Sidi are well known for making excellent cycling shoes and the Dominator 5 Pro Lorica mountain biking shoes are no exception. Weighting around 370g per shoe they are not the lightest but feel light enough.Made from Lorica synthetic leather, without any mashes, these shoes provide enough protection from chilly winds and are great autumn, early winter / spring shoes depending on what kind of socks you use them with. They are also water repellent and quite breathable, so sweaty feet will not be an issue.
The Competition Sole made from nylon is super stiff and provides an excellent power transfer but makes walking a bit tricky, on rocks and smooth surfaces these shoes can be quite slippery. The spikes are optional and can be purchased additionally. They are compatible with all two bolt mountain bike cleats.
The soft instep closure system distributes the pressure evenly over the arch area and it adjustable from both sides. The tongue is padded for extra comfort and the SL buckle system allows you to micro adjust the tightness of the shoes.
The Sidi Dominator 5 Pro Lorica MTB shoes are an excellent choice for riders who do not want to use overshoes in the transition period from summer shoes to real winter shoes. The only downside is their price, around 200 EUR, which makes them expensive but in my opinion worth their money.
Pros: Well made, durable, comfortable, breathable, light, stiff sole