The Sidi Five XC shoe builds on the success of the Dominator Fit by offering a shoe built on the same platform but adds a rubber toe guard and Vernice-finished upper for a few dollars more. Consider the Five XC to be a slightly upgraded Dominator Fit.
The Five XC upper is constructed of Sidi's proprietary Tecnomicro fabric. This synthetic leather upper is thin, breathable, extremely stretch resistant and durable. Venting is accomplished with mesh inserts. A low profile caliper buckle and two Velcro provide precise closure. The durable Sidi Caliper buckle has a two-way ratchet for easy on-bike adjustment with incremental tightening and loosening. The adjustable Soft Instep Closure System and padded tongue eliminate pressure points.
At the bottom of affairs we find Sidi's MTB Competition sole. It is a nylon based sole that offers a great blend of stiffness with some flex propose-built into the very front of the shoe to make walking over debris an easier task. Believe it or not, Sidi makes a few one-offs of their top range MTB shoes with this sole at the bequest of some of their sponsored Pros due to the perfected balance of stiffness-compliance. Soft tread is bonded to the sole for grip and there are two threaded holes that will accept toe spikes.