The 2013 upgrade to the Genius 5 Pro, the SIDI Genius 5 Fit Womens road shoe is a classic and is used by many professionals by choice and comes together to offer the rider the superior quality and comfort that is SIDI.
Genius 5 is everything you expect in a pro-level road shoe: Millennium 3 Carbon Composite Sole, Caliper Buckle two-way ratchet closure, SIDI-s no-slip High Security Velcro straps and, above all, that trademark SIDI fit, and the comfort that comes with it-extending from perfectly formed toe box to SIDI heel cup.
SiDi Size Guide
Buying the right sized shoe can be tough when you buy online. Knowing your size helps, but sometimes the sizes are not the same across different brands or in different countries. Our size guides are designed to address two aspects of the sizing issue
- SiDi shoe sizes compared across UK, EU and the US (Chart A)
- SiDi shoe sizes compared across popular shoe brands such as Adidas, North wave and Pearl Izumi (Chart B)
These SiDi Size charts are generally very helpful and our customer care is always at hand to offer further advice. Our one and only advice is, always buy shoes that fit comfortably out of the box. SiDi hand builds its shoes from fixed ‘lasts’ (otherwise known as moulds). There are basically three lasts - standards (men’s), Women’s, and the Mega (wide-fit). The same lasts are used for the construction of SiDi’s entry level shoe as their premium shoe.
SiDi has a great reputation for having the comfortable fit right out the box. So any discomfort is most likely linked to choosing a shoe that doesn’t fit… we advise you try another size.
Remember, SiDi shoe sizes are not ‘smaller’ they are simply more ‘precise’. The design is focused on providing highly competitive riders with shoes that do not move once they are on your feet. The fit is meant to be snug, the shoes designed to cradle your foot closely. This doesn’t mean that your toes should be squashed in any way, but it does mean that if you wearing a looser fitting shoe in another brand that size may be too large for you anyway.
Wide feet and high arch
For people with wider feet and higher arches, finding the right size can be difficult. A bigger size of shoe will mean a loose fit and a standard shoe might feel tight around the base of your toes or the arches.
SiDi has designed its Mega shoes for every size, with about 0.5cms (0.2 inches) width in the areas where a wide foot is broader. Consequently, if you wear size 44 and find it slightly tight around the front or under the arch, then a 44 Mega might be the solution for the perfect fit.
Millenium 3 Sole
The Millennium 3 sole is a sleek, modern redesign of the Millennium 2 sole. By fortifying the sole with carbon fiber, Sidi designers have created a sole that improves on the technical characteristics of the previous nylon sole.
- It is constructed out of injected carbon fiber in a nylon matrix. The infusion of carbon fiber gives the sole more rigidity than the previous sole. The Millennium 3 is more durable and less susceptible to changes in stiffness resulting from prolonged usage and changes in temperature
- The Millennium 3 features a replaceable non-slip polyurethane heel pad. The heel pad is held in place by a screw.
- The Millennium 3 is compatible with the best road pedals on the market.
- To facilitate cleat replacement, the Millennium 3 sole features a 10 mm horizontal and vertical cleat alignment scale molded into the sole as well as the Look Memory Eyelet.
The anatomical and comfortable strap, placed on the top of the foot and coupled with a soft and thermo-formed material, will increase comfort and performance. It distributes pressure evenly over the arch area, adjustable from both sides to achieve the perfect center position. The system eliminates the need for the High Instep Extender. The Soft Instep Closure System is serviceable and replaceable.
The micrometric closure called “Caliper buckle” is adjustable by lifting the central buckle. In order to completely open, lift together both side buckles, or push the center button to slightly loosen one tooth at the time. The system is also adjustable during a race.
High Security Velcro
High security Velcro straps with integrated locking polymer teeth , that engage onto each other when the strap is closed. This feature makes the closure more secure and the strap becomes unmoveable.
SiDi Heel Cup
The reinforced heel keeps the foot in a optimal position and avoids the shoe being deformed by extreme performance or prolonged pressure.
Replaceable Heel Pad
For walkability, Sidi cycling shoes include a replaceable polyurethane heel pad.