Empire Electric Blue

Did you miss out on the chance to pick up a limited edition pair of the amazing Electric Blue Giro Empires on their April First Friday promotion? Well, if you are a size 43, 44, or 45 you may be able to do one better and win a pair form Performance Bike. The company is running a contest on Instagram & Twitter asking you to show them why you deserve 1 of the 3 remaining pairs (there is only one of each size available). To enter tag your Instagrams or Tweets with @performancebike @girocycling #empireupgrade and your size by 6/21.



  1. [Deleted for violation of Bikerumor’s commenting rules. Let’s try to be nice kids- or at least offer constructive criticism.]

  2. Who cares that Performance Bike is involved? Those are some sweet shoes. If I could stand Twitter or used Instagram, I’d be in.

  3. were these shoes worn by dorothy in the wizard of oz? No. i guess those where red. great, now i have to to think of some loser excuse why i deserve a pair of butt ugly, overstock shoes made in a chinese sweat shop.

    • @TT, they were designed with input form Taylor Phinney who wanted the laces carried over from his track cycling days.

  4. Well… Hm… All right, but does that (on the PRO level) mean that shoelaces are as good as all kinds of closure systems?

  5. TT – i’ve got a pair of bike shoes with laces and love them. i almost never adjust my shoes after putting them on, so that drawback doesn’t affect me. closure systems are mostly marketing, imho. i’ve got a pair of sidi dragon 2s, three different closure systems per shoe. is that really necessary?

  6. I love my black Empire shoes. The sizing is a bit generous. I’m normally a 46, but a 44.5 with these. Comfy, stiff and light. I’ve yet to need to adjust them while riding but the longest ride I’ve done in a day was only 60 miles wearing them.

What do you think?