With their Easton carbon fiber sole, Vibram rubber outsole, and impeccable Giro aesthetics, the Code VR70 Shoes were a much-loved update to the original Codes. The Giro Code VR70 HV Shoes bring all that marvelous functionality to those of us with wide feet, because even the biggest of feet still deserve a lightweight, durable, and comfortable shoe that can tackle any trail in style. The Code VR70 HV’s closure system consists of a middle hook-and-loop strap that goes across the mid-foot and takes pride of place over the ratcheting buckle on the top strap. The middle strap essentially turns all of the panel of inner fabric into an extension of itself, getting rid of pressure on the metatarsal bones by pulling equally from a large swath of fabric on the inside of the foot. The bottom strap adjusts the fit around the toes, so the firm fit at the top of the shoe doesn’t have to extend to the toe box. The upper is made of Giro’s lightweight and highly breathable Evofiber with perforations for added cooling. This contributes not only to the sleek, minimalist profile, but it also reduces weight. The Evofiber is reinforced with high-frequency welded polyurethane in areas where your foot is likely to bash — or get bashed by — rocks. The polyurethane makes the upper feel a bit stiffer than it could if it were 100% Evofiber, but as the miles add up, the poly will soften a bit and conform to your foot. Giro contains an Easton EC70 sole in the Code VR70 HV for a stiff, efficient ride even as a Vibram Mont outsole provides durable grip. Vibram’s Mont incorporates a pair of complementary compounds, IdroGrip and Megagrip, which respectively lean toward grip and durability for the right qualities in the right parts of the shoe. The outsole’s tread pattern also contains flat pedal riding even as providing debris clearance for two-bolt, clipless cleats, so they are going to go back and forth with you between disciplines.
Upper Material: Evofiber
Closure: N-1 ratchet, 2 hook-and-loop straps
Footbed: SuperNatural Fit Kit, Aegis anti-microbial remedy
Sole: EC70 carbon fiber, Vibram Mont
Cleat Compatibility: 2-bolt mountain