I got a chance to check out the 2014 Fall Winter Giro New Road line while I was at Capsule for last month and this boot was easily the stand out piece for me. The rep from Giro mentioned that the design team took inspiration for the silhouette from classic hiking boots like the Vasque Sundowner; the red laces are definitely a nod to the hiker style. It’s great to see the brand producing another lace-up style, likely after seeing success with the Empire and Republic models currently being offered.
Between the rugged Vibram sole and one piece leather vamp it’s bound to be a solid boot for winter riding. I’ve never liked a winter mountain bike style boot enough to buy one and commuting with neoprene booties in the winter can be annoying. Whatever price Giro will be asking for the boot will surely be fair for both the style and quality it’ll offer. And now, we wait..