Giro - Empire VR70 Knit
- Engineered Xnetic™ Knit upper
- Bonded TPU exoskeletal support structure
- Closed stretch-knit ankle cuff
- Rubber toe guard
- Bonded TPU heel guard
- DWR treated
- Empire laces: hold a knot, durable and light
- Easton® EC70 carbon composite
- Molded Vibram® rubber high-traction lugged outsole
- Accommodates steel toe spikes
- SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support
The GiroSuperNatural Fit System combines a cycling-specific footbed with an adjustable arch support kit. By simply choosing from any of the Low, Medium and High arch support included in the kit, riders and fitters can independently adjust arch support to enhance fit and pedaling efficiency while reducing or eliminating common discomforts like hotspots, numbness and cramping. The system is available in men's and women's sizes, and incorporates X-Static® fibers in the footbed to fight odors and other bacteria.
Giro worked closely with the engineering staff atEaston® to develop proprietary outsoles that provide the most direct, powerfull connection to the pedals without compromising comfort. Using advanced modeling and proprietary fixturing in the extensive test lab, every outsole is engineered to provide ideal stiffness in 3 zones: Toe Arch and Heel, while maintaining the lowest possible weight and stack-height (as low as 6.5mm). Additionally, the flatter edges of Giro's outsoles allow the shoe upper material to conform to larger or wider feet (what Giro calla the "spillover" effect) without uncomfortable pinching or binding.
Giro footwear is built on proprietary cycling-specific lasts to create a fit that hugs the foot closely without binding, crowding or discomfort. ThePrecision Fit™ lasts are hand-crafted specifically for cycling footwear in whole and half-sizes that are differentiated between men's and women's shoes, in order to provide the most supportive and precise fit possible in a production shoe.
Material: upper: Xnetic™ Knit
sole: Easton® EC70 Carbon Composite
Sole standard: 2-bolt cleat mount
Weight supplement: per shoe size 42.5 - manufacturer's specs