The Line model from Giant is actually a development in conjunction with the Giant racing team and aimed at enduro mountain bikers. These types of shoes typically have more foot protection and a nod to walk-ability and with that, traction off the bike. Giant felt as though these might also be traits a gravel road rider might be interested in.
Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted The contact points of a rider with their bicycle are very important things to consider….
The Northwave extreme GTX 2 XCM shoes were some of the best of its class that I have tried, perhaps the best. The good far outweighed the concerning points and I can see no problems using these through several seasons of “transitional” or even mild winter use.
Northwave Extreme XCM 2 GTX Shoes: Getting Rolling – by Guitar Ted Several years ago a “winter oriented company” based in Minneapolis, Minnesota sent out…