Gary P.wrote a review of Giro Empire SLX Cycling Shoe - Men's on June 6, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have finally found my shoe! The Giro Empire is awesome. After years of buckles and wires, I now know that good old laces offer the comfort I was missing.
The purple color? Well, it’s bright. If Backcountry/Competitive Cyclist ever has a contest for the least color coordinated customer, I win. But I don’t care. These shoes are exceptionally comfortable. By far the best I have worn in almost 40 years of cycling. I can look past the crazy color.
These shoes are super light! They make my old trusty and crusty Lake 331’s feel like boat anchors.
The carbon soles are very stiff and give you a very low stack height. The drilling on the soles allows you to move the cleat way back, if you want to go Steve Hogg style.
The adjustable insoles are a nice touch. They work great and eliminate the costly mistake of buying an expensive pair of insoles that feel great when you first try them on but ruin your feet 20 miles into a ride.
Overall, highly recommended!
Also- A shout out to Gearhead Sarah S. for her help!!