Who should buy the Giro Petra VR
The Petra VR is a women’s cycling shoe that exudes an all-around appeal and function. It is a solid option if you:
- Need a shoe that is equipped with performance features such as grip and SPD compatibility and the practicalities of light hiking shoes or casual shoes.
- Need a shoe that allows the wearer to go from the bike to foot without the need to change their footwear.
- Need a shoe that offers a breathable and supportive fit, while the lace-up closure keeps the foot in place.
Optimal comfort and enhanced vibration dampening
Unlike conventional bike shoes, the Petra VR is built with a midsole. This, along with the footbed, provides optimal comfort and enhanced vibration dampening.
The rigidity and power transfer are governed by a shank placed directly under the cleat area. It offers a stiffer feel compared to casual shoes.
Vibram Ecostep rubber
This off-road shoe’s outsole is made from Vibram Ecostep rubber. This technology is composed of advanced compounds such as Idrogrip and Megagrip. Ultimately, Vibram soles are designed to yield optimal grip, durability, and comfort.
Giro Petra VR's cleat system
The Petra VR features the 2-bolt cleat system. Some of the pedals that are compatible with this shoe are Shimano XTR M9100 Race, Time Speciale 8, and Look Cycle X-Track En-Rage Plus.
The cleat area is designed to be recessed so that wearers can walk comfortably. Moreover, there is plenty of space for cleat positioning to allow the rider to find the optimal posture while pedaling.
Durable and well-ventilated fit
This pair’s upper is crafted from synthetic materials and mesh. It is designed for longevity, support, and a well-ventilated fit.
Employing the traditional lace-up closure, this shoe provides a secure and lockdown fit without any pressure points. This retention system is also the lightest option available in the market. To keep the laces from getting caught in the bike, lace tucks are provided.