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Time for new shoes....question about Sidi's

Old 02-23-08, 04:40 PM
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Time for new shoes....question about Sidi's

Well, I am in need for some new road shoes. I have been wearing some Nikes for the last 2 years and they are showing some wear. I have some Sidi MTB shoes, 2 strap model, that I bought about 3 years ago. They fit really well and I think I want to get some Sidi road shoes. My problem is I wear a size 49 and can't find any local that I can try on. Can I feel fairly certain that size 49 Sidi road shoes will fit about the same as the MTB shoes? I am looking at Zeta's and the Genius. Not sure I want to spend the extra for the Genius.
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Nikes in general tend to be a bit narrower but it should not be an issue with sizing.
The Sidi's are great. When I first bought them I joked that I wanted to wear them to work because they felt so comfy.
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https://www.sidiusa.com/2005_Sidi_Sizing_Ruler.pdf

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No-one's figured out what you're asking yet, so... yes, I believe Sidi MTB and Road shoes are the exact same sizing, though I can't speak from personal experience (only have the road shoes).

Also, if you order from a decent online shop, you should be able to return them if the size does happen to be off.
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I have the exact same shoe in Mtn and Road from SIDI (Genius and Dominator). Both fit identical. The only difference appears to be the sole itself. If your mtn shoes fit finr then order the same size.
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I have Sidi Zeta road shoes and my only complaints are that they run a bit large and that the insole they came with is so thin that my big toes go numb from the bone not having any padding underneath. I may try another insole, which would probably also solve the sizing issue.

Breathability is good and the composite soles are stiff enough for me. I'm not seasoned enough to give a more technical analysis though, sorry.

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I like the thin insole.
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my sidis are not comfortable. they feel narrow and even though i bought the right size, i get numb sometimes. time for new shoes. make sure to try them on before you buy them.
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Originally Posted by aboyd View Post
My problem is I wear a size 49 and can't find any local that I can try on.
I didn't know I needed a mega width Sidi until I went to a LBS and tried them; makes a huge difference. It's worth a trip to a stocking dealer, and make sure they have both regular and mega widths.

FYI, I keep a pair in Arizona and NY, and my foot swells in the heat. I actually found a half size greater was more comfortable in the hotter AZ heat. Both shoes are mega widths.
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I have Sidi Dragon IIs for MTB and Sidi Ergo Is for road. Both are the same size (45) and there doesn't seem to be any variation in fit.
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Both my Sidi road and MTB shoes fit exactly the same. You should not have any worries.
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Sidi's have a relative high arch built into the footbed. I like them overall but I had to take the center of the foot bed down with a dremmel to get the floor of shoe how I like them. Their width sizing and high quality construction is why I like them. FWIW I suggest ordering at least one half mondopoint larger when ordering. They don't have a lot of room in the toe box.
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The big difference between the Zeta and Genius is the strap system. The Genius has a ratcheting mechanism for the top strap while the Zeta has three velcro straps. I got the Genius and it's extremely comfortable, and I think the ratcheting strap would make a big difference. You can get it just as tight as you want and adjust on-the-fly. Plus it has a big pad to distribute the pressure and you can adjust its left-right position.

I'd go for the Genius 5 if it fits.. anything higher than that and you get carbon soles.. it's not really worth it for most riding. I got mine at https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=14720 but they were cheaper even with the shipping when I got them. Looks like they've gone up since.
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