Empire E70 Studio Collection Shoes
Giro takes its popular knit technology and adds to it a limited edition Olive Heather colorway creating the one-of-a-kind Empire E70 Studio Collection Shoes. We've already sung the praises of the E70 before as it offers exceptional comfort, support, and superior breathability that's appreciated on long weekend rides and quick spins after work alike. As with the rest of the knit shoes we've seen from Giro lately, it's able to craft a lightweight yet super-durable upper that easily contours to your foot and offers a near custom fit thanks to its use of laces for the closure.
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 and 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.
The sole of the Empire E70 utilizes Easton's E70 unidirectional carbon composite, which doesn't flinch during 4-digit watt sprints, and it's light enough that you'll be dancing on the pedals on the ascents. The Giro Empire E70 Knit Road Shoe is compatible with 3-bolt cleats and road pedals and comes in whole and half sizes between 39.0 to 47.0 and whole sizes in 48.0, 49.0, and 50.0.
- A knitted road cycling shoe suitable for racing and training
- Limited edition Olive Heather from its Studio Collection
- Lace closure is lightweight and highly adjustable
- Featherweight and stiff Easton EC70 sole offer excellent power transfer
- EVA footbed increases comfort and support
- TPU heel and toe reinforcements improve durability
- Giro once again melds art with performance