I posted a thread a few weeks ago with pictures of my new Giro Empire shoes. I thought I would post a few more pictures that I have taken of them and give a bit of a report back now that I have done a couple of rides in them.
They are a size 45 and are a great fit for me. I wear a 45 in Sidi Ergo 2's and these seem to fit the same so all good on sizing.
They are super light and the sole is seriously stiff, I would say stiffer than the sole on my Ergo 2's, probably not by a long way but noticeable. They feel great on and I have had no issues with the laces at all. I have just been using the standard lacing pattern that came with the shoes and it works great. I have been careful to pull the laces tight all the way from the bottom and then tie a nice tight double knot, then it's just a case of tucking the loops into the retainer and away you go.
I have done a 35 mile hilly ride in them and a short fast 15 mile blast. Not once did the shoes feel like they had loosened off. They stayed as tight as when I tied them.
I have just started using Speedplay Zero's as well for the first time so it's been interesting riding in new shoes with a new pedal system (I usually ride Look). I am more than happy with the combination though. I would recommend the shoes to anyone that likes the look of them.
Oh, and yes, the look of them .... they are damn sexy aren't they
Some pics I took today after their second outing: