The Giro Berm Cover MTB Cycling Shoes are comfortable and versatile, with plenty of grip and minimum cleat clatter. You might miss the ability to tighten them across the toe box, though.
Although these are labelled as ‘MTB’, the fact is, loads of people use mountain bike-style spd pedals on their tourers, commuting bikes and, very much on-trend, gravel and adventure bikes, where the Berm Covers will really come into their own. I’ve worn these all through the spring on all manner of baggy-trousered activities and I haven’t found much to criticise.
A lot of this is down to the fit. My feet are long, narrow at the heel and spread out over several hectares at the other end, and the Berm Covers gave me lots of wiggle room. The nominal size 46 actually came up a little large on me, which is a rare thing in a cycling shoe. If you’re used to cycling shoes being a bit on the small side, that’s not the case here.
Getting in and out is very quick and easy. There are just two sturdy Velcro-fastened straps to deal with. These allow excellent adjustment across the instep, but the (broad, well-padded) tongue ends at the lower strap, and below that there’s no adjustment. This didn’t matter to me because I need all that space. If you’re narrow-footed it might be a different matter.
The smooth, synthetic outer material is wrapped around a mesh structure that allows plenty of ventilation – my feet never overheated. There’s […]