Verdict from 9 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Almost every Sidi Zero Gore review attests to this pair's insulation feature as it keeps the foot warm.
  • Countless cycling enthusiasts affirm this winter bike shoe's comfortable fit.
  • A majority of users appreciate the footwear's efficient waterproofing.
  • The Zero Gore's quality in materials and construction are excellent, according to several owners.
  • Some users claim that the shoe is easy to put on.
  • A number of commenters mention that the price is worth the shoe's quality and features.
  • It is relatively lightweight, a couple of wearers say.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer claims that the ankle gusset rubs against his leg.
  • One consumer finds the colorway choices a bit limited.

Bottom line

Road cyclists who are looking for a bike shoe that can accompany them during winter rides may want to check out the Sidi Zero Gore. The shoe's comfort, quality, and efficient insulation and waterproofing features take the spotlight, which is appreciated by the buyers.

The reported cons are subjective and minor. If these characteristics are what you are after, then this shoe might fit the bill for your next purchase.

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Good to know

Who is it for? Sidi designed the Zero Gore for road cyclists who can't take a day off, no matter the weather. It is also for enthusiasts who want to try out a pair with the following features:

  • Waterproof
  • Heat insulation
  • High-top profile
  • BOA-equipped winter bike shoes

What is it for? This pair is a winter bike shoe that can be used for the following activities:

  • Winter commuting
  • All-year-round of road cycling
  • Winter touring

Adequate power transfer. The Zero Gore's outsole utilizes the brand's Millenium 5 sole design. It is crafted from injected carbon fiber in a nylon matrix, which yields enough stiffness for efficient pedaling and enhances durability.

Grip. Polyurethane heel pads are provided in the heel and toe areas to offer stability in smooth and slippery surfaces. Moreover, the heel pad is replaceable, so when the traction starts to feel dull, the user can replace it with a new one. This exchangeable feature also helps lengthen the shoe's lifespan.

The Sidi Zero Gore employs the traditional three-bolt road cleat system. Some of the pedals you can use with this shoe are Time Xpro 15, Look Keo Classic 3, and Ritchey WCS Carbon Echelon.

Markings are provided in the cleat area to serve as a guide in precise cleat placements.

Durability. This shoe's upper is crafted from Sidi's Microfiber Microtech material. It is made using the "Water-Tech" water treatment to lessen environmental impact. This microfiber upper is designed to yield lightness, water-repellency, and resistance against chafing, scratches, and things of this nature.

Comfort, warmth, and waterproofing. The Zero Gore is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane, which is designed to offer insulation and waterproofing to keep the foot comfortable despite the freezing temperature outside. It is also intended to let perspiration escape when it's drier out.

An internal gusset also protects the foot from the cold and keep elements at bay.

Lockdown. The retention system used is Sidi' Techno-3 system dial accompanied by a micro-velcro strap in the forefoot area. The Techno-3 dial can be adjusted both ways in increments and instantly release by pulling the lever. The dial is also replaceable.

Working in conjunction with the closure system is the heel cup. The reinforced heel keeps the foot in an ideal position while pedaling and remains the shoe in pristine shape despite extreme performance or applied pressure on the shoe.


How Sidi Zero Gore ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 28% road cycling shoes
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Bottom 23% Sidi cycling shoes
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Bottom 13% waterproof cycling shoes
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