GT Shoes - Black


GT Shoes - Black is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 57.
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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 - Black£300.00

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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.

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  • Weight 320g (size UK–9/ US–9.5/ EU–43)
  • A full 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)


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


  • 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


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


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 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable but sizing an issue Look great and are comfortable! I just rode 700km last week and comfortable all day. Looking pretty worn however. Biggest issue is size. I went with guidance re my Mavic 42.6 being equivalent to Rapha 42.5 but my toes we touching the end (I am 42 in street shoes). Ordered the 43 and length is better but the increase in volume is massive particularly across the lower foot. In the smaller shoe the closures are only half closed on the lower foot, on the larger the strap overlaps the Velcro. Maybe this is a step up in last size between these two sizes. I have stuck with the larger and added footbed but less than ideal. Recommended cream for shoes NOT available in Australia!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fantastic shoe, need smaller size range I've been looking for a leather and/or lace-up shoe for ages, and was excited when I saw these last year. However, I'm a size 38 (common for women), and the shoes start at size 39. This year, upon reading reviews that they run small, I gave it a shot. Alas, they are still too large and will go back. Why, Rapha, do you do so much to encourage women to ride but not offer any of your shoes smaller than size 39? I know several women I ride with who are between 37 - 38! I mentioned this to a Rapha employee two seasons ago, and he said that "we've heard that and need to work on it." Well? Two years later?? They are GREAT shoes, but we're not all 5'8". Please expand the size range. I'm rating low because for me, they're a no go.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality cycling (Road) Shoe Bought the GT shoes 1 month ago... super comfortable.... nice quality leather. I have a relatoively wide foot yet still seem to need to rack the adjusters up to the maximum, so the shoes would probably be too wide a fitting for those with narrower feet.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most beautiful shoes I have ever owned I just bought these shoes and now I must have the white GT shoes. My wife isn't too thrilled but they may cause my divorce and it'll be with it.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Radha GT Shoes 2015 - even more supple I just received the latest GT shoes. Right out of the box, the fit is wonderfully comfortable and supportive. No hot spots. Loved the prior version of the GTs but the Yak leather peeled away in strips at the front of the shoe and made an otherwise wonderful and "expensive" product look well worn before its time. Fingers crossed that the new calf leather will be more durable.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rapha Grand Tour shoes I bought these shoes some months ago. I am very disappointed. First the loose insoles for the foot bridge are a nuisance to position. Secondly, the side of the shoes rubs on my right ankle. Thirdly the material used to make the straps is just a little too short and seems to make the shoes too tight.
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit I was a bit sceptical about ordering shoes online, but my husband was very happy with his pair, so thought I would give it a go. The sizing guide on the website is spot on and the adjustable arch supports are great to get an inner sole that offers the right support and gets your foot in to the best position. In terms of actually ride fit and comfort, the shoes are great - incredibly comfortable and excellent power transfer. My second ride in these shoes was a 3 hour slog in to a strong head wind for the entire ride - the only thing that didn't at at the end of the ride was my feet!
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shoe Geat quality and workmanship. The size comparison chart was a bit off and ran a little small. Geat styling.
Date published: 2015-12-07
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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: Chunhwee
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

I keep reading the sizing runs small therefore is a specialized 43 really Rapha 44 or should i be considering 44.5.

Asked by: Damo39
Hi, we developed the brand sizing comparison to try and give you the best chance of getting the right size. We recommend you follow the guide. As always we do offer a 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-29

Im a size 44 in the Giro Empires. Would I still be a 44 in the GT shoes?

Asked by: kTYR
Hi, the GT Shoes and Giro Empire are made with the same Giro last.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-28

I the size chart for mens or womens shoes? I am a female and wear a us 10.5 shoe. What size would I require in Rapha womens cycling shoes please?

Asked by: Gayle D
Hi, our shoes are unisex and as such the sizing is the same for men and women. Please refer to the size guide for full details.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-07-06

Hello, are the heel pads replaceable? 

Asked by: JaNauss
Hi, the heels are replaceable.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-07
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