana Fastlace is derived from its sibling called the Giro Ventana. The standard Ventana employs a BOA dial and velcro strap, while the Ventana Fastlace exchanges the BOA dials for the friction cord lock and its strap is placed further up the bridge of the foot.

Other than this, both cycling shoes share the same specs.


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