First Look: Giro Terraduro shoes


Giro’s new Terraduro all-mountain/trail ride shoes just showed up on our doorstep and before we get them all dirty, we thought you’d like a peek. We first showed the Terraduro back in our Interbike coverage, but Giro have since revised the buckle from those pre-production versions resulting in what we have here.

Designed in consultation with Team Giant enduro/cross country/cyclocross/anything-with-two-wheels honch Adam Craig, the Terraduro’s are intended to both be efficient pedalers, as well as have the flex and grip to handle the occasional off-bike rock scramble.

The shoes feature breathable microfiber uppers; Giro’s MR-2 replaceable, ratcheting buckle closure; an offset strap D-ring hook-and-loop closure at mid-foot; and a rubber toe cap.

The outsole is covered in sticky Vibram high-traction rubber, and has a molded SPD-compatible shank that’s been optimized to allow for a more aft cleat placement—a position many riders prefer in more technical situations, according to Giro.

The interior footbed is a molded EVA affair that’s coated with an anti-microbial treatment called Aegis to reduce odors and general foot mank.

Available in black or orange, the 420-gram shoes also come in a women’s configuration under the name Terradura and retail for $180.

Look for a full review down the road as we put these new trail dogs to the test.

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About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.

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  • Michael S says:

    looks like a great shoe… wish they were selling the color version in the video.

  • Math B says:

    how do you think this shoes will fit with crank brother mallet pedal??? im probably buying those shoes

  • bryan says:

    Thankfully another real rubber soled “performance” shoe. Plastic lugged soles are for road bikes, wake up and smell the smashed bloody kneecaps all you bonehead shoe designers!

  • craig bierly says:

    The shoes are junk!!!! The sole material is like icing on a cake: very thin. The glue process did not attach that sole to the shoe. The first pair I owned lasted 10 rides before the sole detached and tore away from the shoe body. The only dirt they touched were the tech sections that I walked. received a second pair as warranty replacement, they lasted about as long and experienced the same lack of glue problem. The LBS shop reported that Giro knows about the gluing and has made changes and sent me a 3rd pair that I have yet to catch up to so I have news to pass on about the new gluing. Even if the glue holds the tread material is too thin to last before it tears. Hard to believe that a company developed a product that I assume they tested b4 hitting the market then for the market to experience failures that should have been caught during design and or manufacturing.

  • Ryan T says:

    Like Craig, I have serious issues with vibram sole detachment. Although mine only lasted 2 rides, before on the third ride, the bottom exploded.

    LBS is able to get warranty out to me. But what junk. Hope they last a bit longer this go round.

    Will wait for the Five10 Kestrel to hit the market. Boa & Stealth Mi6 rubber! Now that’s a winner.

    (I had specialized rimes for a season and a half before the sole broke/detached, speshy is going to warrranty… boa blew up on first day of a 10 day ride vacation, was still riding them with busted sole then boa blew, so I had to get the Terraduros since my size and locally available).

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