Pinkbike.com recently rounded up their top picks for this year’s mountain bike shoes in its 2018 Summer Gear Guide. Tester Colin Meagher chose the Giant Line trail riding shoe, pointing out it comfortable fit and Motion Efficiency System technology as high points.
“Giant uses a ‘MES ExoBeam’—a molded nylon beam that stretches fore-aft in the shoe—to offer that Goldilocks combination of stiffness and flexibility to maximize performance in technical terrain both on and off the bike,” Meagher wrote. “There’s a hydrophobic, ventilated upper for breathability and an armored, rubber toe box to protect the piggies from rocks tossed off the front wheel. The single density ‘ErgoComfort’ insole is removable (and washable).”
Meagher tested the shoes for the on and off-the-bike comfort and performance, writing: “I really liked the way that the exo wrap straps cradled my foot vs the standard doubled over straps typically found on shoes like this. The sole has a bit of a rocker to it, too, to make walking fairly natural.”
Summing up his impressions, he wrote: “Overall, the Line MES Composite is a nice, solid choice as a trail shoe.”
For more, check out the full feature at pinkbike.com.
And for all the details on the Line shoe, click here.