Who should buy the Giro Empire E70 Knit

Knit uppers have been a common sight in general-purpose athletic footwear for several years now. However, it's only recently that this innovation has made its way into cycling shoes. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that is made from a combination of polyester and nylon.
  • Need a shoe that has soles crafted from Easton EC70 Carbon Composite material.

Giro Empire E70 Knit Logo

Easton EC70 Carbon Composite outsole

This shoe employs the Easton EC70 Carbon Composite outsole. This material is engineered to allow a direct connection between the rider’s foot and the bike’s pedal. Moreover, thanks to its excellent rigidity, no pedaling energy is wasted.

Giro Empire E70 Knit Easton EC70 Carbon Composite outsole

The outsole is designed with a steel hardware pocket. This pocket serves as a ventilation hole to enhance the overall breathability of the shoe.

Replaceable heel pads

This model’s rubber heel pads can be replaced with new ones once the need for restoration arises. Many consumers find this feature practical because it helps lengthen the product’s lifespan.

Giro Empire E70 Knit Replaceable heel pads

3-bolt cleat pedal

Like most road cycling shoes, the Empire E70 Knit by Giro is compatible with any 3-bolt cleat pedal. This type of cleat system is used on road rides as it provides a better latch onto the pedal compared to the 2-bolt ones. Some of the pedals you could try for this shoe are the Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, Time Xpresso 6, iSSi Carbon Road, Shimano 105 R700, and many more.

Giro Empire E70 Knit 3-bolt cleat pedal

Durable and excellent airflow

Made from a blend of nylon and polyester fibers, this shoe is fine-tuned to offer zonal stretch and stiffness where needed. All edges of the upper utilize a denser weave pattern for durability while the sides employ a more open knit for excellent airflow.

Giro Empire E70 Knit Durable and excellent airflow

Efficient lace-up closure

Complete with metal eyelets, the pair’s lace-up closure provides time-tested efficiency in keeping the foot lockdown.

Giro Empire E70 Knit Efficient lace-up closure

TPU skeletal support structure

This shoe employs the combination of a thick TPU skeletal support structure and TPU-reinforced heel and toe. These two work together to provide support, stability, durability and added framework to the shoe.

Giro Empire E70 Knit TPU skeletal support structure

Durable and water repellent knit upper of the Empire E70

The Empire E70 Knit’s upper is coated with a treatment called DWR (Durable Water Repellent). It helps the knitted upper repel water and aims to lighten the labor during cleaning time.

Giro Empire E70 Knit  Durable Water Repellent

The footwear’s knitted upper allows the use of a broader range of color combinations and wild designs. This will enable cyclists to express themselves through their shoes and experiment more with their cycling outfits.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Giro Empire
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: Lace
Features: Breathable, Replaceable Sole Guards, Lace Tucks, Look Delta
BRAND Brand: Giro
Rigidity: Very stiff

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