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  • Giro Empire ACC Cycling Shoe - Men's
  • Giro Empire ACC Cycling Shoe - Men's
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GiroEmpire ACC Cycling Shoe - Men's
$299.95

Item # GIR003E

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  • Black/White, 39.0 ($299.95)
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Item # GIR003E
Description

Guaranteed Phinney style, but the speed is up to you.

You've heard the phrase, "Everything old is new again"? Well, with the advent of custom townie bikes, wool kits, and the proliferation of tweed rides, this trend is holding its own in the world of cycling. The young American prodigy, and quite the fashion plate, Mr. Phinney, asked Giro to design a lace-up cycling shoe specifically for the 2012 London Games. And while we are sure part of it was a fashion statement, you can be sure that the Giro Empire ACC is worthy of a young man of Taylor's pedigree.

Starting at the uppers, they were wrapped with one piece of Evofiber microfiber. This fabric is exceptionally lightweight and highly breathable, featuring perforations for added cooling. This contributes not only to the sleek, wind-cheating profile, but it also reduces weight. And while the shoes might not appear to be very supportive, the opposite is actually true. Because of the flexibility of the microfiber, as well as the classic lace system, the shoes are able to be tied so that they fit your feet like a second skin. Adding to this is the ultralight and ultra-stiff Easton EC90 ACC Carbon Sole. One of the stiffest soles in the industry, it features a low 6.5mm stack height that mates with the uppers for unrivaled power transfer. The lower the stack height, the closer the cleats, and thereby your feet, are to the pedals. This minimizes power loss that occurs with thicker cleat plates.

The footbed provided is an adjustable SuperNatural Fit Kit. It allows you to fine-tune support to where your feet need it the most. Additionally, it was constructed with X-Static Antimicrobial fiber to keep odors and bacteria at bay.

The Giro Empire ACC Shoes are available in whole and half sizes from 39.0 to 46.5 and in whole sizes 47.0 to 50.0. They come in four colors: White/black, Matte Black/highlight yellow, Matte Black/florescent orange, and Matte Black/black.

  • Easton EC90 ACC Carbon Sole
  • Lace-up closure
  • Microfiber uppers
  • 6.5mm stack height
  • SuperNatural Fit Kit insoles
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Upper Material
[uppers] Evofiber
Closure
lace
Footbed
SuperNatural Fit Kit
Sole
Easton EC90 ACC carbon fiber
Cleat Compatibility
3-hole road
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Size

Giro

Cycling Shoes
EUUS MENUS WOMENUKCM
36   5 3 22.5
36.5   5.5 3.5 23
37   6 4 23.5
37.5   6.5 4.5 24
38   6.5 5 24
38.5   7 5 24.5
39 6.5 7.5 5.5 25
39.5 7 8 6 25
40 7.5 8.5 6.5 25.5
40.5 7.5 8.5 6.5 26
41 8 9 7 26
41.5 8.5 9.5 7.5 26.5
42 9 10 8 27
42.5 9.5 10.5 8.5 27
43 9.5 10.5 8.5 27.5
43.5 10   9 28
44 10.5   9.5 28
44.5 11   10 28.5
45 11   10 29
45.5 11.5   10.5 29
46 12   11 29.5
46.5 12.5   11.5 30
47 13   12 30
48 13.5   12.5 31

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Fits incredibly

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44

The variable arch support is a great technology, and the laces make the shoe fit comfortably and snug for long rides.

Empire ACC Cycling Shoe Review

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

I own the Rapha Climbers Shoe (made by Giro) in the same size and they are light, stiff, and comfortable. The Empire ACC Cycling Shoe are also light, stiff, very snug, and very comfortable. The laces allow for more adjustability than the velcro straps on my Rapha shoes. These shoes feel like one with my feet and the power transfer is much better than my Rapha shoes.

Unanswered Question

At its widest, my left foot measures 10.8 cm. I wear a size 46 Giro Code mtb shoe. Would a size 46 in the Empire be your recommendation?

Flawless

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 41

Stiff, nice looking and affordable. My ideal foul weather/ training shoe.

Awesome Shoe

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 47

This is my second pair of these shoes. Most comfortable shoe I have ever purchased plus love the retro lace up design.

Great shoe, make sure you size up

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Impressed with the looks and quality of this shoe , unfortunately I didt read the reviews and take back country recommendation to go a half size up . The shoe fits narrow and tight like a glove. I returned thinking I would buy the same model, but I noticed the giro empire slx was also on sale . I bought that model
Instead and of course I picked a half size up . Thinking I should buy this model (giro acc) because of the huge discount half size up of course 😁

Beyond Narrow

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

This shoe is the narrowest cycling shoe I've ever put on. Had to return. Nicely made shoe and wish I could wear it.

Amazing fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Size Bought: 44

Going back to a tie shoe like this seems to really work for me. I have an unusually shaped foot, and most shoes are too tight in width across the part of the foot just below the toes. The combination of laces with the flexible, man-made upper is a great combo for getting this shoe to fit right. It is the most comfortable cycling shoe I have found. I opted for the blue which is an almost metallic blue, yet it is flexible enough to conform to my foot. (It kind of clashes with most of my kits, but it is definitely noticeable.) Very happy with the purchase, especially since it was on sale. It does run a little small, so order at least a half size up.

WOW!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

when i first opened the box to these, i was already in shock, they came in a shoe bag! i was very impressed wit the packing, and the over all quality to these shoes. they're slick for sure and will ensure you look fly out there on the road, and also be seen out on the road when that sun goes down with the reflective surface.

they are a bit narrow and do run a tad small, so i sized up to have a good fit. i normally wear a 46, so i got the 46.5 and they're perfect.

the Easton carbon soul is so sift and just solid! so so happy with these shoes and would recommend them to anyone!

Comfortable but too small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 44.5

I was impressed by the cushioning inside this shoe (something you didn’t find often in cycling shoes) and how they hugged my feet Unfortunately, they run quite small. I’m between a 10.5/11 so I ordered a 44.5 but my toes touched the end of the shoe. I’ll be exchanging them for a half size larger.

Shining Bastard

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

1-quite stiff sole,

2-good support,

3-excellent looking,

4-lace is good but not so convenient as BOA,

5-easily peels off.

6-half size down comparing to SIDI

Shining Bastard

your red shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

my shoes make this review great!!! hands down in collection of cycling shoes that I have these are the best!!! comfy and they form really good to your feet.... The best part???? I have no aching feet at the end of my bike ride

 your red shoes

Most comfortable road shoes I owned.

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 42

Got the blue to match my bike color and my club kit! have to go 1/2 size bigger.

Most comfortable road shoes I owned.

Size and color

    Really nice shoe. I got the grey shoes. What to note... 1. They do run smaller. I’m a US10 consistently, my size would have been 44 however I got the 44.5 as I’d heard they run smaller by half a size. Unfortunately the 44.5 was too snug returned for a 45. 2. As for the color, the images make it look like a suede type material, this is not what they are. They feel more like a plastic and the reflective material make them almost sparkle? The heal is silver not grey. In all they still look good but not as good as they do in the pics.

    Great shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Excellent fit and feel

    Great!

      The best cycling shoes I’ve ever worn. The laces hold my feet perfectly. The soles are very stiff but very comfortable inside. Light, great looking and customizable. I have skinny and flat feet so the highest arch supports works for me. I would and will buy again when I wear this pair out.

      These Things are Incredible

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Review from a client Daniel:
      Jason,
      I'll tell you these things are incredible. The stiffness and thinness of the sole is something I haven't experienced before, in fact compared to my prior Specialized shoes I actually had to lower my seat post to compensate for how thin the sole is, I definitely feel more connected to the driveline. The lace enclosures really make the fit great as well.
      Daniel

      If you have any questions about these shoes or any other gear shoot me an email at jasjones@backcountry.com or give me a call at 801-523-4053

      Any thoughts on ladies using the men's version? Considering a pair for my wife - she uses Giro mountain bike shoes (women's) - assume get her the same size in men's?

      This would be a great shoe to consider. You will just want to go down one size.

      If you have any questions about these shoes or any other gear shoot me an email at jasjones@backcountry.com or give me a call at 801-523-4053

      Great fit! Great look!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 43.5

      The shoe fits great. I had a pair of Pearl Izumi P.r.o leader 2's that were eaten by a friends dog. In hindsight I am happy that the dog was shoe hungry. These are much more comfortable for my foot and it offers a great look with all the power transfer that a guy like me can muster. If you need a new shoe give these a try, you wont regret it.