Sidi MTB Gravel Shoes review - durable gravel shoes with additional foot protection

There are cheaper alternatives, but if you’re a die-hard Sidi fan looking for a more relaxed off-road shoe, this could be the one for you

Image shows the Sidi MTB Gravel shoes
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

I found that the shape of the Sidi MTB Gravel Shoes pinched my forefoot a bit and the sole was a little too flexy even for more relaxed and longer distance gravel rides. There are also cheaper options from brands such as Fizik and Specialized, too, which pack in additional features such as tackier (and stiffer) soles and are easier to walk in. But if you know that the shape of Sidi shoes works for you and aren’t fussed about sole stiffness or paying a premium, you will be happy with these.

Reasons to buy
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    Robust upper

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    Foot protection

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    Widely spaced lugs

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    Dial retention system

Reasons to avoid
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    Upper can cause hotspots

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    Very flexy sole

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The Sidi MTB Gravel shoes sit around the entry level of the Italian manufacturer’s range - but given the calibre and the pricing structure of Sidi shoes, for most brands these would actually count as mid-range.

Like many of the best gravel bike shoes, Sidi’s MTB Gravel Shoes aim to combine all-day comfort with a sprightly and responsive feel. This model also benefits from some protective elements for better injury prevention when out on the trails, too. 

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