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Old 01-09-15, 10:19 AM
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Giro Empire Road Shoes

This is probably pointless, but has anybody seen a good deal on Giro Empire shoes(euro 45.5)? I've looked around on the internet, but didn't find any sales. Thought i would take a shot in the dark and ask on here. Thanks.
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Old 01-09-15, 10:50 AM
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I ended up buying them from amazon for $189

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How do you like them?
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How do you like them?
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How do you like them?
They havent been shipped yet, but i like how they look
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Old 01-09-15, 01:16 PM
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Let us know how you like them
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Old 01-09-15, 02:25 PM
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chainlove was blowing them out recently.
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They look rad

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They look rad
Aren't those laces a bit over long? No troubles getting them caught in chains?

I had heard the intention was to wrap the laces around the outside of the shoe and then tie at the top, a la old school football (ie, soccer) boots.

Ah yes, here, like how Taylor Phinney does it;


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Grest shoes. Very light and comfortable.
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I've been wearing the silver/neon green Giro Empires for over a year now. I tried several different brands and shoes but always experienced numbness. These are the only shoes my feet have been happy with. I ride mostly fixed and have never had a problem with the laces catching nor do I ever worry about it. If you think laces could be dangerous, remember that many track racers wear shoes with laces and laces would be much less of a concern on a road bike. I have particularly wide feet and the laces allow me to have a perfect fit. Definitely worth every. I haven't tried the Giro Empire SLX but it might be a better (more comfortable) choice only because the upper is supposed to be more supple than the Giro Empire.
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Old 01-11-15, 02:22 PM
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I wanted the new Empire SLX but gave up waiting on them to go on sale somewhere. Bought some Sidi Air Wire for this year's new shoe purchase...
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I saw them for the first time yesterday. They are probably the lighterst shoes ive ever held. Very cool.
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Im curious if these are hot at all. Wondering if they would be a ridiculous buy for a Southern California rider.
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I have a pair of the first generation patent black ones from a couple seasons ago - they are not the most ventilated shoes for hot weather. I wear mine in cooler seasons only , rainy days etc. Super comfy and light but stiff, though.

Looks like the latest versions have more perforations and are made of different material, so maybe those are better ventilated?

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Im curious if these are hot at all. Wondering if they would be a ridiculous buy for a Southern California rider.
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Have the Empires just about a year now. I had no problems in the heat last summer and interestingly over the winter my feet have stayed much warmer in comparison with the Specialized comp a had before.
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Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
They look rad

I'm digging the socks
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They look rad

I'm digging the socks
https://www.theathleticcommunity.com/shop

I think this particular colorway might be sold out tho...
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i think one of the shoelaces should be blue. that's all i'm saying...
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