Everyone loves a bargain. But sometimes, those deals are too good to be true. That seems to be the case with Sidi shoes lately, as the brand has just issued a press release warning against fraudulent online sales.

According to the PR, sites like sidi.store and sidieur.com are fake websites with the sole intent of scamming Sidi customers. You can read the whole press release below, but take this as warning that you should only buy from reputable sources if you want to avoid online fraud.

From Sidi:

Maser (Treviso), 26 June, 2018 – We have received numerous warnings these last several days about web sites that are advertising Sidi products for sale on line at a deep discount. The Sidi Company is cautioning all consumers to look out for suspicious offers like these, which actually amount to nothing less than online fraud.

Sites like:
www.sidi.store
www.sidieur.com
and others…are fake websites whose sole purpose is to scam customers!

The company declares that it was completely unaware of these sites, which are in no way authorized to use the Sidi name or brand, much less sell Sidi products. These sites are harmful to Sidi’s image and reputation; therefore the company will use the law to its full extent to prosecute these damaging violations in order to protect the rights of consumers.

Therefore, Sidi advises all our clients to exercise extreme caution when considering offers that may appear on websites and social media, and to carefully verify the validity of the source before proceeding with a purchase.

Remember that Sidi products are only available in the best bike shops or online exclusively through authorized websites. Make sure to verify before you buy!

For complaints or requests consumers can contact the official Sidi distributor for their country:
http://www.sidi.com/en/dealers

20 COMMENTS

  1. Saw some of those websites; seems pretty legit once I get my facebook cleared up from all those ray ban and oakley deals I was tagged in I’ll hand my credit card right over.

  2. great to see companies making profit from scammers. Sidi getting now free banners thanks to a website offering sidi’s for 37$, LOL!! Oakley next?

  3. Are the counterfeits sold on such sites any inferior to actual Sidi shoes? I mean, like maybe such product are not of 100% quality of the genuine stuff. but if they are like 50% as good for the 1/10th of the price, I would give it a go.

  4. I bought a pair of Bont from my local aussie dealer. 2 years later it turns out they were fake. If you think only fakes end up online then you are wrong. Ive seen S-Works fake frames sold IN STORE by a national distributor…

    • Were the S-Works fakes you saw in AUS or Thai? The blowback from being exposed for knowingly selling fakes seems like it sould be a sufficient disincentive to prevent a national distributor from risking it.

  5. SIDI just clued in to everyone were they can get “Cheap” SIDIs. There are some folks who would buy them knowing they are fakes just to flaunt the brand even if they are SH!T.

  6. Bought a fake pair from Merlin cycles. Pair I got was a POS. Mountain bike type that completely fell apart from just indoor cycling on my trainer! I gave up riding the trails on them after 4 rides.

  7. Sorry…..I don’t trust any internet retailers that don’t provide actual contact information. Address, Phone, email. If the “contact us” page is just a email form…..run away.

  8. So I just saw Sidi’s being sold on ebay for $139 coming out of Korea, I thought Sidi’s were made in Italy. Are they also being made in Asia?

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