I have been riding with Sidi shoes for many years. Never found anything that came close in quality, fit and comfort. I was very impressed with the Gauge right out of the box. Lighter and stiffer than my dominators. Many reviews sized these shoes bigger than Sidis. To me they are very similar. I went from 46 1/2 Mega and 47 Mega Dominators to a 47 Gauge HV. Perfect !!! Great carbon sole (Easton) and great customizable insole (Aegis). These shoes are a solid package. No need to buy new insole with these. Hike a bike sections are not an issue with this stiffer shoe. Heel cup did it's job. So far ,( 500 milesish) no cons at all.
Sidi who ??? :)