I’ve just measured a pair of Empire’s against my Sidis to verify the difference. The shoes are different sizes but fit the same. The Empire 45’s carbon sole is 280 long and the Sidi 46’s is 285. I chose to measure two dimensions to compare:
Giro Empire SLX 45:
Sidi Wire Vernice 46:
So it appears that the Empire’s cleat position is 7mm further back. There is, of course, margin for error in this but I was pretty consistent in my measurements using a steel rule.
I was hoping for at least 10mm. I might give the Patrocleats a go.
I'm in 48 Empires whereas all my Shimano and SIDIs have been 47. Make of that what you will.
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