Rapha Grand Tour road shoes review

Rapha Grand Tour road shoe
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Otherwise, the Yak leather wears very well - the only other early criticism is that they're a little heavy. But, as they're not really aimed at racers, it's not such a big deal.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Look good

  • +

    Wear well

Reasons to avoid
  • -


  • -


As a fan of the Giro shoe range, I wasn't hugely surprised to learn that Rapha's GT shoes are made by Giro.

Despite being built on the same last as the Giro equivalent, they have a sturdier build that makes for a slightly narrower toe box, but a bit of stretching soon corrected that.

There's a purity to the design that's attractive, but touching down with your toe soon leaves unsightly marks.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1