Italian cycling shoe specialists Sidi have unveiled a new model to mark their 60th anniversary, aptly named the Sixty. Handmade in Italy as always, it's a lightweight road racing shoe with a full carbon sole and is already being worn by Egan Bernal and Vincenzo Nibali.
Sidi were the first to introduce a cycling shoe with a bolt-on cleat in 1973 so know a thing or two about making them of course, and they've dubbed the Sixty a special shoe that "brings a fresh take on style and performance". Part of that fresh take is a new integrated heel cup, that is still reinforced like Sidi's previous shoes but is mostly hidden under the upper material and sheds some extra weight. Sidi say the anatomically shaped cup utilises lightweight, reinforced construction to stabilise and support the foot while pedalling and won't deform over time.
The upper is made with Sidi's TechPro microfibre, featuring a technical and supposedly eco-friendly material that they claim is durable, light and well vented. They also say it's their lightest shoe ever, although we're just checking on what that weight actually is per shoe.
Other feature highlights include Sidi's Vent carbon sole - with an integrated vent that can slide with the turn of a screwdriver to allow extra air in - and the Tecno-4 closure system with a single dial that provides precise tension release and a fast closure.
The Sixty will be available to the public from the beginning of January, priced at £330 and available in blue and black, red and black, white and black and plain black colourways.
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.