This shoe was designed for cyclists that prefer maximum comfort and perfect transpiration. A union of two materials, synthetic leather and mesh with an asymmetric and ergonomic cut, which guarantees maximum comfort and ventilation. Closure System with three Velcro straps to guarantee perfect fitting and swift adjustment even during a race. Heel anti slip-off and anti-tendonitis.
Strengths: -Made in Italy
-Made from Lorica and mesh(same as SIDI)
-Fairly stiff soles
-Low, race cut
-SPD and Delta cleat compatible
-Firm heel cup
Weaknesses: -No carbon
-No strap ratchet
Being my very first road shoes- these shoes are in every respect like overpriced SIDI footwear...without the price tag. They fit, look and perform with the very same Italian quality you would expect from SIDI.
The composite sole is very stiff, however not quite as light as full carbon soled shoes. Out of saddle sprints still generate the power.
In fact, this shoe is made of the EXACTLY the same Lorica materials as the costly SIDI Genius series. Why pay another $250 for carbon soles and a fancy ratcheting strap?
If Cadel Evans trusts these shoes...so can YOU. They're a bargain, for 100% pure Italian quality!!!