At just 175 grams (size 42.5), Giro's Empire SLX sets a new standard for lightweight cycling footwear. Yet it doesn’t compromise the structure or stiffness needed to put full power to the pedals thanks to a combination of exceptional fit, new Evofiber SL one-piece uppers, and the Easton EC90 SLX2 high-modulus outsoles. And with replaceable heel pads, full titanium hardware, and Giro's adjustable SuperNatural Fit Kit, these are full-featured shoes built to win, and built to last.
In order to mount your pedals' cleats to your shoes, they must have matching bolt patterns. There are 3 configurations (diagram) used on cycling shoes, SPD-R, Look/SPD-SL and SPD. Road shoes feature one, two or even all three of these. Mountain-bike shoes usually use the SPD pattern. If you have any questions about cleat compatibility, please contact us. We're here to help!