Giro Stylus cycling shoes review

At £89 the Stylus shoes provide a sole that is stiff enough, but the upper could be improved

Giro Stylus cycling shoe
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Stylus shoe from Giro is compatible with two or three-bolt cleats and the nylon/fibre composite sole is sufficient for endurance rides. The upper provides plenty of structure but lacked flexibility and the location of the metal hook bothered me a little bit. This is a quality shoe for the price tag but there are more options on the market offering more premium features for less.

Reasons to buy
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    Sole is stiff enough for endurance

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    Reflective heel detail

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Reasons to avoid
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    Hook and loop creates pressure

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    Wider than expected

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    Heel slip

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The Stylus cycling shoe from Giro is the brand's entry-level option - it aims to provide cyclists with a sole that is stiff enough to offer good power transfer, at a price point that represents a huge saving over the top flight creations that come in well in excess of £300.

The shoes will meet the requirements of most riders, though as we've found with nearly all of the five pairs of sub £100 shoes on test at Cycling Weekly, the lower price tag does bring with it some trade-offs in fit, and it wasn't out top choice at this price point.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.