Profile of the Sidi Genius 10

Who is it for? The Sidi Genius 10 road cycling shoe is engineered for riders who plan on doing the following activities:

  • Training for competitions
  • Leisurely road rides
  • Tours


Adequately stiff soles. 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.

Replaceable heel pads. This pair features renewable Polyurethane heel pads for walkability. It also promotes longevity as traction can be refreshed, helping lengthen the shoe's lifespan.

Breathability. A vent pocket is provided for enhanced airflow and breathability.

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.


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

Lockdown. 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.

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

Prevents heel slip. 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 overtime.

Updates from its predecessor

The Sidi Genius 10 is the newest in the brand's ever-popular Genius range. This latest version updates the previous model's ratchet Velcro straps with Tecno 3 dials and Soft Instep 4 straps. Moreover, this pair now has a replaceable heel.

Nice to know

The components that are replaceable in the Sidi Genius 10 are the Tecno 3 system, Sot Instep 4 strap, and the heel pads.

Facts / Specs

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

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