About Giro Empire SLX Road Shoes
Take a classic cycling shoe and update it to meet today's technological demands - you now have the Giro Empire SLX Road Shoe.
Lightweight hi-tech performance meets classic style.
The Giro Empire SLX is a cutting edge cyclng shoe with a classic look. Weighing in at 175 grams the SLX has taken the crown of World's Lightest Production Cycling Shoe, dropping 55 grams over the Bont Zero+.
A classic laced closure offers unrivaled fit adjustment.
New, highly breathable Evofiber SL microfiber upper for superb fit and comfort.
KDL Techno Laces: Holds a Knot, Durable, and Light
Easton EC90 SLfull carbon sole offers all the stiffness needed for everything from Grand Tours to Gran Fondos
Titanium cleat mounting hardware
Ultra-low 6.5mm stack height for a direct connection to the pedals.
Adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed lets you fine-tune the fit and arch support, for an unmatched blend of performance and style.
Replaceable heel pads
Giro's new Evofibre SL upper, lighter carbon sole and titanium mounting hardware keep the weight incredibly low, but make no sacrifice to performance. In fact the Easton SLX2 unidirectional carbon fibre outsole boasts class-leading stiffness that transfers your pedaling power into forward motion with unparalleled effectiveness.
The Evofiber SL upper is simultaneously waterproof and breathable. Giro believe that a breathable upper is a far better coolong system than using vents simply because your foot tends to block vents and therefore limit their effectiveness while a breathable upper allows continuos airflow along with the help of added perforations.
The most noticeable feature are of course the laces. Giro say that along with a stunning classic look, laces also provide a superior tightening system with 14 points where adjustment can be made to create an effectively custom fit. Lace technology has come a long way since the lace up cycling shoes of 30 years ago. Giro use KDL Techno laces, developed for World Cup level Football Players, which are highly stretch resistant, durable and offer superior knot retention.
Whatever the merits of lacing versus straps or BOA type tighetening systems we think the Empire SLX is a stunning combination of cutting edge cycling shoe technology and timeless classic style that would add panache and performace to any ride
One-piece upper design
Premium evofiber sl breathable microfiber
KDL techno laces
Easton ec90 slx2 high-modulus carbon
Replaceable heel pads
Ultralight supernatural fit kit with adjustable arch support
175 grams (size 42.5)
X-static antimicrobial fiber travel bag included
More About The Manufacturer Giro
Giro is a U.S. manufacturer of helmets, sunglasses, goggles and softgoods for cycling, skiing and snowboarding. The company was founded in 1985 by Jim Gentes and is headquartered in the Santa Cruz, California area.
Giro is part of Easton-Bell Sports. Dozens of models are produced under both brands.