Rapha And Giro Present The World’s Finest Road Shoes
Using the highest quality components available, the Rapha GT Shoes have been developed to offer a traditional feel but with the modern, cutting-edge performance needed for long rides and optimum power transfer. Updates to the latest edition of the GT Shoes include a new carbon-fibre outsole, and a calfskin toe box and heel counter for durability. The straps now also feature fully-inked edges and there is a reflective Rapha logo on the heel. The heel pieces can also be replaced when worn out.
The shoes are the first to use yak leather, a soft but highly durable upper 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. The nature of the uppers mean 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.
The upper is paired with a special edition Easton® EC90 carbon sole. At only 6.5mm thick, the EC90 has been proven over many thousands of miles on the Giro ProLight SLX and Factor models. It offers supreme stiffness and an excellent connection to the pedal.
Other details include a machined aluminium buckle (with laser-etched Rapha logo), with padded leather straps and titanium anchors. The shoes are available in white or black with a contrast lower strap, echoing the toe straps of cycling’s golden era.
- Perforated yak upper, exclusively made by ecco®
- Easton® unidirectional carbon sole
- Carbon-fibre outsole
- Cork/EVA footbeds that mould to the shape of the foot
- Renowned Giro SuperNatural™ fit with adjustable arch system
- Machined aluminum buckle with leather straps and titanium D-rings
- Timeless Rapha styling
NB: Please only try the shoes on a carpeted surface without cleats, as we are unable to accept returns with scratched or scuffed soles, thank you.
NB: The Rapha GT Shoes may require you to order a size smaller than other brands.
"The GT’s internal detailing puts most other shoes to shame. The leather-lined, padded heel is one of the most comfortable we’ve tried, aided by a padded tongue and a perforated front section that allows your feet to breathe."
– BikeRadar ****
"Hell, Fighting Cock is a great $15 bottle and Bookers or Basil Hayden’s is a good mid-range, coming in at $30-$40. Jim Beam is out of the picture, leave that shit to the sports bars. Makers is perfect for a bourbon and ginger, as is Buffalo Trace but Van Winkle Special Reserve, like the Rapha Grand Tour Shoes are just a step up from the rest. Giro‘s line of cycling shoes are like bourbon: there’s something for everyone. It just so happens that the GT shoes are the Van Winkle of the line."
"the smile comes free."
"…they are the best-made production cycling shoes I’ve ever worn and the natural leather has made for an appreciable increase in comfort—especially for a shoe not really designed for my foot."
– Red Kite Prayer