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Old 03-19-2012, 08:18 PM   #196
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New Adventure Gortex owner here.

Absolutely the best boots and most comfortable boots I have ever owned in 35 years of riding.

The Adventure gortex are all leather. I like all leather.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #197
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Strada Rains

I picked up some Strada Evo Rains (discontinued?) off craigslist for $100 in like-new condition. The waterproofing is impenetrable even after hours very heavy rain. The toe-boxes seem awfully tight -- long enough just not very tall -- which leads to numb toes by the end of longer rides in the cold. Besides that they're comfortable enough for walking in all day long and low profile enough to slip under pants and wear for work. Very good value overall.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:19 AM   #198
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Jest got some Fusion Rain [$180] from the good guys at New Enuf. 46 seems ok for my usual size 11.5 E. Used em on my ride to Trailerweek. They're a bit toasty, don't seem to breathe much & got un-comfy after only ~ a mile of hoofin round. Prolly need to break em in some more & git thinner/higher sox.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #199
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Sidi Adventure non-goretex....cuz leather dont breath at least at the same rate that goretex does! Add plastic over top of that leather and you have your self a layer of goretex laid up next too a solid wall. So whats the point in goretex boots again. Let the comments fly for all you guys that paided all that money for them but I never have wet feet.

Wax (SnoSeal) is all you need and the regular boots are water proof. Had a bike stuck in a creek a few month ago and it took us about an hour to get it out. I was in the water the entire time and my feet where dry.

43.5 street size in 9.5
on and off road use
I ride everyday and they are good to go after a year of heavy use.
I went all the way to Alaska and back from Virginia and it rained for almost the entire trip they did really well.
A little soft for all day standing but a shit load better on the feet then all out MX boots.
Great protection, rubber on soles is a little soft, wish they had used a harder compound.
They squeak when you walk and it seems to drive some people crazy I use them for riding not walking!
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #200
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Just got the Adventure Gore-Tex. Little uncomfortable at the moment. First day wearing them.

I think I'm gonna have to adjust my shift lever too.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #201
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Any good solution for the Adventure's squeak?
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #202
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Any good solution for the Adventure's squeak?
A little spray silicone lubricant.

Works on the Crossfires, anyway.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #203
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A little spray silicone lubricant.

Works on the Crossfires, anyway.
+1

Use it on my Crossfires, used it on my Discovery Rain's and now on my Adventure Gore-Tex.

The Adventure Gore-Tex is the best boot I've worn in 44yrs of riding.

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Old 03-22-2012, 05:58 AM   #204
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Adventure GTX's

Awesome Boots!
Paid too much for them, but love them too much...am I sick, or what?
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They Squeak! Making sneaking around nearly impossible!
Gore-Tex, who the F don't love Gor goodies!
Change, Price...Come On SIDI< Buying them made me feel like a woman with a hardcore shoe addiction, fair price $500

Riding Daily with them as my principal boot, rode ALL winter up here in Maine, well only when roads clear and dry, but rode every month this year here in Maine!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #205
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Awesome Boots!
Paid too much for them, but love them too much...am I sick, or what?
Motorcycle Superstore
They Squeak! Making sneaking around nearly impossible!
Gore-Tex, who the F don't love Gor goodies!
Change, Price...Come On SIDI< Buying them made me feel like a woman with a hardcore shoe addiction, fair price $500

Riding Daily with them as my principal boot, rode ALL winter up here in Maine, well only when roads clear and dry, but rode every month this year here in Maine!
The high price isn't Sidis fault, blame the US. Buying them from a German vendor brings the price down less than the ADV Rains and delivery is just a week.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:42 AM   #206
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A little spray silicone lubricant.

Works on the Crossfires, anyway.
Thanks, I'll try that.

I've had my my Adventures for an year now. Great, great boots. Confortable, very protective (more so than many low price MX boots) and really water proof. My only problem is the squeak, the infernal squeak...
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #207
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Ordered Sidi Laguna Gore tex from Motorcyclegear for $235 on closeout. Anyone have these? I'm just a street/ST rider
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:03 PM   #208
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Adventure gortex. Yeah I probably paid too much but......I do like them!
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:59 PM   #209
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Sidi adventure goretex: I love them, I have large calves and they have enough adjustment for me, last summer to try them out I walked through a lake to almost above my boots but my feet were bone dry and stayed that way, their absolutely comfortable, great for walking in and when they started to squeak I just use waterproofing grease and that fixes the noise. You Yanks absolutely amaze me, you can buy them from Dualsport Plus in Canada for $489.99CDN (always have been able to) but you have no idea, you never check north of your border for anything
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #210
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Does wearing a gaiter in the crossfires or similar make them somewhat waterproof? I want to replace my TCX Infinities eventually with something that will protect my foot and ankle a little better.

[No complaints about the TCX Infinity, great boot, cheapest goretex boot you can get I think, fits good, just want some more protection eventually. Maybe I should just machine an over the boot brace for my ankle some day. ha.]

Is there a reason to go with the charger over the crossfire?
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