Giant Surge Pro shoe review

Giant's flagship shoe, which has an innovative carbon-beam sole and is worn by the Sunweb team in the WorldTour, gets a full makeover

Giant Surge Pro
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Giant is one of the industry's original thinkers, willing to go out on a limb rather than follow the herd, and with the Surge Pro it has done exactly that with great results. The innovative ExoBeam system paired with the hightly supportive ExoWrap upper makes for a shoe that feels super connected, very fast and kind to the joints too – and as you’d expect of a WorldTour-level shoe they’re also very light. Although they can be broken in with a little persistence, it’s important to try them on to get the most out of the considerable amount of performance on offer.

Reasons to buy
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    Sole design actually works

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    Upper very supportive

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    Great looks

Reasons to avoid
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    White version discolours unevenly

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The Giant Surge Pro is the Taiwanese company's new top shoe, just launched to the public after having been worn by the Sunweb team this season. 

We were impressed by Giant's innovative approach to getting the best performance possible out of a cycling shoe while keeping it comfortable and working efficiently yet sympathetically with the knee and ankle joints.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.