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GT Shoes

$320.00 was $450.00

GT Shoes is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 84.
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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$320.00

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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.

Key features:

  • 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.

Reviews:

"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."
Prollyisnotprobably

"the smile comes free."
thewashingmachinepost

"…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

FEATURES

  • Weight 320g (size UK–9/ US–9.5/ EU–43)
  • A full Yak upper, exclusively made by ecco®
  • Easton® unidirectional carbon sole
  • Cork/EVA footbeds that mould to the shape of the foot
  • Carbon-fibre outsole
  • Renowned Giro SuperNatural™ fit with adjustable arch system
  • Machined aluminium buckle with 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: 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 Second Pair Just bought the white version and already owned the black version.Decided I wanted a change of shoe as I have been riding for 3 years winter and summer in my black GT shoes . Tried over 10 different styles from Bont, fizik, s works and Giro and just couldn't get the comfort anywhere near as good as my Gt shoes. Finally ordered the white pair and they fit perfect straight from the box.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from like buttah! man, love these -- i have wide feet and these are the first road shoes i've ever had that fit right off that bat -- the options that come with it are great too, instep, adjusters for cleets, etc. - great, great shoes - (dude, Yak Leaher!)
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Shoes 1st ride on these was the 107 mile Dartmoor Classic... Not the smartest way to start with new shoes I admit, but they were amazing. Incredibly comfortable, no hot spots or discomfort and to top it all they don't look like kid's bath toys on your feet.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning shoes Worn a few times now, love them. One point, according to the size guide I should have ordered a 45.5 to give me the same fit as my 44 Fizik shoes. I ordered a 44.5 and the fit is fine.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality in all details I didn't think that cycling shoes could be this comfortable but nevertheless give so much stability and power in each pedal stroke. I also like the classic look of this shoe and the only thing I regret is that I didn't bought them earlier.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plush The shoes felts comfortable from the first time I wore them. The fit is perfect and the strap mechanism works with one simple lift or press of the metal clamp. I'm hoping to be wearing for many years to come
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, Efficient Amazingly comfortable and efficient. The difference in power transfer from my old shoes is noticeable. Definitely experiment with the arch support options. I was suprised to see what a difference it made in fit and comfort.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gt shoes This Is my second Rapha shoes it's feel good and fit
Date published: 2017-06-04
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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

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

Asked by: Dmamma
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
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