Can you see it? If it wasn’t for the red-orange accents, you just might miss the new limited edition camouflage Giro Empires. Not only is the color unique, but this limited edition of 400 shoes feature the same lugged carbon fiber outsole found on the top end Code mountain bike shoe making this run of Empires truly unique. Saying they’re for mountain bikes may be a bit misleading – while they do have mountain bike tread, Giro claims the shoe is great for gravel rides, cyclocross, XC racing, and even commuting (in style).
See how you can get your hands on a pair after the break.
With only 400 individually numbered pairs made for worldwide distribution, the first 50 pairs will be available through Giro’s monthly First Friday 50 promotion on their Facebook page. These usually go quick, so act now if you want to get in on it right away. Otherwise, the remaining shoes will be distributed to select Giro athletes and will also be available to consumers with limited distribution this September with only a total of 250 pairs available for sale to consumers.
The Empire MTB Limited Edition combines a one piece upper with a reinforced toe and heel with the Empire’s lace up closure and an Easton EC90 carbon fiber sole. At the pedals there is a minimal 6.5mm stack height with and aggressive lugged TPU sole for traction when you’re off the bike.
What do you think? Love it? Hate it? What should Giro do for their next Limited Edition?