Yes, they’re that light
At just 175 grams (size 42.5), the Empire™SLX sets the standard for light weight cycling footwear. Yet it doesn’t compromise the structure or stiffness needed to put full power to the pedals thanks to a combination of exceptional fit, an Evofibre™ SL one-piece upper, and the Easton® EC90 SLX2 high-modulus outsole. And with replaceable heel pads, full titanium hardware and our adjustable Super Natural Fit Kit, these are full-featured shoes built to win, and built to last.
One-piece upper design
Premium Evofibre™SL breathable
Empire laces: holds a knot, durable and light
Easton® EC90 SLX2 high-modulus carbon
Replaceable heel pads
Ultralight Super Natural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support
X-Static® anti-microbial fibre Travel bag included
175 grams (size 42.5 with
40 - 48
Giro unveiled the Empire SLX, a lace-up road shoe that weighs a slipper-like 175g per shoe, at a presentation given to journalists and bike dealers in Harrogate the evening before the Grand Depart of the Tour de France.Read More...
Designed with input from Taylor Phinney, the super-stiff, 175g shoe has been favoured by Sir Bradley Wiggins. White or orange, the choice is yours.Read More...
The Easton EC90 soles are supremely stiff and we found them to be more rigid than those in the previous Empire shoes. The fit was very comfortable, with Giro supplying adjustable innersoles.Read More...
The Giro Empire SLX shoes aren't just light; they're also freakishly comfortable, impressively stiff, and well ventilated - not to mention quite pretty.Read More...
RIDE CYCLING REVIEW
We’ve always loved the way the Empire SLX look with their retro shape and lace up design, but the real beauty comes when you ride them. They’re ultralight at just 175 grams, yet incredibly stiff – you really feel every ounce of effort is going direct to the pedals, not a hint of flex or wasted energy.Read More...
On your feet the Empires fell remarkably simple, smooth and comfortable thanks to the sheer lack of seams and panels. Looking at the uppers you'd imagine the Empires would be quite sweaty due to the lack of mesh panels or cutouts. Giro has got around this by using a super-thin, highly breathable material.Read More...
The first thing you notice about Giro's Empire SLX shoes when you spin the pedals is just how light they are: at just just 408g for a size 45 pair, they're among the very lightest shoes available. This low weight is backed up by incredible comfort from the lace-up uppers and a super stiff carbon fibre sole that doesn't waste any of your power when sprinting for the line.Read More...
After seven months' intensive use, the Empires continue to perform well. The shoes have stretched slightly and adapted to my feet, increasing comfort.Read More...
I’ve no idea what it feels like to wear designer highheels that make people stop and stare (I promise) but I think this is as close as it gets. And the performance matches their looks.Read More...
RIDE CYCLING REVIEW
Giro has been making shoes for some time now but no model has made a visual impact quite like the new Empire SLX.Read More...
The Empires not only look classy but are top quality, high performance race shoes.Read More...