Featured User Review: Giro Prolight SLX Road Shoe Review

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Giro Prolight SLX Road Shoe

Featured User Review: Giro Prolight SLX Road Shoe Review
by jeff

Price: $360 MSRP
Overall Rating: 5 of 5
Value Rating: 5 of 5

Bike Setup
Della Santa, Campy Record, baby!

Favorite Ride:

I’ve ridden 25+ years. Had a lot of different shoes. My feet are narrow, so much so, I slide around in Sidi Ergos, no joke. I have had Nike’s, Carnacs, several different Sidi’s, Time (back in the day), Shimano and DMT. In short I’ve tried ANYTHING that I thought would be narrow enough, supportive enough and durable enough. Most have failed in most areas, certainly the narrow part. The best ones first: Carnac, can’t remember the name, the model under the Legend though. Narrow, very durable and excellent power transfer. Sadly my feet changed and away they went. Second best: Nike Hautacom, NARROW, fantastic power transfer, not very comfortable, but when feeling good? Damn they were fast. On a side note: carbon soles are the sh*t and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Okay: Giro Prolight SLX: BEATS THEM ALL. Best shoe ever! Light, SUPER comfortable, just as good of power transfer as the Nike’s and look way better. Velcro almost doesn’t open it is soooo sticky. Better Q-factor too, if you like your shoe close to the crank arm, I do, then they are way better than Sidi Ergo 2. SOOOOO light, they float in your hand, and when it comes to revving it up on a climb? Or sprinting, they spin up in a second. The uppers are so supportive and supple. I am in love with this shoe. Did one 2 hour hammer-fest, PR’d and didn’t want to take them off, my wife even thinks their cool kicks! Will update in a month or two, let you know how they are holding up.

Fit, comfort, adjustability, power transfer, looks, etc. They’re just that good.

None so far.

Similar Products Used:
Nike, Carnac, Time, Shimano, DMT, Sidi, etc.

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About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.

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