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Sidi Wire Air Vent Carbon Shoes - Men's

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Item # SID006B

High wire.

While the combination of "wire" and "air" typically calls to mind the unpleasant thought of high-wire walking, Sidi's Wire Carbon Air Shoes are the exact opposite of unsecured, risky stunts. With an updated, secure Tecno 3 Push buckle system and a stiff, durable carbon sole, the shoes' only concession to maximum protection comes in the form of the increased ventilation of their thoroughly perforated Lorica Vernice uppers. The combination of these three features makes the Wire Carbon Air the peloton's top choice when July's high mountains and high temperatures conspire to ruin an otherwise pleasantly grand tour.

Like its predecessor, the slightly redesigned Tecno-3 Push system involves two ratcheting dials, Sidi's proprietary, non-stretch wire, and a customizable fit at the instep and forefoot. The Push in the buckles' title refers to the incorporation of a red button on the unit that releases the ratchet's lever for quick adjustment, saving you the onerous task of flipping the lever up yourself. At ride's end, pinching two release buttons on either side of the dial loosens the wire. As with all of Sidi's fastening hardware, you can easily fiddle with the Tecno 3 Push buckles in the saddle.

The new model year of Wire Air shoes sees a return of Sidi's superlative vented carbon fiber sole. It shares the same construction method that Sidi developed with its Carbon Lite sole, yet it relegates the "Lite" model to the heavy bin by losing an additional 38 grams in the process with no corresponding loss of efficiency. The weight loss may be due to the negative space of the vents, which shuttle cooling air into interior channels. The vent can be opened or closed depending on the temperature and your preferences — even in the middle of a ride.

Also returning from previous top-shelf offerings is Sidi's improved Heel Security System (or HSS), which keeps your foot positively planted in the shoe. It involves a rigid, composite band that can be tightened or loosened to adjust the amount of play you allow your heels. The shoe's tongue and instep strap have both been padded generously to allow for supreme comfort with tight buckles. Finally, all of the buckles, wires, outsole lugs, and heel retention devices are fully replaceable.

  • Vented carbon fiber sole (roughly 38 grams lighter than the Carbon Lite)
  • Vents can be opened and closed, even while you’re riding
  • Heel Security System
  • Tecno-3 Push Buckle system

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Lorica Vernice Microfibre
Closure:
Tecno 3 Push Buckle
Sole:
Vent Carbon
Cleat Compatibility:
3-hole road
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Cycling Shoes

Men's
US SHOE SIZE5.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.514
Chrome 37.5 38 39 39.5 40 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5 45 46 47   47.5   48
Diadora 38 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46     
DMT 38   39   40 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44.5 45 45.5 46   47 48  
Five Ten 37 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47   
Fi'zi:k 38 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46     
Gaerne 38 39   40   41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45   46 47 48   
Giro   39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 48  
Lake 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 48  
Louis Garneau 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5/45 45.5 46 47 48 49 50
Mavic (US/EU) 5.5 / 38 6 / 38.7 6.5 / 39.3 7 / 40 7.5 / 40.7 8 / 41.3 8.5 / 42 9 / 42.7 9.5 / 43.3 10 / 44 10.5/ 44.7 11 / 45.3 11.5 / 46 12 / 46.7 12.5 / 47.3 13 / 48 13.5 / 48.7  
Northwave 37   38 39 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 47 48
Pearl Izumi 38 39 39.5 40 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47 48 48.5 49
Shimano 38.5 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46.5 47   49   50
Sidi  39 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 / 42.5 43 43.5 44 / 44.5 45 45.5 46 / 46.5 47 47.5 48 48.5 49
Six Six One 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 43 43.5 44 44.5 45   46 47 48 49 50
Suplest 37 38   39 40 41   42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45   46   47
Vans 37 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46   47   48
US SHOE SIZE5.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.514

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Summer Breeze

    The best shoe is the one that fits. I have tried Sidi in the past and I love their designs and stiffness. For me, the fit was like most Sidi's just a little too much volume. That said, the heel cup is perfect and the Tecno-3 Push ratcheting dials were nice. The dials are no BOA and I hope Sidi minimizes them over time, since I guess no one at Sidi ever wears booties. One highlight is the replaceable heel pad and integrated toe pad/vent cover, which is added value and nice to walk in. The vented sole and the mesh upper are spot on for ventilation. If your feet run hot or if you deal with sweating issues I highly recommend giving them a try. As with all upper-end Sidi's they are stiff as nails. The Microfibre uppers are easy to clean and as you can see from the picture the craftsmanship is beautiful. The price is ridiculous, but as I said earlier the best shoe is the one that fits and if Sidi is your shoe and need a shoe with superb ventilation this is it. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and/or concerns about fit - I'm happy to help.
    For reference I wear a Specialized 42.5, Shimano 42.5, Giro 43, Adidas 42-¾, Nike 42.5, Sidi 42.5

    Bill Sherman
    Customer Account Manager-Bike
    Office: 801-204-4545
    bsherman@backcountry.com

    Summer Breeze

    Really well made shoe!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 48

    I've been a DMT shoe guy for a while, but could not find a White shoe that had the Look KEO memory set screw I liked. Fortunately SIDI had a few. I ordered almost every white shoe Sidi made, and then settled on the Wire both Vent and non. After talking to the AWESOME team at Competitive I settled on the Vent, and Im happy I did. They ARE not so windy your feet are cold, the air flow is actually perfect. The construction of these shoes, WOW...just a work of art. They fit snug, but that's ok for me. I like the BOA system, but I can see why some say its complicated...because it is in a good way. I love the micro ability to loosen the shoes while riding. All and all could not be happier with shoe, and Competitive team as a whole!

    Avg. ride time: 59m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Best Shoes I've had...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 43

    I've had cheap Shimanos, pair of Sidi T2 triathlon kicks with custom lasts, Specialized S-Works, Bontrager XXX, and just purchased these a month ago.

    I have a wider foot with higher arches - the toe box is perfect, not too big and not too small. The fabrics on the inside are plush and the most comfortable. They feel a bit heavier than m S-Works of a few years ago, but their revised carbon plate is much lighter than previous iterations. The lacing system is truly the best - I never really considered there to be a significant difference between ratchets and wound lacing systems, but this has the capability to be extremely fine tuned and it makes all the difference in the world. Especially with high arches.

    I would recommend these to anyone and advocate that they spend the extra $200 for these over a lesser quality, "high" end shoe. It's all about the touch points.

    Best shoe ever

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 42.5

    Got these shoes a second choice (due to cost) and very glad I did. They are super stiff, supportive and vented like none other. The closure is super accurate and holds you foot like a cycling shoe should. No heel lift and a very secure even tightening system make sure all your power goes into the bike.
    I got a half size bigger than usual because my feet tend to swell a bit after about 50 to 75 miles of hard riding. Living in CO means lots of climbing, and these shoes seem to be made for it. I wear a 42 but got the 42.5. Sometimes they feel a little big at the start of a ride, but as the miles go on, they get more comfortable instead of squeezing my feet. These are the first shoes I have gotten that you can really snug them and not get an uncomfortable pinch or hot spot. When you are just spinning along they really feel like you are not wearing shoes at all. These shoes plus wool socks equal happy feet!

    Avg. ride time: 11m per week
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    Go one size up

      I first ordered a 40 which is 6.5 in us size. I usually wear 7 us and still has room in the from toes. Sidi has great fit, but you have to get the size right.