Sidi Sizing

disgruntledgoat
disgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
edited May 2009 in Road buying advice
Having decided to invest in a new pair of canoes for my clown feet, ive settled on the Sidi Genius 5.5s.


Any idea what the Mega sizes are about? I can get them in 46.5 or 46.5 "Mega". Also, any opinions about the shoes also welcomed.
"In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

@gietvangent

Comments

  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I believe Mega is the wider fitting.

    I wouldnt buy mail order though - comfort is the most important - and how do you know you are getting that ?

    Plus Contador looks a nob in that sidi advert, and for that reason - I'm out.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    What cougie says, trying them on is best...
  • Barry Nice
    Barry Nice Posts: 50
    Mega's are wider and have more volume than standard fittings.

    Unbelievably though on a pair of £150 shoes (mine are 5.5's too) the insole is the same as the standard and therefore leave a gap around the sides. In my case this meant that my big toe pad fell off the edge of the insole and was most annoying.

    Apart from an issue detailed in a thread in 'workshop' these shoes have been great.
    Cobbles are all very well but I'd rather be riding towards the South of France
  • disgruntledgoat
    disgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Yeah, trying them on would be nice... But the difficulty comes with living far away from any stockists of anything other than Specialized. I had a pair of Sidis about 5 years ago (in blue and fluro yellow! Classy!) and they were a lovely shoe. I guess i'm just assuming these will be the same.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    The prices have gone up a lot, my 5.5s were 89 quid last year in a sale...
  • disgruntledgoat
    disgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    NapoleonD wrote:
    The prices have gone up a lot, my 5.5s were 89 quid last year in a sale...

    For real. I'm pinning that one on Broonanomics and the 30% devaluation of the poond.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    Yeah I had trouble finding an LBS stocking Sidi shoes (and the one that did only had 1 road model and 2 MTB models) so took a punt and got some mail order (you can always send them back as long as you don't mark them and just suck up the postage cost). Fit me fine, seem a bit roomier than equivalent size Specialized (the model I bought didn't have a mega option but the ones I got fit great).
  • gtitim
    gtitim Posts: 225
    Sidi's are quite narrow, thats what the mega is about as the other guys have said. I just bought a pair recently and they are quite snug to say the least but fine once broken in a bit.
    Excellent shoes though, highly recommended.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    gtitim wrote:
    Sidi's are quite narrow, thats what the mega is about as the other guys have said. I just bought a pair recently and they are quite snug to say the least but fine once broken in a bit.
    Excellent shoes though, highly recommended.

    + They are exactly that!!
  • NWLondoner
    NWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    I just got a pair of Genius 5.5 from *iggle.

    I usually take a size 9/44 so ordered a size 44. Fitted like a glove :D


    Just wonder how long they will stay white for :shock: