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For many cyclists, owning their first pair of Sidi shoes is a rite of passage from an enthusiast to a serious cyclist. The fit, comfort, and quality of Sidi shoes are something that any new cyclist or seasoned master can appreciate, and Sidi aims to get more cyclist's feet in Sidi shoes and enjoy its emblematic styling and performance at a price that's rare in a pair of shoes from Sidi. The men's Alba Carbon Cycling Shoe is perfect if you're in the market for your first pair of road cycling shoes or anyone looking for some value-packed shoes for putting in long-distance training, and even toeing the line at your first race.
The upper consist of a material known as Politex and it fits your feet like only a high-end pair of shoes from an Italian footwear firm can. Its construction features several overlapping layers with different properties that are compacted into two fabrics, a knitted fabric and felt, that's then dyed for long-lasting color retention. In addition to fitting well and providing excellent breathability, Politex is very durable and resists ripping, tearing, stretching and fading. Two hook-and-loop straps near the front of the foot combined with Sidi's Tecno-3 retention system makes it easy to tighten up the kicks just before the county line sprint. The Tecno-3 system is very similar to the dials featured on other high-end shoes with micro-adjustable widgets adapting the upper to the shape of the foot for a customized fit. The wire material is non-binding for quick and effortless adjustments on the fly. Sidi is well known for serviceability and the buckles are replaceable if needed.
On the bottom of the shoe, Sidi uses its Millennium 4 carbon composite sole which is lightweight, much appreciated on the climbs, and directs all of the pedaling energy into the pedals, perfect for the sprints. The sole is much stiffer than full nylon ones typically featured on shoes at this price point. An anti-slip toe insert and replaceable polyurethane heel pad, improve walkability and add overall durability. The Sidi Alba road shoes are compatible with all 3-hole road cleats and pedals and utilize Look's Memory Eyelets for easy cleat alignment and replacement down the road.
- Sidi road cycling shoes at an aggressive price
- Proven stiffness and durability of the Millenium 4 outsole
- Politex synthetic uppers conform to your foot
- An upper dial with hook-and-look strap fastening system
- Sidi shoes set the course for style and performance for all cycling shoes