I've been riding with a pair of Alpinestars shoes, but they're really only good for abrasion protection, and I'd like something that's going to provide some 'crush' protection and better ankle support.
I'm looking at a few now, but let me know if I should consider others.
Alpinestars SMX 5 (Maybe SMX 3)
Dianese TR-Course Out
I'd like something I can walk in, if I do ride around on the weekends I don't normally change shoes going to the store or out for food or whatever.
I hadn't looked at TCX, but would check them out if there were positive opinions on those as well.
Agree with others that Sidi tend to run narrow - I have three pair of different Sidi's so here goes:
Fusion Rain - pretty nice actually for wearing day to day. They don't have too much ankle support and they do not have replaceable pieces so once the shifter patch or anywhere else wears out they're done.
Cobra - more ankle support than the Fusion. They're comfortable enough that I've worn them through an entire work day, but I don't recommend it regularly. They've got replaceable toe sliders and heel guards which is nice (if I was grinding them off on the street
) but they definitely have more protection than the Fusion.
ST Air - track boots only, at least for me. They squeak like crazy when I walk through the office so they're kind of distracting and annoying, and they're not all that comfortable. They're totally adjustable and make you feel like Ironman so I love the protection, but they're not great (in my opinion) if you're going to be walking around much.
And lastly, they're all just about too narrow for me - I think I have a pretty average foot width, so if you think you need something wider then a TCX would probably fit better.