Sidi’s new Frame shoe comes out the box

Sidi’s limited edition shoe, for not cycling in.

by VecchioJo   April 25, 2013  

The grey and brown hardman classics are over and so it’s not long now till we’re flouncing around in pink with the Giro d’Italia, and what better to wear in front of the telly with a Peroni than the finest pair of Italian loafers.

Or as Sidi call them - Freetime shoes, some might say podium shoes, or nice slippers. Sidi, cordwainers of some of the finest racing clogs out there, have veered off the tarmac and onto the carpet with these new “Frame” shoes that are dripping in a certain Italian style.

The Frame is Sidi’s free time shoe and it’s skipping into the UK as a strictly hen’s teeth limited edition. It’s a multifunctional shoe, Sidi say, as opposed to a shoe for just cycling in at a guess, for daily use but inspired by cycling competition.

Made from a high breathability synthetic upper together with a special 3D coating mesh to make the shoe both light and comfortable the Frame is held tight with three Velcro straps, just like some of the cycling shoes in the Sidi collection, each embossed with Sidi motifs. The insole is moulded and removable, the cut eva midsole is in two colours and the sole is rubber, it says here. The Frame is available in three colours, White/Silver, that Black/Fluro Yellow colour combo that might still be on-trend, and Black/Silver.

Sidi say the Frames are comfortable, light shoes, suited to everyone and perfect for any occasion. Probably okay for padding round a village hall before a race but maybe not for a wedding, and even wandering round the shops might be a bit borderline in the fluro yellow ones. But if you feel you need to tell the world that you’re a cyclist in the 10 Items Or Less queue than the Frames will set you back £89.99 and are available from Bigbear Sports.

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Someone get me the fluro ones

posted by euanlindsay [80 posts]
25th April 2013 - 15:50


I have been trying to get a pair of Specialized Stumpy's at a decent price, might go for a pair of these instead

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posted by Gkam84 [9187 posts]
25th April 2013 - 16:36


Really? They are so ugly. Sick

Also if they make them in black won't every beefy biker in leathers be wearing them too?

Big Grin

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1117 posts]
25th April 2013 - 16:56

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They look a bit, um, special.

posted by localsurfer [181 posts]
25th April 2013 - 17:19


Do they do them in adult sizes too? I have a stag do coming up...

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posted by aslongasicycle [359 posts]
25th April 2013 - 17:48

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What is happening at SIDI, slowly but surely they are losing their hard won image.

posted by belgravedave [244 posts]
26th April 2013 - 0:05


lol, they'll go down a treat with grannies

posted by imaca [52 posts]
26th April 2013 - 9:33


belgravedave wrote:
What is happening at SIDI, slowly but surely they are losing their hard won image.

which hard won image is that? Smile


posted by VecchioJo [796 posts]
26th April 2013 - 9:36

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When are they releasing the big slipper that you can get both feet in?

posted by offshore_dave [49 posts]
26th April 2013 - 9:45


Aww, Sidi, why no buckles?

I'm gonna make mine a Mavic podium shoe. I like my slippers to stay tight on my feet.

posted by bashthebox [758 posts]
26th April 2013 - 9:55


They look like something that Paulie Gualtieri might wear...

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posted by jezzzer [339 posts]
26th April 2013 - 10:32


I like the Mavics. Blushing

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice...

posted by notfastenough [3598 posts]
26th April 2013 - 12:57


I always think that if you turn up to a road race/crit/mtb race with a pair of these you'd better bloody win. It's like painting a target on your back Wink

posted by James Poole [56 posts]
26th April 2013 - 14:01


Thought he'd need a larger size.

posted by belgravedave [244 posts]
26th April 2013 - 23:28

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