Giro EMPIRE VR90 We’ve revised the Empire VR90 to offer you one of the lightest and most comfortable shoes for off-road and gravel racing. The upper is made of one-piece Teijin Samo material that won't wear or get saggy, no matter how much you wear it. The already legendary lacing system ensures maximum individual adaptability, while the Super Natural footbed offers optimal support and improves both power transmission and foot efficiency. The Easton EC90 carbon sole and Vibram tread give the shoe stiffness and reliable grip, no matter which surface you move. Upper material/shaft: one-piece, breathable premium Teijin Samo outer material retaining loop for laces closure system: lacing sole: Easton EC90 carbon fibre compound Vibram rubber tread 2 steel spikes foot bed: SuperNatural fit kit with adjustable arch support XT2 e fibres on the surface PEDAL SYSTEM: SPD Pedal system compatible weight: 325 grams (size 42, 5) sizes: 39-48, as well as half sizes from 42, 5 - 45, 5 areas of use: MTB CC, marathon, gravel.
I would like to start this review by saying, I love Giro products. I have spent probably $3,000 in Giro Accessories over the years, including MANY pairs of cycling shoes - Privateer, Privateer R, Carbide, VR70s, VR90s and more.
No pressure points, super snug where I need it, no heel slip, grippy vibram sole.
Riding for 30 years - owned tons of great shoes and I’m a CPED. Feet are my profession. Pros and cons to these. I love laces. Agree that they’re still the best way to manage volume in a shoe. Euro sizing is the best way to size a shoe and these are spot on. With that said, these run a little narrow compared to most people’s standards. This shoe does not have a vet defined metatarsal head. Also, TEIJIN does NOT stretch. So don’t expect a break in. Otherwise, they’re very forgiving, the soles are STIFF!! :) ... and the full vibrant is awesome. Insanely well made. I don’t think it’s a $300 shoe at MSRP but $199 is a good value.
This shoe is perfect for my narrow feet (although with age, the feet supposedly start to splay out). And going from a Shimano M163 to this lightweight beauty, is like taking off boxing gloves and putting on a deerskin driving glove. It is probably the most significant update towards a psychological and physical edge since my change from Racing Ralphs to Thunder Burt tires for the rear, for flat out speed. This upgrade in shoe is that good.
In 18 years of MTB riding/racing I have never had a shoe this comfortable. I have mild planter fasciitis and even my previous pair of high end Italian carbon soled shoes left me in pain after a 2-4 hour hard ride or race. This is the first time I have been able to ride completely pain free. I have a wide foot so I did go 1/2 size larger than normal as suggested online. Shoe is very light, stiff and easy to clean.
Laces are the original and still best way to tie a shoe. And these do it perfectly, they never come loose and almost seem to get tighter as you ride. Very light shoe with plenty of grip on the bottom i love em.
Item was advertised as new. soles were scuffed up with scratches on them. obviously worn on a gravel/mnt bike ride
In my opinion laced cycling shoes are the best. I own two pair of Giro Empire VR90s for my road bike, and these blue ones for my MTB. Worth a try if you’re on the market for new cycling shoes.
Por este precio... una calidad insuperable. Se ajustan bien y en caso de incidencia, se cambia el cordón y punto.