The folks at Giro are stepping up their cycling footwear fashion game with the upcoming release of the Empire EC70 Knit road shoes and Empire VR70 Knit cycling shoes.
Empire™ E70 Knit:
“You’ve seen knit technology in athletic footwear, but you haven’t seen it in cyclingÄuntil now. The Empire™ E70 Knit features our new engineered Xnetic™ Knit upper, which offers unparalleled comfort and breathability. Xnetic Knit technology was developed for the specific needs of performance cycling. An internal TPU skeletal system provides support where you need it, while the knit offers suppleness for superior sock-like comfort. The upper is DWR-treated for water repellency and easy cleaning, and a TPU- reinforced toe and heel add durability and abrasion resistance. Plus, the style of the Empire E70 Knit is simply undeniable.”
The Empire™ VR70 knit:
Go ahead, take a second look. The Empire™ VR70 Knit is unlike any mountain bike shoe you’ve ever seen. It features our new engineered Xnetic™ Knit upper, which offers unparalleled comfort and breathability, with a bonded TPU exoskeletal system to provide support where you need it. The upper is DWR-treated for water repellency and easy cleaning, while a rubber toe guard and bonded TPU heel increase durability and abrasion resistance. A closed stretch-knit ankle cuff provides superior comfort, additional support and protection from scree out on the trail. All of this is built on top of a stout Easton® EC70 carbon fiber sole that offers pro-level stiffness, and a tough, molded Vibram® rubber outsole that provides protection and grip when you’re off the bike.