Best shoes ever
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Best cycling shoes ever. I've been wearing Sidi for the past 14 years. Super comfortable and look great.
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You'd be hard pressed to find a cycling shoe that combines svelte Italian styling with precise fit customization like the Sidi Men's Wire Push Cycling Shoe. Impressive out of the box, the Wire Push Cycling Shoe stuns onlookers with its glossy Microfibra TechPro material. This synthetic leather material emphasizes lightweight support and stability with added water-repellency in inclement weather conditions.
The Wire Push Cycling Shoe incorporates Sidi's Soft Instep 3 System and newly improved Tecno-3 Push System for a fine-tuned fit. The Soft Instep 3 System distributes pressure evenly across the instep area with its wide, anatomically curved strap and soft EVA pad. It's adjustable from both sides, centering the EVA pad over the foot's instep to eliminate pressure points. The Tecno-3 Push System uses two ratcheting dials to customize the fit along the instep and forefoot with Sidi's proprietary, non-stretch wire wrapping for security. The Push in the shoes' title refers to the little red buttons on each dial, which release the ratchet levers for quick and precise re-adjustments, even while you're riding.
Sitting at the heart of this cycling shoe, the Vent Carbon Sole seamlessly transfers power to the pedals while ventilating your feet with integrated air channels. Woven carbon at opposing angles maximizes stiffness for sprinting out of the saddle and cranking up steep alpine passes. This lay-up leaves a small degree of controlled flex along the toe area, relieving stress on the plantar tendon while promoting circulation. It features a standard 3-hole pattern with 10mm lateral and fore/aft cleat alignment scale for mounting your cleats.
Best cycling shoes ever. I've been wearing Sidi for the past 14 years. Super comfortable and look great.
Old shoes were wearing out so I decided to get something stiffer and lighter. Many of my cycling buddies wear Sidi, and I saw that they are not the lightest choice. Spoke to a lot of people and did some research, changed my priorities to stiffer and more comfortable.
Good decision. These are much more comfortable than my old shoes, with plenty of room for my toes while keeping the mid-foot and heel stabilized for maximum power transfer. I am definitely stronger in these shoes.
The Sidi rotating buckles are not as easy to use as Boa's, especially while rolling, but they do the job. The bridge strap is wide and I can crank it down without discomfort.
My heel was a little sore after the second ride so I used the adjustment screws to loosen it a bit. That solved the problem- great feature. I have used the closing vent in the front bottom as well while riding in cooler weather but so far, can't say that I noticed much of a difference.
I compared these to a pair of the newer Shots but prefer the buckles on the side instead of on top.
Thanks for the great review Paul. Glad you're liking your new setup!
Excellent: fit and my self improvement on my bike with the correct shoes.
To follow: old fashioned style. In addition, the size 42.5 for 9.5-10 USA. They fit comfortably and exactly, yet some people would prefer go to 43.
Bad: I returned part of my order. Product money was returned, but did not its corresponding charged taxes. There is not answer about this. I feel uncomfortable.
I can't believe the difference coming from Bontrager and then Fiziks, There is more room in the toe box but not too much. Heel is adjustable and the two BOA style dials get you to just the right fit every time. I have 400-500 miles on them and they just get better every ride. When I spend a fair amount of money, I expect a quality product and there is no doubt the SIDI Wires are a quality product that makes cycling more enjoyable and enhances performance. BTW, don't expect breezes coming through the vents, however, you can notice a little difference when open. A shoutout goes to my Gear Head, Joe Drapper, for the recommendation.
They do not run narrow, I feel my foot is on the wider side. Very comfortable fit. Love them.
First of all I hated on Sidi because I tried in the wrong pair and instantly hated them, plus I couldn’t for the life of me understand why they were so expensive. So I found a pair of bonts on sale and snatched them up. Right of the bat they were uncomfortable and ultimately ended up falling apart, so a shoe that retails for the same and is suppose to be next level lasted about a month. So I ended up finding these on a phenomenal deal. Should of just bought these off the start. When you get the right size and fitting it makes a heck of a difference. I know get the hype and understand why they’re priced like they are, worth every penny. Just as stiff if not more so than the bonts, if there is any give then it would be absolutely minimal. The two dials let you since these down and if they get to tight while riding then it’s as easy as squeezing the sides. They are extremely comfortable right off the bat and get more comfortable as you break them in. It’s hobestly slipper like in feel. I could rave about these things all day, if you’re having a hard time deciding between sides or not don’t make the same mistake I did. Call some one up and they’ll get you sorted.
I know there are the SIDI center dials out there. They are beautiful too, just like these 'side' ratchet SIDIs. What I don't believe is that $50 more will give you a better shoe. You'll have a different shoe. And you'll have to learn how to tighten/loosen that different shoe. However, you will not have a better shoe. There is nothing 'better' than this SIDI. Too bad. I would love to have a real excuse to buy the center ratchet SIDI. Sadly, there isn't one.
I have used all brands. Bont shimano crono
Bont. Sucked. Horrible pain
Shimano rc9 great if you have flat feet
Sidi shot 45.5. Is amazinggggggggg. They fir the best. Stiff great power transfer.
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Lake are fantastic also but sizing is complicated unless your dealer has the exact model and size and then must be heat molded
I love Sidi shoes. my prior pair was the genius 6 (wide) and put > 10K miles on them. I recently "upgraded" to the wire push and the overall quality is true to the Sidi name. 2 small gripes about fit bring 5-stars down to 4-stars. Of the 2 gripes, the narrow toe box is by far the most important. my toes are not "angled", they are pretty strait across the end of my foot. the toe box on these shoes is not compatible with square toes, with noticeable rubbing on the pinky toe. the 2nd gripe is really just preference. the shoes don't open terribly wide when the cable is fully extended (i'm just being picky on this one, it doesn't impact performance of the shoe). I wear an 8-8.5 in US sizing and purchased the 42.5
What is your shoe width in ordinary shoes? I am a woman with EE width in men's ordinary shoes, and size @ 8.5, BUT not a wide heel and not a meaty foot so am afraid to get a Mega for fear it will be sloppy. Your foot shape sounds like mine (square-front, like a bumper car!)
These are a beautifully made shoe. Very adjustable and one of the few shoes where I did not have to tighten everything to the max for a snug fit on my normal width flat feet. That said, the shoe has a built in arch that is just too much for me, and no amount of messing around with insoles seemed to change that. Sizing is very similar to the older Giro Factor, which btw, has a flat last. I wear a 43 in that, and a 43 in the Sidi was just a hair smaller.
I have been using Sidi for years, I trust them, they never fail.
Handmade in Italy is a guarantee in itself.
The heel retaining system minimize the play and helps you improving pedaling technique. You stay consistent throughout the stroke and you don't lose power.
The tightening system really tightens and does not let go.
The vent is the icing.
What is your sneaker US size?
Just bought these along with another similarly priced shoe to replace a couple of old warriors. Both shoes fit well, but it's not until I got to mile 30 and beyond that can I tell the difference. The Sidis are super comfortable and I don't even think about them on longer rides. Yeah, they're heavier, but that doesn't mean as much to me as long distance comfort. Sidi has found a new fan!
So why didn't I give them a 5 Star? Because the insert to too thin (my opinion). This is the case with most shoes -- so I purchase a gel insert at a local CVS. Very light. Great closure system. I'm a 8.5-9 shoe size and I have owned Sidi shoes before so I know my size, 43.
Based on this site’s sizing chart, I ordered the 43.5 since my Northwaves are 42. Size was dead on, though they were so comfortable I initially thought they must be too big. Nope. Just the most comfortable bike shoes I have ever owned. Closure adjustments really fine tune the comfort and fit. Even the heel width is adjustable!
And, having tried in the past to find replacement parts for other brands, I love SIDI’s easy replacement of worn or broken parts.
The shoes are light, comfortable, stiff soled, and even nice to look at. Combine that with Competitive Cyclist’s sale price and I am one happy guy.
I also like that CC called me to offer any sort of support I might want, even though I got the size right the first time and all went smoothly. They even offered to cover return shipping if I needed a different size. I mean who does that?!
Hi are they lightweight? do you know the weight?
I love Sidi for CX as well as Road. And the W-Push’s TECNO over the newer Vent’s. While Sidi’s are a bit heavier than some of the competition I find I can ride for hours in these without any discomfort. I am 6’2” & 190lbs and their “overbuilt” design is exactly what I need. The uppers conform to my feet better than the others and the heel cup adjustment seals the deal for me. I absolutely love these shoes and own more pairs than I am willing to admit.
Great Sidi shoes!
I just bought these to replace a pair of 12 year old shimano shoes. They were quite expensive. I really love the heel Security system. I have had trouble with heel lift with my previous shoes and I had to tighten them down a little too much. This lead to severe foot cramping on longer rides. I can dial in each shoe with a different level of security with these so I don't have to crank down the wires over my forefoot. So far this has helped out a lot. The build seems very solid and the carbon sole is stiff. I can put down the power without any flex in the sole. I have put these through the wringer on Zwift with a Wahoo Kickr.
just a bit confused and hoped the liner would be BLACK (as in the pic) so they wouldn't get that funky grey dirty color from the road...but it's white! anyway, i've used the WIRE since it's beginning and it is solid. tried the SHOT, buy didn't like the cluster of dials on top...felt odd and not comfy....so, back to the WIRE...and so many colors!! i just wish the one in the pic matched the one in hand....details....
In response to Steve S., I just received mine in the mail yesterday and the liners are BLACK.
I agree with vernon My wires came with black insoles
Sidi wearer for over 15 years. I usually wear womens, but jumped over to mens because the styles were better. It took a few tries to get the right fit, but I am very happy. Been wearing the wire vents for 8 months now and about 5000miles. They are great shoes, comfortable and stiff. The right shoe does loosen a bit, but nothing I cant reach down and quickly tighten. CC are pros at what they do. Thanks, Doug for all the assistance.
These are truly well built shoes stocked full of amazing technical bits. The size length seems right on and also on the typical width -- unfortunately, I have B/C feet, despite the length, so I'll return them . At the cost, I should try a more narrow type/style/brand. At to Competitive Cyclist, these guys are as professional as it gets. THANKS!
This is my second pair. Fit is perfect. Very stiff sole for good power transfer and extremely comfortable on long rides.
|EU||US MEN||US WOMEN|
|38.5||5.5||6.5 / 7|
|40||6.5 / 7||8|
|40.5||7||8 / 8.5|
|42||8 / 8.5||9.5|
|42.5||8.5||9.5 / 10|
|44||9.5 / 10||11|
|44.5||10||11 / 11.5|
|46.5||11.5 / 12|