Perfect replacement for worn heel pads. Kudos to Sidi for making that an easily replaceable component. One of my current screws was packed with dirt and mud so I had to dig it out with a pick before I could unscrew it, but it was a quick upgrade.
I had my Sidi Wire shoes for two years and the heel pads were very worn. I was worried about damaging the carbon sole but then I discovered these replacement heel pads. They were so inexpensive that I bought two pair. They install easily and now I feel like I can get another two years out of these shoes before wires wear out.
I was worried that universal meant it would look or be different than what originally came on my Sidi's but its perfect. These heel pads wear down less frequently than the cleats as a result I rarely check them until Im hearing the screws scrape-yikes! I was able to change them out and my well worn Sidi's feel new and road ready! BooYa! Great deal for the money!
...because they seem to wear out quickly. Sometimes, the screw head gets worn and removing the worn pad is a challenge. I guess the cushioning is good, but I would give up some cushioning for longer wear. Price is probably OK, but I resent having to spend the money so frequently (maybe once a year).
I love being able to replace my Sidi bike shoe heels! My shoes are comfortable and have done the job for me since about 2002! I guess that's why O have to remove the plastic prongs that help hold them in place, a feature not needed for my vintage pair.
Sidi makes the best shoes...and charges accordingly. The availability of OEM spare parts, like the Heel Pads, for my shoes increases the value by extending the useful life of the shoe. Check the screws after walking in the newly replaced pads a few times to make sure they're not loose.