Giro Regime Women's Road Cycling Shoes review

Comfy, durable shoes ready for your longest, fastest rides

Giro Regime women's shoes
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Regimes are comfortable enough for long, hard road rides, as well as stiff and sleek enough to don on race day, though they could be a little more breathable. The super stiff sole will hold its own through your grittiest rides, and offers snappy power transfer for the final sprint. They’re not the lightest road shoes in the world, but that’s not the point; these shoes are sturdy, badass all-arounders, just like the rider they’re designed for.

Reasons to buy
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    Stiff sole

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    Comfortable fit

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    Durable upper

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    Relatively lightweight

Reasons to avoid
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    Could be more breathable

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Giro's Regime women's cycling shoes wrap your feet in a one-piece upper cut from a proprietary seamless material Giro calls Synchwire. It’s made up of a breathable mesh layer heat-bonded onto a stiff sheet to help distribute pressure from the closure system across the top of your foot, with a reinforced outer film for extra durability.

The perforated upper lets heat escape but wasn’t so airy that I couldn’t wear them without shoe covers on chilly fall days. The closure system itself consists of two Boa dials and steel wires laced over the upper. Each click of the dial tightens the laces one millimeter at a time, and if you overtighten, you can also back it off one millimeter at a time as well so you can get the fit just right.

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Riley Missel

Riley Missel is an American freelance writer, editor, and digital storyteller based in the Southwest. Her byline has appeared in Lonely Planet, Outside, Self, VeloNews, Cycling Weekly, Bicycling, Runner’s World, Road Bike Review, Mountain Bike Review, and Dirt Rag.