Giro Empire ACC road shoes continue to redefine high-performance footwear. This is a road shoe that's at home in a grand tour or a gran fondo, created for riders who relish the big ride. The Empire uses a classic laced closure for unrivaled fit adjustment. The closure also complements the new, highly breathable Evofiber microfiber upper, which together give you a superb fit and comfort. A revamped Easton EC90 ACC full carbon sole has been engineered to provide a direct connection with the pedal. Thanks to this sole's class-leading stiffness, you put full effort into moving forward. Plus the ultra-low 6.5mm stack height imparts a feeling of being directly connected to the pedals. Comfort is crucial when you ride long, so Giro's adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed, with X-Static anti-microbial fiber, lets you fine-tune the Empire's fit and arch support. It all adds up to a road shoe that uniquely blends performance and style as only Giro can.