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Giro Empire ACC Shoe - Men's

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    4.5549

    49 Reviews

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    Infinitely adjustable, incredibly comfortable.

    One glance at Giro’s Empire ACC Shoes, and you’ll see they’re different. Rather than the ubiquitous buckle/strap combo, Giro’s outfitted them with something decidedly old-fashioned — laces. That’s about where the old-fashioned nature stops, though. The uppers are a single piece of Evofiber microfiber, which is highly breathable, but is also perforated for additional airflow.

    Those uppers are attached to an ultra-stiff Easton EC90 ACC Carbon Sole. This sole is among the stiffest available, and due to high grade of carbon fiber used in its construction, is also one of the slimmest, producing a stack height of just 6.5mm. Between the uppers and the sole sits Giro’s lauded SuperNatural FitKit, the long name for its user-tunable footbed. These insoles have swappable arch support so you can tune the fit of your shoes precisely to your feet.

    • Easton EC90 ACC Carbon Sole
    • Lace-up closure
    • Microfiber uppers
    • 6.5mm stack height
    • SuperNatural Fit Kit insoles
    • Item #GIR003E

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    [uppers] Evofiber
    Closure
    lace
    Footbed
    SuperNatural Fit Kit
    Sole
    Easton EC90 ACC carbon fiber
    Cleat Compatibility
    3-hole road
    Claimed Weight
    [size 42.5] 215 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Beyond Narrow

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    This shoe is the narrowest cycling shoe I've ever put on. Had to return. Nicely made shoe and wish I could wear it.

    Amazing fit

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Size Bought: 44

    Going back to a tie shoe like this seems to really work for me. I have an unusually shaped foot, and most shoes are too tight in width across the part of the foot just below the toes. The combination of laces with the flexible, man-made upper is a great combo for getting this shoe to fit right. It is the most comfortable cycling shoe I have found. I opted for the blue which is an almost metallic blue, yet it is flexible enough to conform to my foot. (It kind of clashes with most of my kits, but it is definitely noticeable.) Very happy with the purchase, especially since it was on sale. It does run a little small, so order at least a half size up.

    WOW!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    when i first opened the box to these, i was already in shock, they came in a shoe bag! i was very impressed wit the packing, and the over all quality to these shoes. they're slick for sure and will ensure you look fly out there on the road, and also be seen out on the road when that sun goes down with the reflective surface.

    they are a bit narrow and do run a tad small, so i sized up to have a good fit. i normally wear a 46, so i got the 46.5 and they're perfect.

    the Easton carbon soul is so sift and just solid! so so happy with these shoes and would recommend them to anyone!

    Comfortable but too small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 44.5
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I was impressed by the cushioning inside this shoe (something you didn’t find often in cycling shoes) and how they hugged my feet Unfortunately, they run quite small. I’m between a 10.5/11 so I ordered a 44.5 but my toes touched the end of the shoe. I’ll be exchanging them for a half size larger.

    your red shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    my shoes make this review great!!! hands down in collection of cycling shoes that I have these are the best!!! comfy and they form really good to your feet.... The best part???? I have no aching feet at the end of my bike ride

     your red shoes

    Size and color

      Really nice shoe. I got the grey shoes. What to note... 1. They do run smaller. I’m a US10 consistently, my size would have been 44 however I got the 44.5 as I’d heard they run smaller by half a size. Unfortunately the 44.5 was too snug returned for a 45. 2. As for the color, the images make it look like a suede type material, this is not what they are. They feel more like a plastic and the reflective material make them almost sparkle? The heal is silver not grey. In all they still look good but not as good as they do in the pics.

      Great!

        The best cycling shoes I’ve ever worn. The laces hold my feet perfectly. The soles are very stiff but very comfortable inside. Light, great looking and customizable. I have skinny and flat feet so the highest arch supports works for me. I would and will buy again when I wear this pair out.

        These Things are Incredible

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        Review from a client Daniel:
        Jason,
        I'll tell you these things are incredible. The stiffness and thinness of the sole is something I haven't experienced before, in fact compared to my prior Specialized shoes I actually had to lower my seat post to compensate for how thin the sole is, I definitely feel more connected to the driveline. The lace enclosures really make the fit great as well.
        Daniel

        If you have any questions about these shoes or any other gear shoot me an email at jasjones@backcountry.com or give me a call at 801-523-4053

        Great fit! Great look!

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 43.5
        • Height: 6'0"
        • Weight: 190lbs

        The shoe fits great. I had a pair of Pearl Izumi P.r.o leader 2's that were eaten by a friends dog. In hindsight I am happy that the dog was shoe hungry. These are much more comfortable for my foot and it offers a great look with all the power transfer that a guy like me can muster. If you need a new shoe give these a try, you wont regret it.

        Stiff sole, great support, good looking.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs small
        • Size Bought: 46
        • Height: 5'11"
        • Weight: 165lbs

        As of writing this review I have 482.1 miles on these shoes, riding 3 different bikes (a gravel bike and two road bikes), in dry and warm weather and cold and soaking wet rain. They are very tightly constructed as was evidenced by the water I poured out of them following one particularly wet ride. I like the latitude in fit afforded by the lacing system. The sole is perfectly stiff and gives excellent support on my SPD-SL pedals. And, they look good. They do run a little narrow and for that reason I ordered one size up from my usual. Overall I think this shoe pretty much nails it, only wish there was a little more room for wide feet.

        (Geoff M.) My everyday shoes are 11.5 US, my running shoes (Hokas) are 12 US, so somewhere in between there. Incidentally, I've found these shoes to be tolerably warm when combined with an over-bootie, wool socks, and a chemical toe-warmer in temps down to the mid 20s F.

        My first cycling shoes

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs small
        • Size Bought: 43
        • Height: 5'9"
        • Weight: 139lbs

        After 3 rides I found the perfect fit, the laces are amazing, allowing you to adjust the shoe to your foot shape.

        These shoes are narrow so I recommend to order half or one size larger, I'm 43 in normal shoes and I ordered a 43,5 that fit perfectly.

        Going on my second pair...love them!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs small

        These have been my favorite cycling shoes I've ever owned. I recently purchased the MTB version for Cross season. I agree with others to go half a size up. My first pair were slightly too small even though I purchased the same size as I've used in other Giro shoes. The laces are really nice to have for smaller fine tuning adjustments. The shoes seem to hold up and are easy to keep clean (I use the mostly black version).

        Flashy

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs small
        • Size Bought: 44.5

        As a few others have stated, it's best to buy half a size to a whole size larger. I wear 44 bontragers and went to a 44.5 on this. The shoes look and feel great, and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it as I was warming up for a race (on the plus side, it makes it easy for friends and family to spot me in the peloton).

        This shoe works!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs small
        • Size Bought: 46
        • Height: 6'0"
        • Weight: 190lbs

        Giro Empire ACC Reflective! I can now ride for hours without foot pain. Size up a half to a full size though. Look elsewhere if you have extra wide feet. Laces are trouble free. Arch inserts are a nice touch. These shoes fixed my feet problems. After placing my order, I realized I had a pair of Giro LX that were too small, so I replied to the "received my order" email and they changed my order to a larger size in the middle of the night! They never sleep! Great customer service!

        Long live the Empire!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Height: 5'6"
        • Weight: 150lbs

        Man, I love these things. I've been riding them for the better part of a year now and they're still going strong. The laces seem to offer a really dialed-in fit. Nice and lightweight, too.

        Shoes that fit like a glove

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 44.5
        • Height: 6'2"
        • Weight: 151lbs

        These shoes are excellent. The laces not only look great, but it grasp your foot from all angles. You can't go wrong with these shoes.

        Hi Clayton -- I see a lot of "size up" comments, but I have AAA width, flat feet (I could water ski on these things). A 47 in Sidi and Spiuk have felt just a hair big, I'm thinking a 47 Giro would be the bee's knees? Whatcha think?

        The Empire of Giro

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        This is my fourth pair of Giro shoes over the years (road and mountain) and I am extremely happy with them. I owned a pair of the Giro Factor shoes when Giro first introduced their shoe line, and although I have had a few other brands since then, I was excited to get on the Lace Up bandwagon, and return to Giro. The Empire shoe is built upon a slightly narrower last than the Factor of old, but that hasn't been an issue and I am happy with the new fit. I find these to offer a little more toe box and forefoot space than my Specialized S Works shoes, and run a little narrower than a Shimano shoe, but nowhere near as narrow as a standard Sidi. When I wear Sidi, I have to wear a Mega, but my feet are not necessarily wide. The lace up closure provides a very even, snug feel and the Easton carbon sole is plenty stiff. These aren't the super light SLX, but I really wanted the Blue Steel colorway. #Zoolander

        I wear a US 9 and bought these in a 43

        Thanks for your review Forrest! You went with a 43 as a 9? I'm typically a 9 as well, and I currently own a 42.0 Factor ACC. However, the 42.0 is definitely on the snugger side (WAY too tight with thicker wool/thermal socks), and I want to pick up an Empire soon. I was planning on just getting a 42.5 but I don't know if a 43.0 will be too big? Curious of your thoughts and experience.

        I always wear a size 9, I have attempted to size down to an 8.5 before but it never felt right. I tired on the 42.5, but my big toe felt a little too cramped. 43 was just right, a touch more space in the toes, but no heel lift, so everything worked out nicely. But I know for a fact I could not wear a 42, and could only do a 42.5 for short periods. If you can fit a 42 and just need a little more space for a wool sock, then the 42.5 is not a bad idea. Although our feet may be similar sizes, I am sure they are shaped differently.

        Any thoughts on ladies using the men's version? Considering a pair for my wife - she uses Giro mountain bike shoes (women's) - assume get her the same size in men's?

        This would be a great shoe to consider. You will just want to go down one size.

        If you have any questions about these shoes or any other gear shoot me an email at jasjones@backcountry.com or give me a call at 801-523-4053

        Hello. I want to buy the giro empire acc shoes from your store. But I never had some giro shoes, only sidi size 42 in Europe. Will the size be the same?
        Best regards from Portugal

        My friend in bontrager I have 41 (26.3 CM) what size you recommend for Giro Empire ACC

        Thanks

        First of all, you guys are the only ones stocking empires larger than 48. but do I need them? In shimano i have 49. in mavic 48 2/3. and my foot measures 31cm. What size would you reccommend? I want these kind of bad, but never found a pair at any lbs so trying them on isn't possible.. please.please.. :-)

        Best Answer

        Robbert, A 49 Shimano is more like a 47 Giro. Keep in mind new items can be returned anytime for a refund and used items can be returned for store credit within 30 days. Hit me up directly with any other questions. btowery@backcountry.com

        Hi Ben,so you mean you applied the same policy that the giro company offered now? They do sizing or fit guarranty,used it then if it doesnt fit right they will replace it with the proper size with no extra charge..

        Need new kicks but run Speedplays. Using...

        Need new kicks but run Speedplays. Using 4 bolt DMT Radials right now, worn down to the carbon on the toes and heel).

        Give these a shot or go with a dedicated Speedplay sole?

        These are great shoes and they look amazing, but I do personally feel that the dedicated Speedplay sole is the best thing that has happened for Speedplay buffs in a long time. You will have a lower profile cleat and less hassle when it comes to cleat installation.

        Do these shoes run true to size? I normally...

        Do these shoes run true to size? I normally wear a size 11 US shoe. However, I do wear a size 46 in the Giro Privateer mountain shoe and a 45.5 in the Sidi T3. Should I go with a 45.5 or 46?

        I wear a size 42.5 in Giro Terraduro's and the Empire's in the same size was waaaay tighter in the the toe box. No way I could wear them. The length was the same though. I know I'm comparing mtb to road shoes but there shouldn't be that much difference. Best to buy 2 and return one IMO. As they are a microfiber material they will not stretch into a shape like leather. I'm bummed as I love the laces, look and quality of them.