Sidi shoes provide almost a benchmark for quality against which other shoes are compared. A pedigree brand with a long history of making great cycling shoes and a strong following among the pros, Sidi is a name which is synonymous with quality and Sidi is a brand with a reputation and following which many cycling shoe brands could only dream of.
The Genius 7 Fit Men’s Road Shoe is the latest middle of the range offering from the brand (although for many other brands, this middle of the range offering would be the top of the range offering, such is the quality). Available in five colours including this black one, a redesigned carbon fibre injected nylon sole is both stiff and durable, whilst a lightweight polyurethane heel pad means you can approach your chosen coffee (and cake?!) stop without too much trepidation or fear of cartoon-like arm-flailing associated with over-enthusiastic strides towards the coffee shop counter.
Moving upwards, the fixture system of the Genius 7s retains the design of earlier models - because if it ain’t broke, why fix it? Sidi’s signature Soft Instep Closure System (a wide anatomically shaped strap with EVA padding) is a key component of most of their cycling shoes, allowing for a secure yet comfortable fit, with no digging in even if you like your shoes really tight. It is adjustable from both sides and, combined with the micrometric calliper buckle creates a precise, personalised fit, whether you have a high, low or regular instep. ‘High security’ locking polymer velcro on the two lower straps completes the shoe fixing system and a reinforced heel both keeps the foot aligned and adds to the shoes’ durability.
With a focus on durability and longevity, Sidi manufactures various spares to extend the life of their shoes - so a worn heel pad need not mean game over for your Sidis. Heel pads, the Soft Instep Closure System and the calliper buckles are all replaceable - nice one Sidi.