Who should buy the Sidi Genius 10

The long-standing Genius shoe has undergone many changes over its stay in Sidi's road bike range. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that is built for competitions training.
  • Need a shoe for leisurely road rides and tours

Sidi Genius 10 Logo

Carbon Composite 20 Sole

The Genius 10 employs the brand's Carbon Composite 20 Sole. It is made from nylon with injected carbon fiber for that light and stiff-enough soles. This mix yields essential power transfer without compromising comfort.

Sidi Genius 10 Outsole

Replaceable heel pads and breathable features

This pair features renewable Polyurethane heel pads for walkability. It also promotes longevity as traction can be refreshed, helping lengthen the shoe's lifespan. A vent pocket is provided for enhanced airflow and breathability.

Sidi Genius 10 Heel pad

Sidi Genius 10 cleat system

The Sidi Genius 10 features a three-bolt cleat system that is compatible with the following road SPD-SL pedals: Shimano Ultegra 6800, Look Keo Blade 2 CR, and Ritchey WCS Carbon Echelon.
Markings are provided in the cleat zone to aid in precise cleat positioning.

Sidi Genius 10 Cleat system

Durable and eco-friendly

The sturdy Microfiber Microtech upper is made from eco-friendly water-based materials. It yields durability and can withstand endless road sessions.

Sidi Genius 10 Upper

Tecno 3 system and Soft Instep 4 strap

The Sidi Genius 10's retention system is composed of the brand's Tecno 3 system and Soft Instep 4 strap. The two Tecno 3 dials cinch the entire length of the shoe. It can be tightened in increments and completely loosened in one instant motion.

Sidi Genius 10 Strap

The Soft Instep 4 strap is a wide, anatomically shaped strap made of a therm-formed EVA pad to distribute the pressure evenly over the instep area. The strap can be adjusted on both sides to achieve optimal placement.

Reinforced heel

This Sidi road cycling shoe features a reinforced heel that's designed to keep the foot in place. It also prevents the shoe from being deformed over time.

Sidi Genius 10 Heel

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 313g
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Replaceable Sole Guards, Look Delta
Collection: Sidi Heel Cup
Material: Synthetic, Carbon composite sole

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