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Yes, these shoes are VERY expensive, even when BTD discounts them down.
First off, they're stunning to look at. They should bet, they're Italian and they're really expensive. But that's not why I bought them. I bought them to replace a pair of Sidi Wire Carbon Air Road Shoes, which I bought on a referral from a friend that rides and races and knows his equipment very well. The Wire Air Carbon's, which are now my back up pair, have close to 40,000 miles in them in all kinds of weather (including rain). So, second, Sidi's last, especially if you take care of them.
Third, the fit on these shoes is even better than the Wire Carbon Air. The center placement of the retention dials is a great change from my older Sidis. The shoes remain snug on my feet, and are easy to adjust, while riding, if my feet swell during a long ride. I wear 48's, and have a narrow foot, so fit is really important to me.
Fourth is weight. If you are a weight weenie (I'm not), you'll appreciate how light these shoes are.
So, save your pennies, wait for the discounted price, and buy a pair. You will not regret it.
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