These shoes were made for cycling. That may seem an oversimplification or statement of the obvious, but with so many footwear options out there, it can get a little noisy. The Sidi Genius Fit Women's Shoes are made for the lady who logs miles, who wants a well fitting shoe, and who maybe likes to look a little sporty, because, hey, these are Italian. The Genius Fits follow in the footsteps of the Genius 5, Sidi's long running road standby. The uppers are Technomicro, a synthetic leather, and the soles are a carbon reinforced nylon that manages to be stiff in the right spots, and flexible in the right spots, so you don't lose any power transfer, but you don't feel like you're pedaling on 2x4s, either.