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GT Shoes - Black

CAD$530.00 (incl. import duty)

GT Shoes - Black is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 101.
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Made from the finest materials, the GT Shoes offer an unbeatable combination of comfort, durability, power transfer and style – the most elegant and comfortable cycling shoes available for the longest days of riding. Designed by Rapha, developed by Giro of California.

GT Shoes - BlackCAD$530.00

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GT Shoes, updated for 2015

Using the highest quality components available, the Rapha GT Shoes have been developed to offer a traditional feel but with modern, cutting-edge performance for long days in the saddle. The shoes are the first to use yak leather, a soft but highly durable hide specifically developed by specialist ecco®. Due to the yak’s ability to survive in severe conditions, yak leather delivers unique benefits including lightness, water resistance, breathability and superb tensile strength. This also means they will wear in beautifully to become even more comfortable over time. The upper also has a water and stain repellency treatment and is perforated for added moisture movement and texture.

Updates to the new edition of the GT Shoes include:

  • Easton® EC90 carbon-fibre outsole offering supreme stiffness and an excellent connection to the pedal
  • Bovine calfskin toe box and heel counter for improved durability
  • New replaceable heel piece
  • Leather straps now feature fully-inked edges and titanium D-rings
  • Reflective Rapha logo on the heel.

Please note: Gift wrap is not available on this item.

FEATURES

  • Weight 320g (size UK–9/ US–9.5/ EU–43)
  • Bovine and Yak upper, exclusively made by ecco®
  • Bovine calfskin toe box and heel counter for improved durability
  • Easton® EC90 unidirectional carbon sole
  • Cork/EVA footbeds that mould to the shape of the foot
  • Carbon-fibre outsole
  • Replaceable heel piece
  • Reflective Rapha logo on the heel
  • Renowned Giro SuperNatural™ fit with adjustable arch system
  • Replaceable aluminium buckle
  • Leather straps and titanium D-rings
  • Reflective Rapha logo on heel
  • Rapha logo stamped on toe strap
  • Replaceable heel piece
  • Calfskin toe box and heel piece
  • Compatible with all major cleat systems including Look, Shimano, Time and Speedplay (with adapter where appropriate)

FABRIC

  • Upper: Bovine and Yak leather by ecco® and calfskin leather
  • Sole: Easton® EC90 carbon fibre
  • Footbed: EVA/ Cork composite
  • Components: aluminium ratchet buckle and titanium D-rings

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • To maintain your GT Shoes effectively they should be cleaned regularly and nourished with Rapha Shoe Cream, made by Granger’s®. We also recommend using Rapha Shoe Trees (sold separately)
  • When cleaning, remove footbeds to dry naturally
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe excess road grime and water from the uppers
  • Set the shoes on their sides to dry naturally
  • Do not place shoes directly on to a heat source
  • Do not machine wash
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Once dry apply Rapha Shoe Cream, worked sparingly into the leather using a soft bristle brush
  • Full care guide included with shoes

SIZE CONVERSION

EU UK US JAPAN
39 24
39.5 24¼
40 24¾
40.5 25
41 7 8 25¼
41.5 25¾
42 26
42.5 26¼
43 26¾
43.5 9 10 27
44 10½ 27¼
44.5 10¾ 27¾
45 10 11 28
45.5 10½ 11½ 28¼
46 11 12 28¾
46.5 11¼ 12¼ 29
47 11¾ 12¾ 29¼
48 12½ 13½ 30

BRAND SIZING:

Rapha/
Giro
Sidi Shimano Mavic Specialized Bont Fizik
39 38 38 38 37.5 38 37.5
39.5 38.5 38.5 38.5 38 38.5 38
40 39.5 39.25 39 38.5 39.5 38.5
40.5 40 39.5 39.5 39 40 39
41 40.5 40 40 39.5 40.25 39.5
41.5 41.5 40.5 41 40.5 40.5 40
42 42 41 41.25 41 41 40.5
42.5 42.5 41.5 41.5 41.25 42 41
43 43.5 42 42.5 41.75 42.5 41.5
43.5 44 42.5 43 42 42.75 42
44 44.5 43 43.25 43 43 42.5
44.5 45.5 43.5 44 43.25 44 43
45 46 44 44.5 43.5 44.25 43.5
45.5 46.5 44.5 45 44 44.5 44
46 47 45.25 45.5 44.75 45.5 44.5
46.5 48 45.5 46 45 46 45
47 49 46.5 47 46 46.5 45.75
48 50 47 47.5 46.5 47 46.5
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything they say is true... I bought these shoes 3 weeks ago and have had them out for about 10 rides. It's true, they seem to be getting more comfortable. The look great, feel very responsive (when you stomp, you go),and the leather smells wonderful. I feel good every time I put them on.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising performance! I bought these shoes a few weeks ago. I expected a high level of comfort, which these shoes deliver in spades, but was surprised by how well all the power is transferred to the pedals. A very strong platform.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful, Beautiful, and Comfortable I had a pair of reflective Climber's shoes that failed miserably. Even though the reflective Climber's shoes have uncomfortably stiff uppers, the reflective coating started delaminating after the first ride and one of the heel caps fell off only after two months (all these problems have been previously reported with the Climber's shoes). Rapha promptly took the defective shoes back and provided me with credit to buy another pair of shoes. Unfortunately, the non-reflective (black or white) climber's shoes are largely unimpressive from an appearance standpoint as they look like like any competitor's plain old road shoes. I had some mixed feelings about buying the GT shoes because I was told that they are "warmer" on the feet than the climber's shoes but I also thought that they are the most beautiful of Rapha's shoes. After some deliberation, I passed on another pair of Climber's shoes and went with the GT shoes (black). The first thing that I noticed when I unboxed the GT's is the vast number of ventilation holes across the uppers. The leather is insanely supple and I cannot imagine what it will be like when it breaks in. Setting up the cleats for a Speedplay Zero system is easy by using the shorter bolts and a thicker shim on the front edge of the cleat to provide perfect conformity with the GT shoe's sole. To note, all of the bolts securing the heel caps on both shoes (4 total) were not snugged down when I checked them and I tightened them before riding in them. On the the bike the shoes were instantly the most comfortable shoes I have ever pedaled in after some 20 years of riding in bike-specific shoes. The ventilation is much better than imagined, which is really the greatest surprise for me. These shoes have a timeless appearance, a stiff sole, and unparalleled comfort. Each time I ride with them, I am liking them more and more. While the reflective Climber's shoes earn high marks for "coolness," the GT shoes do the same while offering a level of comfort that no other shoe provides.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable Very stiff sole with the most comfortable and supple leather upper. I now have 2 pair in both colours. They get better with each ride as the upper softens and moulds to your foot.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Super comfortable and great quality. Did a 1,200km tour to the South of France in them and they were FAB. Recommend
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look the biz Had these as an exchange for my RCC climbers shoe, these look as good as the climbers shoe, but are 100% bitter fit providing much more comfort on longer rides.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shoes ever Bought these beauties a couple of weeks ago and from opening the box you just know you've bought some quality shoes. I'd recommend you order half size bigger than normal shoe size though , I did and there a great fit. Really soft quality leather and I've not even worn them in yet. A little pricey but worth that extra spend.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe Rapha never disappoints. Very comfortable and push feel
Date published: 2017-08-31
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What is the difference between the climbers shoe and the GT shoe?

Asked by: mkloakland
The GT Shoes are made from a combination of Calf and Yak Leather, designed for comfort while utilising Easton's Carbon Fibre sole. The Climbers Shoes are made of a lightweight Synthetic upper to minimise the weight of the shoe when paired with the lightweight Carbon sole
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-08-22

Hello, Is there a diiference in lenght between all sizes? Or is some halfsizes on the same last to differ only in the wideness? My concern is if the 42.5 and 43 have different lasts.

Asked by: Nrohjb
The different shoes will all have a variation of sizes of both width and length. If you purchase a shoe and this does fit with you own specification ten you can always send these back to us under the free 90 days returns policy for an exchange.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-08-01

Hi,  I wear BONT size 42. Can I wear rapha size 42 also? 

Asked by: Alanhoon
Hi, according to our Size Chart it is suggested that you purchase half size up.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-04-19

I had a pair of GT shoes in 2014 version, is the latest model are same size of previous version?

Asked by: SL11
Hi, the sizing of the new version is the same as your 2014 GT Shoes.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-23

I am a size 46 on Specialized Shoes. Base on the sizing guide I should be a 47 in Rapha. Would you suggest I get this size?

Asked by: Doc Keith
Hi, we do recommend following the size guide for deciding on your shoe. As the shoe is developed with a Giro, the GT shoes will use the same size last as Giros. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2017-01-04

I have flat feet and a lot of shoes dig into my arch and therefore are extremely uncomfortable. I currently use Shimano shoes which work. How high (and hard) are the embedded arch support in these shoes?

Asked by: JMur
Hi, the embedded arch in this shoe is quite flat. They then come with three different arch supports which combine with the insole to suit a variety of feet.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-24

My exact foot size are 41 / UK7 , i already purchased GT shoes size of 41.5 , so I wonder it's the right size for me ? 

Asked by: Beck
Hi, if you do not already own a pair of cycling shoes in our comparison chart, we would normally recommend you choose your street shoe size. As always, we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-23

As they are made of real leather, do they tend to have more stretch? Hence if you are between sizes, would it be better to go down a size?

Asked by: Bugs
Hi, the shoes are sold in half sizes. If you are in between half sizes, we would recommend you go down to the nearest half size. As always, we have a 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-01
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