Giro Empire SLX cycling shoes review

Lightweight cycling slippers which ooze style and offer finely tuned fit alongside a stiff sole - what's not to love?

Classic good looks and not a gram of excess weight on the body. We're talking about the Giro Empire SLX cycling shoes - and it's these attributes, along with an extremely close fit and unique blend of comfort and stiffness at the sole which make these shoes an Editors Choice 2017 contender...

In a world of Boa constrictors and convoluted ratchets, the simplicity of the Giro Empire SLX lace-ups offers a more traditional aesthetic which harks back to the days of old.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.