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Sidi Genius 10 Cycling Shoe - Men's

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Genuis 10 Cycling Shoe

Stepping things up from the 7, Sidi steps into the realm of boas with its Genius 10 Cycling Shoe. These kicks pack in every bit of stiff carbon as the Genius 7's, but with double Tecno 3 Boa systems to ratchet things down for a flawless fit.

  • Sidi's Genius' up their IQ with sleek new boas
  • Tecno 3 Boa system enables micro adjustments
  • Soft Instep 4 technology prevents foot-numbing instep pressure
  • Microfiber Microtech uppers are supple, supportive and light
  • Perforations and mesh panels boost breathability, prevent hot-foot
  • Carbon composite 20 sole provides total stiff support on the pedals
  • Sidi hell cup secures your foot in place
  • Heel pad is replaceable for a lifetime of use
  • Item #SIDZ10B

Upper Material
Microfiber Microtech
Closure
Tecno 3 Boa System
Footbed
replaceable heel cup
Sole
Carbon Composite 20
Cleat Compatibility
3-bolt road
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

Terrific Shoe

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
45

To be very fair, I wavered between 4 and 5 stars, but ultimately I’m comfortable with a 5 star rating on the Genius 10. I’ll get the only real negative in my mind out of the way up front - for the price I would expect a full carbon sole, and this is carbon composite. That said, I am not a pro peloton rider, and honestly do not know if I would be able to tell the difference as the soles are still extremely stiff and I didn’t feel flex even when doing a fitness test generating 1,000+ watts. The fit is very similar to any other Sidi model, but there is slightly more room in the toe box than the Genius 7, which I also own. This, for me, was welcome although the length is identical. Sidi shoes are also famous for their ability to have parts swapped out, so you can affordably keep you shoes in operation for a long time with an inexpensive new heel pad or by replacing (or upgrading) the Tecno Dials. Which does bring me to a relatively important point to call out...which is that the CC/Backcountry product description is actually pretty misleading. The CC description references Boa dials multiple times - THESE ARE NOT BOA DIALS. These are Sidi’s proprietary Tecno dials, which they invented before Boas existed. Which also means that Sidi did not ‘step into’ the boa game with these shoes, although this is the first Genius shoe to employ the dial closure. In total, these are far from the first shoes in Sidi’s lineup to leverage the Tecno dial. They are a very different operation than Boa dials, so if you’re accustomed to that system it may take some getting used to, but they are very accurate and I’ve found them easy to adjust on the fly. Are they as easy to adjust as Boa? No. They are, however, still easy to adjust and the are dramatically easier to service than Boa dials should anything go wrong. Overall I’ve found the Tecno dial system to be a huge upgrade to the HSV system on the Genius 7 - I have much better volume adjustment capabilities in the forefoot, and the closure holds much steadier than the velcro. The comfort is also very good, and I’ve been able to do 50+ miles without any numbness or hot spots. Although I’ve put a couple hundred miles in them already I fully expect shoes to last for thousands, so I don’t want to consider this a “through the wringer” type of review.

>Rating: 5

Good quality stiff shoe

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
42.5
Height
5` 3"
Weight
142 lbs

I'm biased because I like everything Sidi so my opinion is: They fit like every other Sidi shoe I own so if you wear a 42.5 in one shoe you'll wear a 42.5 in this one. I also own a pair of Dominator 10's and they appear to be the same except the Dominator has a mountain shoe tread and two hole cleat mounting. I've got about 25 hours on them now and the Boa's work as intended but it's easy to get them too tight. I marked the lace as it enters the boa to be consistent on tension. As the shoe has broken in the tongues feel better, they were stiff to start but are forming to my feet. I have very flat feet and while the insole is made for someone that has more of an arch, it feels fine to me. The sole is stiff but not like rocks. I like the low narrow heel, it keeps my heel secure and doesn't dig into my foot so it's been very comfortable. As opposed to another review, I don't expect shoes to stay clean. In fact I purposely get them wet and dirty while breaking them in so they form to my feet better and I don't look like newb. I have the yellow ones as well and they are certainly bright enough even dirty. TLDR: It's a good quality shoe and what I've come to expect from every Sidi shoe I've owned.

>Rating: 2

Smudge easy and impossible to clean

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Hello, I just bought a pair of neon yellow Sidi Genius 10 shoes and notice they are getting ugly really fast. I'm talking about the toe area that all cyclists use to flip up the pedal to clip in. Because of the matte finish of the shoe and rough texture, they are picking up and soaking in every bit of black grease found on my relatively clean pedals. I've tried several things to try and get the stains out, but nothing works. I've worn them twice and can just picture how hideous they will be by next fall. What do you suggest?

Hello,

Don't buy yellow shoes.

I have used yellow shoes for team training & racing; Mavics/Adidas, Sidi's. The newer harder shell yellow Mavics clean up but lacked comfort of a Sidi. The default cleaner for the Sidi's is Simple Green slighty diluted. It's true; all of the yellows will show scuffs/stains and that goes with the flash.

Use Speedplays; no flipping required. Plus, you get the benefit of a superior pedal system! Come to think of it, though, even in my Look days, I don’t recall having problems with smudging due to pedal use. Maybe it’s entry/exit technique?

Yellow is a safe color for some dusk rides. Agree with other commenter, swithch to speed play peddles should not have this problem, ive had mine for 6 plus years still feel and look great...