c_rexwrote a review of Giro Empire ACC Cycling Shoe - Men's on August 13, 2015
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Everything you want in a shoe; light weight, very comfy*, well constructed, great looking shoe. The silver shoe is stunning without being over the top. Think dull side of tinfoil. I'm a US size 10, bought the 44 having read the reviews. Was perfect except for the top of the foot which was just too tight after 30 minutes of sitting at my desk letting my feet acclimatize with the laces spread way out. 50 miles would have had me suffering. Back they went. Just 1cm more material across the top and I'd have been in rapture but these were not meant for a slightly wide, slightly high arch foot even with the customizable footbed which is more about support than fit. Length was spot on, volume was probably great for an average foot.
FWIW- I also have a pair of Giro Code for CX racing in size 44 and they fit my foot better.