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Giro 2012 Mens Factor Road Bike Shoes (Black - 43.5)

AED 954
Order now and get it bySep 03 - Sep 05

Product Description

Upper Material: Teijin microfiberLining: Closure: hook-and-loop, micro-buckleSole: EC90 carbon fiberCleat Compatibility: 3-hole roadMidsole: Arch Support: Footbed: Weight: Recommended Use: cycling, racingManufacturer Warranty: 1 year

Flash is an elusive quality. It makes something stand out, yet too much is, simply, too much. Pro gear is typically
flashy, both as an advertisement for the producer as well as the rider. If it errs on the side of excess, that's ok, as
it just makes the product even more noteworthy. The Factor is Giro's flashiest road shoe and the second one in the
lineup. It's one that might even be preferred over the Prolight SLX. It's hard not to notice the red-and-white model. We
don't know if it's the pinstripes or the striking contrast between the high-gloss Red and high-gloss White, but this is
a color scheme that puts Sidi on notice. If you made it to the technical details, you'll see that it has a buckle at the
top of the shoe rather than the Velcro strap of the Prolight SLX. We'll admit, we're like most folks, and we love the
control and security of buckle systems.After the buckle, there are more subtle differences between the Prolight and
this. The Factor Shoes use the slightly heavier Easton EC90 carbon-fiber sole. Though it's not quite as light as the
EC90SLX sole of the Prolight, it's equally thin at 6.5mm. Overall, the shoe is still pretty feathery at a claimed 255g
for a size 42. The upper is slightly-thicker Teijin microfiber, 1.4mm thick, with an equally rich finish. It's not
leather, but it feels really plush in the hand and looks great. The threaded inserts and buckles are steel.Otherwise,
the design of the shoe is largely the same as the Prolight. Very few panels, smooth interior, padded and vented tongue
with a notch for your tendons. Giro went through 16 different lasts before arriving on a shape that they felt would be
optimum for fitting most folk's feet. They decided when they plunged into shoe design that getting the last right was
their first task, as once the last is created, the cobbler is pretty much stuck with that shape forever; it's the
last.Part of this fastidiousness is seen in the placement of the top strap.

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