New Imperial Shoes


DETAILS

TO MAKE A FULL-FEATURED SHOE THAT RIVALS MINIMALIST DESIGNS IN WEIGHT, WE CREATED THE IMPERIAL ROAD SHOE, WHICH FEATURES OUR OWN ULTRALIGHT MONOFILAMENT SYNCHWIRE MESH UPPER THAT FITS AND FEELS LIKE A SECOND SKIN.

The Imperials Synchwire upper features dual boa ip1 buckles and soft lace guides, which allow you to adjust your speed on the fly while reaping the benefits of the shoes light weight. Thermal-welded Teijin® TPU adds structural support exactly where its needed, and 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, allowing you to customize arch support right out of the box for luxurious comfort and optimal pedaling efficiency.

SPECS

WEIGHT: 215 GRAMS (SIZE 42.5)

SHOE UPPER: ONE-PIECE SYNCHWIRE UPPER DESIGN WITH SOFT LACE GUIDESTEIJIN® WELDED SL MONOFILAMENT MESHTWIN BOA® IP1 DIALS FEATURING 1 MM +/- ADJUSTMENT AND MACRO RELEASE.

OUTSOLE: EASTON® EC90 SLX2 HIGH-MODULUS CARBONSTAINLESS STEEL HARDWAREREPLACEABLE HEEL PADS

FOOTBED: SUPERNATURAL FIT KIT WITH ADJUSTABLE ARCH SUPPORTXT2® ANTI-MICROBIAL FIBER TOP SHEET

Synchwire

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

BOA Dials

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 to. BOA buckles are covered under a lifetime warranty against defects.

Easton EC90 SLX2 carbon sole

We 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 modelling and proprietary fixturing in our extensive 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).