I found the fit on the Epic for some reason loose in the heal the SD15 has a better fit . I think Sidi missed out on this shoe as the sole to chunky I think Shimana shoe ME 501 has a better sole and stiffer shoe for hiker biker Enduro type riding.
Sidi shoes speak for themselves so I will focus more on Action Athlete Supply. I was a little skeptical that this was a legitimate source. Part of that was due to the prices being so phenomenal. So I placed an order. The processing and shipping was super quick. Within a day or two I had tracking information and received my package shortly thereafter. The packages are sent from the USA and the turn-key process from order to delivery was less than a week.. Greatly appreciate these folks. I will be a return customer.
I wanted a trail shoe that was more robust sole than a gum sole yet offered stiffness of a cycle shoe. These fit the bill pretty well. So far it's been a bit of a learning process working with them on flat pedals, but the lesson is teaching me better overall pedal positioning ... with some shin scratches as negative reinforcement for mistakes.
Sidi Epic MTB Shoes
The SIDI MTB EPIC is an excellent shoe for non-serious MTB riding and non-serious road riding. (For those who are serious road or mountain riders, refer to SIDI's shoe line-up for each of these specific activities.). I've been using this model for about a year and the shoe is excellent for riding (Shimano cleat compatible shoes) and getting off the bike to walk lengthy distances on cement or pavement surfaces without the worry of wearing down the soles. As with all SIDI bicycling shoes, the materials and manufacturing are flawless. I also use a few other different SIDI mountain bike shoes (with the sole replacement system) but have to be cautious of walking on extremely hard surfaces as the sole lugs are designed for softer surfaces like gravel and dirt soil. This is not an issue with the EPIC shoe.