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Giro Empire VR70 Knit

Giro Empire VR70 Knit

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The Giro Empire™ VR70 Knit is unlike any mountain bike shoe you've ever seen. It features Giro's new engineered Xnetic™ Knit upper, which offers unparalleled comfort and breathability, with a bonded TPU exoskeletal system to provide support where it's needed most. The upper is DWR-treated for water repellency and easy cleaning, while a rubber toe guard and bonded TPU heel increase durability and abrasion resistance. A closed stretch-knit ankle cuff provides superior comfort, additional support and protection from scree out on the trail. All of this is built on top of a stout Easton® EC70 carbon fiber sole that offers pro-level stiffness, and a tough, molded Vibram® rubber outsole that provides protection and grip when you're off the bike.

The Giro Empire VR70 Knit is compatible with 2-bolt cleats.


  • DWR-treated Xnetic™ Knit upper offers unparalleled comfort, breathability, and water resistance.
  • Closed stretch-knit ankle cuff keeps trail debris out.
  • Traditional lace-up closure with Empire laces.
  • Easton® EC70 carbon fiber sole with molded Vibram® rubber outsole for optimal stiffness and traction.
  • Claimed weight: 380 grams.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Cleats may have been mounted leaving minor marks on the soles. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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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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Black/Charcoal - 42

Mfg PartNum: 7089765 

Black/Charcoal - 42.5

Mfg PartNum: 7089766 

Black/Charcoal - 43

Mfg PartNum: 7089767 

Black/Charcoal - 43.5

Mfg PartNum: 7089768 

Black/Charcoal - 44

Mfg PartNum: 7089769 

Black/Charcoal - 44.5

Mfg PartNum: 7089770 

Black/Charcoal - 45

Mfg PartNum: 7089771 

Black/Charcoal - 45.5

Mfg PartNum: 7089772 

Black/Charcoal - 46

Mfg PartNum: 7089773 

Black/Charcoal - 47

Mfg PartNum: 7089775 

Lime/Black - 42

Mfg PartNum: 7089785 

Lime/Black - 43

Mfg PartNum: 7089787 

Lime/Black - 44

Mfg PartNum: 7089789 

Lime/Black - 45

Mfg PartNum: 7089791 

Lime/Black - 46

Mfg PartNum: 7089793 

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Reviewed 10/5/2019
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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all the metal eyelets for the laces have fallen out

Interesting that my original review was never posted by BikeTiresDirect.

The shoes are comfortable but 4 months in and most of the shoestring metal eyelets on the shoes have fallen out...

Not worth it for any price.

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Reviewed 8/29/2019
by AnAmerican111
Cycling Enthusiast
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Comfortable shoe BUT.......

1) Shoe soaks up water due to the knit material

2) Metal eyelets for laces have all poppedbroken from shoelace holes after couple hundred miles of wear. One of the eyelets cutting the shoelace in the process

Verdict- Even at the $ I paid they don't seem to worth it based on the show falling apart.

At full price of $ plus they would be deemed an awful deal.

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Reviewed 7/17/2019
by Volldemort
Competitive Racer
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Great shoe - One GIGANTIC problem

Giro did so many great things with this shoe that I love - the fit, comfort, style, stiffness, and price are all 5 stars.

BUT The lugs on the side treads are not tall enough to touch the ground once SPD cleats are installed! Traction, whats that? Imagine walking around with giant ice cubes strapped to the balls of your feet. A basic requirement for a MTB shoe being able to walk without risking ones life (or ankles).

Is this common to all Giro MTB shoes these days? Im just wondering if Im late to the party ,)

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Reviewed 7/11/2019
by Andy
grass valley
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Comfortable shoes

Great all day gravel bike shoes , comfort with almost race performance

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Reviewed 5/6/2019
by Johann
Los Angeles
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1 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Decent product

Shoes are great overall haven't had the opportunity to take them out in the rain yet so can't add on water resistance. Mine did not come with arch support so i don't know how those are like had them for about 3 months haven't ripped or torn. I have only been in one accident where i flipped over my bars they barely scratched and i switch from road to fixed

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