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Giro launches Prolight Techlace road shoes

Published July 6, 2017

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has launched its new Prolight Techlace shoe, which was teased at last year's Eurobike and seen in this month's Tour de France worn by Taylor Phinney.

The shoe uses a three-strap Techlace Pro closure system and technical mesh upper material with a TeXtreme carbon fiber outsole to deliver a sub-150-gram shoe in size 42.5. It's available now and retails for $400.

"Giro is dedicated to pushing the limits of professional-level gear," said Simon Fisher, Giro's footwear product manager. "We wanted to make the absolute lightest shoe possible, but it still had to be comfortable for three weeks of five-hour stages and, at the same time, deliver the efficient power transfer pros demand. The Prolight Techlace is a testament to Giro's unique R&D capabilities, the depth of our partnerships with the world's fastest riders, and our ability to create innovative materials and technologies to achieve our performance goals."

The Techlace Pro closure system combines the custom comfort and multiple contact points of laces with the ease and on-the-fly adjustability of hook-and-loop straps. It debuted last year on Giro's Factor Techlace shoe.

The technical mesh upper is built from a custom monofilament fiber welded to Teijin TPU film to give structure, support and durability.

The TeXtreme carbon fiber outsole uses a unique, flat weave that require less resin, allowing Giro to reduce the weight of the outsole by 22 percent while maintaining the same stiffness.

The shoe also has an X-Static Prolight SuperNatural insole with adjustable arch support, a bonded walking pad, titanium hardware and comes with a carry bag. It's available in red, black and white in sizes 39-48 with half sizes.

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