I BOUGHT THESE FOR COLDER WEATHER AND BAD WEATHER. I NEEDED A SHOE I COULD WEAR WOOL SOCKS WITH AND BE REALLY COMFORTABLE BUT CHEAP ENOUGH THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE A HEART ATTACK IF THEY GOT COVERED IN MUD OR IF I HAD TO WALK HOME IN THE RAIN OR SNOW. I WOULDN'T RECOMEND THESE AS A RACING SHOE OR AN ONLY ONE PAIR OF SHOES OPTION BUT A SOLID COMMUTER AND BAD WEATHER OPTION. I WOULD SAY THEY'RE A SHIMANO 105 OR A SRAM RIVAL LEVEL SHOE OR ON THE FIRST TIER OF SERIOUS CYCLING SHOES. IF THE RATCHET CLOSING SYSTEM WAS ANOTHER VELCRO CLOSER I WOULD LIKE THEM EVER MORE. THE RATCHET SYSTEM IS A LITTLE ANNOYING BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER BY ANY MEANS.
Caught the sale price on a pair of Sidi Dominator 7 Mega shoes. Slightly wider than the standard width which tends to run narrow & alleviated problems with corns on little toes. Delivered in a reasonable amount of time & would recommend them to other cyclists.
My first pair of these last 10 years and could have kept going. The plastic tread has warn down to where the cleat was hitting the ground. I probably had 40k miles on them.
These shoes are highly durable. The new ratcheting system is perhaps even easier to use then the old design. It is well made and durable.
the only down side I would say is the insole.
Like all Sidi's you'll want to get a new insole made, they are made with a simple one and Sidi assumes you'll get a set custom made for yourself. Or you can just get some over the counter ones and pop them in at a lower cost. The custom fit ones just make them even better fitting.
Overall I would definitely recommend them to a friend. My original ones are probably the only bike part that I didn't break . I have my road bike set up with SPD pedals and I love being able to get off the bike and not waddle around. Plus you can wear these on a trainer in spin class, or on your MTB as well. So they are pretty universal.
New purchase and I am very happy with this shoe....I have a wide foot with a high instep and this shoe is very comfortable with lots of room for my feet. The Bolo system in my previous shoe was not comfortable and the ratchet closure is much more comfortable.
My 2nd pair of Mega's now joining my Sidi mega road shoes. Love the fit and the comfort that the wide toe box gives me and my bunion. Narrower shoes eventually cause me a lot of pain. Shoe construction quality is excellent.
I have a huge bunion on my right foot and need EE, wide shoes to keep from irritating the bunion and making me lame. This MEGA did the trick. I put an extra insole in the left shoe which allowed me to tighten the straps for a good fit on the left foot also.
Best cycling shoe for comfort and quality. Have tried Shimano, Mavic but keep on coming back to Sidi for fit, comfort and quality. Been using their products for MTB, Road and Motorcycle and they are simply the best.
I have wide feet and I have a neroma in my foot that gets pinched between the bones when I wear tight shoes. The Shimano wide shoes are very painful to use, but these Sidi shoes are quite comfy!
I feel a little unsteady walking in them because the spiked tread in the back gives a narrow high-heal effect. I'm not removing a star from my review because I'm so happy to find something that works for me.
This is the best MTB shoes I have ever owned. The Lorica makes it fit like a glove. Only con is that the heel is not adjustable (like on the Dragon and the Genius 6). On the Mega, heel is too wide for me and I have to stick some pads to prevent slipping when running.
Wider than Shimano shoes, so if you need wide, these are it. Quality, quality, quality. I got my first dominators in the mid 90's, they were awesome back then and even more so now. Simply put, you cannot go wrong with a pair.
I've never had cycling shoes that were wide enough for my feet until I found these. I even have room in them to insert orthopedic insoles which I use due to arthritis in my feet. So far they have held up well after a few hundred miles of cycling. I did have one problem with a cleat screw falling out during a ride (makes it tough to click out of the peddle) but I should have been checking the screw tension before riding anyway. I would definitely recommend these shoes for people with wider feet. They are somewhat expensive, but so far they are worth the money.
I've purchased 3 pairs of Sidi Dominators over the last 15 years of discovering these shoes. I wear these daily while riding my road bike. Comfortable, sporty, good fit, durable.
This is my second pair of the SIDI Dominator Fit Mega Shoe. They are the only shoe that I have worn that are comfortable all the time. Even after getting them soaking wet they can be dried out and just as comfortable the next day.