This summer Sidi has a new, more sustainable DZero version of their top Shot 2 road & MTB Tiger 2 SRS mountain bike shoes. Covered in typography of inspirational quotes & inside jokes from Sidi founder Dino Signori, the shoes get all of the best Sidi tech, wrapped up in a flashy new upper made from repurposed industrial waste.
Sidi Shot 2 DZero eco road shoes
In recent years Sidi has gone ultralight and limited edition with their pared-back 60th-anniversary Sixty road shoes. But when pro cyclists are looking for the ultimate in comfort, fit & performance, they still fall back to the ever-so-slightly heavier Shot 2. There they get two of Sidi’s long-proven Tecno-3 Push Flex wire dial adjusters centered out of the way over the tongue, a superlight & stiff vented carbon sole, Reflex adjustable heel retention & fixed heel stiffener, plus SRS replaceable heel & toe tread lugs.
What’s new… is the eco-friendly DZero upper – in white with black text on the road.
Under all that half Italian/half Venetian slang emblazoned across the shoes is a new upper made of pre-consumer recycled content, repurposed industrial waste that Sidi turns back into a tough but lightweight synthetic upper with all the performance of their regular microfiber material. The upper also gets finished with a “Bio Veg” resin made of cornstarch that protects the shoes. And inside, the insole combines natural cotton with 95% recycled polyurethane.
The shoes also now get FSC-certified packaging with only vegetable dyes. And Sidi says everything from the upper to the box they come in is now 100% recyclable.
If you want to know more about what Dino Signor’s joking comments to both athletes and Sidi employees mean before you buy a pair of shoes you can’t quite read, Sidi has a blog post explaining the in-joke phrase meanings…
Sidi MTB Tiger 2 Carbon eco mountain bike shoes
Like the Shot 2, the standard Tiger 2 gets a DZero eco upper upgrade too, just in more mountain bike-appropriate Sage green. Here you get 2 Sidi Tecno-3 Push Flex wire dials across the tongue, the light & stiff MTB SRS Carbon Ground sole with replaceable tread blocks & replaceable cleat plate, Reflex adjustable heel retention & fixed heel stiffener, plus rubber toe protector.
Sidi Shot 2 / Tiger 2 DZero – Pricing & Availability
Both new DZero road & MTB shoes are officially available from October 2022, but you can likely pester your local dealer bike shop to get a pre-order in ahead of time. And while pricing hasn’t been officially announced for the made-in-Italy cycling shoes, we expect they will be near the standard 400€ Shot 2 & 410€ Tiger 2, if maybe just a bit more pricey.