2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Cycling Shoes

Sidi T3.6 $360
The T3.6 has a slender, nuanced fit. Its tightly cut mid-foot and slender heel cup tightly grip the foot and bond the sole to the rider. Sidi’s refined fit and soft inner liner creates a perfect connection with a bare foot. The sole is extraordinarily rigid. It has all the attributes that help with a quick flying mount—simple Velcro strap closure system, gaping foot opening and large heel loop—and a cleverly placed bolt that secures the heel cup to the sole in case the shoe gets jammed against the pavement. Sidiamerica.com