Profile of the Giro Republic R Knit

Who is it for? The Giro Republic R Knit is road bike shoe recommended to cyclists who value the following features:

  • Timeless, sleek style
  • Breathable shoe
  • Soles that are not race-level stiff
  • Versatile function

What is it for? This cycling shoe is crafted with versatility in mind. The following are some of the biking endeavors this shoe can be used in:

  • Road cycling
  • Light off-road biking
  • Mixed road adventures
  • Touring
  • Indoor cycling


Adequate power transfer. The Republic R Knit employs an injected nylon outsole that delivers enough rigidity and power transfer.

Grip. Co-molded rubber pads provide traction for slippery surfaces. Midfoot scuff guards are also applied for added durability and protection of soles against scuffs.

Cleat System

The Giro Republic R Knit features the two-bolt cleat system. Some of the pedals that work with this shoe are Shimano M8020, Crank Brother Doubleshot Hybrid and Pedaling Innovations Catalyst.


Comfort and support. This pair's upper is crafted from a one-piece Xnetic Knit upper with an internal TPU skeletal system for a supportive fit sans the seam rubbing and chafing. The knit upper also allows excellent airflow, making it an ideal midsummer bike shoe.

Protection. Rubber toe guards and bonded TPU heels offer toe protection against light bumps and rock strikes. It also helps keep the foot from sliding around inside the shoe.

Time-tested closure system. The Republic R Knit utilizes Empire laces, which offer a tried-and-tested lockdown fit. Metal eyelets are also used to enhance durability and help keep laces in place.

Water-repellent and easy to clean. The upper is DWR-treated, which helps keep the elements at bay, cleaning dust and removing stains easier after every session.

Lace loop. A garter lace loop is strategically placed on top of the closure system. This is where the tied laces can be tucked to keep it from getting caught in the bike's crankset.


The Giro Republic R Knit employs a molded EVA footbed that offers medium arch support. It also features a micro suede top sheet for comfort.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 310g
Use: Road
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Lace
Features: Lace Tucks, SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Knit upper, Nylon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Giro

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