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Giro Launch Prolight Techlace

Supreme comfort and pedaling efficiency in sub-150g package

Giro Sport Design has today announced the official release of their Prolight Techlace™ shoe. First teased at the Eurobike tradeshow, this amazing ultra-high performance shoe utilizes a 3-strap Techlace™ Pro closure system and Technical Mesh upper material for unbeatable comfort and breathability, together with a TeXtreme® carbon fiber outsole to deliver a sub-150g shoe in size 42.5. The Prolight Techlace™ is available now from www.giro.com and authorized Giro dealers for $400/ €399/ £349.

“Giro is dedicated to pushing the limits of professional-level gear,” said Simon Fisher, Giro Footwear Product Manager. “We wanted to make the absolute lightest shoe possible, but it still had to be comfortable for three weeks of 5 hour stages and, at the same time, deliver the efficient power transfer pros demand. The Prolight Techlace™ is a testament to Giro’s unique R&D capabilities, the depth of our partnerships with the world’s fastest riders, and our ability to create innovative materials and technologies to achieve our performance goals.”

Three key features set the Prolight Techlace™ ahead of the pack:

· Techlace Pro closure system: combining the custom comfort and multiple contact points of laces with the ease and on-the-fly adjustability of hook and loop straps, the Techlace Pro Closure instantly won converts when it debuted on Giro’s Factor Techlace

· Technical Mesh upper: Built from a custom monofilament fiber, this reinforced mesh fabric is welded to Teijin TPU film to give structure, support, and durability

· TeXtreme™ carbon fiber outsole: Used by top F1 race teams, TeXtreme™ spread tow carbon fiber uses a unique, flat weave that require less resin allowing Giro to reduce the weight of their outsole by 22% while maintaining the same superior stiffness.

Full technical features:
• Weight: sub-150g in size 42.5
• Techlace Pro closure system
• Technical Mesh welded Teijin SL upper
• TeXtreme® advanced carbon fiber outsole
• X-Static Prolight SuperNatural insole with adjustable arch support
• X-Static Prolight insole
• Bonded walking pad
• Titanium hardware
• Carry bag
• Colors: Bright Red, black, white
• Sizes: 39-48 w/ ½ sizes
• MSRP: $400/ €399/ £349

About Giro Sport Design: Founded in Santa Cruz, California in 1985, Giro Sport Design develops new ideas to enhance the Ride. From the first lightweight, high-performance helmets for cycling and snowsports, to apparel and accessories that reimagine what sportswear can be, Giro maintains a strong focus on creating products that enhance a rider’s feeling of freedom and independence. As a leader in the design, fit and engineering of products that complement the body, Giro is the first choice of riders worldwide. www.giro.com

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