Empire ACC Cycling Shoe
There are some cycling trends from the past that we're glad were left there, shoelaces aren't one of them, and Giro's contemporary Empire ACC Cycling Shoes manage to bring them into the future with sleek style, and contemporary technology that soars down the blacktop at warp speeds. The iconic laced kick offers seven points of adjustment for a completely customized fit, and a soft Evofiber synthetic upper the contours around your foot for total comfort while you ride. And not to stop short, Giro also employs Easton EA90 ACC full-carbon sole for ultimate stiffness and power transfer, making these timeless kicks a perfect partner for cyclists looking to up their PR, or charge for the podium.
Giro starts by constructing the shoes' uppers with a single piece of Evofiber microfiber to provide a lightweight, contoured fit across the top of the foot. Evofiber is a highly breathable fabric, and it features added perforations to further promote ventilation and facilitate quick moisture transfer away from your skin. Rather than add extra overlays and pieces of material, Giro keeps the profile of the Empire ACC sleek and uniform, and the flexibility of the microfiber combined with the full lacing system allows for a customizable, second-skin fit. An Easton EC90 ACC carbon outsole provides an extremely stiff, light pedaling platform, and its low stack height brings your cleats close to the pedals to eliminate the loss of power that thicker cleat plates suffer, resulting in efficient, responsive power transfer.
Inside the shoe, Giro adds its Super Natural Fit System, which allows for adjustable arch support within the shoe depending on the shape of your arch to reduce fatigue while pedaling. The insole itself is made with X-Static fiber to ward off odors, while the outsoles have replaceable heel pads to keep the shoes going for miles.
- Lace into comfort with these contemporary classic kicks
- Easton carbon is ultra stiff for total pedaling efficiency
- Upper combines elegant simplicity with bold branding
- Laces offer 7 points of contact for a customized fit
- Three arch inserts allow you to adjust support
- Anti-odor insoles keep you fresh after the ride
- Replaceable heel pads for extended lifetime
- Item #GIR00MM
- Upper Material
- Evofiber Teijin microfiber
- Supernatural fit kit, X-Static Anti-Microbial Footbed
- Easton EC90 ACC carbon fiber
- Cleat Compatibility
- 3-bolt road
- Claimed Weight
- [size 39] 7.4oz (210g)
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
5 based on 1 ratings
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September 6, 2020
Super light, great fitting shoe!
- I've used it several times
I had been riding in an ancient pair of Sidis which were great, but had seen better days. I decided to go with these lace ups after hearing good things about them and I'm happy that I did! They are light, nice looking, comfortable, and have a stiff carbon sole that seems very efficient. I did go up a half size in these compared to my Sidis, so be aware that they run a little smaller.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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