Phinney's homemade custom Giros at Tour de Suisse
This article first appeared on Cyclingnews . Taylor Phinney ( EF Education First-Drapac ) is wearing his own style of Giro shoes at the Tour de Suisse .Phinney seems to have taken a pair of Prolight Techlace shoes, which feature laces and Velcro straps, and removed the Velcro sections. The current Giro Prolight Techlace weigh a claimed 150g for a size 42.5, and Phinney's pair probably weighs less with the removal of the Velcro panels and straps. While the new shoes worn by Phinney lack the on-the-fly adjustability of the Prolight Techlace, a handful of professional cyclists prefer to wear laces over the more popular Boa dials, which dominate the cycling shoe market. Phinney was an early adopter of Giro's Empire lace-up shoes. Phinney usually wears Giro Empire SLX shoes, with the same method of double wrapping the laces around the sole of the shoe. Laced cycling shoes are also ...
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