Sidi has revealed the Shot, the Italian brand's new top-end racing shoe, just before the 2016 Tour de France gets underway

Always a favourite with cycling's biggest stars, Sidi has innovated once again with Shot, a new range-topping shoe that builds on the ever-popular Wire Carbon with a redesigned aerodynamic upper and central Tecno-3 dials that close the shoe symmetrically for an even better custom fit. Already spotted on the feet of Chris Froome at the Critérium du Dauphiné, the shoe is already pro-tested and approved.

The Shot's Microfibre TechPro upper features all the stylish design you'd expect from Sidi's more than 40 years at the top of the sport. Updates include striking new embossed graphics, which are designed to aid airflow around the shoe and increased venting above the toebox and the side of the shoe to keep feet cooler at the peak of summer racing.

Speaking of staying cool, the Shot uses the same Vent Carbon sole as the Wire Carbon, a beautifully finished 3K carbon checkerboard that balances performance-enhancing stiffness with engineered give in the toes to boost ergonomics. The sole also boasts a sliding vent at the toe, which allows riders to tailor their desired level of airflow through the underside of the toebox. The heel pad and toe guard are also replaceable should they wear thin.

Other details on the new Sidi Shot are scarce, so keep an eye out for more during the Tour, including UK release dates for this iconic new shoe.