Sidi Dominator 7 Mountain Shoe
As the Genius is to road cycling, the Dominator is to mountain biking. Such is the Sidi cycling shoe universe. Built for rider comfort and long trail rides, the Dominator 7 carries the series forward. From the comfortable synthetic leather microfiber upper through the stiff yet practically flexible molded composite sole, the Dominator 7 delivers fit and performance that trail riders can appreciate, by cradling the foot, releasing excess heat and moisture, and transferring power to the pedal.
The heart of the classic Sidi feel is the super durable and supple Microfiber and Microtech Mesh upper. With anatomic cues where retention and power distribution is required and mesh ventilation to allow air in and escape it, taking moisture and heat with it. The materials are also highly water resistant so the shoes can dry quickly, and reduce the risk of fabric damage and mold growth. The Sidi reinforced heel cup, essential to the function and popularity of recent Dominator shoes, anchors the heel in place, reducing chance of slippage, and ensuring effective power transmission on the upstroke. Closure is from a three strap system, the best in the the business. The fore and mid foot straps are High Security Velcro, and feature plastic polymer tooth engagement segments sewn into the strap which hold and maintain your strap placement perfectly, as the polymer teeth won't allow the Velcro to stretch and pull under high exertion levels.
The upper strap carries the Sidi Soft Instep 2 pad, which distributes force and pressure over a wider area, eliminating specific pressure points. The large pad also give the sensation of greater hold. The anchor portion is an adjustable tooth-edge strap that allows you to center the pad over the top of your foot. A ratcheting strap is an individual part, sliding through an anchor in the Soft Instep 2 structure, and fits into the Caliper Buckle ratchet system. The Caliper Buckle and Strap can be replaced, as can the Soft Instep 2 pad, which is one reason why Sidi shoe users enjoy long shoe life and consistent performance.
While carbon fiber soles for mountain shoes are great for XC racing, Sidi firmly believes they are too stiff for most riding experiences and the Dominator 7 carries their nylon composite Competition Sole with an integrated traction lug system. The must flex when off the bike, while portaging, hike-a-bike, or simply just at the trailhead. The internal design and ribbing of the sole prevents the longitudinal flex that robs you of pedaling power. Reinforcement across the cleat mounting area and metatarsal zones prevents undue flex from the compact 2-bolt SPD-style pedal/cleat systems. The integrated lugs may not be replaceable but they are both firm enough for long-term use, but offer enough grip and hold for hard or rocky zones. The sole is also built up under the toe area, where Sidi's cleats or spikes can be mounted for additional traction, especially for soft surface or muddy conditions.
Fit and durability features, as well as attention to detail have been hallmarks of Sidi's success for years, and the company set the standards that nearly every other shoe company aims for. The fit is considered a "regular fit", which intended to be a D-width in European shoes, but tends to feel a bit narrower, especially in the toe for North American's. Still the slipper-like fit, excellent power transfer, longevity, and striking design continually positions Sidi as a market leader. The Dominator 7 is the perfect shoe for the all-afternoon trail rider who lists fit, comfort, and durability at the top of their shoe preferences. And yet you don't have to sacrifice performance in the process. That is what makes Sidi such a respected and revered brand. The style and cool logo are included.
- Supportive, durable MTB shoe built for longevity, comfort, and performance
- Competition Sole is molded for strength, power transfer, walkability
- Integrated tread lugs optimal for long-term use, grip and traction
- Microfibra Microtech upper features microfiber synthetic and mesh materials
- Soft Instep 2 closure is anatomic with a soft, thermo-formed EVA pad that distributes pressure evenly over the instep area, is adjustable for centered fit
- Two High Security Velcro straps secure the fore and mid foot, and the replaceable Caliber Buckle and Strap ratchets the Soft Instep 2 into place
- Sidi Heel Cup helps to anchor ankle, preventing slippage and heel lift
- Sidi Standard foam insole is thin, reduces friction, conforms to last and foot
- Designed for 2-bolt SPD MTB pedal/cleat systems, with alignment marking
- Studs for mounting cleats or spikes for soft or muddy conditions
- Sizes: 40-47, with half size options
- Colors: Black, Black/Red
- Made in Italy