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How's Sidi Dominators for commuting?(7 posts)

How's Sidi Dominators for commuting?LinuxDude
Apr 22, 2003 7:50 AM
I am familiar with the level of quality in high-end Sidi products as I have the Genius 3. Therefore, I thought the Dominators might be a good candidate? I was thinking of getting a stiff-soled pair of cycling shoes that is also good for some walking indoors and some stair climbing (within the building) and is a snap to put on and take off. What are the other alternatives?

Apr 22, 2003 8:00 AM
I ride the Genius shoe on the good bike and the Doms on my commuter. They use the same upper and closures so I don't notice a difference.

You didn't mention pedals. Not sure if it's obvious but you won't get many road pedals cleats to work on the Doms. It'll have to be some type of SPD cleat.
Thanks everyone for the repliesLinuxDude
Apr 22, 2003 2:58 PM
thanks all,
biknben, yeah i am going to be using the spd type pedals. I just don't want fancier pedals to be stolen.

in regards, to the Doms., do they make loud clomping sound on stone hall surface? I don't want to seem like a freak. :)
Depends on the cleat...biknben
Apr 23, 2003 6:46 AM
Smaller cleats will fit nicely in the recessed sole and not even touch the ground. They will be silent. The sole of a Dom is quiet. If the cleat sticks out below the sole it's going to hit the ground and make some noise. Even that will be far less than a road shoe/cleat.

When I use the Doms to commute, I walk right into the office. They make some noise but it's subtle. When I ride with the Genius shoes, I take them off outside and walk in with just my socks on. I sit just 20 feet from the door but the floor is hardwood. Actually the fear of slipping in front of co-workers bothers me more than the noise.
re: Diadora Voyagertdok88
Apr 22, 2003 8:03 AM
Just got the Diadora Voyager for commuting. So far so good. Comfortable, well-made, quality company. Stiff sole with a walking tread. I use straps and cages but another on the board uses SPD clipless. I have a question for that person. Are the cleats recessed? Do you get much "clomp" when you walk around?
Apr 22, 2003 8:41 AM
have them for 4 yrs. already. ultra comfortable. the soole is a bit slippery when compared to say shimano soft rubber but it outlasted the said shimano pair.
it looks cool too.
Apr 22, 2003 9:25 AM
I use Sidi D's for all riding.SPD pedals. Easy to walk around in. Little clomping. A little slippery. Cleat is nice and recessed. Great shoe.