Wired for speed. At a gravity-defying 215 grams, with the performance and range of adjustability you need to conquer the steepest routes ahead, the imperial is destined to lead a lightweight revolution in road cycling footwear.
To make a full-featured shoe that rivals minimalist designs in weight, we created the imperial road shoe, which features our own ultralight monofilament synchwire mesh upper that fits and feels like a second skin.
The Imperial's Synchwire upper features BOA® IP1 dials and soft lace guides, which allow you to adjust your fit on the fly while reaping the benefits of the shoe's light weight. Thermal-welded Teijin® TPU adds structural support exactly where it's needed, and a high-modulus Easton® EC90 SLX2 carbon fiber plate provides ultimate stiffness-to-weight for power transfer. Our adjustable SuperNatural Fit footbed system is the final touch, allowing you to customize arch support right out of the box for luxurious comfort and optimal pedaling efficiency.
Synchwire: Synchwire construction is a stitch-less upper that's vented and reinforced to create a lightweight cycling shoe with incredible airflow and structural integrity. Synchwire is an advanced composite of thermo-bonded film that provides overall durability, a non-woven internal sheet for distributing the force from the BOA® Fit System to the upper for direct power transfer, and mono-filament mesh for ventilation.
BOA® IP-1 Dials: The BOA® IP-1 Fit System provides fast, two-way micro-adjustability with the turn of the dial. The combination of the dial, lace, and guides reduces weight and provides finer adjustment (1mm increments) compared to traditional buckles, and it offers an instant release function, too. BOA Fit System dials and laces are guaranteed for the lifetime of the product.
Easton® EC90™ SLX2 Carbon Outsole: Our Easton-engineered outsole features EC90™ high modulus carbon for class-leading stiffness-to-weight, with a flat perimeter edge that allows your foot to conform naturally to the shoe's upper for greater comfort.
SuperNatural Fit System: The Giro SuperNatural Fit System includes an adjustable arch support kit with Low, Medium and High arch supports. You can adjust support to enhance fit and pedaling efficiency while reducing the chances of common discomforts like hotspots, numbness and cramping.
|Upper Construction||One-Piece Synchwire Upper With Soft Lace Guides and Teijin® Welded SL Monofilament Mesh Reflective Heel Tab|
|Footbed||Supernatural Fit Kit With Adjustable Arch Support Xt2® Anti-Microbial Fiber Top Sheet|
|Outsole||Easton®ec90™ Slx2 High-Modulus Carbon Plate Stainless Steel Hardware Replaceable Heel Walking Pads|
|Product Weight||215 Grams (Size: 42)|
|Clear Compatibility||3-Bolt Road or Peloton™|