The Espada™ E70 is a revelation, combining timeless cycling style with the latest materials to redefine performance at this price. It starts with a perforated Evofiber™ upper that conforms to your foot, and Giro's SuperNatural Fit footbed with adjustable arch support to help optimize your comfort and pedaling efficiency. The robust Easton® EC70™ carbon composite outsole with replaceable heel pads has been added to get the most out of your pedal stroke, without sacrificing long-term durability.
The Upper is made of breathable Evofiber™ Teijin® microfiber. A secure ratcheting N-2 buckle closure and two Velcro® straps provide a perfect fit to optimize power transmission. The offset strap "D-Ring" at mid-foot ensures a better pressure distribution and eliminates pressure points.
The Easton® EC70 carbon composite outsole is made of fiberglass and carbon and features a replaceable walking pad.
The footbed has an anti-microbial Aegis® treatment and comes with the SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support. It can be optimally adapted to the shape of the foot, to minimize fatigue.
The N-2 buckle is adjustable in 3mm increments to tension the strap, with a quick release by simply depressing the upper and lower levers simultaneously. The design allows grit to be cleared easily for reliable function on- and off-road, and it has a low stack height. It offers two mounting positions and a guard that helps to prevent unwanted release of the buckle, and is compatible with Giro's previous shoe designs should a rider need a replacement.
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 support 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 men's and women's sizes, and incorporates X-Static® fibers in the footbed to fight odors and other bacteria.
Giro worked closely with the engineering staff at Easton® to develop proprietary outsoles that provide the most direct, powerfull connection to the pedals without compromising comfort. Using advanced modeling and proprietary fixturing in the 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's outsoles allow the shoe upper material to conform to larger or wider feet (what Giro calla the "spillover" effect) without uncomfortable pinching or binding.
Giro footwear is built on proprietary cycling-specific lasts to create a fit that hugs the foot closely without binding, crowding or discomfort. The Precision Fit™ lasts are hand-crafted specifically for cycling footwear in whole and half-sizes that are differentiated between men's and women's shoes, in order to provide the most supportive and precise fit possible in a production shoe.
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 the shoes can all be dramatically improved. Evofiber™ also holds shape exceptionally well, and is fast drying and easy to clean.
The Aegis® Microbe Shield is an anti-microbial barrier that permanently bonded with the fabric. It uses the power of a tiny positive electrical charge to inhibit the presence of odor-causing microbes that can cause discoloring or fading, so your shoes stay fresh and odor-free.
The Women's Series™ is a complete collection of fits, styles and prices that are uniquely tailored to female riders. Each Women's Series shoe is available with a level of details that is unique within the line, and also features specific sizing and patterning in order to support the lower volume and narrower heel of a woman's foot. The one thing that isn't different, is the level of performance since Giro use the same top-quality materials and technologies found in Giro premium men's shoes. All together, the Women's Series offers a range of options that suit nearly any need, and within more compelling styles than competing brands.