It's Sidi- Whaddaya expect?
I own the Sidi Genius 5's for road riding, so when I was looking for a quality mountain shoe I knew where to turn. Durable ratchet system allows you to dial in the comfort and the velcro straps stay put. Sole is super stiff (almost too much so for my taste) and really allows you to stomp power through the cranks.
I was worried about the glossy finish turning to crap after a few rides or spills, but that hasn't been the case. They've already been put through hell in the few weeks I've owned and still look great. They could probably benefit from a more comfortable set of insoles though - but are otherwise great right out of the box.
I use them with Crankbrothers Candy 3's with no issues.