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Cycling’s footwear leader introduces men’s and women’s shoes featuring new closure system paired with Boa® dial

(29 August 2016– Scotts Valley, CA) –Giro Sport Design has unveiled its next revolution in footwear, the Factor and Factress Techlace™.  Pairing a revolutionary new, patent-pending closure system, Techlace — which combines the ease of a hook & loop strap with the supple feel of laces — and the proven adjustability of a Boa® closure system, the men’s Factor and women’s Factress Techlace™ continue Giro’s reputation for comfort, performance, and style all in a remarkably light weight package of just 210g for size 42.5. The Factor Techlace™ is available this fall worldwide at authorized Giro retailers for $350 / £289/ €349.


“Since we launched Giro footwear five years ago, riders have come to expect Giro to continually raise the bar,” said Simon Fisher, Sr. Product Marketing Manager. “From the original Factor, which set a new standard for fit and comfort, to the Empire, which has spawned countless imitations of its high-performance laced style, Giro has always been one step ahead of the competition.  With the new Factor Techlace™ we’ve continued our tradition of innovation, replacing D-rings and other hardware with our patent-pending Techlace system with laces that are easily replaceable and provide a suppler feel across the forefoot.  We’ve also partnered with Boa® to achieve fast, intuitive adjustment at the top of the instep with their premium IP1 dial for loosening and tightening in 1mm increments.  With classic Giro fit enabled by our adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed, the breathable Evofiber™ SL Teijin® microfiber upper is paired with the Easton® EC90 SLX2 carbon outsole wth one of the stiffest, lightest, and thinnest pedaling platforms available. Much more than the sum of its parts, The Factor Techlace delivers the comfort of laces with the convenience of on-the-fly adjustability for a truly revolutionary cycling shoe.”


Key Features of the Factor and Factress Techlace include
• Techlace™ System: replaces D-rings and hardware with laces for a supple forefoot feet and easy replaceability

• Boa® IP1 dial: fast, intuitive adjustments in 1mm increments for tightening or loosening on-the-fly

• Easton® EC90 SLX2 carbon fiber outsole: among the lightest, and lowest stack height

• SuperNatural fit footbed: adjustable arch support to personalize fit, X-Static anti-microbial fiber

• EvoFiber™ SL upper: premium Teijin® microfiber is supple, durable, and highly breathable

• Replaceable walking pads

• Delivers with travel bag

• Factor Techlace™ 210g size 42.5, Factress Techlace™ 195g size 39

• 3 colorways: black, white/ black, and vermillion/ black

• Factor Techlace™ sizes 39-50 including half-sizes from 39.5 – 46.5, Factress Techlace™ 36-43 including half-sizes from 37.5-42.5

• Available Fall 2016 at Giro retailers and www.GIRO.com

  • $350 / £289/ €349
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