Interbike: It Must Be The (Tri) Shoes

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Sep 16, 2011
  • Updated Sep 19, 2011 at 12:17 PM UTC

Tri-specific shoes get lighter and more versatile for 2012.

Sidi T3.6

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Sidi has revamped their entire triathlon shoe line without changing the Italian company’s signature slim and snug fit. Their 2012 shoes are still built around the exact same lasts as the 2011 models, but the soles and uppers have been updated. Most notably, Sidi now offers soles with a cleat bolt pattern specifically for Speedplay pedals. Nearly all pedals other than Speedplays have a 3-bolt triangular pattern to attach the cleats to the shoes and until now Sidis have been constructed specifically for those cleats. Speedplay riders had to use an adapter plate to ride these fine Italian shoes. Sidi has now designed a sole platform specifically for Speedplay’s 4-bolt pattern along with help from Speedplay founder Richard Bryne. This shoe is called the T3.6 SP and it reduces stack height by 4mm, which means your back and head sit 4mm lower into the bike. It sells for $360 and will be out next month.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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