The unwavering stiffness and supple uppers of SIDI never fall short of expectation, and that is still true of the one-of-a-kind Sidi Alba 2 Mega Cycling shoes. The Alba 2 Mega Shoes offer the stiffness of carbon, reliable support, and supple uppers Sidi is known for, but with a much more accommodating price tag.
The upper consists of a material known as Politex, which fits your feet like only a high-end pair of shoes from an Italian footwear firm can. In addition to fitting well and providing excellent breathability, Politex is very durable and resists ripping, tearing, stretching, and fading. On the bottom of the shoe, Sidi uses its Millennium 4 carbon composite sole which is lightweight, much appreciated on the climbs, and directs all of the pedaling energy into the pedals, perfect for the sprints. Two hook-and-loop straps near the front of the foot combined with Sidi's Tecno-3 retention system make it easy to tighten up the kicks just before the county line sprint. The Tecno-3 system is very similar to the dials featured on other high-end shoes, with micro-adjustable widgets adapting the upper to the shape of the foot for a customized fit. The wire material is non-binding for quick and effortless adjustments on the fly. Sidi is well known for serviceability and the buckles are replaceable if needed.
An anti-slip toe insert and replaceable polyurethane heel pad improve walkability and add overall durability to the feet that need them most. The Sidi Alba 2 Mega Men's road shoes are compatible with all 3-hole road cleats and pedals and utilize Look's Memory Eyelets for easy cleat alignment and replacement down the road. When it comes to a comfortable shoe that provides all the power of a professional shoe but won't break the bank, make sure to give the Alba 2 a test ride.