1) Specialized S works shoe
2) Sidi ergo 3
3) Wait for the new Sidi wire ( which is going to be wayyy expensive!)
note that my sponsor shop carries sidi which means I can usually get them at around 30% off retail. Sidi looks nice because of their replaceable parts, but their brand name carries a high price tag. however, I have also heard good thigns about the specilized shoe..
I would also try the new Wire on before as it fits a little different in the toe box than even the Ergo 3. Not sure they changed the last, however could be due to no mesh sock so it feels just a hair longer/wider. BTW the new Wire upper is nice
in all seriousness, the sidi and s works fit differently. I liked my sidi ergo 2's but like my specialized better because it has a bigger toe box. Both great shoes, cant go wrong with either.
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I have sidi that are 100 years old, ok they are only 20 years old, but they were very tight the 1st 2 years, until the shoes molded to my feet. So if you think you can fit in or make the sidi fit the, you might be buying the last shoe you will ever need.
The only old shoes i see on the road are sidi.
I am so bias about sidi that I hunted for 4 years on ebay to find NOS shoes in my size,( they are my back up shoes) every year i am tempted by new brands and features, but I think what do I have in my life that has lasted 20 years? Campy, sidi, silca, levi 501s, Apple LaserWriter, henckel knife, and some pots and pans from mom and dad.....most of that stuff is not used everyday like the campy and sidi
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Also, as a side note - the Sidi Wire does fit differently to the Ergo. Wider in the toe box.
I had Sidis for a few years and had major issues with hot spots and foot pain. I switched to Specialized and all the problems went away.
My wife had Specialized and had major issues with hots spots and foot pain. She switched to Sidi and all the problems went away.
I do agree though that the Sidis seem much more durable. I'm about to go to get my third pair of Specialized in four years. the first pair peeled off the sole and my LBS warrantied them. The carbon sole on the replacement pair is coming apart - I got stabbed with a shard of carbon a few weeks ago when taking the shoes off. The new manager at the LBS says that is normal wear and tear, though I disagree. I would try a different brand, but I have oddly shaped feet and am tired of ordering shoes only to have to pay to mail them back. I find that Lake's fit well, but they are super bulky, and I had the BOA system on the pair I bought.
The Sidis, on the other hand, were still going strong after three years - I even sold them to a guy on Craigslist.
As noted everybody has different feet that is why there are different shoes. If I had to have one pair it would be Sidi
2011 Scott Addict R1 DA 7900 Matt black
2012 Scott CR1 Pro Ultegra 6700
2015 Specialized SWorks Tarmac Da 9000
2016 Specialized SWorks Tarmac DA 9100
2009 S-Works wider tow box than SIdi.
2010-2012 S-Works toe box slightly roomier than 2009.
2013 S-Works size 1/2 size bigger and less roomier toe box than 2010-2012.
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