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GiroEmpire ACC Cycling Shoe - Men's

Sale 20% OffCurrent price:$239.96 Original price:$299.95

Item # GIR003E

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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 Specs
Upper Material[uppers] Evofiber
Closurelace
FootbedSuperNatural Fit Kit
SoleEaston EC90 ACC carbon fiber
Cleat Compatibility3-hole road
Recommended Useroad cycling
Manufacturer Warranty1 year
Size

Giro

Cycling Footwear
EUUS MENUS WOMENUKCM
36   5 3 23
36.5   5.5 3.5 23
37   6 4 23.5
37.5   6.5 4.5 24
38   6.5 4.5 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
47.5 13   12 30.5
48 13.5   12.5 31

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>Rating: 5

I love these!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
42
Height
5` 10"
Weight
145 lbs

I really didn't think they would be SO comfortable, but they are! I don't have any issues with them getting loose while I'm riding, and they stay tied. I see mentions about them being too narrow, but I have narrow feet and I sized up (I usually wear a 41 and bought a 42). I have always had problems with my feet falling asleep during exercise, but that's not an issue with these. Overall, I really love them and bought a second pair so I don't have to go without. Too much info: my foot is 26 cm, insoles usually ~27 cm. I wear a US women's 10.

>Rating: 5

Great shoes

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
43

I’ve ridden these through the mountains and love them. Light and stiff. Great fit with the laces. Also love the reflective surface which gives me some feeling of safety at dawn or dusk.

What shoe size do you wear in nikes/other shoes?

>Rating:

Silly question: What do you (owners) do with the laces once tied? I'm leery of having loose laces around my crank.

The Giro logo is a band that hold the laces

I think your lace loop attaches to the slot in the shoes tongue.

Daniel, They have a small elastic band mid way up laces to tuck in. Use both road and mtb and never had issues!

Tuck them into an elastic loop built into shoe. I’ve been riding laces for years with no issue.

>Rating: 5

Nice Shoes

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

Many reviews for these shoes I have read mention they tend to run a bit narrow and the users have had to size up. I did not find this to be the case for me. I have always worn a size 42 in Giro shoes and the Empire ACC is no different. I will say, Giro tends to be somewhat inconsistent in regards to width across its range of shoes. I have found the width of some models varying greatly from others. Unlike Sidi who seem to be very consistent with sizes across its entire range. That being said, these shoes fit me very well. They look great and the laces are very cool. Of course, the laces will make on the fly adjustments impossible, but I think if you are thinking of buying a cycling shoe with laces you'll already have taken that into consideration. Personally, I never have to make shoe adjustments on the bike so it's a moot point.

>Rating: 4

NARROW

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

These appear to be exceptional shoes, and would no doubt be well-appreciated by riders with VERY NARROW FEET.

>Rating: 5

Fits incredibly

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
44
Height
5` 11"
Weight
185 lbs

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

>Rating: 5

Empire ACC Cycling Shoe Review

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
45
Height
5` 9"
Weight
165 lbs

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.

>Rating:

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?

>Rating: 5

Flawless

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
41
Height
5` 9"
Weight
128 lbs

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

>Rating: 5

Awesome Shoe

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
47
Height
6` 1"
Weight
198 lbs

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

>Rating: 5

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 😁

>Rating: 2

Beyond Narrow

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Height
6` 1"
Weight
210 lbs

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

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

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!

>Rating: 4

Comfortable but too small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
44.5
Weight
165 lbs

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.

>Rating: 4

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

1-quite
>Rating: 5

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

my
>Rating: 5

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.

Got
>Rating: 4

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.

>Rating: 5

Great shoes

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 7"
Weight
145 lbs

Excellent fit and feel