Giro Empire mountain bike shoe released

Limited edition off-road shoes in camouflage colorway

Just in time for hunting season, or cyclocross season, Giro is releasing a limited edition off-road version of its Empire cycling shoe, in a camouflage print with safety orange laces and lugs.

Only 400 pairs have been produced in the limited edition colorway, 250 of which will be available for sale at retail worldwide. Every pair will be numbered, to commemorate the release. The Empire MTB will retail for US$300 (UK pricing TBA).

The Empire mountain bike shoe uses the same classic laced closure and upper construction as the road version, plus the lightweight carbon fiber outsole used on the top-end Code mountain bike shoe.

The first 50 Empire MTB shoes are currently being sold though Giro’s monthly First Friday 50 promotion, which offers specially designed Giro products to the company’s Facebook fans. For more information visit www.facebook/

Orange safety accents on the Giro Empire shoe

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA
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