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Item # SID006E
Description

Command respect.

We don't always put much stock in celebrity pro endorsements, but when we happen to notice a cyclist of Absalon's caliber riding the same model of shoes for years on end, we do take note. The latest model of Sidi's Drako SRS Push Shoes benefit from the same pedigree of World Cup domination that won Absalon's continuing patronage. This pedigree ensures that those of us who may currently lack the Frenchman's results — but aspire to the levels of XC respect he enjoys — know that we won't be shortchanged by under-powered kit.

The Drako SRS Push Shoes feature Sidi's newly improved Tecno 3 Push fastener. Like its predecessor, the 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 shoes' title refers to the incorporation of a red button on the buckles' faces 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 Drako's SRS Carbon Ground Sole and replaceable cleat wear plate return unchanged. This sole shaves 100 grams off its predecessor's weight without sacrificing comfort, efficiency, or durability. The sole comprises a medium-modulus carbon body supplemented with SRS tread blocks and a cleat wear plate, the latter two of which are replaceable. Using a medium-modulus carbon as the base provides a slight flex along the length of the foot with no compromise to the overall rigidity of the sole, a delicate but necessary balance for top-level off-road shoes.

Sidi's Heel Security System (HSS) also makes an encore appearance, using an adjustable, rigid composite band that closes the shoe more securely over your heel to anchor it in place around your Achilles. No matter how much power you're pouring into the pedals, your heel will stay in place inside the shoe, even if you leave a bit of slack in the Tecno-3 lines in order to alleviate pressure across your metatarsals. The shoes are finished with Sidi's synthetic Lorica uppers inset with ballistic mesh panels and capped with a rubberized toe shield.

  • Top-end XC shoe with full carbon sole
  • Breathable, weather-resistant synthetic uppers
  • Tecno-3 Push system for incredibly precise fit
  • Adjustable heel cup locks heel in place
  • Rigid carbon sole flexes along the middle for comfort
  • Replaceable SRS tread blocks for traction
  • Sidi shoes enjoy a legacy of longevity and superior fit
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Upper Material
Lorica Vernice Microfibre, ballistic mesh
Closure
Tecno 3 Push Buckle
Sole
MTB SRS Carbon Ground Sole
Cleat Compatibility
2-hole mountain
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Size

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Men's Cycling Shoes
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
Scott 38   39 40   41 42   43 44   45 46   47 48   
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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Not like other Sidis

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

I've been thrashing a pair of Drakos for the last 2 seasons. A size 47 fit me well (12.5 street shoes). I've been riding in Sidis almost exclusively for the last 10 years on road and XC MTB, so I like the fit of the Sidi last. However, these are different to other Sidis I've tried.

The Drakos are all microtex pleather with holes in the leather for ventilation. This is in contrast to other Sidis, which have mesh windows built in to the toes. This has an important effect on the fit, as other shoes (Dragons and Tigers for example) are basically constructed as mesh booties with leather sewn on top; the Drakos are much stiffer in the toe box, and I was never able to get that "slipper-like" fit from them that I love in other Sidis. They feel very stiff, and are noticeably narrower and less supple than Tigers. The feel is like wearing a tight cast on your feet: It fits well, but is unyielding and some hot spots do arise.

Beyond that, there are a few points where I think Sidi lags behind other companies:
1) The Sidi "tecno 3" boa-type buckles are fiddly as you have to pop out the "handle" before you can use it, and the mechanism tends to get fouled with mud. And, you can't loosen them one click at a time, you can only fully release them. Both in contrast to the Boa system where you just reach down and tighten/loosen by turning a nice rubber dial one click at a time.

2) I find Sidi's carbon sole solution to be obsolete. The exposed carbon with bolt-on treads just doesn't work well, and adds user hassles. Specifically:
-Higher stack-height than other top end shoes
-No rubber under the arch, which makes both walking on rough terrain and pedaling without being clipped in (e.g. getting started on a very steep hill) super tough. The exposed carbon sole tends to get shredded too.
-Increased weight due to all that hardware
-Propensity for the screws holding on treads to loosen over time. I lost a bolt mid-way through a long race which led to one of the cleat-adjacent treads partly coming off.
-Most damningly, the threaded T-nuts that are permanently installed in the carbon sole to catch the tread bolts tend to come unbonded and spin when you try to loosen/tighten the bolts. Once this happens you can't easily change the treads any more, negating the "benefit" of the whole overcomplicated system. All in all this carbon sole has the feel of a first attempt from the mid-90s that should've been upgraded years ago.

WITH THAT SAID, I have not found another shoe that fits my foot or lasts as long (sole issues excluded) as a Sidi. Maybe I'm a victim of self-inflicted foot binding after my years wearing Sidis, but I just can't help but come back to Sidi despite trying many other options. However, I find the Tiger and Dragon models are much more comfy than these Drakos.

HI, just so you know you can pop the fit out one click at a time, all you have to do is click either one of the two side releases at a time not together. this will allow you to drop one click at a time, and if you need more release just rotate between the two one at a time, not together, they only release one click at a time this way. hope this helps... PS, of all of the complaints you have I think maybe you are super tough on them... I ride hard and have a ton of miles on mine and don't see any of the same issues, but to each their own. Also if you properly lube and then torque the bolts down it helps in keeping them in. I haven't lost a screw yet and I've been in mine 2 years, Sidi has that info on their webpage. Hope this helps!

Amazing shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 42

I'm super hard on shoes. But I really like stiff shoes and at the prices of high end shoes, I demand comfort and durability.

Out of the box, these shoes fit like gloves. The only random hot spot was right on the top of my right foot under one of the PUSH dials. This got better with time and slightly thicker socks. But I do question the utility of the PUSH dials in the middle of the shoe as opposed to off to one side.

In terms of performance, I race cat 1 XC, some marathon and cat 1 cyclocross. One thing I struggle with in terms of stiff shoes, is obtaining a bit of compliance/softness for running in the CX game. I've been through top-level shimano, BONT and specialized shoes. Of these, the sidi's are hands down the most complaint and best for running.

The one caveat is that these are pretty narrow and they do compress the toes a bit, as opposed to letting the forefoot spread out.

Overall, an amazing shoe, but the jury is still out in terms of durability. I've been known to destroy S-works shoes in a month and I'm on month 3 of the sidis with no major signs of wear.

Look Dope, but...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I want to like these shoes., but I am pretty close to returning them. Does anybody else feel like the tongue is too long? It feels like it comes to far up my foot. Do I need to break these in, or maybe get a 1/2 size smaller? Any feedback is appreciated.

the tongue is meant to be cut for fit. Some people have higher arches and so SIDI made little partial cuts in the tongue to be sliced for comfort. I only cut the center 3 from front to back to complete the split and they fit me perfect. I have seen people cut them all and say it works for them. The new Drako 2's are out now and also have a similar system if you did return these, you may want to look into those as soon as BC adds them to their system.

Great shoe

  • Fit: True to size

I bought the MTB shoe even though I use them for road endurance events. These are the second pair of Sidis I've owned. My other pair is going strong after 10 years but I need a pair a size larger as cross-continent rides cause my feet to swell over time. The shoes fit true to size and, as others say, are snug in width. Wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.

Best Shoe's I Owned

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 41

This was my second pair of Sidi shoes and I absolutely love them. They were little snug at first but once you wear them in a little they fit like a glove. I never have a problem with my feet on the bike. Once you go to a Sidi I really can't go to a different brand.

Best Shoe's I Owned

Luxury for dirty feet!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have ridden every high end shoe imaginable, and all perform admirably well, but the Wire's are a cut above. The fit is such that your feet feel as one with the bike; no foot pain, no hot spots, no issues at all!

Not only are they the most supremely comfortable high-end shoes I have ever worn, they are every bit as stiff as the Shimano XC-90 and Specialized S-Works shoes I have recently owned.

I have been a Sidi fan in the past and recently converted back, and am seriously disappointed that I ever purchased any other brand's offering.

If you're looking for the best shoes money can buy without going custom, look no further!!

Oh, and get the green while they last; could you ask for a better colored shoe!?

Worn Drako MTB version and road version

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

As daily rider commuter over past 4 years, i dont have a car, the Sidi shoe once sized correctly do fit like no other out of box hands down. Supple upper with perfect padding in toungue and variable pressure upon dorsal foot by closure system that is adjustable on fly. Color options are fun and can be motivating when you have to dress daily gor the emride regardless of weather.
I have protective tain covers i use when appropriate.

Ive had these shoes sopping wet from rainstorns and once dry are back in tip top form.

The MTB shoe is heavier, especially noted after 40 miles or so and can be a bit hotter in summer, agree with comments by EMW.

But considering superior fit of SIDi may be worth it for you dependent upon your individual use..


3 major

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won't stay tight

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: 44.5

I've had two pair of these. The first for 7 months or so and the second for 4 months. CC warranteed the first pair because they wouldn't stay tight. Turns out the same is true for the second pair. The Techno 3 closures stay snug and tight out of the box but within a few weeks/months, they just won't stay where you set them. If you're a casual rider and just want a top notch shoe, then you should get these. They're super comfortable and the fit/finish is amazing. But if you race, you'll get frustrated as you begin to wonder whether your shoes are going to stay on......when you should be thinking over your strategy for finishing strong. I LOVE Sidi shoes......I'll NEVER go back to years of riding S-works shoes after riding Sidi. But until they figure out how to make the Techno closures more durable, I'll have to go the cheaper/ heavier ratchet closure route.

Great shoes, right out of the box

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

I've been wearing Sidi's for the past 10 years or so, and had my old pair dialed in, but this summer they finally gave out. I looked at all my options and came up with the Drako's. Pulled the trigger and my only fear was that they wouldn't fit correctly. Revceived my shipment on time and immediately tried them on. Right out of the box they fit perfectly, and have had no problems. The Drako's are definitely not the cheapest, but they fit great, are superstiff, and the new lacing system ties it all together. Thanks to Backcountry for the great service!

Nice but Relatively Heavy

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

A little background: I've been using Sidi Dominators for the last 6 years. They fit great and work well, but are worn out. I started road biking about 5 years ago and have good luck using MTB pedals and shoes on the road bike. While I'm not a major weight weenie, I'd still like the lightest MTB shoes possible so I'm not significantly disadvantaged in road bike events.



Sidi indicates the Drako is 100g lighter than a previous models weight. Unfortunately Sidi does not publish the actual weight of their shoes. I even emailed them to inquire and got no response. The Drakos arrived today so I put them on the scale. For comparison, my old Dominators weigh 380g each (size 44.5). I figured the Drako will come in at about 280g (based on Sidi's claim of shaving 100g off of a previous model). The Drakos, weigh 375g each. No real weight benefit compared to the much cheaper Dominator. For an expensive high end race shoe they are a bit on the heavy side.



For comparison to other major manufacturers advertised weights for their top of the line, carbon sole MTB shoe offerings: Shimano XC90 and Giro VR90 both claim their shoes to be about 315g per shoe. Specialized SWorks 335g. All weights are without pedal cleat.



The Drako is a nice looking, stiff soled MTB shoe. With the ratcheting dials and the adjustable heel collar they have a nice amount of adjustability and fit me well (my foot is on the wide side with a big instep). Unfortunately they are just too heavy considering the price and what the other manufactures offer. I'm sending them back.

Nice but Relatively Heavy

why would you ever wear a MTB shoe in a "Road bike Event"? Weight should never be an issue with contact points. You can shave grams elsewhere easily.

I put a new size 41 on the scale: 343g

My size 47 weighs in a 393 grams, without the insole or the cleat. I tried a pair of Lake MX 237s, and the size 46.5 was 394 grams.

"I'm not a major weight weenie..." then proceeds to weigh and list weights of like 5 different shoes and then complain that 40-60 grams more than competitors shoes is "too heavy".

Enjoy the lighter crap from Specialized and Shimano, buddy (especially since those claimed weights are probably for a size 8 and have a little marketing in the numbers).

Luxury for dirty feet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have ridden every high end shoe imaginable, and all perform admirably well, but the Wire's are a cut above. The fit is such that your feet feel as one with the bike; no foot pain, no hot spots, no issues at all!

Not only are they the most supremely comfortable high-end shoes I have ever worn, they are every bit as stiff as the Shimano XC-90 and Specialized S-Works shoes I have recently owned.

I have been a Sidi fan in the past and recently converted back, and am seriously disappointed that I ever purchased any other brand's offering.

If you're looking for the best shoes money can buy without going custom, look no further!!

Oh, and get the green while they last; could you ask for a better colored shoe!?