With the new Empire™ SLX nothing stops you. With only 185g, combined with a perfect fit and incomparable comfort, you can really fly up the slopes.
The minimalist shoe with the performance of the legendary Empire features Giro's patented Synchwire™ shaft construction, consisting of ultra-light monofilament nylon reinforced with thermally-welded Teijin® elastomers (TPU). The classic lacing provides a superior fit and comfort without pressure points.
The Easton® EC90 SLX2 carbon fiber sole is designed for the perfect balance between weight and stiffness, and in combination with the adjustable Super Natural Fit footbed system, pedals with unmatched pedalling efficiency and comfort.
- Weight: 185 grams (size 42.5)
- Shoe Upper: One-piece Synchwire upper design with soft lace guides
Teijin® welded SL monofilament mesh
- Outsole: Easton® EC90 SLX2 high-modulus carbon
Stainless steel hardware
Replaceable heel pads
- Footbed: SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support
XT2® anti-microbial fiber top sheet
Synchwire construction is a stitch-less upper thats vented and reinforced to create a lightweight cycling shoe with incredible airflow and structural integrity. Synchwire is an advanced composite of thermo-bonded film that provides overall durability, a non-woven internal sheet for distributing the force from the BOA® system to the upper for direct power transfer, and mono-filament mesh for ventilation.
Easton EC90 SLX2 carbon sole
Giro is working closely with the engineering staff at Easton to develop proprietary outsoles that provide the most direct, powerful connection to the pedals without compromising comfort. Using advanced modeling and proprietary fixturing in their extensive test lab, every outsole is engineered to provide ideal stiffness in 3 zones: Toe, Arch, and Heel, while maintaining the lowest possible weight and stack-height (as low as 6.5mm). Additionally, the flatter edges of Giro outsoles allow the shoe upper material to conform to larger or wider feet (what Giro calls the spillover effect) without uncomfortable pinching or binding.
Supernatural fit kit w/adjustable arch support
The Giro SuperNatural Fit System combines a cycling-specific footbed with an adjustable arch support kit. By simply choosing from any of the Low, Medium and High arch supports included in the kit, riders and fitters can independently adjust arch support to enhance fit and pedaling efficiency while reducing or eliminating common discomforts like hotspots, numbness and cramping. The system is available in mens and womens sizes, and incorporates X-Static® fibers in the footbed to fight odors and other bacteria.
Sole standard: Look/SPD-SL/Xpedo (3 hole)
Weight supplement: per shoe size 42,5 - manufacturer's specs