While clothes make the man, shoes make the cyclist. And if you're riding in flimsy, uncomfortable shoes, scoot a little closer to the screen and read what we have to say. It's time for a change. A proper shoe increases your delivery of power and will keep you comfortable over a long day in the saddle. Also, contrary to popular belief, you don't need to spend a month's rent to get into a pair of beautiful Italian shoes. Basically, all that you need to step your shoe game up are the Sidi Tarus Shoes.
Don't forget that your shoes serve a specific purpose when you're on the bike -- the transmission of power from your legs to the drivetrain. And in this event, rigidity is key. That's why Sidi uses a multi-step system to ensure that your power output receives a minimal amount of dissipation through the interaction of the shoe and the pedal. So, to start, the sole of the Tarus shoes were made to be both stiff and durable. Using the newest iteration of the Millennium series, the Millennium 3 sole differs from its predecessors in its carbon infused construction. Whereas prior generations relied on a reinforced nylon matrix, the Millennium 3 infuses this matrix with carbon fiber. This process dramatically improves the overall stiffness of the shoe, while adding an enhanced level of durability. In fact, Sidi estimates that the new material is less susceptible to temperature extremes and wear, and accordingly, the soles are predicted to retain their rigidity levels over multiple seasons of use. Sidi also included a replaceable heel pad for the inevitable walks from the street to the espresso counter (additional heel pads sold separate).
For a secure fit, Sidi used a three strap, hook-and-loop closure system. This allows full adjustability that will stand the test of time. Sidi also added its signature heel cup to keep the foot in the perfect position on hard up strokes and while climbing out of the saddle. For comfort, the body of the shoe has been made from a synthetic leather. This material provides a firm grip on the foot, thoroughly fulfilling its duty as a strong interface between your foot and the sole. Even better, the material is extremely durable, as it doesn't succumb to the variable forces and bending that would normally wrinkle the shape of the uppers. Instead, the intended shape of the shoe remains unscathed over the years. It also creates a secure attachment for one of the most important parts of the Tarus -- its ventilation mesh. Much of the shoe body receives this nylon mesh in order to keep the internal temperature of the Tarus consistently low and comfortable.
The Tarus is compatible with three hole cycling cleats. And for easy adjustment, the sole features a molded, 10mm horizontal and vertical cleat alignment scale. This scale also offers the Look Memory Eyelet.
The Sidi Tarus Shoes are available in the color Black/black and in odd and even sizes from 38.0 to 50.0.
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- Q & A
Honestly a great shoe! I've had it for a while and put 3000 miles on my bike with it. These do seem to stretch out nicely after a while of use but they maintain their shape and stiffness well.
New to Road Cycling
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Keep in mind from the tittle I am a newbie, this cleats are somewhat comfortable for the price and they do the job, is definitely the way to go to get moving faster. the vents on the shoe work well, feet kept dry, a slight discomfort with the tongue of the upper, if wearing low cut socks, they might dig onto skin and create a rash/cut. (not doing that again)
I commute to work daily with them and ride on the weekends as well, on average I do 100 miles a week, so far I has been a month since I purchase them.
These shoes are very comfortable for the thinner footed person and work very well, only thing I would change is the grip on the front. I would probably make it have a bit more grip so I could kick start a lot easier but other than that, I love these shoes!
Sidi Tarus Shoes
does this includes the cleats?
Cleats come with pedals.
I have a 8.5 feet and wide. What should I get a 42 or 42.5 size? Thanks for your help!
You may be the 42. Maybe even the 41.5. Bike shoes should fit snug. I think you should go to a bike store and let a pro fit you for a shoe.
Some of Sidi's models are available in what they call "Mega" siizing. Mega-sized shoes are wider. Don't know if the Tarus model is availale in Mega size.