Photo: Oliver Baker

Giro Flynt Tri


$130, Trivillage.com

The draw: Easy on

We’ll call these the “party in the back” shoes. The toes are sleek and highly vented, but the women-specific Flynts get wide at the mid-foot—on purpose, so they’re easy to get on and off—and stay that way through the super-padded heel. They cradle the feet well, but a rough tip of the tongue may aggravate sockless feet. Athletes who find their Achilles ache with super stiff soles will want to give these a try; power transfer is solid, but they have some give. Men will want to check out the Inciter Tris, which are roughly equivalent to the Flynts at the same price point.