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- Upper Material: Teijin microfiber
- Closure: lace
- Footbed: SuperNatural Fit Kit, X-Static antimicrobial fiber
- Sole: Easton EC90 ACC carbon fiber, high traction rubber
- Cleat Compatibility: 2-hole mountain
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One look at the Giro Empire VR90 and you know something's different. Giro's use of laces on a top-end XC shoe sets them apart from the rest of the laces-wearing mountain bike clan by at least a couple inches of suspension travel. At the base of the Empires is an Easton carbon fiber EC90 sole -- the stiffest and lightest in Easton's impressive lineup of carbon fiber. Vibram's sturdy and grippy Mont outsole is then layered over the carbon, both to give you a bit more walkability in the shoes, but also to protect the carbon. Bonded to the Vibram/Easton combo at the sole is a one piece microfiber upper that's incredibly breathable and comfortable, but won't stretch out over time, ensuring you get the same fit throughout the life of the shoe. Giro's lauded SuperNatural Fit Kit insoles are also included. These insoles include three different inserts for low, medium, and high arches, and they're among the best we've ridden without going full-custom.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00T4ZOSZ0
- Item model number: Giro
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 2009
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I live in NYC so most of my bikes have SPD pedals. I have Look pedals on my racing bike, but then you need cleat covers to walk around.
In short - this is a stylish, well made shoe with great arch support. Giro provides multiple inserts that are integrated into the sole. Likewise there are other nice finishing details such as a toe guard.
I've used these now 4-5 times and the elastic strap that keeps the laces together already broke on one shoe. For shoes that cost so much I was surprised how fragile they are.