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Giro Empire E70 Knit Road Shoe

Giro Empire E70 Knit Road Shoe

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The Giro Empire E70 Knit Road Shoe brings knit upper technology to the world of cycling. Providing unmatched breathability and comfort, this shoe features a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment that adds water resistance for further protection. With a traditional lace-up closure and a modern fit and finish, these shoes walk the line between the past and the present, while providing future-proof performance.

Starting with the Xnetic™ Knit, the upper of this shoe brings knit fabric to the world of high-performance cycling shoes. An internal TPU skeletal system provides the rigid structure on which the highly breathable knit fabric wraps around. This knit offers the perfect balance between suppleness, breathability, ventilation, and protection. Outside, TPU reinforcements are added to the toe and heel to provide enhanced resistance and durability.

Down below, Giro went with the industry-leading Easton E70 carbon fiber sole. Featuring a unidirectional carbon fiber construction, the E70 was engineered for high-output cycling, providing instantaneous power transfer that enhances the rider-bike connection. Inside, the molded EVA footbed supports the foot, providing natural arch support.

The Giro Empire E70 Knit Road Shoe is compatible with 3-bolt cleats and road pedals.


Features:

  • Bringing knit technology to the world of cycling, these shoes deliver outstanding breathability, comfort, and support.
  • Xnetic™ Knit features DWR-treatment for water repellency, and features TPU-reinforcements at the toe and heel.
  • Empire lace-up closure.
  • Molded EVA footbed provides natural arch support.
  • Easton E70™ Unidirectional carbon fiber sole provides unrelenting power transfer.
  • Claimed weight: 250 grams (42.5).

This size chart provides our best estimate for which European shoe size to choose based on your US shoe size. This will not necessarily match the US size shown on the product, but it is the best guidance we can provide for this particular brand.

If we've noticed that any particular model deviates from the standardized chart, we will list this information in the product description.

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Reviewed 8/24/2018
by George
Competitive Racer
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Airy and cool

There are many things to love about the Empire Knit Shoe and one issue that should be addressed by Giro with the next redesign.

I have a fairly wide fore and midfoot, but narrow heel (nobody is perfect) and despite the reputation of Giro shoes as narrow, these fit very well. The Knit material is far more forgiving than the most common synthetic materials used in cycling shoes these days. It is almost akin to natural leather, with the added bonus of all the extra ventilation. It stretch and confirm to the shape of foot and so far, I have not experienced. The heel is good and I have not experience any lift. My other shoe (Specialized S-Work 6, both in 46) has a roamer toe box (although it feels narrower as there is very little give) and a far more secure heel cup.

I also love the lace, although, unless you are a true acrobat, you cannot adjust on the fly.

The one thing that can be better is the sole. The EC70 sole is good, but not outstanding and compared to my S-Work, it feels like a wet noodle. I hope Giro will decide to use a stiffer one in the future.

On the road, or as I am using this shoe, indoors on the trainer, it is super comfortable. The knit material is supremely breathable and I have to yet to experienced, hotspots, hot foot or sweating.

So

Pro Super breathable, near costume fit, relatively cheap

Con Sole should be a little stiffer (even if it is more expensive)

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Reviewed 8/9/2018
by Kw-2wheel
Cycling Enthusiast
Frederick, MD
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Very comfortable well-made shoe

I am familiar with Giro shoe products. The E70 seems to fit a bit more snug but is still extremely comfortable. I prefer lace-up shoes to strap and buckle, they are more comfortable. A very solid sole when pedaling. I also like the look of the mesh. I wear an 11US size and the Euro45 fits well.

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Reviewed 7/23/2018
by jeffst
Cycling Enthusiast
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Nice

Great summer shoe

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Reviewed 7/9/2018
by Anonymous
Tampa
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Feel great!

I wore Sidi only for 10 years because they felt great. Two years ago they started to hurt my feet. I tried at least half a dozen pair of new shoes various brands since , and none were pain free . These have been the best, better than some costing twice as much. The soft top makes a big difference for me. I use the carbon SuperFeet insoles with these and they got great.

If the shoe fits wear it. I bought two pair of

these from BTD. Really nice to ride again without foot pain finally!

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Reviewed 5/24/2018
by Eddie
Competitive Racer
Houston , Tx
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Please give me 50 I need something from y'all

Best shoes

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Reviewed 5/24/2018
by Eddie
Competitive Racer
Houston , Tx
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I want more I LOVE THEM

I do a lot of cycling and this is by far one of my favorite pair of shoes, I love them

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Reviewed 3/23/2018
by Anonymous
Fullerton, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Best road shoe ever

I love this shoe. Light, and comfortable. Been riding a long time, this is the only shoe that did not give me 'hot foot' on a 100 mile ride.

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Reviewed 3/16/2018
by jmdomag
Casual Cyclist
Roseville, CA
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Amazing adjustability, no more wide foot rubbing.

Casual training rider

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Reviewed 9/3/2018
by Ax
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Outstanding

Outstanding shoe at a great price along with outstanding service.

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Reviewed 8/13/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Port St Lucie, FL
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This is my frist pair of giro and i am super please with them.

I cycle on the weekend for over 100 miles and the fit and comfort is great. And they look great too.

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