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Giro - Empire ACC Cycling Shoe - Women's

Giro Empire ACC Cycling Shoe - Women's

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$59.96 - $104.96 Original price:$299.95
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Item #GIR00AS




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Evofiber Teijin microfiber
SuperNatural Fit Kit
Easton EC90 ACC carbon fiber
Cleat Compatibility:
3-bolt road
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Rule the empire.

Giro went back to the past when it decided to design a lace-up cycling shoe a few years ago for a certain Olympic cyclist in the 2012 London Games, and though it might've seemed like more of a fashion statement at the time, the shoe proved that lace-ups still deserve a place in cycling today. After the shoe has shown that it's here to stay, Giro chose to let women in on the fun at last with the Empire ACC Women's Shoes. If you're like us, you may already have been wearing the Empire ACC but settling for men's sizes. There's also a chance you may have yet to discover the Empire ACC's high-end features and functionality. Either way, the shoe's availability in a women's fit is cause for celebration.

Giro starts by constructing the shoes' uppers with a single piece of Evofiber microfiber to provide a lightweight, contoured fit across the top of the foot. Evofiber is a highly breathable fabric, and it features added perforations to further promote ventilation and facilitate quick moisture transfer away from your skin. Rather than add extra overlays and pieces of material, Giro keeps the profile of the Empire ACC sleek and uniform, and the flexibility of the microfiber combined with the full lacing system allows for a customizable, second-skin fit. An Easton EC90 ACC carbon outsole provides an extremely stiff, light pedaling platform, and its low stack height brings your cleats close to the pedals to eliminate the loss of power that thicker cleat plates suffer, resulting in efficient, responsive power transfer.

Inside the shoe, Giro adds its Super Natural Fit System, which allows for adjustable arch support within the shoe depending on the shape of your arch to reduce fatigue while pedaling. The insole itself is made with X-Static fiber to ward off odors, while the outsoles have replaceable heel pads to keep the shoes going for miles.

  • Embrace laces with the new classic cycling shoes
  • Easton carbon gives the soles stiff efficiency
  • Upper combines elegant simplicity with flashy branding
  • Laces provide seven points of contact for a customized fit
  • Three arch inserts let you adjust support
  • Anti-odor insoles keep you stepping fresh
  • Replaceable heel pads extend the shoes' lives
  • Giro is making old new again with its lace-up revolution and understated style

Too small and 7 days delivery :(

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 38

The support team wasn't very helpful trying to find a way to have an exchange, because these Giro's are way too small ... and took longer than 5 days to ship :(
Will stay with my local bike shop.
Bare in mind that you have to wait until they receive the shoes back to be able to do an exchange :( even though you receive a confirmation that UPS returned them
They will deduct $6.99 of your refund .... so their advertisement is not accurate (not free returns)

Best cycling shoes Ever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 39

I was sceptical about buying lace up shoes. But these Giro shoes do not disappoint. I agree sizing up one full size is a better fit. I purchased another pair once they went on sale just to have a spare. Very high end shoes. Stiff but comfortable shoes even on 100 km plus rides.

Great shoes but fit is VERY small

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

Great quality and stylish but we had to purchase three pairs to get the right size and ended with 2 sizes up from normal.

Beautiful and perfect fit!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 41.5

Just got these in same size as my factress and tried them on after an 8 mile run so my feet were swollen - perfect fit, consistent with my other Giro shoes. Super comfortable and love the style!!! Giro fan for life ❤️ I wear 41.5 in other Giro shoes and wearing a 41.5 in these as well. In brands like Nike or my favorite running shoes, Altra, I wear a 9.5 in womens. In regular shoes I wear a 9M.

**Update** have worn these now several times and I love them! They are so comfortable and they do give a little bit. Super cute and I think I prefer laces over other closures on cycling shoes.

Stiff & Stylish

  • Fit: Runs small

Pretty cool cycling shoe. They look fly and the sole is nice and stiff. I leave the laces looser for longer days and cinch em tight for shorter rides. I ordered a full size up from my Specialized size. After stretching them out for a few months, I probably could have gotten away with a half size up. Narrow overall but there is a decent amount of room in the toebox. Overall good shoe.

Great shoes - run small

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

Edit: Stopped wearing these. In my personal experience shoes need to be adjusted a few times on long/all day rides. With velcro/ratchet shoes you can just reach down and make the adjustment while riding but with lace-ups that means stopping and retying. They look cool and they feel great when they're right but keeping them 'right' proved too tedious.
Good looking, lightweight, stiff soles but still comfortable, and came with two different color laces.

Normally wear a 42 but had to go a whole size up.

Giro Empire womens

  • Fit: Runs small

These are great shoes. Feel solid on the pedal. Nice look and fit. I highly recommend these shoes. I have lots of high end apparel and am very pleased with these shoes. Order a half to full size larger. I like the laces. Better fit more me than clips systems.

Fashionably Functional

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 39

I had a chance to try these shoes out and have to say that they are incredibly comfortable while having a nice stiff sole. The uppers are light and flexible and the lacing allows for a good fit and are easy to tie up out of the way. The branding has a nice iridescent glow to it, adding a nice aesthetic appeal.

I have found sizing on Giro shoes to run a little on the small side. The sizing charts don't really match up the way I normally size my shoes. For reference, I am a US women's 7.5/8, US men's 6, UK 5. Depending on the brand I am a EU 38 or 39. I went with a 39 in the Empire but would probably have preferred a 39.5. I found my toe was right at the tip of the shoe, but it wasn't cramped. I have a wider foot and found Giro to run on the narrower side, so while they are comfortable they are snug around the toe box for me.

If you need help with sizing feel free to contact me at or 801-736-6396 ext 4826


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36.5   5.5 3.5 23
37   6 4 23.5
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