Nothing can hold you down when you lighten up with the Empire™ SLX. At just 185g per shoe with pro-level performance and unrivalled comfort right out-of-the-box, the Empire SLX lets you fly in first class style.
Our aim was to make a minimalist shoe that retains the supportive structure of the legendary Empire while advancing the style. We started with a one-piece ultralight monofilament “Synchwire” mesh upper. This was designed around a classic laced closure to fit and feel like a second skin. Thermal-welded Teijin® TPU adds structural support exactly where it’s needed. In addition to a high-modulus Easton® EC90 SLX2 carbon fiber plate provides ultimate stiffness to-weight for power transfer. Our adjustable Super Natural Fit footbed system is the final touch. This allows you to customise arch support right out of the box for luxurious comfort and optimal pedalling efficiency.