I am always curious what different brands have to offer in terms of shoes for gravel biking and what is offered in different price ranges. Would a cheaper shoe perform less better than a higher end one? It is often a question I see that comes back in some Facebook groups.

About Giro

Giro was founded more than 30 years ago by Jim Gentes, a man with an obsession for design and answering unmet needs. That obsession led him to start making his own products, and ultimately resulted in a company committed to serving the rider through personal expression and advanced performance.

The Giro Rincon shoe

Ready to roll over gravel, gradients, and everything in between. The Rincon combines a supple, breathable Synchwire upper with a stout carbon-composite plate and an aggressive, dual-injected rubber outsole for excellent traction that won’t delaminate or break down. 

A supportive 3D molded footbed with Aegis antimicrobial treatment enhances comfort and fit, which is adjustable via a single BOA L6 dial featuring 1 mm adjustment and an adjustable forefoot strap. It’s a great choice for riders looking for inspired performance that’s capable on the course or off-the-beaten track.


  • Upper: One-piece Synchwire upper with thermo-bonded exo-structure; Rubber reinforced heel and toe sections; BOA L6 dial featuring 1mm adjustment and macro release, with steel lace and soft lace guides; Reflective heel tab
  • Outsole: Nylon-composite 2-bolt plate with dual-injected rubber outsole; Stainless steel hardware
  • Footbed: 3D Molded footbed with medium arch support
  • Weight: 340 grams (size 42)
  • Cleat Compatibility: 2-Bolt Mountain


The testing occurred from the month of may until the end of August. I have used this shoe for about 700 km on my gravel bike, my bikepacking bike and my mountain bike. Why do I talk about the number of km I have done with them? Because I do believe that the feeling of a shoe can change with time for multiple reasons.

First off, if I compare the Rincon with my Sector shoes in terms of the break in period, the Rincon took way longer even though they share the same one-piece Synchwire technology. I suspect that the 1 boa dial versus 2 can be one factor.

After the break in period that shoe became really comfortable in all situations that I have put them in. Because you have a velcro on the lower portion, I feel that the toe box has a bit more space and you will less likely have discomfort when you have swollen feet (if it applies to you). 

In conclusion

The Giro Rincon is a more than capable shoe that offers reliable performance at a great value. The Rincon is now in my cycling shoes rotation for bikepacking.

 I would also recommend this model for people with wider feet but keep in mind there will be a break in period. At a price of 259.99$ CAD it is a great investment.

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