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The classy commuter.

Giro's Republic LX Shoes offer the perfect combination of functionality and style, providing you a smooth transition from the bike to the street. Giro gave the new Republic LX a touch of sophistication with the beautiful leather upper and micro-suede heel counter. Giro also added a molded EVA footbed, providing you with medium-level arch support. The Republic LX features a lace closure, and the injected-nylon outsole (with 2-bolt cleat mount) gives you a solid platform for pedaling. And for those moments off the bike, Giro has integrated replaceable walking pads into the outsole to keep you safe and comfortable.

  • Leather uppers with micro-suede heel counter
  • Molded EVA footbed
  • Injected-nylon outsole (with 2-bolt cleat mount)
  • Replaceable walking pads
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  • Q & A

Giro Republix LX Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Very nice and impressive leather spd cleats shoe. The sale price was right, the fit perfect, bought a pair for my wife and two pair for me. Laced shoes are a great back up to our BOA laced shoes. If BOA’s break gotta have a back up.

Giro Republix LX Shoe

Very comfortable shoe, very nice leather

  • Fit: Runs small

Order a half size larger, they run a tad small. Nice amount of room in toe box.

Very comfortable shoe, very nice leather

Fantastic Shoes!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44

Amazing pair of leather shoes, specially for long winter rides in the city or countryside. They are so warm you won't need shoe covers. They also look great in pants.

Great Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

I ride on long road rides. 30+ miles for most and like to do century rides and the like when I can. All that said, these are my perfect road shoes. The fit great, wear even better, and work perfectly for my kind off riding. I normally wear a 44.5 and sized up to 45 on these. Glad I did.

I have already bought one backup pair and will buy another now that they are on sale again.

Last thing, love the reflective quality of the gray.

Great around town shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I had been looking at the Republics for a bit because I wanted a shoe that looked decent in public but would also ride well. I wanted a shoe to use with a classic fixie I occasionally commute on, run to local shops or just out and about. I also wanted something I could use with some classic Lyotard platform pedals with clips or eggbeaters. Both work great. The build and look is fantastic. I bought the Sepia Brown and I think the look a little old school which at 58 I think I qualify for. They walk well and the risers shield the spd cleat well. One reviewer mentioned the cleat squashed into the sole when mounted. My eggbeater cleats had a thin metal plate to mount over the bolt holes and I had no problems with cleat mounting or movement. The look is fantastic to the point that several times people have mentioned that the didn't think they were bike shoes as I was clipping in. In terms of size. I have run Sidi road shoes in 43 for 30 years and the Republics in 43 fit fine.

Great shoe with niggling problems

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

Good: lovely touring and commuting shoe. Looks great. Walks reasonably well. treads just high enough to protect floor from 2 bolt SPD cleat. Reflective material reflects brilliantly and should improve night time visibility significantly (blinding white light when illuminated in the dark). They are light weight and pretty stiff for efficient pedaling.

BUT:

1. Water resistance is middling. These shoes can and will get quite wet if it pours and they won't dry out quickly.

2. Hotter than many other choices on a hot day. These were designed for full year all conditions use. They aren't all that well ventilated. No underside ducts.

3. Fit is tight. Ignore what your size is supposed to be and round up at least half a size if not a full size. They are also a bit narrow in the toe box.

4. Reflective material is a bit prone to collecting stains that aren't easy to remove.

5. Cleat track seems unable to hold my left cleat in position even when torqued to spec. The cleat bites into the soft material that comprises the underside of the shoe. Good because the cleat squashes into place easily enough. Unfortunately that material is a bit squishy so the cleat can slide when pedaling force is applied. I have not had this problem on a 2 bolt shoe before and don't know yet if it will resolve or not. This is the most damning problem with the shoes and might drop the rating to 3 stars.

Judged by street shoe standards, this is the handsomest all purpose cycling shoe I have ever seen. It has some great features. Pay attention to cleat mount.

I recommend that anyone who plans on customizing their cleat setup with shims etc, skip this shoe and find one with more mounting space that can accept cleats more securely.

On looks and overall build quality alone, they shoes are a 5.

Loved them so much I purchased a backup.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 45

I ride a road bike with 2 bolt SPD pedals, so already I am breaking all sorts of rules. That said, these shoes offer me the convenience of a walkable shoe that works well for my gran fondo and century rides and the look and feel of a nice stiff bottomed road shoe. These are perfect for the kind of riding I do and I anytime I can find them on sale I will buy another pair. I typically wear a 44, but these are perfect in a 45.

Handsome Shoes w/Stiff Platform

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 44

I switched from Carnac to Specialized BG shoes about 15 years ago when long rides began producing numb feet. The BG shoes cured the numbness, but this last pair--even with new inserts (the BG magic)--has not been as good as previous. I thought it was time for a change, and the looks of these shoes drew me in.
Straps are easy to use, but I've found I can tailor the fit of my hiking boots better with laces than with straps, so I wondered if all these years using cycling shoes with straps have obscured the better wrap of the cycling shoe around my foot? I think the answer is Yes.
Besides the stiffer platform than I've been using, the upper of these shoes are still being broken in, but are very comfortable. The laces 'garage' is pretty simple and pretty brilliant, and the cushioning is very nice--not overdone or under.
Time will tell how they hold up, I'm only about 500 miles in them so far. I'm using them with Speedplay Frogs (on all my bikes, on and off road), and they're proving to be a good platform for the cleats.
They seem to run small at least 1/2 size. I wear a 43 to 43.5 in many shoes, and had to order the 44s and wasn't sure at first if those weren't a tad too tight.
I'm also seeing--here in only coolish weather--they might need greater breathability than they seem to, and if I continue liking them will look at the perforated Reflective version of the shoe.
I've used Giro helmets almost exclusively since the original Hammerhead (about 25+ years ago), and their Hoxton Gloves are supreme, and they've broken away from the pack with these shoes, too.

Only time will tell if I can give that fifth star, but they're a hard four as is.

Designed with class and street smarts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

First off, these are some awesome urban/touring shoes and can be dressed up or down if you find yourself caring an extra pair of shoes for daily commute for work.

Second, be sure to size up because these shoes run small. I’m normally a 43, but find the 44 to fit like a glove with comfort.

The only detail I wish Giro gave more attention too was to provide a better rubber sole for walking. Fortunately the sole pads can be replaced, but I do think they wear out far too fast and Giro can do better.

Finally, the shadow grey looks great in the day yet when that light shines on them in a restaurant or cafe. Your shoes shimmer like a disco ball… and not everyone understands that your wearing bike shoes. C'est la vie.

I wear a size 44 = 10 in sidi shoes. Looking at giro republic lx, but u don't have 43.5 = 10. R the 43 loser to a size 10 or the 44?

I kind of have the same question. I wear a 43.5 in Shimano. I will say that I saw a demo/used pair of the Republic in a 43 and they looked too small for me (did not try on), and I kind of have a "carpenter's eye" for shoes. I'll add more here if I get any more details!