Light, airy, precise
When it’s mid-July, and the peloton is winding through the high-mountain stages and the heat, there’s a good reason why you’ll be spotting Sidi’s Wire Carbon Air Shoes on your favorite pros. Sidi’s top-shelf Wire Air features the unparalleled performance of its vented carbon fiber sole, which is roughly 38 grams lighter than the previous Carbon Lite sole. The new carbon sole features increased ventilation with vents that can be opened or closed (even mid-ride), granting you convenient control over the temperature. The Wire Carbon Air also offers Sidi’s improved Heel Security System, which uses a fully adjustable composite band that keeps your foot comfortably in place. And for a customizable fit, Sidi redesigned the Tecno-3 Push Buckle closure system for quicker and more precise adjustments that can be made easily while you’re in the saddle. Lastly, all the buckles, wires, outsole lugs, and heel retention devices are fully replaceable.
- Vented carbon fiber sole (roughly 38 grams lighter than the Carbon Lite)
- Vents can be opened and closed, even while you’re riding
- Heel Security System
- Tecno-3 Push Buckle system
- Item #SID006B
- Q & A
The best shoe is the one that fits. I have tried Sidi in the past and I love their designs and stiffness. For me, the fit was like most Sidi's just a little too much volume. That said, the heel cup is perfect and the Tecno-3 Push ratcheting dials were nice. The dials are no BOA and I hope Sidi minimizes them over time, since I guess no one at Sidi ever wears booties. One highlight is the replaceable heel pad and integrated toe pad/vent cover, which is added value and nice to walk in. The vented sole and the mesh upper are spot on for ventilation. If your feet run hot or if you deal with sweating issues I highly recommend giving them a try. As with all upper-end Sidi's they are stiff as nails. The Microfibre uppers are easy to clean and as you can see from the picture the craftsmanship is beautiful. The price is ridiculous, but as I said earlier the best shoe is the one that fits and if Sidi is your shoe and you need a shoe with superb ventilation this is it. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and/or concerns about fit - I'm happy to help.
For reference I wear a Specialized 42.5, Shimano 42.5, Giro 43, Adidas 42-¾, Nike 42.5, Sidi 42.5
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Really well made shoe!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 48
I've been a DMT shoe guy for a while, but could not find a White shoe that had the Look KEO memory set screw I liked. Fortunately SIDI had a few. I ordered almost every white shoe Sidi made, and then settled on the Wire both Vent and non. After talking to the AWESOME team at Competitive I settled on the Vent, and Im happy I did. They ARE not so windy your feet are cold, the air flow is actually perfect. The construction of these shoes, WOW...just a work of art. They fit snug, but that's ok for me. I like the BOA system, but I can see why some say its complicated...because it is in a good way. I love the micro ability to loosen the shoes while riding. All and all could not be happier with shoe, and Competitive team as a whole!
Best Shoes I've had...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 43
I've had cheap Shimanos, pair of Sidi T2 triathlon kicks with custom lasts, Specialized S-Works, Bontrager XXX, and just purchased these a month ago.
I have a wider foot with higher arches - the toe box is perfect, not too big and not too small. The fabrics on the inside are plush and the most comfortable. They feel a bit heavier than m S-Works of a few years ago, but their revised carbon plate is much lighter than previous iterations. The lacing system is truly the best - I never really considered there to be a significant difference between ratchets and wound lacing systems, but this has the capability to be extremely fine tuned and it makes all the difference in the world. Especially with high arches.
I would recommend these to anyone and advocate that they spend the extra $200 for these over a lesser quality, "high" end shoe. It's all about the touch points.
Best shoe ever
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 42.5
Got these shoes a second choice (due to cost) and very glad I did. They are super stiff, supportive and vented like none other. The closure is super accurate and holds you foot like a cycling shoe should. No heel lift and a very secure even tightening system make sure all your power goes into the bike.
I got a half size bigger than usual because my feet tend to swell a bit after about 50 to 75 miles of hard riding. Living in CO means lots of climbing, and these shoes seem to be made for it. I wear a 42 but got the 42.5. Sometimes they feel a little big at the start of a ride, but as the miles go on, they get more comfortable instead of squeezing my feet. These are the first shoes I have gotten that you can really snug them and not get an uncomfortable pinch or hot spot. When you are just spinning along they really feel like you are not wearing shoes at all. These shoes plus wool socks equal happy feet!
Go one size up
I first ordered a 40 which is 6.5 in us size. I usually wear 7 us and still has room in the from toes. Sidi has great fit, but you have to get the size right.