I have worn Sidi shoes for years, and wear a size 50 so really glad to have this quality in a big shoe size. The last is a bit narrow, which is perfect for my feet. The velcro straps are solid and the latch strap works well, and is replaceable. The heel pad is also replaceable so these are shoes for the long haul.
I am a long time road rider that rides for the sheer enjoyment and health aspects these days. My first pair of Sidi shoes felt like slippers, but this pair feels like it will take years to break in. The tongue seems too long and cuts into my leg.
Wearing a size 50 cycling shoe brings on special challenges to ensure that you have a pair of shoes that fit for day to day riding. I've been riding Sidi shoes since 2003, and when a local bike shop owner informed me that size 48 was going to be largest size produced by Sidi in the future, the hunt was on to secure a pair of existing size 50's on the cyber marketplace. These Sidi Genius 7's are a complete delight-lighter and stiffer, while retaining all the comfort, I've always known Sidi products to have. I'm not sure what I'll do in 10 years when I need shoes again? That's a problem for my 2029 to-do list!
Id heard about the quality of Sidi shoes for years from my wife, who worked in the cycling industry. When my old shoes finally gave out after 15 years, it was time to kick it up a notch-the Sidis are super comfortable and offer plenty of support for indoor training. Were covered in snow now, but Ill be so ready to ride with them this spring!
These fit great and I love they way you can tighten or loose. The straps on the shoe. I have a narrow foot so that was important to me.
Great shoe that I would purchase again.
Good shoe but it does I am not thrilled with the fit. Other shoes I have owned have a softer material feel and fit snug like a glove. This shoe's material is rougher and not as comfortable. Also does not tighten up snug and uniformly. Having trouble with one of the buckles and it is very loose, spins around easily and worries me that the screw will let go on a long ride. Screw will not tighten anymore and has an extremely short length where it grips the threads and that has me worried. I know they say it is designed to be flexible and loose but I should not be able to pull it up and down and feel a gap. The other buckle is not like this and my Sidi mountain bike buckles do not do this. I think there is something wrong with it.
I'm on my second pair of Sidi's and the first pair lasted 7 years and the current pair has developed problems after 2.5 years. From my perspective, quality is in decline.
The first sign was how, after just 12 months, the plastic coating across the insignias began to break up, peel, and fall off. Then the replaceable heels, which lasted 5 years on my first pair, also had to be replaced after 12 months. While these lapses in quality are minor, the real problem developed at the start of the third year, when the right shoe seemed to contract, and for the first time I started developing foot pain. I also noticed, around this time, that the tongues of both shoes started to deform, losing their shape, and stretching out.
I thought for sure I would get, say, 4 years out of my second pair. Now, they have become a problem after just 2. 5 years. FWIW, I see this generally across the bike accessory space-quality of everything is in decline, and durabilty has declined. There are exceptions Chrome bags are still bulletproof, for example.
Gonna have to take a big pause here, before buying a third pair of Sidis.