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GiroEmpire VR90 Cycling Shoe - Men's

$299.95

Item # GIRZ31F

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Item # GIRZ31F
Description

Empire VR90 Cycling Shoe

The Empire VR90 proves that less is indeed more, sporting a one-piece microfiber upper and boasting one of the lightest weights in MTB footwear. Giro’s Evofiber blends mesh and microfiber effectively wicking moisture from your foot while maintaining an extremely fast-drying outer. The VR90 provides a trustworthy platform for improving pace and maximizing potential.

The modern trail shoe demands exceptional comfort while balancing responsiveness and durability for descending. A rubber toe-cap and mid-foot guard provide added support and durability in key areas needed for pinballing through unforgiving enduro descents. The full carbon outsole is designed to retain stiffness even after sopping wet spring days, maintaining power transfer for grueling climbs in rocky terrain.

  • Off-road specific shoe with minimalistic lightweight construction
  • Microfiber outer-material ensures maximum breathability in scorching temps
  • Rubber toe-cap and mid-foot guard keeps you charging through technical terrain
  • Lugged outsole accommodates steel toe spikes (included)
  • Performance footbed with adjustable arch support provides customizable fit

Tech Specs
Upper Material
Premium Evofiber, Teijin microfiber
Closure
lace
Footbed
SuperNatural Fit Kit (adjustable arch support), XT-2 anti-odor fiber top sheet
Sole
EC90 carbon fiber, Vibram rubber lugged
Cleat Compatibility
2-bolt
Recommended Use
cross-country, mountain bike,
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
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: 4

    Even fit, good aggressive XC/CX shoe

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    43.5
    Height
    5` 7"
    Weight
    148 lbs

    I ride the ACC Empires, so these fit very similarly. I've found the material on the shoe to be very supple, almost too supple for trails. It's easy to overtighten the shoe with the laces - more so than my ACCs for some reason - and the material is already scuffed and torn (not all the way through) from brushing rocks. The exposed carbon on the bottom gets easily imprinted if you have to scramble over anything, but the Vibram rubber is brilliant at gripping. These may not be the best shoes for XC trail adventures. These are probably way more suited for CX and Gravel at this point. I have yet to find a shoe with a BOA fit that feels good to me for racing. These fit that need but are just a little less prepared for adventures on the MTB when you're not racing. If you want to race XC and CX and can only afford one shoe like me, these are still your shoe, but beware that they will get beat up quickly if you find yourself adventuring on trails when not racing.

    Hey Gabe! Did you buy them a little big? How do they break in? Thanks.