Tried a few others but always came back for the fit and quality. Each successive pair was better than the last . . . until now. These are very good shoes, but flawed. The pair I bought five or six years ago were better. These were noticeably more narrow, even though the same size. I can wear them in summer team socks just fine, but come winter, when I usually wear thin, Merino wool socks under my team socks, I will be out of luck. The saw-toothed edge of the shoes' tongues actually cut into the skin at the front of my ankles enough to make them bleed. The dial retention system is clever but not as easy to use, on or off the bike as the previous levernotch system. It wasn't broke, so why did they fix it?
Well built, what one would expect from Sidi, , comfortable, stiff sole that won't disappoint, attractive looking and in my case, the yellow colors adding to safety while riding, overall, this represent a compelling buy that offers a great value for money spent, not withstanding awesome service from this reputable company
Sidi shoes are normally beyond my price point but the Alba Road shoe on sale seemed to fit what I wanted. The boa closure system ensures a good fit when matched with the two velcro straps. Would definitely buy again. In fact, I did, one blackred and one high vis yellow.
I am a fan of Sidi shoes but I am always look for value among the offerings and this shoe makes the cut. It is comfortable. I like closure mechanism and it looks good. And with Sidi, you can always get any parts of the shoe that wear out.
I'm a fitnessrecreation rider who doesn't like to spend a ton on shoes, but these Sidi Albas were in my price range. They are far and away the best shoes that I have owned based on my spending habits. They are comfortable, stiff and the Boa lacing system is nice. Would definitely buy again.
I have been using Sidi shoes for over twenty five years and they are always the best in quality. I can always get the same size and they are a perfect fit. I have had some of my shoes for a long time and as long as you store them inside, they seem to last forever. The Alba road shoes are no exception. They are made with high quality and have the proper fit like all my other Sidi's. The buckle system seems to work good and is easy to adjust. We will have to wait and see if there are any long term issues. I am overall satisfied with my purchase and would recommend them to anyone looking for an inexpensive pair shoes with the well know Sidi fit and quality.
When purchasing, I did not realize these were Entry Level Shoes. Sole plate somewhat more flexible than my other SIDI's. The traditional Carbon Weve is not apparent.. if at all. So far, shoes are a bit more roomy but comfortable... while on the century plus rides. Love the bright yellow color of these shoes, eye catching & high visibility Can't Miss'm and that's what appealed to me. Safety wins!
My second pair of Sidi road shoes. I was looking for the turnbuckle style of shoe in place of the lever action clasps. That detail (and particularly so multiple turnbuckles) dramatically affect the shoe price. This pair was not inexpensive but on sale they actually came in under my other pair (Genius Fit). I just have several hundred miles on them since I started using them a few weeks ago. Comfortable, easy inout and they're neon green so they can't be missed by the motorists!