. Giro’s Republic R Knit Road Shoes prove that it’s not just the racer boys that get the good stuff, these great all-rounders get a super light Xnetic Knit upper and stiff two bolt sole so you can take your biking adventures to gravel and tarmac and everything in between The engineered Xnetic™ Knit upper of the Republic R Knit Road Shoes has been designed specifically to meet the demands of modern cyclists – the skeletal TPU structure inside gives just the right level of support while the knit is insanely comfortable with a sock-like fit and an impressive level of suppleness that makes barely noticeable once on. A Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish gives you protection from road spray and puddle splashes and makes the shoes easier to clean The nylon and rubber outsole is durable and long-lasting and also gives a boost to traction should you need to hop off the bike to push a particularly steep gravel section. A rubber toe guard provides rock strike protection and reflective laces catch the eye when you’re making your way to camp or back home after dark Whether it’s a bike pack trip, a city spin or a road ride with friends the Republic R Knit shoes are a durable, comfortable and versatile biking companion Features. Engineered Xnetic Knit upperBonded TPU skeletal support structureRubber toe guardDWR treatedReflective Empire laces: hold a knot, durable and lightCo-moulded nylon and rubber outsole with 2-bolt cleat mountMid-foot scuff guardMoulded EVA footbed with microsuede top sheet and medium arch supportAnti-microbial treatment310 grams (size 42)Buy Giro Footwear from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.