Rapha’s latest and greatest in collaboration with Giro for the Grand Tour Video, shot by Ben Ingham in the Sierra Nevada.
The Rapha Grand Tour shoe offers unparalleled comfort, durability, power and style. The uppers are crafted from hand cut Yak leather and are married with optimum fit to a Easton EC90 carbon sole for lightweight and supreme stiffness. The Grand Tour Shoe is available April 10 online for $450.
Using the highest quality components available, the Rapha Grand Tour Shoes have been developed to offer a traditional feel but with the modern, cutting-edge performance needed for long rides and optimum power transfer.
The shoes are the first to use Yak leather, a soft but highly durable upper specifically developed by specialist ecco®. Due to the Yak’s ability to survive in severe conditions, Yak leather delivers unique benefits including lightness, water resistance, breathability and superb tensile strength. The nature of the uppers mean they will wear in beautifully to become even more comfortable over time. The upper also has a water and stain repellency treatment and is perforated for added moisture movement and texture.
The upper is paired with a special edition Easton® EC90 carbon sole. At only 6.5mm thick, the EC90 has been proven over many thousands of miles on the Giro ProLight SLX and Factor models. It offers supreme stiffness and an excellent connection to the pedal.
Other details include a machined aluminium buckle (with laser-etched Rapha logo) with padded leather straps and titanium D rings. The shoes are available in white or black with a contrast lower strap, echoing the toe straps of cycling’s golden era. There is also a reflective Rapha logo on the heel.
- Perforated Yak upper, exclusively made by ecco®
- Easton® unidirectional carbon sole
- Cork/EVA footbeds that mould to the shape of the foot
- Renowned Giro SuperNatural™ fit with adjustable arch system
- Machined aluminum buckle with leather straps and titanium D-rings
- Timeless Rapha styling