Developed for Taylor Phinney to race at the Giro d'Italia and Olympic Games, the Giro Empire SLX Road Shoes bring retro style to the 21st century with a classic lace-up design, minimalist look and ultra light construction. Modern features include the Easton EC90 SLX2 high-modulus carbon outsole that delivers maximum power transfer at a minimal weight. One-piece Evofiber SL Teijin upper gives a smooth, second-skin fit; SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support helps to improve pedaling efficiency, and X-Static antimicrobial treatment puts an end to odors. There's replaceable heel pads, full titanium hardware and an injection-molded heel cup to keep the foot secure and stable during sprints and TT's. Lace-up closure system fits snugly and keeps laces out of harm's way.