SiDi Ergo 3

SiDi Ergo 3

 

The final closure on SiDi Ergo 3 shoes is at the heel and I must admit I didn’t really get very excited about this as the benefit is not immediately obvious, until that is, I actually tried it. Its sheer genius. It tightens up above the heel cup to give you extra security against heel lift when really piling on the power. It is a really clever little feature and I have it screwed quite a way out so that it really grips my achilles tendon, providing that extra reassurance during hard efforts.

 

Despite there being such a large number of fastenings, set-up was relatively straight forward though as with any new shoe, fiddling with cleat position to get it dialled was the main hassle. Once that was sorted, the first few training sessions I did with the shoes, all on the turbo to allow for the inevitable fettling, went smoothly thanks to the superb comfort and ease of adjustability, with any pressure points quickly relieved.

 

10 years ago I used to race in size 42 SiDi Genius and Energy models. On reflection they were a bit cramped and I found that the fit of the standard SiDI Ergo 3 size 43 shoe is great for me. It gives plenty of room in the toe box, and whilst it is narrow in the mid-sole, the upper is forgving enough to mould to your foot shape and actually offers plenty of support nicely maintaining foot position.

 

Though SiDi do make wide fitting models I didn’t see the necessity to try these. If you have very wide feet you may need this ‘Mega’ fitting, though for

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“Everything is race proven

and they won’t change

something for the sake of it.

…the new shoe worn by Super-Sagan may be better

but it is a refinement rather

than a revolution.”

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Official SiDi shot of the Ergo 3

 

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