Need a shoe with excellent breathability and walkability off the bike? That will be the Giro Ventana Fastlace and with the Black Friday mountain bike deals rolling in thick and fast, now is the time to snap up some of the best mountain bike shoes at a discounted price.
The Ventana is part DH shoe and part lightweight all-terrain gear. Designed for riders who like to explore nature after caching the bike lakeside, or hike-a-biking up to a secret new trail, the Ventana is ergonomically shaped to be very comfy.
A crucial part of making it such a great all-terrain and all-weather shoe is the Synchwire upper, with minimal stitching. This allows designers to shape panels to the most ergonomic profile, they desire. Giro’s Synchwire also has excellent ventilation properties.
Synchwire allows for great multi-directional stretch, while keeping a secure fit. As you walk over technical terrain, with the shoe shaping to rocks and roots, the Synchwire upper keeps perfect tension, ensuring great terrain feedback while walking – helping to prevent a stumble.
The Ventana features medium arch support, judged to be ideal for riders who will be hike-a-biking often. There is also additional midsole cushioning to absorb any terrain shocks – whether walking or through the pedals.
Beyond the comfort-orientated design, Giro’s footwear team has also made the Ventana very easy to secure into place, with a perfect fit. It uses the Fastlace system, which loops through guides on the upper before being tensioned by a cord lock.
There is a single horizontal velcro strap to ensure you never lose fit tension on a ride and when you are done, it’s easy to loosen the shoe, with that simple cord lock – instead of having to fiddle with unknotting muddy laces.
Ensuring the Ventata’s durability is the use of a Sensor rubber compound. It is durable in areas where scuffing and abrasion are prevalent, without reducing outright grip. The Sensor rubber can easily be shaped, allowing Giro’s designers to give the Ventana Fastlace deep tread lugs, for confident trail walking, in moist conditions.
To keep you safer on those fast and technical descents, where rocks or roots are hiding trailside, covered by overgrowth, the Ventana Fastlace has reinforced toe box sections.
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