Sunday, December 16, 2012

White Hot

I'm well aware that I have some bike post that I need to get to. I want to take some video of the bikes to go with the posts and I'll try to get some of those done this afternoon. In the mean time, I thought I would show off my new kicks.

I've been a huge Sidi fan for a while. They hold up amazingly well and most of the small parts are replaceable so you can wear them for years. My original Sidi's were a set of silver Hi-Techs that had the dual ratchets and the typical top strap with buckle. They've served me well for 4 years but a couple of crashes have led to some serious scuffs and caused one of the buckles to get finicky. I liked some of the other Sidi's that were out but nothing grabbed me enough to justify moving past these still functional if not quite as aesthetically pleasing shoes. Then Sidi released the new Wire and Wire Vent. The Wire has two independent ratchets on the lower portion of the shoe and then a ratchet versus a buckle on the top strap. Ratchets allow for a lot better management of the tension resulting in a better fit in my opinion. The Vent version also has a sliding vent in the bottom of the shoe along with mesh areas on the top to help your foot breath. This is especially important in the warmer months we have here. So it all came down to which color. Sidi had the standard and classy black, a special edition neon yellow, and white. So here they are....

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