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I had the women's version of these shoes and within a couple months the layers on the toe box started peeling back. It only got worse. More recently in between year 1-2 these shoes got pretty wet on a couple rides and shrunk. It sucks because they were not cheap. Not very happy with these and not sure I would buy sidi shoes again, although my boyfriend has the more expensive dominator 5 and they have held up really well for him.
Great shoes! Feels like I have an extra gear when climbing :)
Is the SIDI giau SUITABLE FOR INDOOR...
Is the SIDI giau SUITABLE FOR INDOOR SPINNING?
Need to know if this shoe is suitable for...
Need to know if this shoe is suitable for indoor spinning?
They are certainly suitable for the spinning aspect of spinning. The advantages of a true spin shoe are typically found in the durometer(hardness) of the sole and how that applies to walking. Spin shoes usually have a softer, non-marking sole and aren't quite as break your neck slippery on wood and tile floors.
If you plan on mountain biking ever you should definitely consider the Giaus, otherwise you might check out the Sidi Vigos here: http://www.hucknroll.com/sidi-vigo-spin-shoe-mens
So I have some of the flatest feet I've ever seen and really needed a shoe that offers some variety in width and the Sidi Giau does just that. The last shoe a I had killed my feet where these are light comfortable and don't choke my foot out like Andre The Giant. This shoe awesome!!!
Don't Expect Problems
If you've ever heard of the legendary unbreakability of the Sidi Bullet series shoes, let me tell you that these next gen babies are just as sweet. In two years these shoes have taken thousands of miles of city commuting (I hate walking in road shoes) and about half as many again off-road, and they've never let me down.
Comfort is key for a shoe like this. I have used some Shimano shoes as well and these are quite a bit more comfortable. Like all bike shoes, the soles are stiff, but no so much that they're annoying to walk in. I actually forgot my regular shoes a for work a few times and had to wear these to bartend in, and I have to say while I wasn't in heaven, they definitely didn't kill me either. Sizing is pretty accurate -- I wear a size 11, so the 45s fit best for me. Durability-wise, I don't think there's anything worse you can do to the soul of a mountain shoe than put it through daily use on the road, and these things have held up absolutely fantastic. In your face, Chris!
For MTB, these guys are great too. Get em dirty? Just blast em with a hose -- always worked for me. Wide open cleat design and a couple of spikes on the toe give good traction in the mud, at least as much as your typical mountain bike tire can manage.
Can't go wrong with these babies!
I am a bigger sized man and wear some big shoes (size 14eeee). So when I bought my new bike I was worried I wasn't going to be able to find something that would fit. Thankfully Sidi makes a wide shoe for mountain biking that is comfortable, even for my big feet. I did have to order one size larger though (size15). They're comfy during my rides and while walking my bike up gnarlier stuff I'm not ready to ride. I'm interested to see how long the velcro lasts, but until I know otherwise I recommend these if you have larger feet, or just regular feet for that matter.
Write your question here...What's the...
Write your question here...What's the difference between the Glau and the Bullet?
Sidi stopped manufacturing the Bullet 2 (in 2008 I believe), although you might not think so with all the stores that still carry the shoe online. The Giau is the next generation of the Bullet series, as you can probably tell by the remarkably similar looks. Build and material quality are still at or near the same standards as before, so you're still going to be getting a great shoe for your money.
Fits an average width foot
I have a pretty average width foot and these fit me great. I wear a 10.5 running shoe and the 45's fit me, but are a tad on the large size, which can be okay depending on your preference. Some people like to be able to wear larger socks in cold weather, etc. I'd prefer to have them just a bit more snug. Not sure if the 44.5's would be too snug.
I like 3 straps vs 2. For example, this shoe fits me perfect in the arch and heel, but the toe box is bit wide. So it's nice to be able to tighten it up there separate from the arch area.
The tread seems to be about average depth, so you shouldn't need to use an extensions on your cleats.
The overall comfort of the shoe is excellent. I was told by people that have bought Sidi's before that nothing else is quite as comfortable or durable as a Sidi. I don't have lots of shoes to compare to. I have only owned Northwaves before, which were also good, but these seem a bit more comfortable.
For item #SID0036 Sidi Giau Men Bike Shoe,...
For item #SID0036 Sidi Giau Men Bike Shoe, I have some questions. First, I have never bought a mountain biking shoe although I've been riding for 4 years now. I wanted to start with SIDI as my first pair. I don't quite understand the sizing. In typical casual shoes, I wear a size 11. Depending on the shoe brand, sometimes shoes run a whole size bigger so I would wear size 12. E.g. Skechers I wear a US 11 whereas New Balance I wear a US 12. Also, I noticed that you can get different width shoe size. I have a narrow foot for the most part, but in typical casual shoes I don't usually ask for narrow shoe. I'm hoping you can help me out. I wish I could just try on the shoe, but the only place in Denver, CO that retails SIDI said they had to specially order this shoe and the price they gave me was about $20 more than what I've seen online. Please help. Thanks.
Jeffrey, I can tell you I wear a size 49 Sidi which relates to a size 14 US. I do wear 14's with Salomon shoes, but I wear a size 13 in Vans. Since many outdoor shops carry Salomon you could give them a try and perhaps find the right size there. As for the width, I have been told Salomon is a "narrow footbox" shoe and they are perfect for me. If you find that they fit you nicely as well then I doubt you would need to go with the wider options. Hope this helps a bit.
I wear a size 12 in most shoes and wear the Sidi 46 mega...I have a wide foot. Euro size 46 almost always fits me...and the charts call that an 11.5. If you want to try on some Sidi shoes in Denver...try Schwab's Cyclery. That's where I bought mine and they have a wide variety of sizes and styles...Bicycle Garage carries them too...I think REI has them too. Prices on the internet are cheaper than local shops though.