Backcountry’s Limited Edition Blue Giro Empire MTB Shoes Oct 3, 2014


Wow. Just wow. It’s pretty tempting to spring on these, especially since my new cross bike is going to be this color! See more at Backcountry.

  • Ham Sandwich

    what new cross bike. and what about that rosko. fuck you john probably, you tell us! you tell us via blogging!

    • John Watson


  • brian105

    Rad photo from Ben Kuhns!

  • Andrew Martinek

    Do you like them enough to wear them more than Terraduros?

    • John Watson

      My qualm: no Vibram on these. My new Vibram empire MTB shoes are amazing…

      • Andy Brown

        11/19 release date to the masses. Tick. Tock.

        • Andrew Martinek

          I assume that’s the same for the empire slx?

  • david

    I bought them and sent them back. Just way too bright

    • John Watson

      I wish they had size 47 in stock. I like bright shoes! Makes it easier for your friends to see you up ahead in the woods. ;-)

  • Agleck7

    I know people have said it, but man the Empires look just like a soccer shoe, especially this one with the studs that off-set white

  • STGTprogressiv

    …Hmmmm nice shoe – but a little color rip-off of Shimanos XC90 – allready introduced last year….

    • John Watson

      It’s the BackCountry color…

  • tylernol

    FYI these guys are 30% off right now at backcountry. tempting..