Giro has announced four new road shoes including the Giro Factor Techlace and women’s specific Factress Techlace featuring an all new Techlace system, and the proven Boa dial system. The Giro Techlace system is a combination of laces and velco straps without the uncomfortable D rings.
Taylor Phinney was the first rider to wear a pair of lace up Giro’s at the 2012 Giro d’Italia and there’s been several evolution’s of Giro Empire since then. The new Giro road shoe models announced all feature the new Techlace system and Boa® Closure System claimed to bring all the benefits of a lace system with the convenience of a strap for adjustment. Take a look at the technology feature in the new Giro Factor Techlace.
1. BOA IP1 Dial with adjustment in 1mm increments.
2. Easton EC90 SLX 2 outsole similar to the top of the range Giro Empire SLX.
3. Techlace system replaces D rings with replaceable laces that provide a better feel across the forefoot.
4. Supernatural footbed with adjustable arch support.
5. Breathable Evofiber SL upper.
Giro Factor Techlace and Giro Factress Techlace
The Giro Factor Techlace and Factress Techlace both feature the new Techlace system combined with the Boa IP1 dial, the SuperNatural fit kit and the very stiff and lightweight Easton EC90 SLX2 carbon outsole similar to the Giro Empire SLX we reviewed.
The Factor and Factress weigh in at a very lightweight 210 grams for a size 42.5.
The Factor Techlace comes in Black, Vermillion / Black and White / Black colour options as pictured below. The Factress Techlace has only the one colour option for now, white / black and all the specifications are the same as the Factor Techlace except the sizes are women’s specific.
The Factor Techlace and Factress Techlace are both priced at $350 USD
Giro Sentrie Techlace and Giro Raes Techlace
Giro have also announced another two models, the Giro Sentrie Techlace for men and Raes Techlace for women. The men’s Sentrie Techlace features the same Techlace system as the Factor Techlace but uses the Boa L6 dial instead of the Boa IP1, and it uses the Easton EC70 carbon outsole instead of EC90 SLX2. The Sentrie is priced $100 USD cheaper than the Factor Techlace though and only gains 35 grams to weigh in at 245 grams for a size 42.5.
Colours are Black, White and the pictured Highlight Yellow / Black.
The women’s Giro Raes Techlace features the same Techlace system, Boa IP1 dial and Easton EC90 SLX2 carbon outsole as the more exepnsive Factress Techlace and only gains 20 grams for a weight of 230 grams for a size 42.5.
Colours are Black, White and the pictured Bright Pink / Black.
The Sentrie and Raes are both priced at $250 USD and both feature the Supernatural Fit kit with adjustable arch support.
The new shoes are scheduled for October, you can check on availability and specifications at Giro.com