If you've been keenly waiting for the chance to buy the very same Sidi shoes that Chris Froome races in, now is your chance: the first pair has just landed with distributor Saddleback. It proudly shared this photo on Instagram earlier this morning.
The shoes favoured by Tour de France winner Chris Froome are Sidi's Wire Carbon model. They're the Italian company's top-of-the-range shoe model with a £300 price tag. Froome's shoes are the same as those regular shoes, just finished in the same light blue colour that he raced in all last season. They'll be available late January 2016.
What you get is a shoe with a stiff and light carbon fibre sole with a Microfibre Performa Tech Pro upper and Sidi's own Techno-3 system, comprising two dials, along with a larger ratchet strap at the top. Chris can tailor the fit of the shoes further with an adjustable heel retention device, and the heel pads are replaceable should he wear them out. Though we doubt he walks very far in his shoes.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.