The Sidi Level is tops in every way fit, appearance, quality and value. And if this is an entry level Sidi I can't imagine what the top shoes are like. I'm old, I don't race and I ride a classic Italian bike, so this shoe wasis worth every penny... the product is way better than expected.
After a crash last year, needed new shoes, bike, helmet, gloves, pants, shirt, glasses, even bottles were broken. These shoes were the right color, size, look and feel, most of all, a solid shoe as I ride a good deal. My foot, leg, hip, shoulder, all hurt. These shoes fit to size I think. Hold me as other SIDI's have done. I do like that it is a bit softer then my crashed shoes, just a bit, I need that. All in all, a great shoes, well made, style, performance you will feel first time out. SIDI makes shoes that last, can take a beaten (car crash), hold up very well.
I have logged about a 1000 miles on my gravel bike with these babies. Excellent power transfer with the sole and the footbed has not given me any hot spots. The dial retention system has been flawless, even with mud packed around them. The heel retention system seemed a little extreme until I tightened them down and low and behold it actually works. Keeps my heel solidly planted in the shoe without rub or constriction.