The Terraduro is a new in-between’er shoe from Giro; it’s not a full-on downhill shoe, and it’s not a cross-country shoe either. Stiff, but not too stiff, and with a chunky Vibram rubber sole, it’s designed to deliver great pedalling efficiency but not send you into an unplanned groin-tearing ballet manoeuvre should you accidentally step on some wet rocks.
First impressions are that the shoe feels stiffer than either the Teva Pivots, Shimano M163 or Five Tens we’ve been using lately. They’ve definitely gone to town on the sole too – there’s plenty of rubber there, and the toe box looks well protected with scuff guards. We like the safety-first colour too, no one will have any excuses for standing on your feet.
The Terraduro is available in a men’s or women’s version (sizes 41-47 men’s, 37-42 women’s) and comes with the reasonable price tag of $219 AUD. On the Flow scales they come in at 430g each, which is a bit heavier than the comparable Shimano M163 (370g).
Jared Graves has been running these shoes in the EWS and they seem to have done the job there for him, so we’re looking forward to channeling his powers and winning all kinds of glories too. Stay tuned for a full write in a few months.