Giro Gets Laced With The Empire

by editors on September 18, 2012

In the era of buckles, and straps, and clicking ratchets seeing a pair of full race cycling shoes with simple laces seems almost absurd at first. But sometimes it takes a step back to remind us all how good the old school can be.

Giro has gone back to the future with their new road cycling shoe the Empire. During the Outdoor Demo at Interbike we spoke with Giro Creative Director Eric Horton to get the idea behind delivering a laced racing shoe in 2012.Empire-Deepsilver-Hero
The Empire features a one-piece Teijin upper design with lace retention system, an Easton EC90 outsole and weighs in at just 225 grams.

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