The Imperial™ is destined to lead a lightweight revolution in road cycling footwear. To make a full-featured shoe that rivals minimalist designs in weight, Giro created an ultralight monofilament "Synchwire" mesh upper that fits and feels like a second skin thanks to the dual Boa IP1 buckles with soft lace guides. Thermal-welded Teijin® TPU adds structural support exactly where itâ€™s needed and a high-modulus Easton® EC90 SLX2 carbon fiber outsole provides ultimate stiffness-to-weight for power transfer. Giro's adjustable Super Natural Fit footbed system is the final touch, allowing you to customize arch support right out of the box for luxurious comfort and optimal pedaling efficiency.
Features & Specs:
- Twin Boa® IP1 dials featuring 1 mm +/- adjustment and macro release
- Easton® EC90™ SLX2 high-modulus carbon sole with stainless steel hardware.
- Replaceable heel pads.
- SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support.
- XT2® anti-microbial fiber top sheet.
- 215g (per shoe, size 42.5)
- Menâ€™s Performance Fit sizing
Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.
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.
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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Cleat Compatibility: 3 Hole (Road)
Black - 42
Mfg PartNum: 7110645
Black - 43
Mfg PartNum: 7110647
Black - 44
Mfg PartNum: 7110649
Black - 47
Mfg PartNum: 7110654
White - 42
Mfg PartNum: 7110673
Mfg Warranty: 12 Mo. Parts & Labor
Warranty URL: https://www.giro.com/warranty.html
Very light, high quality, good-looking road shoe. Expensive, but the BTD price was good. My only complaint is that I find myself adjusting the boa tension quite frequently during every ride. It seems the shoe expands or flexes a bit more than other shoes I've owned. Overall the fit is comfortable and doesn't feel unstable under hard effort. I ride 200+ miles a week. Also, I bought white since I thought the flat finish looked much better than the glossy black.
Boas are sturdy and easily adjustable on the fly. Inside of the shoe is grippy in a good way to maximize power transfer. Only ridden in Southern California winter so far and aerates feet well, never cold if wearing the right socks. Really pleased with my purchase.
If the shoe fits ! I've used Giro shoes for several seasons. Why? Because they fit well, which will not be true for everyone. However if the last matches up with your foot profile then they are well worth considering.
The Imperial shoes are light, but rigid. They afford great ventilation and have superior transfer of energy to the pedals.
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