Lunch Ride Review: Gaerne G.Stilo+

The Italian brand Gaerne is no stranger to top of the line performance as their new G.Stilo shoe is used by the current Lotto – Soudal World Team and ace sprinter André Greipel as well. This new G.Stilo is an updated new version to their previous shoe with a Summer edition available as well.

The new G.Stilo has a reported 109 different components which go into making the shoe. What’s noticeable at first is the dual Boa IP1 dial system with a criss cross steel-kevlar wire. The addition of the steel wire make for very easy adjustments and quite possibly work the best with this additional wire which we have tested. Gaerne and Boa offer a lifetime warranty on this system.

The sole is full carbon and is also on the thinner side which you can tell through your pedal stroke and even walking around in them as you don’t feel as “lifted” compared to wearing other shoes. The shoe is very well vented and comes in five different colors; white, black, yellow, red and anthracite.

Having a few weeks in the shoe now the G.Stilo is a very well fitted shoe as it should be for the price tag which it comes with. Our test riders have a more narrow foot which worked well for these shoes. For example shoes such as Sidi and Shimano have a more wider fit and toe box and these fit more like a Mavic shoe.

The stiff sole was noticeable which didn’t give out at all while we stood up on our pedals to accelerate. The shoe comes on and off very easily with one hand which is a result of the steel-kevlar wire system. As far as wear and tear go we’ll need a bit more time to see how they hold up but for $499 you do receive a premium shoe for the matching cost.

 

The dual Boa system plus the steel-kevlar wire allow for a great system to tighten your shoe.

PUNCHLINES:

  • comfortable fit for a more narrow foot
  • five colors to choose from
  • dual Boa plus steel-kevlar wire system work great

STATS:

  • Price: $499
  • Weight: 550 grams (size 42.5)

www.gaerne.com

 

The white front toe box doesn’t look as good after touching your front tire.

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