I helped a customer nail down the shoe that would work best for him. This is what he had to say:
"WOW!! What an amazing shoe. To give you a little backround about myself, I am 6’1” and weigh 183lbs. I have been road cycling for the last 4 and a half years (about 2000-2500 miles per year). I got into road cycling as a triathlete, and now cycling is my passion. I’ve done many triathlons, including 4 Half ironman races, but my passion is definitely cycling. I’ve gone through about 1 pair of shoes a year and have never seemed to find “the one”. Upon opening the Sidi box, I almost immediately thought the price tag was worth it…..just based off of looks! They look like they are made extremely well and built to last. I put my normal cycling socks on and was super excited to slip my foot into my new cycling gear! My initial thought was I bought the wrong size. I felt like maybe I was a half size too big, however, with the amount of adjustments the shoe offers, I was able to get a nice snug fit. So the shoes are on and i’m ready to hop on the trainer and give my new Sidi's a go. I IMMEDIATELY felt the benefit of the super stiff carbon sole. I felt like my power was being transferred to my pedals more efficiently than ever before. I’ve been riding on the trainer (winters suck in the Northeast) since November (training for my first Gran Fondo in May). My FTP has been steadily increasing. I was at 242 FTP before my maiden voyage in the Sidi Wire’s. After my first ride, my FTP jumped to 258 and I’m up to 279 after my ride today. I’m AMAZED at the gains I’ve made over my last 2 rides! I’m almost in disbelief, considering I’ve made minimal gains over the entire winter so far. Its hard to imagine its simply from changing my shoes, but I feel a considerable difference in the power of my pedal stroke AND my legs aren't fatiguing as quickly! I am now a Sidi convert! As i’ve said before, I am a cyclist on a budget so these were an expensive purchase for me, but in my opinion, worth EVERY PENNY!! Thank you for recommending these shoes to me."