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    Wow!!! I Tried on a Pair of Sidi Shoes

    Now I know why they are talked about in hushed, reverent tones. Holy Toledo. They were the most comfortable shoes--of any kind--that I've ever slipped into. At over $200 , they were also the most expensive shoes of any kind that I've ever tried on. For now, I'm sticking with my cracked and aging Shimano sandals, which I dearly love. But if you ever have a couple of C-notes burning a hole in your pocket, check out the Sidi's.
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    I predict that it will not be long before a pair of Sidi shoes grace the feet of one Jet Travis.
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    I've had my Sidi Genius 5 (mega) for a little more than two years. Great shoes and they were on sale for $179 when I bought them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    I predict that it will not be long before a pair of Sidi shoes grace the feet of one Jet Travis.
    When I was a wee lad, I desperately wanted my grandmother to take me to Disney Land. She said, "Give me all your money. I'll go and tell you what it was like."

    Tommy, me lad, I make a similar generous offer: Send me all your money. I'll buy the Sidi's and tell you what they're like.
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    FWIW, my Sidi's are 8 years old and I think I'll get several more years from them. By far the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. I tried a pair on once and just had to come back in a few months and bought them. I figure that $20 per year for great fitting and comfortable shoes is a good investment.

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    Sidi shoes are expensive, and they are also a bargain. I know, it sounds like a contradiction at first, but it's not.

    This from a known world-class cheapskake/skin-flint (with Scots DNA).

    True, I wear my Lake and Shimano shoes for club rides and short events; save the SIDI shoes for centuries, double metrics and double centuries (rides that really matter).

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    I wear my Sidi Dominators for all rides because they don't cause my feet to feel like they are on fire like my other MUCH less-expensive shoes do. Like slippers.... with cleats on the bottom.
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    Watch at Sierra Trading Post, I got my Sidis (carbon fiber soles) there last year for I think around $130

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    Had mine now for 3 years, wouldn't have anything else! They cost me $223.00, I still have the original sales receipt in case I decide I don't like anymore and want to return them.
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    My birthday is fast approaching. Size 43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    Tommy, me lad, I make a similar generous offer: Send me all your money. I'll buy the Sidi's and tell you what they're like.
    I will not need to send you any money, for you have heard the call of the Siren.

    Every time you ride a bike from now on, you will recall the wonderful comfort of the Sidi. It will play on your mind. You will be unable to enjoy your rides as much as you used to.

    You should have stopped yourself before trying them on.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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    I have been warning people since the beginning of the year. If you are looking for new cycling shoes- Don't even look at Sidi's. In fact if you have any sense- you will hunt out the cheap bike shops that don't even stock them.
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    I love my Sidis!
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    Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Also try the lower price Sidi models. I actually prefer them. The Sidi Bullet 2 and Zeta are a lot cheaper and have the same fit. They use Velcro where the Dominator and Genius use a buckle. I like the Velcro just fine.

    It seems that a lot of shops only stock the higher end Sidis, but if all else fails you can probably find them at REI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    My birthday is fast approaching. Size 43.
    Happy "Early" Birthday but the shoes are not in the mail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    Happy "Early" Birthday but the shoes are not in the mail
    And neither is the check.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    I just scored a pair of '08 Sidi Hydro GTX Winter Road Shoes for $249 on ebay. My justification: we're not getting the Tucson condo this winter and I'm tired of my piggies turning blue. I love cold-weather riding anyways These are my first Sidi's. They feel custom-made to my feet.

    Looks like Mike still has some more: http://search.stores.ebay.com/Hydro-...2em118Q2el1248

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    Quote Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
    Also try the lower price Sidi models.
    +1
    I'm 8 or 9 years into riding my lower line Sidi road shoes and I still love them. I can't remember the model name, but essentially the same as the current Zeta, with velcro straps instead of buckles and ratchets.
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    Keep an eye on ebay during the winter. I require a mega, which is the wide Sidi, but still found a brand new pair of Dominators for $117 last winter.
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    I bought top of the line Sidis over 10 years and 25,000 miles ago and they still feel great. A wonderful investment if you can afford the initial sticker shock.

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    Wait a minute, folks are getting 8-10 out of a pair of shoes?
    How much mileage per year?

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    The Bullet 2 is available in Mega widths now.
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    I've read time and again that the insoles that come with the Sidi's are nothing but junk and should be replaced. Any comments on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucewiley View Post
    Watch at Sierra Trading Post, I got my Sidis (carbon fiber soles) there last year for I think around $130
    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/sea...criptions=True
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