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
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    Look good

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    Wear well

Reasons to avoid
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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.