Sidi’s newest top-level Sixty road shoe hits a new benchmark of lightweight high performance, and actually does so by removing features in a more minimalist approach for the Italian shoemaker. To mark 60 years of Sidis, they’ve pared back the Shot into a new lighter weight road shoe – the new SIXTY.

Update: Sidi has provided official retail pricing & a comment on weight savings. 

Sidi Sixty road shoes marks 60 years of Italian shoemaking

When Sidi Sport started in 1960 they were making trekking boots, not adding cycling shoes until thirteen years later. But today cycling is huge for the Italian company. And with Colombian Egan Bernal having won the Tour de France this year wearing Sidi shoes – the 15th time for a cyclist wearing their shoes – it seemed a good company milestone to show a continued evolution of performance.

2020 Sidi Sixty carbon road shoes, lightweight high-performance carbon sole road bike shoes Sidi 60th anniversary edition

Up to now pretty much every time I can remember Sidi introducing a new top-tier shoe for road or mountain bike racing, it was all about adding more advanced features or technologies. Now with the new Sixty, it actually looks like they are dialing it back with a more refined design.

Sidi Sixty carbon road shoes – Tech details

2020 Sidi Sixty carbon road shoes, lightweight high-performance carbon sole road bike shoes Sidi 60th anniversary edition

The new Sixty is an evolution of the Shot that Bernal rode in this year’s your, but they get simplified for an overall lighter setup. Most notably they keep only one of Sidi’s dial retention setups with a double loop wire for fine fit control across the mid foot. It does get named Tecno-4 Push, suggesting a new evolution which promises faster release and simple replacement of spare parts. The lower dial is replaced with Sidi’s lower-tech & lighter weight High Security Velcro closure with interlocking plastic teeth inside surrounded by the velcro.

2020 Sidi Sixty carbon road shoes, lightweight high-performance carbon sole road bike shoes Sidi 60th anniversary edition

The shoes also drop Sidi’s large signature plastic heel cup with its adjustable heel retention. Instead the Sixty has a lighter, pared-down integrated plastic heel cup for structure & support, that also adds low-key reflectivity for added visibility.

2020 Sidi Sixty carbon road shoes, lightweight high-performance carbon sole road bike shoes Sidi 60th anniversary edition

The lightweight & stiff full-carbon sole construction of the Sixty is the same as the Shot, called the Vent Carbon Sole. It has a 2-position opening at the replaceable toe tread that can open to let air in for hot weather riding, or close for cold or wet rides. It also gets a replaceable heel tread block too. The Sixty’s upper also keeps the same Techpro Microfiber material with mesh vents, replacing the side vents with more perforations and mesh at the ankles.

2020 Sidi Sixty – Pricing & availability

2020 Sidi Sixty carbon road shoes, lightweight high-performance carbon sole road bike shoes Sidi 60th anniversary edition

The new Sidi Sixty will be available in February 2020 in black, white, red & blue versions, in half size from 38-47 plus 48. We haven’t received word on final $ or € pricing had heard unofficially that they sell for a bit under the $550 / 390€ Shot. Sidi has now updated us with an official price of 339€ for the “overall lighter” Sixty, making them about 15% less than the Shot.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Bravo Sidi for dumping the white mesh that looks dirty after 2 rides. “Simplified” and “lower Tech” = same crazy high price? Must be the vent and heel block changing from red to black causing the price to remain high on a “pared-down” tech shoe. Weight reduction must be top secret.

  2. Sidi is paying FAR more per shoe in labor from each supplier in to shipping out. When Specialized and Bontrager and Shimano and on and on are charging similarly high prices, but margins are considerably higher based on the pay their factory workers get. I am not a sidi owner, I pay Shimano stupid high prices for carbon soled shoes, but I know the big companies are far more exploitive of their factory workers than Sidi is and then they pass the profits on to themselves.

  3. The price may be “high” but the quality of Sidi’s are top notch. I’ve bought top of the line shoes from other companies and had them fall apart in less than a year. My sidi’s last forever. Infact they last too long. I bought a pair of neon pink Sidi wire’s when I was on a team who’s kit was bright pink. They looked awesome. Well that team fizzled and I moved to a team that didn’t go very well with pink. Since I paid a pretty penny for them, I wasn’t going to ditch a perfectly good shoe, I continued to ride them…for like 4 more years. I finally picked up a more neutral color during a sale, but in reality, besides the color, they’re still perfect.

    If you divide the cost by number of years in service, Sidi’s are the best value in shoes. 🙂

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