4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Very good, not outstanding.
I bought these two months ago for winter road riding in the Pacific Northwest. My first few rides were in cold, mildly wet weather and the shoes stayed dry and kept my feet warm. Then last weekend I had my first ride in truly miserable conditions 50 miles in 40-degree weather and a heavy, steady rain. After 20 miles my toes started to feel cold and wet. After another 15 miles my feet were wet. At the end of the ride I had standing water in the shoes. For what it's worth two riding buddies were wearing Shimano's gore-tex shoes (the SH-MW81) and they had the exact same problem-proof that after a certain point no cycling shoe is going to stay dry. I didn't expect to wear booties with these shoes but on really wet days they are needed.
My regular Sidi shoes are a size 43.5. Since these shoes don't come in half sizes I had to decide whether to size up or down. Thinking that the larger size would give me more room for thick winter socks, I went up to a 44 but I think the 43 would have been the better option, especially as these shoes are unusually roomy.
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