The Shot is the latest in the road cycling shoe offering from Sidi and is like nothing else in the range. Whilst it does contain all of the features you'd expect to find on any top end Sidi product, there are a few features which set this ahead of the others.
Firstly, the new Double Tecno-3 Push retention system sits along the centre of the shoe, rather than on the outside. Not only does this offer improved aerodynamics, but a symmetrical closure means an even better custom fit.
The Shot also has a nice little sliding vent on the Vent Carbon sole which allows the rider to tailor the airflow depending on their personal preference and riding conditions. The incredibly stiff 3k carbon sole balances performance and ergonomics perfectly by offering a slight give in the toe area for extra comfort. The heel pad and toe guard are easily replaceable if they become worn following any Froome/Mont Ventoux style running up climbs!
The microfibre Techpro upper is very similar to that of the incredibly popular Sidi Wire Carbon road shoe, however it has embossed graphics which allow for better internal airflow
The VENT CARBON Sole features a light and replaceable heelpad in polyurethane to improve walkability and a replaceable integrated toe pad/vent cover. The key benefits of the VENT CARBON Sole are not only superior power transfer, because of its light weight and stiffness, but also warm weather comfort. The VENT CARBON Sole is designed with an integrated vent and air channels for heat dissipation and air flow. The vent can be opened or closed for 4-season comfort. The VENT CARBON Sole is handmade exclusively of carbon fiber in a weave pattern oriented at opposing angles that maximize stiffness while allowing for a small degree of controlled flex in the toe area. This carefully designed flex biomechanically relieves stress on the plantar tendon and helps promote circulation. The VENT CARBON Sole features a standard 3-hole drilling pattern, printed 10 mm lateral and fore/aft cleat alignment scale as well as the Look Memory Eyelet for easy cleat alignment and replacement. For triathlon, the vent also serves as a water drain, dramatically improving foot comfort after a wet transition.
For walkability, Sidi cycling shoes include a replaceable polyurethane heel pad. SHOT’s heel pad has a new design and it is very light.
The DOUBLE TECNO 3 PUSH SYSTEM is inserted on a single base, this speeds up wearing and taking off shoes. The central mechanism creates a perfect tension balance between the shoe’s internal and external side. The symmetrical mechanism guarantees an excellent closure adapting on every instep. An innovative button added to the monofilament buckle, if pushed, lifts the buckle to facilitate the adjustment.
The ADJUSTABLE HEEL RETENTION DEVICE reinforces the top of the heel cup and improves the fit by closing the back of the shoe securely around the rider’s heel. The heel retention device tightens the top of the heel cup so that the heel doesn’t slide out during steep climbs or sprints. Each side of the heel can be adjusted independently, for a perfect fit. For a custom adjustment turn the screw towards the + sign to tighten the heel retention device and towards the – sign to open it. Light weight, easy to use, and replaceable.
For additional security while pedaling, the new adjustable heel device is provided with reflex inserts for more visibility in dark conditions
Reinforced cup that stabilizes and supports the heel. Anatomically shaped plastic, reduces heel slip and provides increased power transfer. Provides additional foot protection in the event of a crash.
VENT CARBON SOLE
DOUBLE TECNO-3 PUSH SYSTEM
REFLEX ADJUSTABLE HEEL RETENTION DEVICE
SIDI HEEL CUP
ANTISLIP REPLACEABLE HEEL PAD