Giro Sport Design has announced the Empire SLX, a new shoe that redefines road footwear performance. Weighing an astonishing 175 grams, it features the unrivaled comfort and adjustability of a lace closure, plus an Easton® EC90™ SLXII carbon outsole that delivers all the stiffness and efficiency demanded by world-class professionals. Already ridden to victory in the Amgen Tour of California, the Empire SLX will be available this fall for $350/ €300.
*Updated* with actual scale shot after the break!
Key features of the Giro Empire SLX include:
- Benchmark Low Weight: At a mere 175g for size 42.5, the Empire SLX is one of the lightest production cycling shoes ever made, and is even considerably lighter than many custom cycling shoes
- Superior Laced Closure: Giro employs KDL Techno Laces to deliver unrivaled fit and feel. Originally developed for world cup-level soccer boots, KDL Techno laces hold knots securely, resist stretching, and are supremely lightweight. Laces are also extremely difficult to destroy in a crash, but, unlike ratchet or buckle systems, are simple to replace if need be.
- Easton® EC90™ SLXII Outsole: Working closely with Easton®, Giro developed an optimal stiffness profile while minimizing weight and maintaining an ultra-low 6.5mm stack height, improving performance and efficiency without compromising comfort.
- Exceptional Breathability: A new Teijin Evofiber™ SL one-piece upper allows heat and moisture to escape from inside without relying on mesh cut-outs which can compromise fit and add weight.
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On the scale, the new Giro shoes weighed in at 174 g, just 1 g under claimed.
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