Sidi makes an excellent shoe. Provides stiff sole which will allow increase in power. Do yourself a favor and measure your foot carefully and then look on sidi website to get the right shoe. Generally about a shoe size larger then normal. Which allows for swelling, and breathing. Customer service and shipping was excellent. Highly recommend bike tires direct. Best price by far.
This is my second pair of Sidis. The first pair Sidi Genius 5 lasted 14 years. The are great quality, comfortable fitting shoes. I highly recommend them.
The Sidi Genius 7 Road Shoes are excellent, and I was able to find them on sale at BTD at a great price. This is the second pair of G7s I have purchased, and I have used previous models of the Genius shoes for the past 30+ years. The shoes fit great, they are well constructed, and the carbon soles are very stiff. I highly recommend these shoes.
I have worn Sidi shoes for years, and wear a size 50 so really glad to have this quality in a big shoe size. The last is a bit narrow, which is perfect for my feet. The velcro straps are solid and the latch strap works well, and is replaceable. The heel pad is also replaceable so these are shoes for the long haul.
Wearing a size 50 cycling shoe brings on special challenges to ensure that you have a pair of shoes that fit for day to day riding. I've been riding Sidi shoes since 2003, and when a local bike shop owner informed me that size 48 was going to be largest size produced by Sidi in the future, the hunt was on to secure a pair of existing size 50's on the cyber marketplace. These Sidi Genius 7's are a complete delight-lighter and stiffer, while retaining all the comfort, I've always known Sidi products to have. I'm not sure what I'll do in 10 years when I need shoes again? That's a problem for my 2029 to-do list!
I've been using SIDI shoes for over 20 years now. The consistent quality is always the same, as is the fit and sizing. SIDI is also a very affordable shoe for entry level riders. I purchased these from Biketiresdirect.com because they had a great price and free and fast shipping!
I've been wearing Sidi Genius shoes for many years now. The Sidi Genius 7 sole seems to be a bit stiffer and the leather heavier than the Genius 5 I was wearing. I like the sole stiffness and I wouldn't know that I was wearing new shoes accept for an initial bit of leather stiffness than disappears as the shoes are broken in (I've got 500 miles on them now and don't notice any difference). I prefer the clamping system on this shoe design. I'd probably still be wearing my old ones if I could find replacements for the Velcro straps. I expect to get a lot of miles out of these.
My old Sidi Genius 3s were still serviceable but getting a little scraped up after a few crashes. And the velcro closures straps over 7 years time get a little weaker at securing your middle foot area. So it was time to replace them. On the Genius 7 the uppers were a bright red that made the shoe more attractive. Thats not shown in the above picture. I've been riding with Sidis for 30 years and their shoe fit my feet better than any thing else I've tried. When you find a sale on them, you should give them a try.
I have been using the Sidi Genius 7 cycling shoe for many years including my winters in Florida and also during my time up north. If i manage to get 4 years out of them, or even more, with minor changes to the heel piece, then I consider myself lucky.
They fit great true to size. Most of my use so far has been on a trainer due to the winter weather. These shoes are expensive but the bike tires direct special helped off set some of the pain.