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cyclo-stevewrote a review of on April 7, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had these shoes for three years now and put about 7500 miles a year on them. As with most Sidis, they use a European last and run a little narrow. I had hot spots on my normal width American feet for the first few weeks. Unlike Sidis of old, the upper on these shoes stretched out and now they fit like a glove. The carbon soles are very stiff and mate with the Speedplay system perfectly. You can also buy replacement heel tabs when the original ones wear out. The only issue I have had is with the toothed strap that counteracts the upper boa tightener. When the shoes were new, the straps struck the crank arm when pedaling and created a crack in the slotted receiver for the strap. So I superglued the crack and cut off the excess strap. Now, three years later, the teeth on the straps are slipping free, causing the upper strap to loosen while riding. Luckily Sidi makes replacement straps and Boas, but it will not be cheap to replace.

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cyclo-stevewrote a review of on December 18, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a comfortable pair of shoes and I have used them extensively (35+ races) for the past two seasons in Cyclocross. I got the high volume version in a half size larger than what I wear in Sidi and the length is good, although there is a lot of volume there, even with my Superfeet inserts. I have to crank the ratchet all the way down to get a snug fit across my ankle. The shoes are comfortable for running and pedaling and with the addition of a shoe shield between the sole and the cleat, I have no problems clicking in with my Crank Bros. pedals. My major gripe is that the mesh on the top of the shoe near the toe leather has started to rip. I had a pair of Shimano MTB shoes for over a decade before this and had no mesh tears. Also, the ratchet on both shoes is starting to give me problems, so it may be wearing out.

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