The Empire™ VR90 is a new direction in high-performance off-road shoes, featuring a lightweight laced one-piece upper for unrivaled comfort, and an Easton® EC90 full carbon outsole with Vibram® Mont molded rubber tread for relentless grip. The upper is made of a breathable Evofiber™ synthetic upper Teijin® for superb fit and support that won't stretch out with wear or weather. Our adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed lets you fine-tune the fit and arch support, for maximum pedaling efficiency.
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Vibram® is the world leader in high performance rubber soles, with technologically advanced compounds like IdroGrip, the stickest moldable compound in the Vibram arsenal and developed specifically for flatpedal riding in dry and wet conditions; and Megagrip, a high performance sticky compound with significantly more durability and only a minimal decrease in friction compared to IdroGrip. All Vibram soles are produced with three objectives: to guarantee the best performance, the maximum level of comfort and quality over time.
Evofiber™ takes the best attributes of mesh and microfiber, and fuses them into a single fabric that repels water and improves breathability throughout the shoe. By eliminating the extra seams and adhesives required to insert mesh panels, the durability, comfort and weight of our shoes can all be dramatically improved. Evofiber™ also holds shape exceptionally well, and is fast drying and easy to clean.
We use carbon fiber and carbon composites in Giro footwear because they provide exceptional performance that can be tuned to We use carbon fiber and carbon composites in Giro footwear because they provide exceptional performance that can be tuned to advantage of having Easton engineering expertise to further enhance the capabilities of this wonder material, allowing us to create thinner, lighter and stronger components.
Easton® Carbon Composite Outsole :
Unidirectional carbon fiber outsole is engineered to provide a direct connection with the pedal, thanks to class-leading stiffness that puts full effort into forward motion
X-Static fibers use natural silver to provide heat conductive and anti-microbial properties to help keep your hands warm, and your gloves free of odor-causing bacteria and fungus
SUPERNATURAL FIT SYSTEM
A superb fit, with adjustable arch support to help optimize comfort and enhance pedaling efficiency.
Upper: One-Piece Design, Premium Evofiber Breathable Teijin Microfiber, Sport Laces: Holds a Knot, Durable, and Lightweight
Outsole: Easton EC90 Carbon Fiber, Vibram® Mont Molded Rubber High Traction Lugged Outsole, Mid-Foot Scuff Guard, Accomodates Steel Toe Spikes
Footbed: SuperNatural Fit KIt with Adjustable Arch Support, X-Static Anit-Microbial Fiber
Weight: 315 grams (size 42.5)