Style meets function: Giro’s new Empire VR90 shoes

Giro Sport Design has launched the Empire new VR90 shoe today, representing the latest example of technical innovation and functional style in cycling footwear. Turning heads, it has a laced one-piece upper, Easton EC90 full carbon outsole, and Vibram Mont rubber tread to provide unrivaled comfort, lightweight and traction. The upper is made of Giro’s breathable Evofiber synthetic upper by Teijin for superb fit and support that Giro claims won’t stretch out with wear or weather. With the adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed, riders can fine-tune the fit and arch support for maximum pedaling efficiency, and the specially designed Sport Laces are ultra-durable in a crash. The Empire VR90 weighs only 315 grams (size 42.5), resulting in an extremely lightweight, high performance offroad shoe.

The Empire VR90 will be available worldwide for $300 in Fall 2014.

Here’s a few words from Giro Footwear Product Manager Simon Fisher:

“Ever since the runaway success of our limited edition Empire MTB, we’ve been working on delivering the ultimate lightweight offroad shoe. The Empire VR90 is that shoe, and our testers, from co-workers to world-class professionals, have been singing its praises. This is truly their dream shoe for the dirt.”


One-Piece Upper Design
Premium Evofiber Breathable Teijin Microfiber
Sport Laces: Holds a Knot, Durable, and Light
Bonded Rubber Toe Protection
Rock Print Heel Durability

Easton EC90 Full Carbon Fiber
Vibram Mont Molded Rubber High Traction Lugged Outsole
Mid-Foot Scuff Guard
Accommodates Steel Toe Spikes

SuperNatural Fit Kit with Adjustable Arch Support
X-Static Anti-Microbial Fiber
Travel Bag and Toe Spikes Included

315 grams (size 42.5)

39 – 48, Including Half-Sizes from 39.5 – 46.5

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