Sidi launches “lightest ever” Sixty shoe to celebrate 60th birthday

Italian manufacturer claims the Sixty is its lightest shoe ever — and Tour winner Egan Bernal is already using it

To mark its 60th birthday, Sidi – manufacturer of some of the finest Italian disco slippers – has announced the Sidi Sixty shoe, which is claimed to be its “lightest ever performance shoe”, though no actual weight has so far been announced.

Available to purchase from January 2020, the shoe will cost £330.

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It features a TechPro (a microfibre PU material) upper, an updated heel cup and a full 3k carbon sole. The Sixty also uses a proprietary, single dial closure system dubbed “Tecno-4” and a small velcro forefoot strap to adjust the fit.

The TechPro upper, described as “exquisite” by Sidi, is made in Italy. It’s said to be eco-friendly and also offers a “high level of water resistance along with an anti-mould treatment”, in the words of Sidi.

Sidi says this is combined with nylon mesh panels, that “aid breathability and creates an ideal microclimate inside the shoe, helping to keep your shoes fresh”.

The vents on the sole are also said to be adjustable, with the use of a screwdriver, to allow for more or less ventilation. Sidi says this feature makes the Sixty “perfect for four-season use”.

Lightweight shoes for heavyweight names

Sidi claims the Sixty already has a number of fans in the professional peloton, with multiple Grand Tour podium finisher, Rigoberto Urán, already using them in competition.

Egan Bernal, winner of the 2019 Tour de France, is also said to be a fan. He has apparently chosen a golden pair that appear to not be available to Joe Public, who will have to make do with black, blue, red or white.

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A video that showcases some of the Sixty’s key features, with a suitably dramatic soundtrack and lighting style, has also been released.