Please Login
If you wish to build your own Favourites list with Always Riding, then please create an account or login to an existing one.

Giro Empire Women's Road Shoe


1 Rider Review
Earn 251 Points when you buy this item
Delivery & Returns

The lace-up design of Giro’s Empire Shoe was initially intended to be used only for a custom time-trial shoe for Taylor Phinney during the 2012 Giro d’Italia (the lace adjustment system was chosen for its aerodynamic advantage in comparison with alternative adjustment systems such as buckles). The lace-up Empire has now become something of a performance road shoe market marvel, and now it is available in a women’s specific fit.

The famous laced closure offers a unique 7-point adjustment system meaning that the fit of the shoe moulds closely with the shape of your foot. The breathable Evo fibre upper has excellent shape-holding properties and is very supple, keeping comfort at a premium. Its fused mesh and microfibre construction also repels water and improves breathability without the added weight or comfort penalties of separate mesh panels. The Easton EC90 Carbon provides efficient power transfer and the Super Natural Fit System ensures a comfortable, personalised fit.

In addition to its comfort and performance enhancing design features, the new women’s Empire shoe also looks stunning to boot, with a black patent finish and a choice of stealthy black or eye-catching electric blue lace options (almost guaranteed to get some admiring glances out on the road). However, the Empire shoe is not just for style with its 6.5 mm stack height and 210 gram weight.

A Giro SuperNatural Fit Kit is included and allows the rider to make custom adjustments at home, including to arch support. The use of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal X-Static fibre for the shoe inners will help the shoes stay fresh well into the season.

Giro Empire Women's Road Shoe

Earn 251 Points when you buy this item
Please Select
Size Chart

Product Review Summary

Overall Rating

5.0 out of 5

1 Rider Review

Purchase History

  • 15 riders
    bought this item

  • 1 rider
    wants this item

Product features
  • Carbon Sole
  • Open Road
In Detail
  • Evofiber breathable synthetic upper
  • Easton EC90 ACC carbon fibre outsole
  • SuperNatural Fit Kit for custom adjustments
  • X-Static Antimicrobial fibre footbed
  • Weight - 210 grams (size 39)
  • An elite level, racing or fast training shoe
  • Ultralight weight
  • Laced closure provides sublime comfort and micro adjustments
  • Fully replaceable heelpads
  • Wipe clean
  • The Empires (and your feet) will thank you for wearing overshoes in wet or wintery conditions
  • Laces can be removed and laundered - please wash cold and air dry
what are riders saying about this product (1)
Rider reviews (1)
Write a review
  • GJK Greece 31•01•2017
    Age: 48-58 Gender: Male Rides: Road
    GJK Greece 31•01•2017 Age: 48-58
    Gender: Male Rides: Road
    Excellent and classy cycling shoes as all Giro products. Some attention to sizing though, better order one size up.
    0 out of 0 riders found this review helpful.

Always Riding

Size help and product measurements
Giro Empire Women's Road Shoe
Size Chart
This is the brand’s general size chart, use this to get an idea of which size is right for you.
  39 5.5 6.5
  39.5 6 7
  40 6 7
  40.5 6.5 7.5
  41 7 8
  41.5 7.5 8.5
  42 7.5 8.5
  42.5 8 9
  43 8.5 9.5
  43.5 9 10
  44 9.5 10.5
  44.5 9.5 10.5
  45 10 11
  46 11 12
  46.5 / 47 11.5 12.5
  48 12.5 13.5
Shoes - WomenEUUKUS
  36 3 5
  37 3.5 5.5
  37.5 4 6
  38 4.5 6.5
  39 5.5 7.5
  39.5 6 8
  40 6 8
  40.5 6.5 8.5
  41 7 9
  41.5 7.5 9.5
  42 8 10
  42.5 8 10
  43 8.5 20.5
EU 36-39 40-42 43-45 46-48
HELMETSSMLUni Size - adultUni Size - XL
head circumference (cm) 51-55 55-59 59-63 54-61 58-65
chest (inches) 35-36.5 37-38.5 39-40.5 41-42.5 43-45
sleeve (inches) 14 15 15.5 16.5 17.5
waist (inches) 29.5-30.5 31.5-32.5 33.5-34.5 35.5-36.5 37.5-38.5
Apparel - WomenXSSMLXL
bust (inches) 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 39.5
natural waist (inches) 25-26 26.5-28 28.5-30 30.5-32 33
hip (inches) 35-36 37-38 39-40 41-42 43
hand circumference (cm) 17.8-20.3 20.3-22.9 22.9-24.8 24.8-26.7
hand length (cm) 17.5-18 18-18.8 18.9-19.9 20-21
For an accurate glove size, please measure around your palm, placing it flat and making sure to exclude the thumb for the circumference. Finally, measure from the start of the hand to the tip of the middle finger to get the length.
hand circumference (cm) 16.5-18.4 18.4-20.3 20.3-22.2
hand length (cm) 15.3-16cm 16-16.9 17-17.7
For an accurate glove size, please measure around your palm, placing it flat and making sure to exclude the thumb for the circumference. Finally, measure from the start of the hand to the tip of the middle finger to get the length.

Where is my order sent from?

All orders are packed & shipped from our HQ in the UK on the same day you order, if in stock and ordered before 3pm GMT Monday to Friday.


We offer both mail and express ship options courtesy of Royal Mail and DHL respectively. Below you will find a rundown of default delivery costs, but to see your personalised shipping cost, please visit the delivery section of checkout when you have added some items to your bag. Please note that orders of bulky items will attract a surcharge.

 Royal Mail*Express*
UK £2 standard, or £3.50 for Tracked 48 DPD Next Day (Mon-Fri), £5.50
N. AMERICA Up to 10 working days, from $8 2 day, from $10
EUROPE Up to 5 working days, from €5 Next day, from €8
SCANDINAVIA Up to 5 working days, from €5 Next day, from €10
AUSTRALIA / NZ Up to 10 working days, from $10 3 day, from $20
JAPAN Up to 10 working days, from ¥700 3 day, from ¥1400
REST OF WORLD Up to 14 working days, from $10 3 day, from £20

60 Day Returns

Returns are really simple. We include a returns address label inside every package, so if you would like to return something to us, just make sure to send it back up to 60 days after you have received it.

Write Your Own Review
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Your thoughts and experience are highly valued by other riders who might be looking to buy this product, so rating and writing a few words about it, whether they are your overall impressions, tips, or if you would recommend the product, would be really appreciated. Just follow the three simple steps below, then click submit.
New review of Giro Empire Women's Road Shoe
Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register
Message me when back in stock
Enter your email address and choose the attribute you are looking for, and we will email you as soon as it arrives back in stock!
ride to the top