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 Post subject: Another Shoe Thread
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:26 pm 
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Yes, another shoe thread.

I'm currently riding Giro Empire VR90s. Getting some heel slip, and the uppers seem to stretch out quite a bit when they get some moisture and heat in them. Being lace-ups, there is, obviously, no quick and easy way to adjust that.

Additionally, they are showing some pretty serious signs of wear after only 7 months of ownership, and only 4-5 months of outdoor use. The heel on both shoes is starting to separate from the upper, and the rubber toe guard on one shoe is coming off as well. Overall, not very impressed with them.

So, I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for new shoes. Call me vain, but I hate the look of black shoes.

-I'd prefer a BOA system that can be adjusted on the fly.

-Durable

-Wider forefoot, narrow heel, if possible.

-Did I say durable? Yes, durable, please.

-Not black.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Shoe Thread
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:31 pm 
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Sidi man, just Sidi....

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 Post subject: Re: Another Shoe Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:34 am 
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I had a quick look through the Pearl Izumi site. There's a couple of BOA models there.

Same as your requirements; narrow heel, with a widish front.

Lake has the perfect front, but not the heel.

PI does the trick for me.
Almost as wide at the front as Lake. Wider front than Shimano.
PI mtb shoes have a fairly tall and supportive/narrow-enough heel cup.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Shoe Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:10 pm 
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I love my boat Vaypor G-
Super stiff, Boa, wide toe box- But you would have to special order colors or white?

I also like the fact that they fit exactly like my road Bonts.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Shoe Thread
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:30 am 
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Try emailing photos to giro I had the same problem and they sent me a label to send them the old shoes and they sent out new ones. I think they had a bad batch of glue or something that was causing the problem. I've had 4 sets of empires between road and mtb and only one has had the problem.


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