The name Espada is Spanish for sword, now we are not sure exactly what the correlation these shoes have to a sword, but what we do know is they are winners by anyone's measure. The design of these road shoes is loosely based on Giro's Factor model.
Closure of the shoe is taken care of by a single buckle with dual offsets straps. Note: the D-rings of the straps of positioned to rest in a area of the shoe where they will not cause unwanted pressure or hot spots.
The upper is made from perforated and breathable microfiber and in conjunction with the anatomical tongue the shoe will completely envelope your foot. The Espada is cut from a women's last meaning it has a narrower heel cup and slightly less volume than the regular Giro last.
The outer sole of the shoe is Easton's EC70 carbon sole. It has a good balance of stiffness vs. weight and also does a good job of keeping the cost of the shoe to a minimum. It has the industry standard 3 hole Delta mounting pattern that will fit all contemporary cleats. Rubber toe and heel tabs provide tractions and help prevent unnecessary wear of the carbon sole.