Whilst unscrewing the buckles (for spare parts) and the cleats off these 10 - 12 year old Sidi shoes I got to thinking about the places, friends and effort they had seen. Sunshine, mud, sweat, kangaroos and thousands of kilometers of trails.
These Italian made shoes have been amazing - truly a bargain to get 10 years out of a pair of shoes.
I’ve replaced them with another pair, unfortunetly tehy aren’t made in Italy anymore (my first pair of Sidis that aren’t from the factory)….the buckle broke the first time I tried to ratchet them on!!!! People tell me I’ll get 3 years out of the new ones…how is that ecomonical? I’d gladly pay the extra 20-40% to get Italian made shoe that lasts 10 years,
Farewell good friends