These are just awesome shoes. The Boa style closure system that Sidi has designed is really impressive. You foot is held with consistent pressure - I'd put it like a well fitted ski boot. Zero heel slippage once you adjust the heel cup adjustment.
What was unexpected was the stiffness of the sole. There is a noticeable increase in power transfer over the Dominator 5 series style of MTB shoe. If you have to hike a lot on the bike, this may not be the shoe but if you are using MTB shoes for long distance road riding, this is probably the go-to shoe for you.
I've always had great luck with Sidis in terms of fit and comfort but these shoes are a click past that.
For sizing, I have a normal to wide foot and have traditionally gone back and forth from a 44 Mega in Sidi sizing to a 44.5 regular. These in a 44.5 fit me perfectly - like they were made for me. My street shoe size is a 10.5 to 11 depending on the shoe. For these, my toes is very near the front and the width is perfect if I let out the adjustment on the instep of the sidi strap that is pulled tight across the top of the foot. The adjustment I'm referring to is the gross adjustment on the INSIDE of the foot, not the boa control side.
Only downside to these shoes is the price. But if you catch them on a BTD sale, they are worth it.
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