Shoes are the essential link between body and machine, which is why you need Giro's Factress Shoes. They offer a great fit, a low weight and excellent pedaling efficiency, so they're ready to improve all your road rides. The stiffness and lightness comes from the Easton carbon soles that provide the perfect perch for your feet and a nearly direct connection to your pedals for maximum pedal power. The great women's fit is courtesy of the breathable Teijin microfiber uppers and Giro's included ergonomic and antimicrobial footbeds. Plus, the double hook-and-loop straps and ratcheting-buckle straps vary in width to provide the ultimate fit and feel. You also get padded heels and split tongues plus tabs on the toes and heels for walking traction and durability.
In order to mount your pedals' cleats to your shoes, they must have matching bolt patterns. There are 3 configurations (diagram) used on cycling shoes, SPD-R, Look/SPD-SL and SPD. Road shoes feature one, two or even all three of these. Mountain-bike shoes usually use the SPD pattern. If you have any questions about cleat compatibility, please contact us. We're here to help!