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    Giro Empire

    Finally my Giro Empire Shoe has arrived.
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    A solution for a problem that does not exist.
    I own some shoes that I must lace up more then once to get them right and they are not bike shoes.
    I would never go back to laces for bike shoes, the ratchet gets them right every time and I can adjust them while riding, but I never need to, try that with laces.
    You know the saying, A fool and his money----.

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    Do you do a lot of tweed rides?


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    They look real slick in black. I for one am welcome to laces. Have yet to try BOA, but I bottom out regular ratchets/buckles, and while they work for many I think the fit is far from perfect. For me it's really just the main buckle doing any holding while the other straps are limited to the velcro patch.

    My main gripe about the Empires is that they cost so much. Wanna know your impression, though.

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    Agreed. Your experience is very similar to mine. Had single BOA snowboard boots, much pressure around the boa clicker and then lessened as the coil got further away from clicker. Bought double BOA boots.... perfect

    Tried on single BOA low level Spesh pro roads, single boa..... very tight instep and then pressure lessens up front where the mostly cosmetic strap is and by the heel (because no ankle strap).

    btw: If anyone is curious, I settled on Mavic's Pro Road. 7mm thick sole, stiff and comfy, well built, stretch buckles.

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    They look pimp. Enjoy spending lots of time cleaning them! ;)

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    Did you get those shoes at Art's Cyclery? They have a promo going where you get a free pair of sunglasses with purchase of any Giro shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventruck View Post
    They look real slick in black. I for one am welcome to laces. Have yet to try BOA, but I bottom out regular ratchets/buckles, and while they work for many I think the fit is far from perfect. For me it's really just the main buckle doing any holding while the other straps are limited to the velcro patch.

    My main gripe about the Empires is that they cost so much. Wanna know your impression, though.
    I like the Giro Empire as a shoe, but the laces are a throwback to the early days... I like their look, but to me it boils down to performance over its form.
    As For BOA. I own Lake CX401 and LOVE THEM.... bought them on Nashbar last X-mas for $199... I got the speedplay specific ones, and did the whole Baking in the oven for 3-4 min, and molding process <- after this, they disappear under your feet when you pedal. Just saw some all black ones... might have to splurge on a another pair just to have them in plain black.. LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripper4life View Post
    Did you get those shoes at Art's Cyclery? They have a promo going where you get a free pair of sunglasses with purchase of any Giro shoes.
    Have not had time to ride in these shoes yet, since the weather is not great in Taiwan right now. As for shoelace is concerned I had them on my Bont Zero (which I could not get it fit right). I got a great deal on this shoe when Arts Cyclery had a black Friday sale, so I preordered it in November. I think for me this is more casual riding shoe like going for a coffee run. Will know how I like it after I get a few rides on it, but I do also have the prolight slx shoe too.

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    ... I'd wear 'em... and make 'em look gooooood..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyORCA View Post
    Finally my Giro Empire Shoe has arrived.
    Nice enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyORCA View Post
    Finally my Giro Empire Shoe has arrived.
    wow. they are lovely. enjoy them and try not to scuff them

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    yeah, screw the haters, I dig the retro vibe. just don't let em get scuffed the first time out.

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    You bought the wrong color!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by climbinthebigring View Post
    You bought the wrong color!!
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    Thats to bright for me!!

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    they definitely look class. Definitely a looker.

    wouldnt be a first choice for competition though, unless those are magic laces.

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    Took them out for a spin yesterday afternoon. Very stiff sole and the leather is soft. As for the shoe lace part, it will take a little getting used to since you have to get the tension right before starting out.

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    They are awsome looking but remind me of triathlete products. Keep us tuned for the stiffness factor as you break them in.

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    I was lusting after these muchly until I saw they're black patent leather looking. Too shiny, not stealthy enough for my taste. But way cool nonetheless.
    2011 Tarmac Pro SL3 Project Black (gone but not forgotten)
    2012 Parlee Z5 SLi (because I can)

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