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.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.