Who should buy the Sidi Alba
The brand is known for its excellent fitting footwear that provides comfort and superior quality. The Sidi Alba possesses all of these traits but comes at a lower price point compared to its siblings. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a shoe that is crafted from Politex which consists of several overlapping layers made from knitted fabric and felt.
- Need a shoe that employs two hook-and-loop straps to secure the fore- and mid-foot sections.
- Desire for a shoe that utilizes Millenium 4, a carbon composite sole. This type of sole is lightweight and stiff.
Durable and water-resistant sole
The Alba’s sole is made from the brand’s Millenium 4 Carbon Composite Sun technology. This material is crafted from injected carbon fiber and nylon, which provides a stiffer build than a standard nylon sole. It is known for being durable and less susceptible to changes in stiffness over time.
Anti-slip toe rubber
An anti-slip toe rubber insert and replaceable PU heel pad are integrated into the sole to keep the wearer comfortable every time they mount off the bike.
3-hole cleat system
The Sidi Alba uses a standard road 3-hole cleat system. It is compatible with the following pedals: Shimano R540, Look Keo Classic 3, and Time Xpresso. The system also includes a printed 10mm marking for easy recall of cleat alignment.
Excellent upper resistance
This pair employs the Politex material. This component is made from several overlapping layers of treated knit and felt textiles. Then it is film-dyed to make the color longer-lasting. Ultimately, the upper offers excellent resistance against ripping, scrapes, and fading.
Apart from the two hook-and-loop straps that secure the toe and midfoot areas, the Sidi Alba also uses their signature Tecno-3 system. This system uses a wide strap with an all-new proprietary Sidi Wire material that is then attached to the buckle. The buckle can be tightened and loosened in increments and could be released in an instant. The Tecno-3 buckle is serviceable and replaceable.
A sturdy heel cup aids in keeping the foot in an optimal position while pedaling. It also prevents the shoe from being deformed due to extreme performance or pressure.
The Alba utilizes a cushioned insole for enhanced in-step comfort and vibration dampening.