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Empire E70 Knit Cycling Shoe - Men's

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Why We Like The Empire E70 Knit Cycling Shoe

Knit technology, while seen in other athletic footwear, makes its first appearance in the cycling world with Giro's Empire E70 Knit Shoes. What you can experience is exceptional comfort and superior breathability while putting in long base miles or while winding it up for an hour during a 4-corner crit. This super-durable upper is built with cycling in mind and never compromises fit in its quest to provide lightweight power transfer.

Other athletic disciplines use knit technology in footwear because its stretch, support, and breathability offer tangible benefits. We have yet to see it in cycling shoes because—as we all know—cycling demands unique requirements for footwear. Giro solves this with the Xnetic Knit upper. It employs a rigid TPU support skeleton that is structurally designed for cycling and wraps it with DWR-treated Xnetic Knit for water repellency, easy cleaning, and a glove-like fit. TPU reinforcements are utilized at the toe and heel, adding durability off the bike or if you happen to have a little toe/tire overlap at low speeds. Following the—ahem—footsteps of other Empire shoes, this one features a traditional lace closure for a customized fit and low weight.


  • A knitted road cycling shoe for racing and training
  • Lace closure is lightweight and highly adjustable
  • Featherweight and stiff Easton EC70 sole for power transfer
  • EVA footbed offers comfort and support
  • TPU heel and toe reinforcements improve durability
  • Giro specializes in interesting aesthetics with performance benefits
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Upper Material
Xnetic Knit, bonded TPU skeletal support structure
molded EVA
Easton EC70 carbon composite
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[single, size 42.5] 8.8oz (250g)
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year