Stupidly expensive roadie shoes
Not exceedingly expensive for road shoes, my last pair of mtb sidi dragons were well over £200 and have lasted, they are 4 yrs old now and still going strong so value for money imho and when they finally fall apart i’ll be replacing them with a similar sidi, I’ve only ever wore sidi shoes and whilst the initial cost may be high the lifespan and replacement parts more than makes up for it.Posted 5 years agocuriousyellowSubscriber
First pair of Sidis here. Love the fit, but looks like some of the lower range ones don’t have the heel cup replacement. If you change your mind and go for them then maybe something to look out for.
You maybe able to find the Fiziks cheaper abroad. Perhaps one of the German or Italian shops that will deliver to the UK.Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Price, Cost and Value all getting mixed up again.
Some things cost more for a number of reasons, quality, performance, weight & label. Some of these matter. As above if your sitting on a very expensive bike then their cost seems smaller. If you paid 200 quid more for the bike and got them for 100 it would seem like a bargain.
If your completely into road riding and race and they are comfy and last well then why not even at 60/year for 5 years it’s not bad value. Get that down to cost per ride and it’s nothing.
People pay 3/4quid to sit on a static bike with chav music blasted at them for an hour. Do that once a week and your up near 150/200 a year easy. Seems much less value than a nice pair of shoes that could last a few years. (Also less than 6 months sky tv, 100 average pints, 30 takeaway curries and many other things that just add up)Posted 5 years agoesher shoreMember
in our shop we can sell 6-10 pairs of S-Works road shoes a day
people obviously appreciate / want them, despite the price tag
personally, being a poor bike mechanic? I have the basic Specialized Sport road shoe with the BG footbeds and shims, works just fine for me.Posted 4 years ago
Sweet baby Jesus and the orphans! What is it with roadies? Hmmmmmmmmm I’m a grown man already dressed like a 14 year old girl on their way to a gymnastics class, how could I look even more like a complete bell? Maybe I could channel the fashion sense of a true style icon into my footwear. Yeah… that’d be cool!
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I always fancied a pair of these. A mere snip at £175. People ridicule me saying they don’t look awesome. But they’re wrong because they do.
They are quite cool, you’d have to do the whole deal though. On my one and only sportive the standout rider had a very distinctive style. He didn’t have those shoes (because he had toe clips) but his whole ensemble was of that style, on a vintage roadie, with perfect accessories like wooden/leather (couldn’t quite see) bidons and a leather saddle pack with buckles on it.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Esher..I’m just tight so use the entry level Spesh shoes and get on with then just fine. They seemed to fit me much better than the Shimano shoes I wanted originally.
I’m not brave enough to buy posh shoes because most seem to be in silly colours that are either impractical (whiteb or just plain loud that will make me look as though I should know what I’m doing! Running shoes are the same…if you want a good lair, they’re all ridiculous colours which are fine if you’re a pro.Posted 4 years ago
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