Bringing some over-the-top Italian flair to their latest and lightest road shoes, a new limited edition pair of Sidi Sixty Python shoes debut in all of their snakeskin print glory. Sidi says they are throwing back to their early days, the 1960s heyday of animal prints that have crept back into style. But don’t worry, these snake scales are simply printed onto the same high-performance, eco-friendly synthetic microfiber upper of the rest of their top-level shoes.

Sidi Sixty Limited Edition python snakeskin print road shoes

Sidi Sixty Limited Edition python snakeskin print road shoes

Sidi first started making shoes in a converted barn in 1960, so it seems fitting to bring back some retro styling to their most modern road racing shoe. The Limited Edition python print version is available for pre-order through global local Sidi distributors now, with deliveries expected to start by the end of this month. Sidi doesn’t say just how limited in numbers they will be, but the snakeskin edition does get the same 339€ price tag as the standard Sixty.

Sidi Sixty Limited Edition python snakeskin print road shoes

For a little refresher on the tech details of the new Sixty… The shoes’ upper is a laser perforated TechPro microfiber with additional mesh venting at the toe and around the padded cuff, and a simple shaped plastic heel cup. The shoes feature the same light & stiff Vent Carbon Sole of the Shot with replaceable tread pucks, a single Tecno-4 Plus dial closure located on the tongue & a toothed velcro strap across the forefoot. Sidi doesn’t make an official weight claim for the Sixty, other than that they are lighter than the Shot, which typically weigh about 290g.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Very cool. I know Sidi has some other very cool styles for their 60th anniversary and cannot wait to get a pair or two. In my opinion still the best made and best fitting shoes in cycling.

  2. Not only are those shoes tacky, they’re also horrible. Even though it is not real snakeskin, it sends the message that we can exploit and be cruel to animals for clothes all we want. These shoes are not eco-friendly. What IS eco-friendly is protecting our planet’s species, and buying shoes that can be used for different purposes, and not just for pretending we’re competing at the Tour de France.

    • lighten up Francis. If you think this market is responsible for the exploitation of animals, I’m afraid you have no idea what you are talking about.

      • Each and every one of us is responsible for the individual choices we make. If we choose to use bike shoes that look as though they’re made from animal skin, and if we choose to wear a coat that has looks as if it has animal fur, and if we choose to place a rug in our living room that looks as if it was made from animal hide, then yes, we are sending a message that the cruel and unnecessary exploitation of animals is okay. Some companies have realized this, including those who have long used materials sourced from animals, and they are taking action. Case in point, Brooks England with their Cambium non-leather saddles. Rest assured that you will never see a tacky, faux snakeskin saddle from Brooks.

        • And what does Brooks make their other saddles out of? Leather? And leather comes from? Grass? Plants? Dirt? No leather comes from animals. So they make i model not from animal skin but the rest?

          Not seeing and Sidi’s made from animal skin so your point is wasted.

          • For many years, Brooks didn’t need to develop a saddle not made from leather. But the market changed, and so they changed, too. Not incidentally, Brooks named their new, non-leather saddle “Cambium” (from the Latin word for ‘change’). So Brooks is responding to changing market demands. They’re also keeping their options open, in case the market eventually makes them transition fully away from leather. As the market becomes more ethical, and non-animal materials become even more advanced, leather saddles will eventually disappear altogether. Already, most saddles today are not made from leather.

        • If you think buying a pair of shoes with PRINTED snake skin makes is an ethical problem, I wouldn’t hope to sit beside you at a party.
          I’ll go sit in my leather chair (that will last for 50+ years) and look at my fake animal rug and think about some real problems.

          • Yes, I do think it’s an ethical problem. The same way it would be an ethical problem if i flew a Confederate flag in from of my house and attended local KKK meetings, even though I didn’t own any slaves. Perhaps you’d feel differently about your leather chair if it you put yourself in an animal’s shoes (pun intended). But that takes empathy and compassion, which are things you’re not likely to learn about at parties.

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