While clothes make the man, shoes make the cyclist. And if you're riding in flimsy, uncomfortable shoes, scoot a little closer to the screen and read what we have to say. It's time for a change. A proper shoe increases your delivery of power and will keep you comfortable over a long day in the saddle. Also, contrary to popular belief, you don't need to spend a month's rent to get into a pair of beautiful Italian shoes. Basically, all that you need to step your shoe game up are the Sidi Tarus Shoes. Don't forget that your shoes serve a specific purpose when you're on the bike the transmission of power from your legs to the drivetrain. And in this event, rigidity is key. That's why Sidi uses a multi step system to ensure that your power output receives a minimal amount of dissipation through the interaction of the shoe and the pedal. So, to start, the sole of the Tarus shoes were made to be both stiff and durable. Using the newest iteration of the Millennium series, the Millennium 3 sole differs from its predecessors in its carbon infused construction. Whereas prior generations relied on a reinforced nylon matrix, the Millennium 3 infuses this matrix with carbon fiber. This process dramatically improves the overall stiffness of the shoe, while adding an enhanced level of durability. In fact, Sidi estimates that the new material is less susceptible to temperature extremes and wear, and accordingly, the soles are predicted to retain their rigidity levels over multiple seasons of use. Sidi also included a replaceable heel pad for the inevitable walks from the street to the espresso counter additional heel pads sold separate. For a secure fit, Sidi used a three strap, hook and loop closure system. This allows full adjustability that will stand the test of time. Sidi also added its signature heel cup to keep the foot in the perfect position on hard up strokes and while climbing out of the saddle. For comfort, the body of the shoe has been made from a synthetic le...