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The Empire™VR90 is one of the lightest options available on dirt and sets the standard in high-performance off-road shoes. Highlights include a lightweight laced one-piece upper for unrivalled comfort, an Easton® EC90™full carbon outsole and molded Vibram® rubber tread for relentless grip. The upper is made of our breathable Evofiber™ synthetic upper by Teijin® for superb fit and support that won’t stretch out with wear or weather. Our adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed lets you fine-tune the fit and arch support, for maximum pedalling efficiency.
Evofiber™ takes the best attributes of mesh and microfiber, and fuses them into a single fabric that repels water and improves breathability throughout the shoe. By eliminating the extra seams and adhesives required to insert mesh panels, the durability, comfort and weight of our shoes can all be dramatically improved. Evofiber™ also holds shape exceptionally well, and is fast drying and easy to clean.
EASTON® CARBON COMPOSITE OUTSOLE
Unidirectional carbon fiber outsole is engineered to provide a direct connection with the pedal, thanks to class-leading stiffness that puts full effort into forward motion
We use carbon fiber and carbon composites in Giro footwear because they provide exceptional performance that can be tuned to We use carbon fiber and carbon composites in Giro footwear because they provide exceptional performance that can be tuned to advantage of having Easton engineering expertise to further enhance the capabilities of this wonder material, allowing us to create thinner, lighter and stronger components.
Vibram® is the world leader in high performance rubber soles, with technologically advanced compounds like IdroGrip, the stickest moldable compound in the Vibram arsenal and developed specifically for flatpedal riding in dry and wet conditions; and Megagrip, a high performance sticky compound with significantly more durability and only a minimal decrease in friction compared to IdroGrip. All Vibram soles are produced with three objectives: to guarantee the best performance, the maximum level of comfort and quality over time.
SUPERNATURAL FIT SYSTEM
A superb fit, with adjustable arch support to help optimize comfort and enhance pedaling efficiency.
X-Static FIBER – X-Static fibers use natural silver to provide heat conductive and anti-microbial properties to help keep your hands warm, and your gloves free of odor-causing bacteria and fungus
Spare Laces, Shoe Bag
One-Piece Design, Premium Evofiber Breathable Teijin Microfiber, Sport Laces: Holds a Knot, Durable, and Lightweight
Easton EC90 Carbon Fiber, Vibram® Mont Molded Rubber High Traction Lugged Outsole, Mid-Foot Scuff Guard, Accomodates Steel Toe Spikes
SuperNatural Fit KIt with Adjustable Arch Support, X-Static Anit-Microbial Fiber
315 grams (size 42.5)
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Just wee bit heavier than most road shoes and one of the lightest spd shoe around. The material used on this pair definitely explains the price tag to the the VR90. I particularly like the laces because of the balanced top support once the shoes is laced up. The feet feels really well supported and secured with the feeling of the top layer wrapping around the feet. The sole is stiff and excellent power transmission, no hot spot problem for me. Overall opinion, its put on and forget about it - top grade.
I've used the GIRO EMPIRE VR90's twice now and couldn't be more pleased. Fit is true to size - maybe on the snug side with the option of adapting arch support which is great feature for my high arches. Laces are easy to use and pressure distribution much better than velcro/BOA combo on previous. No issues with laces untieing. Superstiff yet comfortable - used them the day after I received them in a 4h endurance XC race. Easy to clean although I haven't enocuntered mud yet. Supplied with an extra pair of laces (black) in the smart little shoe bag.