Sidi has been crafting cycling shoes for the better part of the last century, so the Italian brand knows when to innovate and when to retain its classic design features that simply can't be improved upon. The brand ensures comfortable efficiency on the trails with its Sidi Duran LTD Euro Edition Mountain Bike Shoes, which use reliable, proven technology to offer access to quality Italian cycling shoes with many of the same features as Sidi's higher end models all at a more entry level price. Sidi constructs the Duran's uppers with synthetic leather, which provides the secure, wrap like fit that the brand is known for and resists damage from the elements you'll encounter on the trails. Mesh panels are then added throughout the uppers to keep the shoes breathable, and you're able to fine tune the fit across the top of the foot quickly from the saddle with three hook and loop straps. By giving you the ability to adjust each area of the shoe independently with three different straps, the likelihood of hot spots and pressure points is reduced dramatically, and the padded tongue further works to reduce pain and numbness across the instep of your foot. To ensure you have efficient power transfer whether you're navigating tight switchbacks or pedaling hard over the crux of a hill, Sidi reinforces the entire heel area of the Duran, providing a rigid platform that eliminates slippage and stays secure throughout your ride. Further addressing power transfer, the shoes feature a lugged nylon composite mountain bike sole for equal parts stiffness and vibration absorption. For the times when you and your bike come across tough terrain, the shoes also provide space to add two toe spikes for additional grip.