Starting this month, the 150g Giro Prolight Techlace road bike shoes are finally available. Shown at Eurobike on a scale to prove they actually come in lighter than claimed in smaller sizes, the super light kicks were worn by Taylor Phinney this past weekend in the Tour de France. And they’ll hit stores in July, with a price point of $400. Yep, that’s a lot, but it’s actually $100 less than originally thought. They also get a new color…
The shoes feature a lightweight mesh with TexTreme carbon sole, which can be made about 22% lighter than a standard carbon sole, and their three-strap Techlace closure system.
We reviewed the Factor Techlace, which uses the same concept, and really liked it. The soft laces don’t retain any shape, allowing easy, gradual changes to fit throughout the ride as feet swell or you need to tighten them up for a sprint.
Uppers are a technical microfiber mesh welded to a Teijin TPU film to provide structure. Claimed weight is sub-150g per shoe for a size 42.5. Price is $400 (€399 / £349).