My old Sidi Genius 3s were still serviceable but getting a little scraped up after a few crashes. And the velcro closures straps over 7 years time get a little weaker at securing your middle foot area. So it was time to replace them. On the Genius 7 the uppers were a bright red that made the shoe more attractive. Thats not shown in the above picture. I've been riding with Sidis for 30 years and their shoe fit my feet better than any thing else I've tried. When you find a sale on them, you should give them a try.
I have been using the Sidi Genius 7 cycling shoe for many years including my winters in Florida and also during my time up north. If i manage to get 4 years out of them, or even more, with minor changes to the heel piece, then I consider myself lucky.
Im tall and I have big feet, size 15, normal width. I have a Morton's neuroma on my foot - thank you TOSRV ride. These shoes fit and do not die, not ever. Last pair lasted 14 years 20 k miles, you count the revolutions that adds up to.
I don't know of any shoe this size at this quality point. Thanks Sidi.
Who wouldnt want SIDI shoes? A shoemaker once laughed at my feet, said they werent within his abilities to fit. But the SIDIs fit. A four because I havent ridden in them yet. But my feet know.
Also, clearly high quality. Expensive for me, but glad I got them.
Of course I have only ridden with Sidi road shoes for the last 20 years. I'm sure there are many quality road shoes out there but
I have found that wearing Sidi shoes is like a long happy marriage and I am not interested in another affair with my feet. These shoes get better with each generation. The Genius 5 Millennium 4 is simply outstanding. I am sure this pair will last me a long, long time as my past shoes did. Hate to give up my ancient Sidis...they've been such a loyal partner.
After a crash last year, needed new shoes, bike, helmet, gloves, pants, shirt, glasses, even bottles were broken. These shoes were the right color, size, look and feel, most of all, a solid shoe as I ride a good deal. My foot, leg, hip, shoulder, all hurt. These shoes fit to size I think. Hold me as other SIDI's have done. I do like that it is a bit softer then my crashed shoes, just a bit, I need that. All in all, a great shoes, well made, style, performance you will feel first time out. SIDI makes shoes that last, can take a beaten (car crash), hold up very well.
This is my second pair of Sidi shoes. After 10 yrs riding with my first pair I finally upgraded. Couldn't be happy. True to fit and very comfortable. Like wearing a pair of slippers. Will never buy any other brand shoes than Sidis.
I own four pairs of Sidi cycling shoes. I still have the first pair I bought probably over 15 years ago & they still work. The fit is the best, very comfortable. Italian design and workmanship is the best.
This is the first time I have bought this kind of shoe before and decided to purchase it based on the recommendation of the sales person and guarantee that comes with it. I have used it for about 6 months and have been very pleased and would recommend this shoe to others. Good value, comfortable fit and easy to put on.
I had heard Sidis run narrow, and for years I bought other (some more expensive) shoes because the LBS in my area did not carry these so I could not try them on. Finally I got tired of the other shoes falling apart, or hurting, or making my feet numb or hot, so I decided to try these based on the recommendations from my fellow cyclists. Because of the perceived narrowness, I bought men's shoes. But they are not narrow. They are great shoes and feel wonderful, with nice details such as easy tightening and loosening without unclipping. They have a nice stiff sole and the toe box is roomy. The heel is actually a tiny bit loose - I probably could have bought women's. And as a bonus, they are in colors to match my Bike ).
Over 2 thousand miles in these shoes & they look brand new!
The only bad thing is you need a shoe cover when temps drop because they vent so well.
In the heat 93 or more they rock! I have carbon dura ace peddles & shimano cleats.
EZ to adjust on the bike during long rides without stopping. My last pair of sidi shoes are 15 years old & still goin.
Sidi's are the best value for me and my large feet-nearly the only ones available in size 49. I might like to try another brand but I can't find one with the fit I need. These are heavier than many other brands but they work fine, are durable and last a long time. The current purchase replaces a pair that were 15 years old and those could probably have been nursed for a couple of more years with some repairs. Other colors would be nice but those were probably sold out in my size before the discount kicked in.
I ride daily, usually 25-40 miles. The shoes meet all of my needs. The only problem I've ever had with SIDI shoes is a broken buckle & that is available as a replacement from SIDI. Love the heel pads,they are actually attached with screws rather than adhesive
these shoes last forever. my last pair are 10 years old and function great. i'll use them in the event of rain. i didn't really need new shoes, but i'm retiring in nov. and want to get as many toys as i can before my long awaited end of work date. these new shoes should last easily into my seventies.