The Sidi T3.6 Vent Carbon is the latest triathlon specific offering from the very well known cycling shoe manufacturer. We've definitely put in more than our fair share of miles in previous Sidi models, so we are pretty well versed in the Sidi department. In fact, we reviewed the previous version to this model, the T2.6 here.
The new version seems to pick up where the old version left off as far as quality is concerned. The most prominent feature is the Vent carbon sole, which is made in the same carbon factory
that builds parts for Ducati and Ferrari, so that automatically ensures the shoes will be fast, right? Seriously though, it is a good, stiff sole weighing in at 38g less than it's predecessor. The "vents" can be adjusted so that you can control air flow to help regulate the temperature for all season riding.
A view of the adjustable vents.
The Vent Carbon Sole also includes Sidi's replaceable heel pad.
Always nice to have reverse straps that open away from the drivetrain.
The upper is really nice and features a brushed interior and not many seams which makes sockless riding very comfortable. Our only issue is the "gap" between the straps where the shoe closes can be uncomfortable for sliding your foot in if you leave the bottom strap fastened, as we do for quick transitions. The shape of it seems to grab the skin on the top of your feet, or maybe we just have fat feet, but we have noticed a little struggle while trying to quickly slide our feet in.
The heel loop is a decent size, but we wouldn't mind if it were even a little bigger (that's what she said)
The very comfy interior of the T3.6
Look for our final review on the T3.6 Vent Carbon in the near future.