Fashion Fast Forward!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 42
My first thought about these shoes was "Wow, they look *good*!". I've always liked the Giro Empire's looks, but never loved it. These, love at first sight! They're amazingly comfortable (as most lace-ups are), especially with the lacing slightly offset to the outside of the shoe.
The flex rating is a 9 (compared to an 11-13 for shoes like the Sidi wire and Pearl Izumi PRO Leader III), but they still feel more than adequate for everything outside of 1,200+ watt sprint efforts.
The abundant perforation combined with the lace's ability to stretch just a bit will definitely be a major plus for long rides on hot days (#swollenfeet).
I would call the toe box a "standard" shape: not too tapered, but not too square. The height at the end of the toe box seems just right too, compared to others I've had that have too much room.
You will need to snug the laces down pretty tight to start out, which takes just a little getting used to. Once the shoes warm up a bit however, the need to tighten and loosen them during the ride should not arise.
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions about the Road RC Lace, or any of our other products!
Customer Account Manager-Bike
How do Scott road shoes run size wise compared to Giro & Shimano? Thx