Sidi Ghibli Cyling Shoe

Brave the storm.

You've been planning a gravel adventure in the wilderness for months, and wake up on departure day to the cloudy skies and a radar map spattered like patchwork with green. You ponder rescheduling for a moment before remembering that you've got this and adding a few extra pieces of inclement weather kit to your panniers and stepping into your trusty Sidi Ghibli Cycling Shoes.

The Ghibli's weather-resistant exterior means your feet will stay cozy and dry through the drizzle, with extended ankle coverage for a seamless transition from shoe to tights. Underfoot, a lugged rubber outsole provides grippy traction when hiking your bike up steep, loose terrain so you can manage whatever the adventure and weather throw your way.

  • A weather-resistant, cold weather cycling shoe
  • Lugged rubber sole provides grippy purchase off the bike
  • Sythetic upper fends off the elements
  • High ankle provides warmth and additional protection
  • Three hook-and-loop straps and a buckle closure dial in the fit
  • Compatible with two-bolt cleats
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Very surprised

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

SIDI shoes usually disappoint, they are too narrow for me. They must have made these keeping in mind that riders wear socks. I have not worn them in sub freezing temps, but they have worked great in 30s and 40s.

Avid rider, 4-7 times a week, 2+hrs each

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

The weather has been cold for spring in North Idaho this year. These have been just the ticket for the upper 30's-low 60's and for a hundred bucks it's a deal that's hard to beat. They aren't supper stiff but comfortable. The hook and loop on the ankle hangs on socks pretty easily but you get the knack soon. Light rain is no problem either. Very happy with them.


  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 46 or 11.5

Closeout deal. Can't beat a cheap pair of winterish shoes. I own a few Sidi shoes. 3 road and now 2 for trail. I have not used these yet as it got warm quickly this year with a mild winter. Fit well with a Thorlo trail hiking sock. I normally wear a mega 46 road shoe and the mega 46 Dominator trail fit a bit loose(not a problem). Road Dominator megas fit snugly. These Ghiblis are ok without being a mega width. Stiffish when new but I'm sure as they age they will stretch out a bit. Got these to cover colder conditions. While not waterproof I feel they will get job done, plus being a closeout model they were a great deal.

A bit more flex

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 46

A very comfortable upper. It seals out all the moisture and adds warmth. Replacing the felt insole with a regular one will make it a tad less warm. The neoprene cuff is soft and pliable Quality that you expect from Sidi.
This would be a very good hike and bike shoe. Especially in real rocky terrain. Not a super great road shoe. The sole has a noticeable amount of flex at the pedal and walking. It feels like a pair of 15 year old Dominators that have been rode hard. ( I have a pair that I uses as knock around town shoes, and yes they can last longer than that) . So I would say flexy sole vs. the board stiff sole on a new pair of Dominators

Unanswered Question

Other than no Gore-Tex, how do these compare to the Diablo...are they as warm?