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Got a new pair of SIDI Domoinator 5's a few weeks ago and besides the fact that I didn't heed there sizing chart and search for a narrow and bought a normla width which is a bit big for me, I actually find they fit very nice and are supper comfy. What I don't get is the soles on them are so hard that unless you have the toe spikes in you get hardly any grip. Is this only on the Dom's or on all SIDI's?
 

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Rubber soles

LyNx said:
Got a new pair of SIDI Domoinator 5's a few weeks ago and besides the fact that I didn't heed there sizing chart and search for a narrow and bought a normla width which is a bit big for me, I actually find they fit very nice and are supper comfy. What I don't get is the soles on them are so hard that unless you have the toe spikes in you get hardly any grip. Is this only on the Dom's or on all SIDI's?
SIDI's are so light partly due to the plastic sole. But sacrifice good rubber soled grip for the plastic sole weight advantages.

SIDI's are very comfortable fitting but really need to come out with rubber soled versions for real trail riding where you get off and hike the bike sometimes over very sketchy cliffs, wet rocks and such.

I just saw a review in the last MBA of sixsixone's rubber soled shoe for $50. They said it had great grip was nearly as light as race shoes and fit very well too with half sizes.

Shimano's rubber-soled are pretty light too, but cost much more than the 661's and are narrow fitting(I need a CM longer fit than normal fitting shoes; probably would fit you well).

Maybe pick up a pair of rubber soled for more difficult rides, and save the SIDI's for race and trails where you never need the grip.

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- ray
 

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I bought the narrow

and they fit perfectlly. The soles really blow though and the leather is so soft that they scar eally easily.
 

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I guess it's same on all Sidi's. I have Sidi Bullet and they are pretty slipery when going over rocks or mud. But since I don't ride trails where I need to walk or run more then few meters it's not really problem for me, but even then, I guess I will be out shopping for spikes in really near future.
 

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Enh, they have stiff soles to increase pedaling efficiency. If you don't need that, don't by that style of shoe. They make shoes that are easier to walk or run in. Different purpose, different shoe.
 

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Yep, like reposado man says. Why I quit buying Sidi's years ago, they seem to only cater to the racer crowd that doesn't need to walk sketchy sections. Those replaceable rubber soles don't work very well and they're friggin' expensive (my last Sidis were the SRS Actions, first to use that damn replaceable sole). Try the Lake MX165s for a good price and a great vibram sole for when you need foot traction.
 
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