The Chamber’s uppers are a durable, breathable, and high quality microfibre material with a smooth wipe-down finish and a protective buffer around the toe box. There are plenty of small perforations to increase breathability but the upper will still shun off all but the biggest water soakings, not holding onto moisture as much as many shoes. Laces are still a reliable and lightweight way of adjusting shoes and work well with an additional chunky strap keeping them out of your transmission. Mud and filth is the only thing which really compromised this style of retention – a mud flap cover would help with this.
An internal bootie sleeve keeps the grit and crap out of the Chambers and also secures the foot within, aiding stability, fit and security; a plus point for the clipped-in rider. More technology comes in the midsole heel area. Here Giro has added a Poron XRD bumper, an open cell material that can absorb up to 90% of energy in a high speed impact. A great touch for the gravity rider.
We’ve found the Giro Chambers, along with their flat-soled Jacket stable-mates to be incredibly well built. At over 500g for each shoe they are not the lightest, but this build quality lends itself to the fact that they last much longer than most.
Whether riding DH, enduro or trail, if you use a platform clipless pedal then these are well worth a look. We’re also big fans of Giro’s gloves.
PRICE: £99.99 – £109.99