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Sidi Energy cycling shoe fit, suggestions please(6 posts)

Sidi Energy cycling shoe fit, suggestions pleasebikerx
Jul 18, 2002 2:10 PM

I'm considering the purchase of some Sidi shoes from . My question is, are there certain fit peculairties of the Sidi Energy shoes? For starters I wear a size nine regular shoe even though my measurement is 8 1/2, I believe my feet are a little wider and thus I need a slightly larger fitting shoe (9 or 43 euro measurement). Thing is, when I put on 43 cycling shoes my toes are a perfect fit right to the front of the shoe. Should I go for a 43 1/2 and have a little more wiggle room or should I go for the exact fit of a 43?
Any suggestions regarding the fit for cycling shoes would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.

I'm 10.25" and wear Sidi energy 44 (nm)5ive
Jul 18, 2002 4:40 PM
toe curl and foot swellgerwerken
Jul 18, 2002 5:49 PM
I have had my sidi's for about a year and a half, and the toes have recently began to curl up pressing against my toes. This has made what was once a perfect fit not so comfortable. Also, if your feet swell on long rides (mine do a lot in the summer), you may want to go for a larger size.
re: Sidi Energy cycling shoe fit, suggestions pleaseNessism
Jul 18, 2002 6:09 PM
The 1/2 sizes use the same sole as the whole sizes but the upper is cut a little larger. If your feet are wide the 43.5's are the way to go.

FYI, I've receintly been checking around and quite a few users have commented that the Energy is not a noticable improvement over the genius models. The sole tension adjustment is considered useless by many. Take this with a grain of salt but you might want to consider the G4 or even the G3 if you can get a good deal.

Good luck,

re: Sidi Energy cycling shoe fit, suggestions pleaseJekyll
Jul 18, 2002 7:19 PM
I wear a 10 D/E (US) and a 44 Energy. Fits like a glove. I don't like my shoes to fit big, I guess I don't have foot swelling issues. I find if the shoe is on the big side I end up over tightening the buckles/straps, etc which tends to squeeze the instep and cut off circulation. Bad....
So far as the adjustable sole deal - I would say gimmick. I do like the buckles on the Energy better than straps on Genius models (I also have Dominator 2 for MTB which is pretty much the same shoe as the Genius). At the price difference at Totalcycling (which is where I got mine as well) it was worth it to me to buy the top end shoe rather than save $15 and wonder about it.
re: Sidi Energy cycling shoe fit, suggestions pleasehulksmash
Jul 19, 2002 10:11 AM
Yeah, I just bought two pairs from Totalcycling a week ago, with exact foot size question you're talking about, plus a pair for my wife. I ended up getting the 43 and so far I love the fit of them, my toes are right where I need them and I haven't experienced any pain. Of course I'm just getting into cycling and everything that I buy that ends up costing me lots of money feels great. And the price was negligible between them and the Genius 4s. Plus there's the added bonus of checking on the price and any US discount web site and seeing how much you saved.

When my foot swells a little I loosen those nifty fishing line cranks a notch.

Good riding!