Giro Imperial shoes

Giro Imperial - a shoe with a higher level of precision, lightweight and comfortable

To make a full-featured shoe, Giro has created the Imperial road shoe, which features an 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 the shoe on the fly. 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. The adjustable Super Natural Fit footbed system is the final touch, allowing you to customize arch support for luxurious comfort and optimal pedaling efficiency.


One-piece Synchwire upper design with soft lace guides.
Teijin® welded SL monofilament mesh.
Twin Boa® IP1 Dials Featuring 1 mm +/- Micro Adjustment and Incremental Release.

Easton® EC90 SLX2 high-modulus carbon.
Stainless steel hardware.
Replaceable heel pads.

SuperNatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support.
XT2® anti-microbial fiber top sheet.


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® system to the upper for direct power transfer, and mono-filament mesh for ventilation.

Boa® dial systems provide fast, easy adjustability with the turn of a dial. The proprietary combination of a cable lace with nylon guides and a mechanical reel eliminates stretch, reduces weight and provides a finer adjustment (1mm increments) compared to traditional buckles, and it offers an instant “macro release” function too. Boa buckles are covered under a lifetime warranty against defects.

Easton EC90 SLX90 Carbon Sole
Giro worked closely with the engineering staff at Easton to develop proprietary outsoles that provide the most direct, powerful connection to the pedals without compromising comfort. Using advanced modeling and proprietary fixturing in the test lab, every outsole is engineered to provide ideal stiffness in 3 zones: Toe, Arch, and Heel, while maintaining the lowest possible weight and stack-height (as low as 6.5mm). Additionally, the flatter edges of the outsoles allow the shoe upper material to conform to larger or wider feet without uncomfortable pinching or binding.

Supernatural Fit Kit with adjustable arch support
The Giro SuperNatural Fit System combines a cycling-specific footbed with an adjustable arch support kit. By simply choosing from any of the Low, Medium and High arch supports included in the kit, riders and fitters can independently adjust arch support to enhance fit and pedaling efficiency while reducing or eliminating common discomforts like hotspots, numbness and cramping. The system incorporates X-Static® fibers in the footbed to fight odors and other bacteria.