Sidi Genius 6.6 Shoes

Sidi Genius 6.6 Shoes

Here we list prices for the Sidi Genius 6.6 which is one of Sidi's top road shoes, frequently worn by winning riders at the top levels of competition and it is designed to fit a wide variety of cyclists out of the box. The Sidi Genius 6.6 uses many of the features of earlier top shoes and in its latest version is the lightest in the range, although not quite as light as a few of the top models from other manufacturers.
The base for your foot is the Carbon Lite Sole, derived from aerospace technology using different layers of material to give a unique result in terms of great stress resistance, while remaining extremely light weight. This sole gives a slight amount of flex near the toes while delivering the stiffness required from top cyclists in the main body of the shoe. Compatibility is possible with most of the top rated pedals available, and replacement of the cleat is made easier by the inclusion of a scale moulded into this sole.

In terms of fixings, the Sidi Genius 6.6 uses an adjustable length ratchet main strap, together with two Velcro straps towards the front of the foot. Materials throughout the fixing areas are soft and supple to give a comfortable pressure point free ride.
Lorica synthetic leather is used on the uppers, which gives good breathability.
At the heel there is a new security system reinforcement, which pinches the top of the shoe above your heel giving an improved hold compared to the previous models of the Sidi Genius.
Generally, like many Italian designs these shoes are cut slightly smaller than those from other countries, so it is nice to know that there is now a Mega version available for larger or wider feet. This is particularly useful even for cyclists who don't have a wide foot, as you can substitute some insoles of your own to give a similar fit to the standard Genius 6.6 shoe.
This shoe comes in at a weight of around 660g for a pair.

SIDI Genius 6.6 Carbon Lite including Ladies model.
SIDI Genius 6.6 Carbon Lite - Vernice (new for 2011).
Plus earlier Sidi Genius 6.6 shoes from 2010 and 2009, which you can find at some good prices.

Summary of reviews for the Sidi Genius 6.6

The Sidi Genius 6.6 gets excellent reviews from most users, in particular its stiffness when up in the saddle is praised, together with the foot-hugging fit which surprises many users and results in a shoe which remains comfortable in heavy and prolonged use.
Also mentioned is the good security system and the breathability, which of course is to be expected from a top of the range of Sidi cycling shoe. They also look pretty cool !
There are several comments that the footbed that comes with the shoes is not up to much, but that is a relatively minor problem. Also some riders mention that the buckle doesn't have quite as much adjustability as the previous version and nor does the heel; however in practice this has not caused any significant problems, as the general fit is so good.
Alternative road shoes at this price point also include the Sidi Ergo 2