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The classic lacing system of the Empire™ HV can be perfectly adapted to your individual foot shape and complements the perforated shaft made of Teijin® premium microfibre - a material that wraps around your foot like a second skin. The Easton® EC90-SLX carbon fiber sole provides optimal stiffness and power transmission. Thanks to the adjustable Super Natural Fit footbed, the Empire™ gives you a shoe that will convince you right from the start with the highest wearing comfort and best step efficiency.
Features of the Empire HV Road Shoe:
- High-volume fit
- one-piece, breathable Premium Teijin® Samo™ upper for precise structural support and increased durability
- Classic Lacing
- Loop for shoelaces
- Easton® EC90 SLX high-modulus carbon
- Stainless steel hardware
- Replaceable heel pads
- SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support
- XT2® anti-microbial fiber top sheet
Technologies of the Empire HV Road Shoe:
Easton EC90 SLX 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.