Giro Empire SLX Road Shoes (2020)Looking for a cycling shoe that blends cutting edge technology, lightweight stiffness and a tradition? Then look no further than the very latest Giro Empire SLX road shoes. While striving to deliver a lightweight and highly ventilated shoe Giro didn't want to sacrifice foot support, an area other lightweight shoes can suffer. The Empire SLX Road Shoes achieves this fine balance through the use of an innovative Synchwire upper construction.One-piece Synchwire Seamless UpperThe proprietary Synchwire upper construction is what provides the foot support and stability needed for efficient pedalling. A combination of an ultralight monofilament mesh, reinforced with thermal-welded Teijin TPU lets Giro strip out the weight, boost ventilation and yet still maintain durability where you need it and a supportive hold across the whole foot. This design hits the sweet spot between low weight, support for fluid pedalling and a high degree of breathability for those hot days on the bike when even the tarmac begins to melt. Paired with the lace-up design gives a shoe with tradition and technology in perfect harmony.EC90 SLX2 High-Modulus Carbon SoleThen comes the heart of any performance cycling shoe - the outsole. Here you'll find Giro's high-modulus Easton EC90 SLX2, delivering perfect stiffness-to-weight so you enjoy optimal power transfer to the pedals and minimal flex. While it's not the lightest sole unit Giro make it has the durability to stand up to your daily training and hard riding weekend races. Inside the shoe, the adjustable Super Natural Fit footbed system provides optimal pedalling efficiency with customizable arch support for performance and luxurious comfortDesigned for racing and training, the Empire SLX Road Shoes deliver the ideal balance of lightweight support, incredible ventilation and the stiffness needed for podium-topping performance. Features:One-piece Synchwire upper design with thermal-welded Teijin TPU reinforcement for precise structural support and enhanced durabilityLace up closure with lace holderEaston EC90 SLX2 high-modulus carbonStainless steel hardware and replaceable heel padsSuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch supportXT2 anti-microbial fiber top sheet185 grams (per shoe, size 42.5)Buy Giro Footwear from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.