Giro Factor ACC cycling shoes review

A great, comfortable shoe: the Giro Factor ACC cycling shoes were well received by our tester, Rob Hoyles

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Overall it’s a great shoe: comfortable, stiff and, at under 252g for a size 43, just about justifies its price

Reasons to buy
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    Well fitted and comfortable

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    Excellent ventilation

Reasons to avoid
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    Fairly pricey

Finding cycling shoes that fit me often seems to be a near-impossible undertaking. But the Factors fitted perfectly from the off and have continued to be comfortable for rides of up to five hours.

They have excellent ventilation, which I would put down to the soft, almost rubbery, synthetic Evofiber upper that moulds itself to the shape of your feet. The Supernatural footbed system also adds a degree of tailoring by way of swappable arch supports that easily attach using a Velcro strip.

For riders with wide feet an HV (High Volume) version is also available, though only in black. Stiff soles are often the cause of foot pain but the Easton EC90 ACC soles feature replaceable heel bumpers and give nothing away in terms of stiffness and offer nothing back when it comes to numb toes and foot pain.

Fastening is simple with strong Velcro straps and a neat, low-profile ratchet that’s both easy to use and sits well under a Belgian bootie.

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