Sette Epic Shoes

Epic

The Epic shoe re-writes the book when it comes to style, performance and comfort. Its aggressive cross country racing design combined with several outstanding features make it the leader of the pack. The shoe is constructed of breathable mesh to help keep your feet cool. It has two hook and loop closure straps which serve to complement the quality metal ratchet with quick release button for on-the-fly adjustments. The extra ridged nylon outsole with reinforced heel cup will ensure that little energy is wasted when you are in motion.

User Reviews (24)

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Odii   Cross Country Rider [Feb 12, 2012]
Strength:

I was looking for a cheap way to get into clipless riding, and I found it with the Sette Epic shoes, I purchased with a pair of SPD wellgo clipless pedals from Pricepoint.com

Weakness:

Metal screw in pieces came out after only a few rides.
The strap is not replaceable.
Does not come in W (wide)

Great product to get you rolling with clipless without breaking the bank.

Similar Products Used: n/a
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
kermitgreen   Cross Country Rider [Sep 10, 2011]
Strength:

The jury is still out.

Weakness:

Poor manufacturing quality of soles, lugs are hard plastic

I asked for and received these shoes as a Christmas gift, 2010. Though the initial impression was that the shoes offered a high value to cost ratio, this turned out not to be so. In April I broke in the shoes on a on a 4-day tour of the White Rim trail in Moab UT. Though they were comfortable and the soles stiff enough, the lugs were too hard and slipped easily on hard rock surfaces. Back home in Michigan all seemed well enough - no hard rock here to scramble over. But just a few weeeks into the riding season the lugs began to separate from the soles. The shoes were returned to Price Point for exchange, which took over four weeks to get a replacement pair. I have not had a chance to use them yet. I noticed the uppers are now made from imitation rather than real leather, soles still appear the same materials as before. I'll give them a second chance. With several others reporting the same lug separation issues I'm hopeful Sette has noticed and taken steps to solve their manufacturing problems.

Similar Products Used: Louis Garneau entry level MTB shoe, 4 years, same pair
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
yfz_duner   Weekend Warrior [Sep 04, 2011]
Strength:

Price. Doesn't have gawdy colors.

Weakness:

Harder tread compound.

Up front note: I returned these shoes because they were too small. I didn't ride in them, so this is a review of my first impressions.

I was looking for my first stiff soled, "racing" type MTB shoe. The Settes had good reviews and the price was right. I am a size 11 and according to the Price Point website, the Euro equivalent is 45. Another size 11 commented the size 45 fit him, so I ordered a size 45.

I had high hopes for these shoes. They had a great spec for the price. Upon opening the box, they looked great...then I tried them on. The size 45 is a tad too small...darn! My big toe was just touching the end. The width was also a little tighter than I'd like for my just wider than normal foot width. Next I ran my finger over the tread and it just seemed too hard to provide the traction I'd need for rock scrambling. Another strike against the shoe.

These negatives sealed the deal and I returned these shoes. If I had ordered a size 46, then maybe they would have worked. Now I'm on the hunt for a different shoe. I like the rubbery hardness of the Shimano soles. I just need to find a reasonably priced Shimano that is all black.

Similar Products Used: None.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
belgae1970   Weekend Warrior [May 14, 2011]
Strength:

Fit well. Ratcheting system seems to hold up. Don't stretch too much during the ride.

Weakness:

Glue that holds the cleats started coming undone within a month of buying them.

I bought these about 4 months ago. They fit extremely well although I was not that thrilled with the color. Ok, vanity aside. The cleats are glued over protrusions that extend out from the sole. The glue that holds the rear cleats on came undone almost immediately. This was not that big a deal. I try to minimize the amount of walking I do when on my bike, but this weekend the cleats underneath the toes came apart as well and those do come in handy at times. Also, the ratchet strap is not adjustable like with other shoes. I don't believe I have narrow feet but I could not further tighten the straps. These 2 issues combined spurred me to return the shoes.

Similar Products Used: Sidi Dominator 5
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Capt Chaos   Cross Country Rider [May 01, 2011]
Strength:

Initial quality is great, stiff, breathable, good ratchet system

Weakness:

Durability!

Within my first couple of rides, the stitching around the mesh had a hole in it. Within 1 year the tread on the bottom has broken off, the ratchet closure has broken and will not stay in place, and the connections for the cleats has stripped. While this has great initial quality, the durability just does not hold up. I am going to try a different brand for hopefully better durability.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
tomorrowillbeyou   Weekend Warrior [Jul 22, 2010]
Strength:

Durability, looks, comfort, warmth in the cold months here and surprisingly well ventilation in our summer months!

Weakness:

NONE!

I ride year round in the PNW and these shoes have seen it all. I have never been so impressed with biking shoes before. Usually they only last me ONE season of riding (I ride a lot), but these things work just as well now after hundreds and hundreds of hellish All Mountain miles in the rain, sun and snow!!! They have scuffs and battle scars, but they aren't falling apart in any sense of the word. Not a stitch out of place and the cam-buckle system works perfectly still. I LOVE Sette products... yes, you can buy lighter and "cooler" looking shoes, but I would rather save my hard earned cash. When they do finally die, I have another pair waiting in their box ready to go!

Similar Products Used: MANY other XC and AM clipless shoes
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jeeper006   Cross Country Rider [Jun 11, 2010]
Strength:

WIDE FIT... which is excellent for me. I wear a 4E in mens tennis shoes, so i was nervous to make the wswitch, but they fit great... wide toe box also

Metal spikes included

Stiff sole

buckle seems pretty nice

Weakness:

none yet
snap buckle seems to rub a little on my shin, but thats probably just me having it too tight

thus far seems to be a good shoe, has a snug fit, wide toe box, and metal spikes up front are pretty cool too

Similar Products Used: FLATS... this is my first time riding clipless
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Carraig042   Weekend Warrior [May 01, 2010]
Strength:

Shoe fits great on my foot, no slip and not too tight either.
Shoe seems nice and stiff, and looks to be built well.
The ratchet strap is nice, I like it a lot better than the mtb shoes that just have velcro.

Weakness:

I would like a little more color on them. (Not really all that bad anyway)

Based off this initial review, they seem great! I wear a size 10-10.5 with normal tennis shoes and the size 44 in these fit like a glove. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a good mtb shoe for a good price. There is a lot of tread on the bottom to help carry the bike around when no mounted. (Comes with spikes for the front if you like them) The only thing I would like to see is some color on the shoes besides just black and gray. They also seem like they will breath decently.

Similar Products Used: Tested Shimano M076 mtb shoes.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
MarcMTB   Cross Country Rider [Aug 05, 2009]
Strength:

wide toebox, metal ratchet system, stiff sole, slightly softer tread for traction, excellent fit, toe protection, walkable, grippy material in the middle, cleats and wrench included!

Weakness:

none

SMART shoe! I did a lot of comparisons this time to replace my Sidis... Price vs. Quality/stiffness/fit was the key tradeoff. I favor a stiff sole that's walkable without much slip on a slippery floor; a tread material issue more than anything else. Sette fused a softer tread onto a stiff sole, which is a more expensive process. The treads near the cleat are slightly splayed out towards the front - aids entry (amazing how many shoes dont do this!!). The toe has a small tread part - you'll get wear there from portage. smart. There's a bit of grippy material between the cleat and heel so you can put the pedals there unclipped and not slip off. The tread on both sides of the cleat are FLAT enough to allow standing unclipped and not slip off the pedals. The toebox is big for airflow. The cleat nut is big to cover the complete channel at extreme ends of range - no gap to shove mud into. Lastly, cleats, a cleat wrench, and cleat screws were included. VERY walkable - the tread shields an SPD cleat completely from the floor.
This is a fantastic value, bottom line.

Similar Products Used: Sidis, Shimano
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
stumblemumble   Weekend Warrior [Jul 29, 2009]
Strength:

Great deal. Haven't worn out.

Weakness:

Somewhat heavy

Great shoe for the price, heavy compared to my Sidi Bullets but more durable.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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