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Giro Empire E70 Knit Road Shoe

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Airy and cool
by George
Competitive Racer

There are many things to love about the Empire Knit Shoe and one issue that should be addressed by Giro with the next redesign.

I have a fairly wide fore and midfoot, but narrow heel (nobody is perfect) and despite the reputation of Giro shoes as narrow, these fit very well. The Knit material is far more forgiving than the most common synthetic materials used in cycling shoes these days. It is almost akin to natural leather, with the added bonus of all the extra ventilation. It stretch and confirm to the shape of foot and so far, I have not experienced. The heel is good and I have not experience any lift. My other shoe (Specialized S-Work 6, both in 46) has a roamer toe box (although it feels narrower as there is very little give) and a far more secure heel cup.

I also love the lace, although, unless you are a true acrobat, you cannot adjust on the fly.

The one thing that can be better is the sole. The EC70 sole is good, but not outstanding and compared to my S-Work, it feels like a wet noodle. I hope Giro will decide to use a stiffer one in the future.

On the road, or as I am using this shoe, indoors on the trainer, it is super comfortable. The knit material is supremely breathable and I have to yet to experienced, hotspots, hot foot or sweating.

So

Pro Super breathable, near costume fit, relatively cheap

Con Sole should be a little stiffer (even if it is more expensive)

Reviewed 8/24/2018
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Comfortable, well fitting shoe. Breathability is nice for warmer weather. Stiff yet forgiving sole.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
san francisco, ca

Been a big fan of the Giro Empire series ever since they were first released. Own the original, ACC, SLX, and now E70. They fit well with a roomy toe box and I like the laces which allow more customization for fitment depending on the ride.

Pros These are the most comfortable of the series in my opinion due to the softer knit uppers. They are also more breathable which will be nice for warmer weather conditions.

Cons Not sure how they would feel once the weather gets colder - toes may get too chilly and numb. I feel like the sole has more flex in it compared to the SLX and ACC when putting down hard efforts, but it's certainly no slouch.

With the softer stretchy uppers, slightly more flexible soles, and great breathability, I think the E70's are the perfect shoe for longer rides (centuries, double centuries, brevets, randonneurs, etc) in warmer weather. Lastly, I love the rad styling, especially in the multi-color!

Reviewed 10/4/2018
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Great, lightweight road shoe
by Anonymous
SF Bay Area

Very lightweight and breathable road friendly shoe!

Reviewed 9/24/2018
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Very comfortable well-made shoe
by Kw-2wheel
Cycling Enthusiast
Frederick, MD

I am familiar with Giro shoe products. The E70 seems to fit a bit more snug but is still extremely comfortable. I prefer lace-up shoes to strap and buckle, they are more comfortable. A very solid sole when pedaling. I also like the look of the mesh. I wear an 11US size and the Euro45 fits well.

Reviewed 8/9/2018
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Great, lightweight road shoe
by Anonymous
SF Bay Area

Very lightweight and breathable road friendly shoe!

Reviewed 9/24/2018
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Nice
by jeffst
Cycling Enthusiast

Great summer shoe

Reviewed 7/23/2018
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Outstanding
by Ax

Outstanding shoe at a great price along with outstanding service.

Reviewed 9/3/2018
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Please give me 50 I need something from y'all
by Eddie
Competitive Racer
Houston , Tx
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Best shoes

Reviewed 5/24/2018
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I want more I LOVE THEM
by Eddie
Competitive Racer
Houston , Tx

I do a lot of cycling and this is by far one of my favorite pair of shoes, I love them

Reviewed 5/24/2018
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This is my frist pair of giro and i am super please with them.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Port St Lucie, FL

I cycle on the weekend for over 100 miles and the fit and comfort is great. And they look great too.

Reviewed 8/13/2018
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Best road shoe ever
by Anonymous
Fullerton, CA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I love this shoe. Light, and comfortable. Been riding a long time, this is the only shoe that did not give me 'hot foot' on a 100 mile ride.

Reviewed 3/23/2018
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Amazing adjustability, no more wide foot rubbing.
by jmdomag
Casual Cyclist
Roseville, CA
0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Casual training rider

Reviewed 3/16/2018
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