A CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
The Empire ACC continues to redefine the boundaries of high-performance cycling shoes. The iconic laced closure offers seven points of fit adjustment for unrivaled adjustment and comfort, and complements the breathable Evofiber synthetic upper that wraps to the contours of your foot. The Easton EC90 ACC full carbon sole offers the stiffness needed for everything from Grand Tours to gran fondos, with ultra-low 6.5mm stack height for a direct connection to the pedals. And our adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed lets you fine-tune the fit and arch support for an unmatched blend of performance and style.
• One-piece upper design
• Premium Evofiber breathable microfiber upper
• Empire Laces: Hold a knot, durable, and light
• Easton EC90 ACC carbon fiber outsole
• Steel hardware
• Replaceable heel pads
• SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support
• XT2 anti-microbial fiber top sheet
• 215 grams (size 42.5)
The Giro Empires hark back to the old school with their laces and simple, but stylish two-tone design. Thankfully though the retro styling is merely skin deep as the technology involved is right up to date, ensuring that the Empires meet the demands of a premium road racing shoe. The best of both worlds you say?Read More...
THE WASHING MACHINE POST
Quite frankly, these are amongst the most comfortable shoes it has ever been my pleasure to wear. Though apocryphal comparisons to a pair of slippers may be rife, in all honesty it's one that bears repeating here. The Empires were supremely comfortable even when I sat on a kitchen chair preparing for velocipedinal departure.Read More...
On looks alone, the Giro Empire is, in my opinion at least, probably the most beautiful shoe available. Yes, the laces might be an anachronism and a flashback to a bygone era, but the simplicity of the shoe is, in practice, superb, not least in a modern marketplace where fancy features are all the rage.
The Empire is a retro-inspired race shoe using that most hi-tech of closure systems, the lace.Read More...