Sidi Wire Air Carbon shoes review

Not just things of beauty, the Sidi Wire Air Carbon shoes boast performance to match their gorgeous fluoro looks

Cycling Weekly Verdict

I adored the Sidi Wire Air Carbon as soon as I opened the box, with every inch of them imploring: "Race me, race me!" They have micro-adjustability, a stiff sole and super comfortable upper (as long as the stiff tongue softens). They are on the heavy side for race shoes, but for me, the feelgood factor when wearing these overrode the weight penalty.

Reasons to buy
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    Good looking

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    Millimetre-perfect fit

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    Narrow fit

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    Small sizes

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    Male fit available

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Reasons to avoid
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    Stiff tongue

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    Heavy for race shoes

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Everyone knows that feeling good and looking good on a bike is worth at least 50 watts on the start line, and you can't get a better example of this than with the Sidi Wire Air Carbon.

The Wire Air Carbon sits at the top of the tree in Sidi's women's-specific range, with just the Sidi Shot men's shoe ahead of it in the entire Sidi road shoe collection.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.