Good for Ups and Downs

Giro’s New Cycling Shoe Lets Serious Cyclists Lighten Up

July 3, 2019 Briefings By

At a gravity-defying 215g, the Giro Imperial gives you the performance and adjustability you need to take on the steepest climbs and snappiest sprints. To create a shoe that could handle this kind of range, Giro created an ultra-light monofilament mesh upper called Synchwire that fits and feels like a second skin. Dual Boa IP1 with soft lace guides help keep you secure as you hammer the pedals, while thermal-welded Teijin TPU gives you structural support right where it counts. A high-modulus Easton EC90 SLX2 carbon-fiber plate delivers the ultimate stiffness-to-weight ratio, providing impressive power transfer for a better ride. The final touch is the footbed — it features customized arch support right out of the box for optimal comfort and pedaling efficiency.

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