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Sidi - Shot Vent Carbon Cycling Shoe - Men's

Sidi Shot Vent Carbon Cycling Shoe - Men's

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$299.95 - $354.99 Original price:$549.99
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Item #SID008K




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Microfibra Techpro
2 Tecno-3 Push buckles
Vent Carbon
Cleat Compatibility:
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Shot Vent Carbon Cycling Shoe

Sidi has long been the sheriff of the Cycling Corral, which makes it the primary target for every young gun looking to make a name for itself in the cycling shoe industry. With the Shot Vent Carbon Men's Cycling Shoes, the sheriff is firing back. The Shot combines Sidi's venerable last, sole, and material expertise with the new trend of center-mounted wire dials in a shoe fit for a champion. A Tour champion. Like, say, Froome, who wore the shoes in their debut season and out-shot the likes of El Pistolero to emerge as the last man standing in the annual showdown in France.

The Shot stands alone as the only shoe in Sidi's line to embrace the symmetrical closure system of central dials rather than dials offset on the outside of the foot. The effect pulls the upper from both sides, enveloping the foot in a cocoon of Microfibra Techpro rather than pulling the material over the top from the instep. The closure system also makes the Shot Sidi's cleanest shoe, both aesthetically and when it comes to aerodynamics. Fewer bulky protrusions make for a more minimalist silhouette than what we're used to from Sidi, and less protrusion also means fewer transitional ridges to catch the air and slow you down.

While the center-mounted dial is a common enough sight across the industry now, Sidi uses a proprietary buckle instead of the ubiquitous third-party model used by most shoe manufacturers. Normally, we'd be leery of brands trying to replace proven tech with something new just for the sake of another branding opportunity. But this is Sidi, and the brand is so commonly described as "venerable" for a reason. Sidi's Tecno-3 Push buckles aren't some fly-by-night knock-off; they're the original. The brand first produced them back in the '90s, and the fact that the industry has only now caught is proof of Sidi's innovative nous. The Tecno-3 Push represents generation 3.5 of the brand's wire buckle, with the half generation owing to the Push's inclusion of a red release button.

No shoe can shine with a shoddy sole or fit, though, and those are the two areas that have kept Sidi on top and promise to make the Shot into yet another classic. Sidi's last is legendary, and the Vent Carbon sole it's perched atop is just as much a staple of the cycling landscape as l'Alpe's 21 switchbacks. The sole is a stiff carbon platform that incorporates a closeable vent for cooling airflow or to keep out the autumn chill during late-season maintenance miles. As with most of Sidi's top-end offerings, the carbon is protected by low-profile toe and heel pads, but of which are replaceable to ensure that the shoes last for as many seasons as you want them to.

  • The latest classic from cycling's most venerable shoe brand
  • Carbon Sole ensures low weight and high stiffness
  • Center-mounted wire buckles securely envelope the foot
  • Proprietary dial technology first pioneered in the '90s
  • Heel cup and retention band prevent slipping
  • Vent in sole can be opened or closed for three-season comfort
  • Replaceable hardware makes the shoes an investment
  • Team Sky is the latest professional outfit to take advantage of Sidi's venerable expertise

Great Shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

So reviewing a shoe is very personal; I tried on 6 different shoes/brands. So your end result could be different from mine. I really like the fit and the dial system. Adjusting tighter during a ride is very easy, loosening is a tad harder. They seem like they might be a tad warm during the heat of summer here in AR, but should be manageable.

Overall VERY happy with these and I have added the spe*****lized blue insoles.

Quality of the shoe is great.

Best cycling shoes period.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 46.5

One year cycling, lost 55 Lbs, riding 200 Miles per week, very happy
They’re NOT expensive, those guys know what they’re doing, I own 3 pairs, different models and colors.
Would’ve paid $380 dlls for some dressing shoes, not a chance!!
Money spent on quality Italian items is money well spent!!

5th Pair of Sidi Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

After about 7 years of use, I usually buy another pair of Sidi road shoes. Not because they wear out, I just need a new look. The Sidi Shot Vent is just another model of outstanding Sidi shoes. Fit is comfortable. The new ratcheting system is more convenient to use on the bike and prevents hot spots on top of the foot. The only complaint I have is that the matte black finish on the toe box scuffs off too easily.

Hard to beat Sidi quality

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

I have been riding Sidi Wires for the last several years. Near 40k miles on them with no issues. Still looked fairly new, but I always felt a little cramped in the toe box area with the Wires. I wear a US 10.5 and a Sidi 44.5. (I have a fairly unremarkable foot...normal size 10.5)

So I ordered a pair of Shots in a 45. These were a no-go. There is a significant difference from the 44.5 to the 45. My heel would slip right out. I could fit a finger in behind the heel there was that much of a gap in the 45.

So I returned the 45 for a 44.5...these fit all but perfect. The Shot feels slightly more roomier then the Wire in the toe box for me.

I had concerns with the location of the tightening ratchets on the Shots being located in the center of the tongue. No issues are noted with riding. It is an even tension when the shoes are tightened and the tongue is padded as to create a comfortable feel when riding. Just a word of not over-tighten these shoes. Put your foot in, snug them up slightly. Let your foot settle in. Then snug them up again after you've walked in them for a bit. Pay particular attention to the front ratchet that you don't crank this down too much I find that after time if its too tight this will start to cause pain in the ball of your foot. The rear ratchet can be cranked down pretty tight with no issues. It seems with the center ratchet system, you don't need to crank these shoes as tight as side mounted ratchets.

Sidi fit and price may not work for everyone, but if you already ride Sidi's, these are a great choice and you know they will last a very, very long time.

Top of the line shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

I've been riding for 30+ years and this is the best shoe that I have used. A little history, largely a road rider, raced as a Category 1 racer 20 years ago. I have been a Sidi user on and off over that time. I started with the Sidi Revolution in the toe clip days, went to Look with clipless, then the first Sidi Genius. Was sponsored by Time, so was on the white shoe with orange straps that everyone raced on in the 90's, then back to the Genius. First carbon shoe was on Shimano sponsored team. They were stiff, but the upper didn't feel like it was integrated with the sole. Back to the Genius, especially when they were made in Narrow width. I wore out two pairs and when I went to get another, I found out that they had been discontinued for several years. I recently tried the Specialized S-Works 7 as it comes in narrow, but the upper didn't feel comfortable, it's like a hard plastic that doesn't mold much to your feet. I thought that due to the center tightening system, that the Shot might work for my narrow feet and give me the stiff sole that the Specialized had. It does, in spades. It is still a little wide at the forefoot, but I am able to tighten enough that it fits great and I don't have the annoying folded over upper from overtightening. These shoes literally make the bike feel like an extension of my legs. You know that commercial with the guy who is half man and half motorcycle? It's like that. You can see the quality as soon as you pull the shoe out of the box, but as we all know, the proof comes from riding. After 3-4 hour rides, short power climbs and everything else in between, these shoes are great. Mine are the black and white and they look fabulous. Even better at the sale price! If you wear 45 in Sidi, then get 45 in these. My Specialized were 44.5 and I wear 44.5 in Fizik X3.

great biking shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9.5

true to size but runs slightly narrow. excellent biking shoe! Great look and a fine product. highly recommend this shoe.

Style and comfort if you can afford it!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

A long-time Sidi cycling shoe wearer. This shot version of Sidi is lighter and much more comfortable than prior Sidi carbon shoes. Anyone familiar with Sidi shoes are familiar with their style, durability, and outstanding comfort. The new adjustments to the tongue and closure system make it incredible comfortable. it is that much better and well worth the investment if you can afford it.

The updated closure system hugs your foot securely yet very comfortably. A great combination and huge upgrade from prior Sidi.

I typically ride 125 to 150 miles per week. The comfort level with my prior Sidi's is very noticeable.

not as comfortable as I would have liked

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

The shoes seemed very well-made. sole was very stiff. However The heel cup was kind of low and it was not secure on my foot. It was like the rear portion of my foot kept coming out of the shoe when I would pull up on my foot. So I had to return the shoes. Maybe this design will work for some people but it did not work for me. The shoes were otherwise beautiful.

SIDI for spring

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Size Bought: 47

This is my third SIDI cycling shoe, so I had no problem finding the correct size. After my second ride, I can say it is very comfortable, no hot spots. The toe is not as pinched as some shoes. I love the way one pinch releases both BOLO controls, letting you get out of the shoe without any pulling. The texture of the material is a little different, but I kind of like it. Venting is what I wanted, my last one was supervented, and on a cool day the toes would chill.

Very uncomfortable

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

They simply do not fit well, toe box not comfortable,

Cycling Shoe

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

This is a great shoe. First pair I ordered was a little small so I returned and ordered the next larger size. Very comfortable and performance focused.

Beautifully Made

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

I was leary as first to buy a Sidi shoe because everyone says they run small. Well I took a chance and with the Shot Vent I found they are spot on with my other shoes at size 45. While they are a bit more narrow they are quite comfortable. I like the dials on the tongue. They are easy to adjust while riding. I have really only one negative comment and that is the insoles provided. They are very thin and provide little or no cushion as compared to the Specialized inserts i have in all my other shoes. Also the Sidi inserts arent cut wide enough for the shoe itself so there are edges that start to cut into the bottom of my feet afer a long ride. I have been swapping them out for others to resolve the issue. But at this price point I expect Angelic perfection. insoles are cheap and should be easy to cut correctly. Aside from that it is a fantastic shoe.

Another Solid Sidi Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

I've been riding in Sidi's for years and really love them. A little heavier than other shoes maybe but a few grams here or there is no big deal for me. I must have tried 5 other manufacturers but haven't been able to get them to work properly for me. The fit, especially in the toe box, never got comfortable enough compared to Sidi. My foot is a little wider than standard but it works with this shoe. On the positive side- super quality and craftsmanship, fit is perfect, repairable, no velcro to wear out. On the less positive side- adjusting on the fly takes some practice, inserts from Sidi very thin and modest (I use aftermarket inserts cycling specific) expensive.
I'm usually in for longer ride (50 to 100 miles) and there really work for me.
Todd at CC really worked with me on this purchase. Always ok with accepting a return to find the right shoe he never gave up! Thanks Todd- Good work

Since you've worn SIdi for years - do the sole vents help? I wear Genius & get hot feet. Would these make a big difference?

Sidi Shot shoes

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44

My first pair of clipless shoes (after 45 years of toe clips and straps with Detto Pietro shoes). First pair of shoes I ever bought that came with an instruction manual! The shoes fit like a glove - true to size - i wear a 44 in toe clip and clipless shoes. I was apprehensive about spending so much on shoes, but they are beautifully made.

Amazing Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

Like some others here, I've been wearing Sidis for many years. My previous pair went more than 13 years and they are still usable but the velcro is getting very weak. I tried on some of the other front-runners but nothing felt like these. I didn't want to spend so much on shoes (even though I got a good price) but when I consider how many miles I'll be putting on these, I start to feel better about my choice. As one person put it, "You don't buy Sidis, you invest in them." I'd say this is spot on. Not all feet are the same but for me, the Sidi last just works and these shoes feel like they were made for me. Compared to their other top-end shoes, I really appreciate how they placed the dials on the tongue and how easy that makes release and exit. I also appreciate that they are still making shoes like this in Italy. I like knowing that I'm supporting a company that has managed to keep some old-school craftsmanship from dying out. These shoes are beautifully put together, just as you would expect them to be. They may not be the lightest option out there but when fit and function come together as they do for me in these shoes, I could care less about the weight. I've only got a few hundred miles on them so far but I will put them through the wringer and if I spot any weakness, I will post an update.

True to Size, Easy On and Off

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

My boyfriend got these and loves them. He says they're easy to get on and off with the turn/push buckles. He put in his custom insoles and said the fit is perfect. True to size and extra comfortable with his own insoles.

So good!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 46

I've been using Sidi shoes for over 15 years, from cycling to motorcycle boots! They're easily the best fitting shoe out there. The hug every part of your foot and feel super comfortable. I've been using 46.5 for years and went to a 46 this year. Whilst this felt slightly tight when wearing them in the living room, they became perfect when clipped in and spinning, with NO loss of power due to the shoe being snug. On super hot days though, you may want to consider your "normal" comfy fondo size!

Mic Drop

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 41.0



Cycling Footwear
36 3.3 4.8 2.8 22
36.5 3.7 5.2 3.2 22.4
37 4.1 5.6 3.6 22.7
37.5 4.5 6 4 23
38 4.9 6.4 4.4 23.3
38.5 5.3 6.8 4.8 23.7
39 5.7 7.2 5.2 24
39.5 6.1 7.6 5.6 24.4
40 6.4 7.9 5.9 24.7
40.5 6.8 8.3


41 7.2 8.7 6.7 25.3
41.5 7.6 9.1 7.1 25.7
42 8 9.5 7.5 26
42.5 8.4 9.9 7.9 26.4
43 8.8 10.3 8.3 26.7
43.5 9.2 10.7 8.7 27
44 9.6   9.1 27.3
44.5 10   9.5 27.7
45 10.4   9.9 28
45.5 10.8   10.3 28.4
46 11.2   10.7 28.7
46.5 11.6   11.1 29
47 11.9   11.4 29.3
47.5 12.3   11.8 29.7
48 12.7   12.2 30
48.5 13.1   12.6 30.4
49 13.5   13 30.7
Sidi recommends following the procedure below to ensure that you choose the right size.
Measure your foot by following these steps:
1. Put a sheet of paper on the floow with the short side against the wall.
2. Put the sole of your bare foot on it with the heel pressing against the wall.
3. Mark the point in front of the tip of your longest toe on the sheet of paper.
4. Measure the distance between the margin of the sheet of paper where you placed your heel and the point where you made the mark. Always round up the measurement to the nearest mm.
You may find that your right and left foot are different lengths. Always measure both of them and use the longest measurement as your reference.
If you are undecided between two sizes after consulting the table, Sidi recommends that you opt for the larger size.