The Giro Empire SLX Shoe is one of the lightest cycling shoes you will come across. They boast a minimalist design with a one-piece monofilament Synchwire mesh upper, which is both breathable and pliable enough to feel extremely comfortable. Still, there is just enough structural support provided by the thermal-welded Teijin TPU upper to offer durability.
The carbon fiber plate sole provides a solid stiffness-to-weight ratio. Many users claim that these shoes are so lightweight that you hardly notice you are wearing them, but stiff enough to provide a good amount of power transfer. The Giro Empire SLX offers three levels of customizable arch support which are easily inserted for those who need extra support in the arch. The SLX are compatible with three-hole designed cleats as well as Peloton-specific ones.