From the top, the new Sidi Shot Vent (road) and Tiger (mountain bike) cycling shoes look the same. Both use the same upper with an all-new top-mounted placement of their Double Tecno 3 ratcheting closure. The dials on them have been smoothed over to avoid accidental nicks and knocks, and putting them up top helps keep them out of harm’s way. That positioning also helps balance out the cable pull, pulling it evenly across the top of the foot. It should also keep that tongue centered, which is always nice…
Both models retail for $549, easily putting them on the top end of the pricing spectrum from any brand.
The bottoms of the shoes are where you can tell them apart. Besides the addition of more tread blocks (which ar all replaceable), the mountain bike shoe uses the Drako Carbon SRS sole, and the Shot Vent gets its own vented outsole with a closable front vent to control air intake.
The rear end on both has their adjustable heel cup with integrated rear and side reflectors.