Cycling shoes can do more than just provide a great connection to the pedals—they can also get you where you want to go in comfort, confidence and style, both on the road and when the road ends. Giro's Republics combine supple, perforated microfiber uppers with stout nylon outsoles and high-traction walking pads for great pedaling efficiency, and for traction on roads, sidewalks and gravel when you’re off the bike.
In order to mount your pedals' cleats to your shoes, they must have matching bolt patterns. There are 3 configurations (diagram) used on cycling shoes, SPD-R, Look/SPD-SL and SPD. Road shoes feature one, two or even all three of these. Mountain-bike shoes usually use the SPD pattern. If you have any questions about cleat compatibility, please contact us. We're here to help!