Now that Giro has honed their composite layered construction for the road, it looks like the off-road crowd is about to get their fix. Most recently highlighted on the Giro Imperial road shoe, Giro’s Synchwire one-piece composite layered uppers make for a super light shoe that offers zero stretch while still being breathable and supportive. And now with a slightly different construction and lugged outsole, the Giro Sector is ready to take to the dirt.
Starting with a three layer construction, the one piece upper includes monofilament mesh, reinforced and thermally welded Teijin TPU, and synthetic fiber mashed up into a sheet so that there is zero stretch. When combined into a single preformed upper with heat and pressure, the construction can be better tuned by zone so the shoe is able to provide support where you need it and massive ventilation where you don’t.
From the looks of it, the Sector has fewer ventilation windows than the Imperial which makes sense. The off road shoe needs to be more durable. To that point there are reinforcement at the toe and heel to prevent the Synchwire material from wearing.
Like the Imperial, you’ll find two BOA dials, this time with L6 dials which offer 1mm adjustment and macro release. The steel laces are routed through soft lace guides for better fit and lighter weight.
Underneath, you’ll find a dual injected rubber outsole on top of a carbon composite 2-bolt cleat plate. You’ll have the option for toe spikes up front, for when things get really greasy.
Inside, there’s a 3D molded footbed with medium arch support and Aegis antimicrobial treatment. The whole shoe is claimed to weigh 342g for a 42.5, or 323g for a 39.5 women’s.
Available in men’s and women’s sizing, men’s will be offered in 39-50 in whole sizes, and 42.5-45.5 in half sizes. Women’s will be available in 36-43 whole sizes, and 37.5-42.5 half sizes. Each will sell for $225.