To mark the 60th anniversary of Sidi, the brand has created its lightest-ever performance shoe: the SIXTY.
The SIXTY has been produced with cutting edge, environmentally-respectful materials, featuring a TechPro Upper, new integrated heel cup, full 3k carbon vented sole and the brand’s new Tecno-4 rotor closure.
The TechPro microfibre upper features a technical, eco-friendly material made in Italy of which its unique characteristics give increased durability, stability and lightness to provide riders with both performance and longevity. TechPro also offers a high level of water resistance and anti-mould treatment which, combined with the Nylon mesh, aids breathability to keep shoes fresh.
The SIXTY’s full 3k Vent Carbon Sole has been designed to provide a combination of power transfer on the pedals and Grand Tour comfort. A turn of a screwdriver slides an integrated vent to allow extra air into the sole to cool riders’ feet.
Meanwhile, the shoe’s new Tecno-4 rotor closure is ‘remarkably advanced’ compared to Sidi’s first design, created back in 1988. The single dial reduces weight and ensures a precise, micrometric closure while the tension release has been improved for faster closure and removal of the shoe.
Complementing the Tecno-4 dial, the toebox area is secured with a lightweight high-security Velcro strap with integrated locking polymer teeth which engage when the strap is closed.
Finally, the reinforced heel cup has long been a hallmark of Sidi shoes, and the brand has implemented a new integrated design on the SIXTY. Anatomically shaped, the heel cup utilises lightweight, reinforced construction to stabilise and support the foot while pedalling while avoiding deformation after prolonged pressure. In the SIXTY, much of the heel cup is hidden under the upper material to give a more classic look, while the heel pad itself is replaceable to extend the shoe’s life.
The shoe has already been praised by pro peloton riders Egan Bernal, Vincenzo Nibali and Rigoberto Urán, who have worn it during competition.
Available from the end of January from Saddleback, the SIXTY’s RRP is £330.