Jay Bwrote a review of Sidi Shot Vent Carbon Cycling Shoe - Men's on January 21, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
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.