Giro Factress Techlace: Innovative women's road shoe
The Factress Techlace is the women's version of the famous Factor Techlace. It features the same elements as its male counterpart but designed with a women-specific last to better cater to the ladies' feet.
Both the Factor and Factress Techlace are revered for being the first Giro shoes that employ the BOA dial. Moreover, the brand's signature Techlace closure and the BOA dial make up for the pair's unique and contemporary closure mechanism. The Techlace is composed of a combination of laces and Velcro, which offers the on-the-go adjustments of straps and comfortable laces.
The shoe also comes with Giro's well-loved premium insole design called the SuperNatural Fit Kit. It comes with three levels of interchangeable arch supports to find an ideal one for you.
Its high-performance is also recognized at a remarkable low weight of 195 grams per shoe in size 39.
Similar shoes to consider
The Fizik R5B is a road shoe available in men's and women's sizes. The women's version has the word 'Donna' in the name. It is recommended for beginner lady riders who are after shoes with good color options and seasoned cyclists who aren't after uber stiff soles. Price-wise, this Fizik shoe is more affordable ar $175 versus the Factress Techlace's $350.
Another shoe that would appeal to serious and seasoned lady road cyclists is the Lake CX301. Just like the Factress Techlace, this shoe is also revered for its lightweight, but the difference is it has a full carbon sole for power transfer and a single BOA dial. It is especially recommended for weight weenies and competitive cyclists.