Cons: I have the ones with no mess so the ventilation was not good. I went out and bought a round punch and put some holes in the upper problem solved. One other problem with shoe is the sole is not as stiff as I would like. On a long ride I can feel the SPD peddles pushing up on my meddle of my ball of foot and I get hot foot there. I wear a size 49 and maybe the size is just not stiff enough. I have since bought a carbon soled shoe from a different company and problem solved.
Recommendation: Great fit well made shoes but for a big strong person with big feet no I don't recommend them.
Pros: top quality, consistent product, WIDE/mega option that truly is wide! lightweight, durable, comfortable
Recommendation: Sidi makes the only cycling shoes that have ever fit me well. I have a duck like eee width foot. The mega width option fit amazingly and didn't stretch too much as to compromise the sizing down the road. Yes the break in, but fit them a hair snug from the start and you're set!
Pros: Grip in muddy conditions. Easy to wash. Durable.
Recommendation: I've had these shoes about 2 years and they've been put through their paces. I managed to break a buckle which was a replaceable part. The upper material has stayed soft and has not dried out. A great shoe but not very affordable to buy new. I managed to get a deal on these and would not buy at retail.
Recommendation: I've had these for a few years and they have been through a lot. One shoe is missing a velcro strap but that wasn't from riding (my dog got a hold of it). Even with the missing strap it still holds well.