Ahead of the Giro d'Italia in May, Italian cycling shoe specialists Sidi have marked the occasion with a special Giro Edition version of their Shot premium race shoes.
The Shots are the official shoe of the 2018 Giro, so if you feel a Maglia Rosa is a bit too much and you'd rather show your Giro devotion in a more subtle way (or alternatively want some shoes to match it) then these could be up your street. The uppers are predominantly grey and black from Sidi's Matt line of colourways, with pink details to give them their Giro theme. The Shots have Sidi's top-of-the-range Vent Carbon sole, that can be opened up to allow more airflow or closed for cooler conditions. Other highlights include a replaceable heel pad, adjustable heel retention device and an anatomically shaped plastic heel cup to reduce slippage.
The Shots are Chris Froome's footwear of choice, with the four-time Tour de France winner aiming to add the Giro to his list of accomplishments next month. The 2018 Giro will become the first to start outside of Europe when it kicks off in Jerusalem on 4th May.
The limited edition Shots are available from selected retailers now. The RRP is 389 Euros, and so far we've spotted them here on Rose Bikes for £338, less than the £350 RRP of the original versions that we reviewed last year.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.