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Anyone know if Sidi shoes run large or small?(16 posts)

Anyone know if Sidi shoes run large or small?tronracer
Jun 27, 2002 11:57 AM
Looking to buy off ebay and I can go a half size either way depending on how specific brands size their shoes. Looking for some insight here on Sidi, Thanks.
My experience was they run narrow.....nm128
Jun 27, 2002 11:59 AM
True except for their G4.phacops rana
Jun 27, 2002 12:13 PM
On the other hand, their Genius 4 (and Dominator 4 in the MTB world) model is the only production shoe to be available in normal (which does tend towards the narrow side), wide (their 'Mega' designation), and narrow. If you have hard to fit feet, invest in a pair. There are other more trivial places to scrimp on costs than the all important body-bike interface.
Narrow and small- you gotta try em on- nmSnowBlind
Jun 27, 2002 12:09 PM
My experience is that they run WIDE....opencl
Jun 27, 2002 12:11 PM
In contrast to the earlier post, I felt that the Sidi run a little wide relative to a pair of Time EQ that I have. Sidi gave me hot spots since it was too wide for me and most of the pressure was on top of the feet rather than distributed evenly...
by any chance is your foot width AAA? :-) (nm)ET
Jun 27, 2002 12:16 PM
by any chance is your foot width AAA? :-) (nm)opencl
Jun 27, 2002 12:27 PM
Maybe, but a pair of Time is narrower than a pair of Sidi from experience...
re: Anyone know if Sidi shoes run large or small?No_sprint
Jun 27, 2002 12:40 PM
Go try them on at an LBS that carries them. They run narrow and consistent. The same size number I bought 9 years ago is the same number I've used for each of the other 3 I've purchased. Never owned anything but. The Energy is a great shoe.
re: Anyone know if Sidi shoes run large or small?Ian
Jun 27, 2002 12:44 PM
Sidi's standard shoes are a "D" width, which is the median width for adults. The Mega shoe is a "EE" width and the narrow shoe is a "B/C" width.

With that said, go to your LBS and try a bunch of different shoes on, and buy the ones that fit you the best. There are to many variables in shoe design to determine if they will fit you well by knowing the width.

Neither, they are just right...miposy
Jun 27, 2002 1:04 PM
I bought Sidis because Nike, Shimano, and Northwave all ran too narrow for what I believe to be my normal width foot.

I wear US size 10 1/2, and size 46 in Sidi. Both my Energy road shoes and Dominator Mountain shoes fit me perfectly. I had occasion to wear a 45 Dominator last year, and it was slightly small (a little toe pain at the end of rides).

Good luck, because the diversity of the responses here make all of them virtually useless!


do you wear nike tennis/athletic shoes? if so, what size? nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 27, 2002 1:11 PM
Nope, sorry, but 10.5 in New Balance... (NM)miposy
Jun 27, 2002 2:32 PM
My experience (definitely small)pmf1
Jun 27, 2002 1:27 PM
I've used Time, Shimano, Carnac (road and mtn) and Sidi. The Sidi were definitely much narrower than anything I ever tried. In fact, after 3 painful months, I gave them to some kid who was getting into road riding. I hear the mega line they have are not so narrow.
re: Anyone know if Sidi shoes run large or small?xcandrew
Jun 27, 2002 9:40 PM
According to the FAQ on web site: "Half sizes are constructed on the same full size last of that model but with a fuller cut, especially in the toe box area." Has anyone trying the shoes found this to be the case? I haven't been able to find a half sized shoe to try on in the local shops.

My feet measure size 10 or maybe just a tad longer but closer to 10 than 10.5 on a standard Brannock device. The (customized) Sidi Brannock devices in the shops measure me out to 43.5 to 44, and so far the 44 mega seems to fit me best but I would like to try on a 43.5 standard or 43.5 mega before buying. In the 44 mega, my heel slips a bit and the toes have a bit room, the ball area is snug, but not tight. The normal 44 is on the narrow side in my opinion. I noticed that this doesn't match up with the size conversion chart on their web site where they US male 10 lines up with 44.25. I have an old pair of Sidi Revolutions from the mid-'80s that fit well, but I don't remember the size and it's no longer marked. Just my comments.
re: I had problems with 43.5.JL
Jun 28, 2002 5:09 AM
They were a thumb size too big. I think the width seemed OK. The size 43 length was correct, but I've since found the width a bit narrow. I had pain in the right foot on both after 20+ miles into rides.

I haven't found a Mega-size at a store in my area to try.

Happy riding.

Jun 28, 2002 8:58 AM
I wear a size 38.5 G4. It feels like a 38 sole mated to a 39 upper. There's plenty of wiggle room in the toebox.