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.
Bought my first pair of Dominators in the mid-90's. Fit remains consistent and comfortable. Quality just keeps getting better and better. This is my third or fourth pair of Genius shoes. (My dog chewed up one pair, didn't touch the cheaper ones.) I've had other brands but keep coming back to SIDI. Just upped my size a half step for a little more toe room, but that's it. Yes, they aren't cheap, but comfort is priceless. Shoes are like saddles, one brand does suit all, but if SIDI works you, then you stick with what works. Biketiresdirct has great price, no sales tax and quick service.
Im tall and I have big feet, size 15, normal width. I have a Morton's neuroma on my foot - thank you TOSRV ride. These shoes fit and do not die, not ever. Last pair lasted 14 years 20 k miles, you count the revolutions that adds up to.
I don't know of any shoe this size at this quality point. Thanks Sidi.
Who wouldnt want SIDI shoes? A shoemaker once laughed at my feet, said they werent within his abilities to fit. But the SIDIs fit. A four because I havent ridden in them yet. But my feet know.
Also, clearly high quality. Expensive for me, but glad I got them.
I had heard Sidis run narrow, and for years I bought other (some more expensive) shoes because the LBS in my area did not carry these so I could not try them on. Finally I got tired of the other shoes falling apart, or hurting, or making my feet numb or hot, so I decided to try these based on the recommendations from my fellow cyclists. Because of the perceived narrowness, I bought men's shoes. But they are not narrow. They are great shoes and feel wonderful, with nice details such as easy tightening and loosening without unclipping. They have a nice stiff sole and the toe box is roomy. The heel is actually a tiny bit loose - I probably could have bought women's. And as a bonus, they are in colors to match my Bike ).
Of course I have only ridden with Sidi road shoes for the last 20 years. I'm sure there are many quality road shoes out there but
I have found that wearing Sidi shoes is like a long happy marriage and I am not interested in another affair with my feet. These shoes get better with each generation. The Genius 5 Millennium 4 is simply outstanding. I am sure this pair will last me a long, long time as my past shoes did. Hate to give up my ancient Sidis...they've been such a loyal partner.
I own four pairs of Sidi cycling shoes. I still have the first pair I bought probably over 15 years ago & they still work. The fit is the best, very comfortable. Italian design and workmanship is the best.
This is the first time I have bought this kind of shoe before and decided to purchase it based on the recommendation of the sales person and guarantee that comes with it. I have used it for about 6 months and have been very pleased and would recommend this shoe to others. Good value, comfortable fit and easy to put on.
Over 2 thousand miles in these shoes & they look brand new!
The only bad thing is you need a shoe cover when temps drop because they vent so well.
In the heat 93 or more they rock! I have carbon dura ace peddles & shimano cleats.
EZ to adjust on the bike during long rides without stopping. My last pair of sidi shoes are 15 years old & still goin.
Just purchased my fourth (or fifth?) pair of SIDIs over quite a few years - probably 20 years. My last pair is still very usable but was starting to show its age so I sprung for a new pair from BTD. SIDIs fit snugly and are quite stiff but if that is the way you like your shoes, then these are an excellent bargain for the money. I do wish they still came in the silver metallic color of my previous pairs but the whiteblackred ones are certainly eye catching.
I always use a performance foot bed in mine since the stock SiDI foot bed doesn't have much arch support. If you have a wide foot, they also make a model for you.
I ride daily, usually 25-40 miles. The shoes meet all of my needs. The only problem I've ever had with SIDI shoes is a broken buckle & that is available as a replacement from SIDI. Love the heel pads,they are actually attached with screws rather than adhesive