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DIADORA vs SIDI(8 posts)

DIADORA vs SIDIfredstaple
Jul 28, 2003 6:24 AM
I really need help with my road shoe selection. Four months ago I upgraded to clipless pedals (yes I was still using cleats, old habits die hard). I dislike my performance shoes. Looks like the big dog is Sidi. I have SPDs and want a good shoe now.

Is the Sidi Genius 4 family of shoes that good? Is the Sidi Titan 2 a good shoe. Are people happy with the Diadora Ergo (50 bucks less than the Genius). Saw a pair of Genius Mesh 4s for 170, are they OK? Is the SPD adaptor on the Sidi's hard to deal with?

I read all the reviews on this sight and need someone to just tell me which pair to get. I got normal feet with very flat arches from too much running. I live in Japan and do not have an opportunity to visit a LBS and try on a bunch of shoes. Thanks for all your help once again. Fred
re: DIADORA vs SIDISkooter
Jul 28, 2003 6:32 AM
I went with the diadora ergo's myself. I think they stay on your heel better, and are comfy. Its all about personal fit though. Good luck.
re: DIADORA vs SIDI03Vortex
Jul 28, 2003 7:23 AM
Sidi's have worked for me for years now. On the Genius 4, can adjust the fit between the straps and the locking buckle amounting to a very personalized fit. Should your foot be wide, they also make a wide version of the shoe. Diadora is also a very good shoe but I have not worn them.
Nikethe bull
Jul 28, 2003 9:02 AM
A better shoe for half the price!
Ask Lance!
Jul 28, 2003 9:40 AM
They are a lot narrower than the Diadoras. I bought a pair of Hautacams and couldn't get the buckle on the top strap more than two clicks tight. It wasn't even enough for the tounge to completely cover my foot.

I just got a pair of the Diadora Veloce's and they are super sweet. They are about the same width in the toe box, but wider thru the mid foot area and have a lightly higher heel for better coverage there (I have high arches, so this was a nice feature.)

The Hautacam's are really nice shoes, and for the money are tough to beat, but they do tend to run narrow. I also got a pair of the Nike Ventoux Wide shoes.. but didn't like the look of them. Anyone need a wide pair of 43.5 Nikes? Cheap.. I will sell for wholesale, which is what I paid for them.

Jul 28, 2003 10:34 AM
i thought nikes were supoposed to be in the same class of "wide" as northwaves, pearl izumis and diadoras, generally speaking
Jul 28, 2003 7:15 PM
Hey Bill, I thought that too... till I bought them and found out otherwise....

The Ventoux Wides that I have are a little wider than my normal Northwaves, but the heel cup is slightly lower, which doesn't fit my heel well because I have a high arch.

My feet prefer Sidis ...HouseMoney
Jul 28, 2003 12:12 PM
I have narrow & flat feet. I've had 3 pair of Sidi mountain bike shoes, so when it came time to get my first road shoes last fall, the decision to get Sidi Genius 4s was easy. I've had 2 pair of Diadora shoes. On the first pair, one of the velcro straps tore after about a week. After a few yrs, I figured I'd give them another shot. My 2nd pair of Diadora shoes were the most painful shoes I've ever had on my feet. I gave them a few rides hoping they'd break in, but I'd have to stop mid-ride, take them off, and massage my feet. Thankfully, there was EBay!

Of course, shoe fit is personal. But when it comes to comfort, I don't look at price.