Ready when you are.
The Sidi women's Drako SRS Push Shoes aren't for most cyclists. Hell, they're not even for most racers. They're for the competitive ladies whose engines outstrip virtually every other shoes on the market, the cyclists who want to have the same confidence in their gear as they do in their legs. The women's Drako SRS is built on the same platform that first made its name under the likes of Absalon in the men's racing world. The only difference is that the last in the women's version is sized down to fit more slender feet. In short, when you're ready to race at the highest level of competition, the women's Drako SRS Push will be ready to accompany you.
The shoes feature Sidi's newly improved Tecno 3 Push fastener. Like its predecessor, the Tecno 3 Push system involves two ratcheting dials, Sidi's proprietary, non-stretch wire, and a customizable fit at the instep and forefoot. The Push in the shoes' title refers to the incorporation of a red button on the buckles' faces that releases the ratchet's lever for quick adjustment, saving you the onerous task of flipping the lever up yourself. At ride's end, pinching two release buttons on either side of the dial loosens the wire. As with all of Sidi's fastening hardware, you can easily fiddle with the Tecno 3 Push buckles in the saddle.
The Drako's SRS Carbon Ground Sole and replaceable cleat wear plate return unchanged. This sole shaves 100 grams off its predecessor's weight without sacrificing comfort, efficiency, or durability. The sole comprises a medium-modulus carbon body supplemented with SRS tread blocks and a cleat wear plate, the latter two of which are replaceable. Using a medium-modulus carbon as the base provides a slight flex along the length of the foot with no compromise to the overall rigidity of the sole, a delicate but necessary balance for top-level off-road shoes.
Sidi's Heel Security System (HSS) also makes an encore appearance, using an adjustable, rigid composite band that closes the shoe more securely over your heel to anchor it in place around your Achilles. No matter how much power you're pouring into the pedals, your heel will stay in place inside the shoe, even if you leave a bit of slack in the Tecno-3 lines in order to alleviate pressure across your metatarsals. The shoes are finished with Sidi's synthetic Lorica uppers inset with ballistic mesh panels and capped with a rubberized toe shield.
- Top-end mountain bike race shoe with full carbon sole
- Breathable, weather-resistant synthetic uppers
- Tecno-3 Push system for incredibly precise fit
- Adjustable heel cup locks heel in place
- Rigid carbon sole flexes along the middle for comfort
- Replaceable SRS tread blocks for traction
- Sidi shoes enjoy a legacy of longevity and superior fit
- Item #SID008A
- Q & A
Push buckle doesn't fit tight enough
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
I wanted to find a pair of Sidi's to replace an old pair of Dominator's (mens 40.0). I had those for 10+ years, They originally needed stretching to fit one slightly wide foot. However, the other foot was slightly longer. and my heel would rise up. So, I wanted to try the push buckle over ratchet and hook-and-loop tighteners. I wear a 39 in street shoes but with the wider foot, I tried men's Drako's matte and vernier leather in sizes 39.5, 40, 40.5 and 41. They just didn't seem like a great fit for the money because I wasn't confident about getting the push buckle to tighten under conditions of hot and cool temps, which affect shoe size. I also tried diffferent sock thicknesses. Next I tried the women's Drakos. The 40.,0 was too tight (no surprise with Sidi). I tried the 40.5, which fit my foot very nicely, but the push buckle had to be tightened to the max sometimes to keep the same heel from rising up. Tightening the screws did not help. Alas, I decided my particular feet are not meant for current SIdi's with the push buckle. I should note that I have the Sidi Gore Frosts in a 41, and they are arguably too roomy but good for thick socks.