Giro Empire

Back when the Heroes were little kids we ordered a pair of Rivat cyclocross shoes for an upcoming Mountain Bike Racing Season. They came with laces and it was not strange. However it was the end of the laces era as velcro and straps were about to take over the world. The return of laces as technical re-appraisel or aesthetic throwback can be debated. At TSH we say whatever was good for Ötzi the Iceman is good for us.

Photographs by Alex Wallbaum