RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - Components


Archive Home >> Components(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )


Shoes(7 posts)

ShoesAvanti Guy
Jul 31, 2001 2:04 AM
Well thanks for all the great advice last time concerning wheels, I ended up getting the Krysiums :)...
This time though I am after some input on shoes, my current shoes are a toutch too big and dont tighten enough. So now I am looking for some new ones, I have tried a few pairs on and have found the Sidi Energy shoes to be a great fit. I am worried though about them flexing as they do not really appear to be as stiff as the Time Equipe Pro's. I was wondering what do most of you guys ride with, and has anyone had any experience with the new Sidi Energy shoes.

Thanks in advance!
re: ShoesAvanti Guy
Jul 31, 2001 5:25 AM
Here is some linkage to the shoes I am looking at btw, http://www.sidiusa.com/energy-sds.htm .
Thanks again :)...
re: ShoesTexbaz
Jul 31, 2001 6:10 AM
AG,
I have the Sidi energy shoe they fit great. after using them for about 2 months I found that the adjustment device on the bottom of the sole more of a gimmick, why would I ever want to change how stiff my sole is (I keep it as stiff as possible always). When I mounted my speedplay X2's to the sole as so specified by Speedplay's directions the screw shank protruded past the inside sole and into my foot of which I had no idea, the first week, my feet were killing me.
Fixed that and all is fine now. Oh, Yeah the buckles are bulky and I have broke 2 already, so get a spare.
re: ShoesMike Prince
Jul 31, 2001 7:00 AM
Just got a set over the weekend and have about 100 miles on them so far. They fit great and the microadjusting buckles are pretty cool, similar to ski boot technology as far as fine-tuning fit. I have noticed a difference in how my feet feel between the regular and rigid sole settings and they are screwed all the way to rigid now. No flex now at least that I can notice or find objectionable.

I also have a pair of Shimano Carbons and I like the SIDI's better already.
Shimano CarbonChrisA
Aug 3, 2001 6:26 AM
I bought a pair of Shimano carbon's a month ago and now that they are broken in, I love them. They are incredibly stiff though, great for racing, maybe not so great for long rides.
ShoesTommyBoy
Jul 31, 2001 9:21 AM
I can't wear Sidi's - they're too narrow, and I just didn't like the fit of the mega version. I tried the Look AP376 on sale at Supergo under a leap of faith, and it turns out I love them. They're half the price of most Sidi's, Carnac's, and Time's. The one shortcoming is that they are only Look pedal compatible.
re: ShoesIan
Aug 4, 2001 8:13 AM
I found the Energy's after a lengthy search for a new pair of shoes. I had a 4 year old pair of Shimano's that I wanted to replace. I tried on Carnac, Diadora, Nike, Shimano and Specialized. Nothing grabbed me. And since there isn't a Sidi dealer in my area, I couldn't try them on. Well, I ended up going on a trip and stopped in the local bike shop. They had Energy's in my size. WOW! I didn't know that shoes could be this comfortable. That was 6 months ago and I am still very happy with them. The buckles really allow you to fine tune the fit. The sole rigidity feature works, but can only be felt over a long ride. And, to disagree with the other post, Sidi's are not narrow. They are based on a "C" width, which is a normal width shoe. The Mega's are based on an "E" width.