Buy a Different Shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
I've had two pairs of terraduros and have ridden in each of them extensively. Both pairs have failed in exactly the same way: the plate to which the pedal cleat is mounted has ripped through the rubber sole of the shoe. This was a common enough occurrence for Giro to issue a recall and replace my first failed pair for free. However, my second pair has failed in exactly the same way but after less riding.
I've had three other, less significant issues with them. As other reviewers have noted, they run small and are quite narrow. I also find the tongue placement uncomfortable. Lastly, the plastic ratchet strip that's a part of the buckle closure stripped on the right shoe. It's replaceable, sure, but on a $200 pair of shoes meant for enduro riding, it should be more robust. (By contrast, similar strips on road shoes of mine have lasted for thousands of miles and many more closures than these Giros.)
As I said, Giro replaced the first pair for free because of the rate of this specific failure. They declined to replace my second pair, so I'm moving on to something else. I'd strongly urge anyone thinking about this shoe to buy something else.