Lightweight, stiff and stylish, the Giro Empire Road Shoe features a lace-up closure system, a Lace Garage, a stiff Easton EC90 ACC carbon sole and is made from supple, breathable EvoFibre. Customising the arch support in the insole is simple with the SuperNatural Fit Kit.
Giro Empire Road Shoes
Giro Empire Road Shoe
No other road cycling shoe has been responsible for such divided opinions as the Giro Empire - a traditional laced design fused with cutting edge fabrics and construction techniques to form a light, stiff and comfortable shoe that will turn heads.
The Empire has been designed with major input from US pro-rider Taylor Phinney, who wanted a lightweight pair of shoes that would be able to perform and withstand the rigours of the 2012 Giro d'Italia and Olympic Games.
The laced design of the Empire is no gimmick; laces provide an incredibly lightweight, adjustable and comfortable closure system. Through varying lacing patterns you are able to customise medial and lateral pull across the foot, ensuring you are able to achieve a comfortable fit no matter what shape foot you have. A Lace Garage is located on the tongue of the shoe, this is where you store the excess lace, after tying, so they don't interfere with anything whilst riding.
The upper of the Empire shoes is made from Giro's EvoFibre material that is incredibly breathable and provides superb ventilation all over the foot. EvoFibre is also very light and supple, the material will mould to the shape of your foot for all day comfort.
The latest version of the Empire features a Easton EC90 ACC sole, which is stiffer than previous generations and ensures optimum power is delivered to the pedals. The Empire has a low stack height of 6.5mm, achieving the sense of a direct connection with the pedals.
Included with the Empire shoes is the SuperNatural Fit Kit, this is a footbed system that allows you to customise the insole depending on the level of arch your feet have. A properly supported arch will dramatically reduce the chance of injury over long periods of time and boost comfort whilst riding.
- One piece, Evofibre upper
- Laced closure
- Easton EC90 ACC Carbon sole
- SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support
- X-Static anti-microbial fibre insole
- Weight: 215 grams (size 42.5)
PRODUCT REF: EMPIRE
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