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Giro Empire SLX EC 90 Road Shoes

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  • Trustpilot review 9.3 out of 45.347 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The full carbon sole makes for a highly rigid and lightweight shoe.
  • Unique looks because of the laces.
  • The white version requires a regular cleaning regime!
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Brand Giro
Season Summer / Spring and Fall
Shoe width Average / Narrow
Compatible with: SPD-SL
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The Giro Empire SLX sets the new standard for lightweight cycling shoes with its 175 grams (size 42,5). This shoe didn’t make any compromises regarding shape and required stiffness for all of your power transfer onto your pedals. This is thanks to the construction of the shoe. The one-piece fabricated Premium EvoFiber microfiber top, makes this shoe extremely comfortable. A full carbon Easton EC90 SLX2 sole ensures this shoe is very stiff.
Moreover the SuperNatural Fit Kit insole has an adjustable support for the foot arch. These shoes are made to win, and keep you winning.

Extensive explanation size in cm
The size denoted in cm tells you how long the shoe is. This size was taken on the inside of the shoe measuring from the heel to the toes. In order to determine what size you’ll need, you can measure your own foot. Do this by placing a piece of paper on the floor tucked against the wall. Stand on the paper with your heel against the wall. Draw a line at your big toe. Measure the distance between that and the wall, and add approximately 5 mm. The number of centimeters is the size in centimeters found on our website. Which specific EU/UK size you need can differ between brands. This is because each brand uses their own boot tree, causing the shoe to be bigger or smaller than the size would suggest. This is why we’ve added the size in centimeters for all of our shoes. We’ve also categorised our shoes in three different groups: narrow, medium, and wide. In order to determine the width of your foot, you can use this table. Read all about it on our blog!

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Season Summer / Spring and Fall Summer Summer / Spring and Fall Summer / Spring and Fall
Shoe width Average / Narrow Average Average / Narrow Average / Narrow
Shoe size EU 41 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47 / 26,5 cm 41 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47 / 48 / 25,8 cm 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47 / 26 cm 40 / 41 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47 / 48 / 24,5 cm
Colour White / Black / Grey White / Black / Red White / Black / Red / Brown / Grey White / Black / Yellow / Grey / Green
Compatible with: SPD-SL SPD-SL SPD-SL SPD-SL
Shoe Size UK 7 / 8 / 8.5 / 9.5 / 10 / 11 / 12 6.5 / 7.5 / 8 / 9 / 9.5 / 10.5 / 11.5 / 12 7.25 / 8 / 9 / 9.5 / 10.5 / 11 6 / 6.5 / 7.25 / 8 / 9 / 9.5 / 10.5 / 11 / 12
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9.1 / 10

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Most recent reviews

8 / 10

Leendert, 22 April 2019


Zeer licht en stijf. Je voelt nauwelijks dat je ze draagt. Aanpasbare zolen zijn erg handig. En nog stijlvol ook...


  • Licht
  • Stijlvol
  • Veters laten goed aanspannen


  • Niet goedkoop

10 / 10

Jesper, 30 November 2018

Fantastic shoe

Very good fit and easily adjustable with the laces. Light and stiff with excellent powertransfer

10 / 10

Jesper, 23 June 2018

Mycket skön sko med superstyv sula!

Mycket skön sko med styv kolfibersula och bra med snörning så man kan anpassa tryckpunkterna!


  • Snörning
  • Styv sula
  • Färgen!

8 / 10

Maurizio, 19 June 2018

belle e comode

danno soddisfazione a guardarle ma anche a indossarle perche leggerissime e comode... non bisigna avere fretta per regolare bene i lacci e nei giorni caldi veramente soffri la carenza di traspirazione


  • comodità
  • leggerezza
  • stile


  • poca traspirazione

9 / 10

Raf, 12 June 2017

Super zalige pantoffel :-) and mooie looks


  • Comfort
  • looks

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Manufacturer description

At just 175 grams (size 42.5), the Empire™ SLX sets a new standard for lightweight cycling footwear. Yet it doesn’t compromise the structure or stiffness needed to put full power to the pedals thanks to a combination of exceptional fit, a new Evofiber™ SL one-piece upper, and the Easton® EC90™ SLX2 high-modulus outsole. And with replaceable heel pads, full titanium hardware and our adjustable SuperNatural Fit Kit, these are full-featured shoes built to win, and built to last.

One-Piece Upper Design Premium Evofiber™ SL Breathable Microfiber Sport Laces: Holds a Knot, Durable, and Light

Easton ® EC90™ SLX2 High-Modulus Carbon Titanium Hardware Replaceable Heel Pads

Ultralight SuperNatural Fit Kit with Adjustable Arch Support Ultralight Footbed with Adjustable Arch Support X-Static ® Antimicrobial Fiber Travel Bag Included

175 grams (size 42.5)


Evofiber™ takes the best attributes of mesh and microfiber, and fuses them into a single fabric that repels water and improves breathability throughout the shoe. By eliminating the extra seams and adhesives required to insert mesh panels, the durability, comfort and weight of our shoes can all be dramatically improved. Evofiber™ also holds shape exceptionally well, and is fast drying and easy to clean.

A superb fit, with adjustable arch support to help optimize comfort and enhance pedaling efficiency.

X-Static FIBER – X-Static fibers use natural silver to provide heat conductive and anti-microbial properties to help keep your hands warm, and your gloves free of odor-causing bacteria and fungus

Unidirectional carbon fiber outsole is engineered to provide a direct connection with the pedal, thanks to class-leading stiffness that puts full effort into forward motion

Additional information

• Breathable Premium EvoFiber microfiber tops with laces
• Easton EA90 ACC full carbon sole with replaceable heel pads
• Supernatural Fit Kit insole with adjustable arch support
• Weight: 175 grams (size 42.5)
• Includes a beautiful storage bag

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