The ORIGINAL since 1976.
That's pretty much all I have to say.
Vittoria makes some nice shoes for sure.
That said because not only Vittoria but also other manufacturers styled their shoes that way back in time , Giro just took the idea of old school cycling shoes and lifted it no a new level by using new materials IMO.
You can keep a shoe as is with of course a new sole and expect your customers to accept the heritage behind the brand or use retro styling and new materials to make it better.
I also do not like the attitude of some Italian manufacturers who depend too much on "we have the heritage and the knowledge since the last century so there is not much left to say".
Time will tell if this is the right message towards the consumer.
IMO the Giro Empire shoes look way better than their "Originals" with their no seams upper,better looking laces,more heel support and the much better looking & cleaner perforation job.
I will only criticize again the over sized Giro logo which currently is a trend all manufacturers have to get cured for.
No one realizes yet that going against a trend is a "new trend" itself .
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