The Giro Empire threw a curveball into the performance road shoe market and the latest version is no different. The famous laced closure offers a unique adjustment system and the breathable Evo fibre upper, used throughout the Giro range, keeps comfort at a premium. Easton EC90 Carbon remains for the sole and is the same as the outsole featured in the US brand's other top flight shoes, making the Empire far more than just a pretty face.
A favourite amongst pros such as Taylor Phinney, the Empire shoe is not just for style. Its 6.5 mm stack height and 251 gram weight make it just as at home on Le Tour, or weekend club run.
A Giro SuperNatural Fit Kit is included and allows the rider to make custom adjustments at home allowing the foot equal support and a lower heel wrap to ensure a better lock with the shoe. A thin end at the toe of the insole give that extra bit of wriggle room - ending the infamous cycling complaint of numb toes.
X-Static fiber also features and is the very same fiber that is found in Giro gloves and helmets; X-Static is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal fibre that will help maintain that new shoe smell well into the season.