Sidi shoe sizing

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Sidi shoe sizing

Postby Michelin » 30 Sep 2018, 1:08pm

I am currently using Shimano R107 shoes in size 42 and there is plenty of room in them. I am looking to purchase a pair of Sidi Wire Carbon Vernice as they are on offer but not sure what size to get as some sites say order a size bigger.Anyone got any experiences with them

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby tatanab » 30 Sep 2018, 1:15pm

Many years ago I had some Shimano shoes size 42 which fitted my size 8 feet. When I changed to Sidi I needed 43.

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby RickH » 30 Sep 2018, 2:33pm

I have some Sidi Dominators that I have just retired after 10 years size 44.5 (their replacements are some Giro Republics, NOS for £50 in my LBS sale, also 44.5). My current Shimano winter shoes (insulated & waterproof) are 44, as were the previous pair. All of them fit me OK, there is even room for thick socks in the Shimanos

I have some very old (1980s) road Sidis in 44 that I have only used in the last couple of years for the odd bit of track riding & I have to wear very thin socks & no insole or they are too tight.

In general shoes I used to be a 9 but these days am a 9.5 (or 10 if half sizes aren't available). I reckon the inch of height I have lost has sunk into my feet! :?

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby fredN4 » 1 Oct 2018, 7:05pm

I am size 44. I have 2 pairs of sidis size 44. They fit me perfectly.

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby LinusR » 1 Oct 2018, 10:31pm

I've been a Sidi shoe wearer for about 20 years. I take a size 46, the same as for other footwear.

Sidi make lovely, but expensive, shoes but you really should get the correct size. Sidi shoes come in standard (which some people find too narrow) and Mega for wider feet or those with high insteps. They also come in half sizes. They don't break in very much, like most synthetic cycling shoes, so they should fit perfectly out of the box after adjusting the straps and buckles. Your feet will swell during riding and it is best to test the fit of a shoe in the afternoon (as your feet swell during the day). Before spending 200 quid see if you can return them if they don't fit. Wiggle has a guide to fitting Sidi shoes. https://guides.wiggle.co.uk/sidi-cycling-shoes-fitting-guide

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby LinusR » 1 Oct 2018, 10:36pm

RickH wrote:In general shoes I used to be a 9 but these days am a 9.5 (or 10 if half sizes aren't available). I reckon the inch of height I have lost has sunk into my feet! :?


Same here. 20 years ago I was a size 45, now I am size 46. I've gone up at least two sizes since I was 20 years old!

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby NUKe » 1 Oct 2018, 11:08pm

Sidi tend to be a narrow.personally I wouldn’t buy shoes I couldn’t try on, regardless of how cheap they are. Shoes that don’t fit correctly are expensive mistake.
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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby tatanab » 2 Oct 2018, 7:25am

NUKe wrote:Sidi tend to be a narrow.personally I wouldn’t buy shoes I couldn’t try on, regardless of how cheap they are. Shoes that don’t fit correctly are expensive mistake.

Sidi do a wider fitting range as well. Mega is available in a couple of styles such as the Genius and Dominator which is what I used for many years. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sidi-dominator- ... awide-fit/

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby Ontherivet77 » 2 Oct 2018, 9:47am

I have a pair of Sidi Ergo Carbons which are size 44 which is normally okay for me but these are pretty tight. They are not too small as such, but there is no room for manoeuvre so to speak. I'd probably go a half size bigger if I had the option.

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby NUKe » 2 Oct 2018, 12:51pm

Sidi do a wider fitting range as well. Mega is available in a couple of styles such as the Genius and Dominator which is what I used for many years. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sidi-dominator- ... awide-fit/[/quote]
yes sorry I should have said the normal range comes up narrow
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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby sukuinage » 2 Oct 2018, 1:08pm

I normally take a size 45 G fitting in shoes. I need 46.5 in Sidi Megas. Felt slightly big at first but very comfortable for a days cycling especially in the heat of summer

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Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Postby pwa » 2 Oct 2018, 1:25pm

It is a while since I last bought Sidi shoes, but I'd say try before you buy. Buying online is a bit of a lottery. In a shop you can try one on, then another, then back to the first. Differences between one size and another can be small. Just because you fit into the ones you get though the post does not mean than is the best size for you. And if it means paying a little more, that is money well spent.