Giro has built on its flat pedal shoe portfolio with the introduction of three new lines; The Riddance, Riddance Mid and Jacket II.
Working in conjunction with riders like Kurt Sorge, Carson Storch, and Graham Agassiz, and the rubber experts at Vibram, Giro’s in-house team of MTB footwear specialists have come up a hard-wearing mix of grip, protection, durability, and style.
The trio all feature Vibram’s new Megagrip ISR rubber outsole, said to be the stickiest compound they’ve launched, plus Rockprint tech, reinforcement for enhanced durability. A full-length, EVA midsole is optimised for vibration damping while rubber reinforcements protect the toe and heel, and a water-resistant breathable microfiber upper delivers comfort.
The Riddance Mid also features a power strap at the ankle for those riders looking for increased support and protection. The Jacket II is the workhorse of the line, with a durable Vibram Ecostep rubber outsole engineered for flat pedals delivering long-lasting grip and a water-resistant breathable microfiber upper.
“As someone who grew up racing downhill, I was used to riding clipped in,” said Giro Marketing Director Dain Zaffke. “But, like so many riders, I’ve spent more and more time during the past few years running flat pedals. The new Riddance is exactly the kind of shoe I’ve been looking for, while the redesigned Jacket II transfers easily between the pump track and the pub.”
The Giro Riddance and women’s Riddance W will retail at $129/€129/£109.99, the Riddance Mid at $139/€139/£119.99, and Jacket II at $99/€99/£89.99.
All are available immediately via UK distributor ZyroFisher.