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Old 05-29-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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SIDI boot wearing people, check in!

Since there seems to be a lot of people wearing SIDI boots...

Can you post which model of SIDI you wear.
Where you bought them from?
Price paid?
What type of use?
Pros?
Cons?

What you would change about them?
And if possible a picture of your SIDI?

What size sneaker do you usually wear and what size boot did you get?

Reason why I'm asking, I'm about a week from buying a boot and leaning towards the SIDI Charger Boots.
They will be for DP use...

Thanks!

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Old 05-29-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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Sidi Vertigos
Paid $180 for them, barely used.
Used on track and on street.
I love the feel of these boots. They're like vaginas for your feet.

I so want a set of Crossfires for my off-road boots.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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Sidi Vertigos
Paid $180 for them, barely used.
Used on track and on street.
I love the feel of these boots. They're like vaginas for your feet.

I so want a set of Crossfires for my off-road boots.
You mean they are wet and sticky?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #4
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Sidi Vertigos
Paid $180 for them, barely used.
Used on track and on street.
I love the feel of these boots. They're like vaginas for your feet.

I so want a set of Crossfires for my off-road boots.
+1 on the Vagina/foot interface with SIDI's.

Ive a few pair here.

one pair old SIDI adventure boots,never be sold,still work great since 2003.

One pair heavy waterproof SIDI touring boots,VERY COMFY.

One pair ventilated sportbike SIDI's,sure enough they let air in.

One pair Crossfires,best dirt boots ever.Water does not flow into these boots during creek crossings.

One pair of SIDI road bicycle shoes,fit like gloves,flow good air.

One pair SIDI Mt Bike shoes,simple and light.

Why wear crap?
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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If you were to choose between the Crossfire SRS and the Adventure Gore-Tex which would you get?

These are the two I am trying to decide between. My delima is I have large calves (19") and wear a 43. Researching I am almost 100% sure the Crossifre's will fit but not sure about the Adventures. I am getting back into adventrue/dirt riding and want something that has good water proof/resistant aspects.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:35 AM   #6
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If you were to choose between the Crossfire SRS and the Adventure Gore-Tex which would you get?

These are the two I am trying to decide between. My delima is I have large calves (19") and wear a 43. Researching I am almost 100% sure the Crossifre's will fit but not sure about the Adventures. I am getting back into adventrue/dirt riding and want something that has good water proof/resistant aspects.

CROSSFIRE'S. hands down.

1. sole replacement.
2. almost all the other parts are replaceable
3. the hinge works, feels "broken in" the first time you wear them.
4. best foot/ankle protection! i've had my bike land on my foot in get offs more than once, and walked (limped) away. should of been broken.
5. great customer service http://www.motonation.com/ (their U.S. distributors)
i had called in desperation for a circlip for the hinge and a few screws for the sole right before a huge 2 day ride that was coming up in a week. i called MotoNation and the guy was super cool, they sent me the few replacement parts for FREE with NEXT DAY shipping for NO CHARGE! no one does that. great customer service!
6. i've had mine for 2 years of riding hardcore off road, mud, sand, snow, rain, creek crossings, rocks, dunes, street, singletrack etc etc and they are still going strong. just had to replace the sole. i ride with Pro Moto Billet pegs.http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23 so they tear up my soles.

the Adventure Goretex don't last. maybe 1 year. i've had 2 of my friends have theirs FAIL right past the 1 year warranty. they basically fall apart at the seams, and the soles take a beating. and they are not 100% waterproof.

the Crossfires keep the water out to a certain point, but if you are in a 3+ foot deep creek or in a torrential downpour, your feet will get wet.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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Discovery Rain, got 'em near new for $100 1.5 years ago, over time have replaced all the nails in the toe pieces with screws, part of one toe piece got ripped off, great boots, will buy another pair soon. The 4 buckle MX boots on the right were stored in the attic since the late 1990s, all the plastic/rubber deteriorated and crumbled, they were always uncomfortable as hell anyway. Thinking about trying to repair them with some baseball shin guards for the uppers, the lowers are still in good shape.

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:03 AM   #8
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Nice Simile

Originally Posted by Yossarian™
Sidi Vertigos
Paid $180 for them, barely used.
Used on track and on street.
"I love the feel of these boots. They're like vaginas for your feet".

I so want a set of Crossfires for my off-road boots.



First time I've seen this posting. Thanks "Yossarian" for the hilarious comparison--I laughed, but agreed wholeheartedly.

I"ve ridden in Sidi On Road Goretex for years. Originally, I bought them for the Dempster Highway. There's is nothing like getting into the On-Roads in the morning and anticipating the day's ride. It's a totally secure and snug feeling, second only to "Yossarian's simile".

Thanks for the laugh!!
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:47 PM   #9
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SIDI Discovery
dont recall were but it was a online store.
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left boot has small leak at seam to sole area, emailed sidi and have no reply after 2 weeks.
But I love the boots.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:07 PM   #10
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Sidi Canyon.
$300.00
The main reason I got them was because I wanted a good DP boot for easy riding like fire and service roads and was waterproof. I rarely encounter water while riding, but I like them because I often get off the bike and hike around and wanted somethin I could walk through streams and stuff with.

They are very comfortable but they feel a little spacious for me, but I guess thats a plus for when I need to wear thicker socks as I havnt used them in the cold yet.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:18 PM   #11
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Also Sidi Canyon.

Bought mine from the US distributor, Motonation, http://www.motonation.com/store/pc/v...p?idCategory=7

New Enought also sells them with free shipping, http://www.newenough.com/boots/water...cle_boots.html
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:18 PM   #12
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Vertebra ll Tepor. Good boots and are waterproof.

$250 ? 10.5-47. I've had them 7-8 years

I wear a shorter boot most of the time now on trips but like them for local riding
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:26 PM   #13
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Sidi Onroad, new enough, $225, 43/9.5, wear 9.5 sneaker. Great boots, seriously waterproof!

Sidi Raptor $35 ADVfleamarket, 43/9.5, Awesome boot with great protection and comfortable enough to walk in.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bbasso
Since there seems to be a lot of people wearing SIDI boots...

Can you post which model of SIDI you wear.
Where you bought them from?
Price paid?
What type of use?
Pros?
Cons?

What you would change about them?
And if possible a picture of your SIDI?

What size sneaker do you usually wear and what size boot did you get?

Reason why I'm asking, I'm about a week from buying a boot and leaning towards the SIDI Charger Boots.
They will be for DP use...

Thanks!
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Pros: They fit like an old pair of shoes.
Cons: I have big calves. They need a little more material so the boot closes up all the way.

See "Cons".
Size 13 normal. Size 13 US or 48 EU boots.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:02 PM   #15
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+2 Canyon

All day comfort
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