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Old 06-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #211
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Talking Canyon Gore-Tex

Just picked mine up from Iron Pony today. Had a little 200 mile ride home in them. Real comfortable right out of the box. Could still use a little break in though.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:57 AM   #212
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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.
Got some cheep sox & used em on a ~3.3k cruz to TX & AR. They feel mo betta.

But...1 day I had a serious 10/10 rain for many hours. When I took em off I prolly poured 6 oz outta each. WTF, they're sposed to be waterproof!!! Altho the wide top opening wasn't covered by rain gear so it might've got in thar. So we'll see after the next deluge.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:59 AM   #213
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Sidi Fusion Rain. Think they were $250 from Revzilla a year ago. Normally wear a 10.5 US, 45 in euro, same as Dainese. Fits good, though a bit wider would fit great. I wear them during rainy season (winter) here when it rains for like 4 months straight. Never leaked on me, I wear them under my pants so water doesn't run down the top. Zipper makes it easy to get in and out of, and they aren't too bad walking around in off the bike. They also haven't fallen apart on me like my Icon and Tourmaster boots have. Quality boot. Wearing Dainese Dyno's now for summer.

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Old 07-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #214
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Sidi Adventure failure...

NOT at all stoked on the Adventure boot. After just over a year and 15,000 miles this is what's going on with mine. My left boot is also failing but not quite as bad, but it's on it's way out too... I am working on getting them fixed under 'warranty'. Boots this expensive should EASILY last several years, not one or two...

Soles on both are toast as well. Hope to get them repaired but I am officially classifying these boots as junk.... I know I may be in the minority here but for the price you must be kidding me.

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #215
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Thought I would update. Boots back from sole performance. New stitching and much stiffer/harder compound soles.

Hopefully they last at least another year.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #216
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Sidi Discovery Rain, bought them in 2008 for 225.00 on Flee Bay, in the winterI wear them everyday to commute, plus another 15000-20000 km of road trips in various condition, just changed the metal toe protectors, sole is still in good shape, if a bit hot on very hot days, I have never been wet when under rain, or cold at -8 C. Will buy again maybe the adventure next
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #217
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I've had Discoverys now for several years and I absolutely love them.
I have always used them for off road.
The only problem:
Last year I had a bit of a disagreement with my bike about a ditch and ended up with a metal rod in my leg.
Sadly, the paramedic had to cut my boots...

I keep wondering if I had more of a motocross boot if things would have been different.
I'm considering getting the Crossfires for more protection.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:40 AM   #218
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Ref the Crossfire waterproof buddy uses ex army Gortex water proof socks/liners...says they work OK....just a cheap idea to explore?


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Old 08-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #219
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Love the Canyons

One year in and about 5000 miles and love them. Have not put the Gore-tex to the test yet tho. Great compromise between a pure street boot and a hard core adventure boot IMO
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #220
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Sidi Laguna 47 goretex/leather from for $145 (!!). They're sitting at the parcel service waiting for me to go pick them up. Sure hope they fit!
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:46 PM   #221
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Can't remember the model of mine. They resemble the Tour Gore boots. love them. I can walk around in them all day and they breathe. Best boots I have ever owned.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #222
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Sidi Canyons, pretty new shape, from an inmate for $175. I like them a lot, used them all winter and all summer, 8,000+ miles on them so far. Very comfortable for walking around, I actually climbed a small but technically interesting mountian with them in the spring (The soles grip rock REALLY well btw).

Have ridden through some pretty torrential rains for a couple of hours, and my feet were dry and toasty at the end.

Size is accurate with sneaker size. I like boots a bit roomy for thicker/double socks, but the work just as well with thin business socks.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:19 PM   #223
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New Chargers...will they give a little?

Hey folks,

I just got a brand new pair of Chargers in the mail today. I had spoken to one of the guys at Revzilla about sizing, because the pair of Vertigos I had were supposed to be my closest size (43/9.5 - I wear a size 9 shoe), but always felt too big.

The Revzilla salesman said that he always suggests a size smaller for the dirt bike boots. So I went with the 42 (8.5) based on his recommendation. The problem is, the left feels PERFECT, and the right makes my foot cramp a bit.

I know these are rigid boots (reason I bought them), but I'm wondering if you all think they will give just a hair. I just need a tiny bit of space for the right foot. I fear that if I returned them for the 9.5, the left would be too big, and maybe the right would be perfect

Obviously, this is all based on me just walking around the house - can't actually get out there and test them and then return them. I've taken them on/off a few times to see if my foot would relax - but the same type of discomfort returns.

I don't like the feeling of too big - but I certainly don't want to be cramping while on a long day of riding.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #224
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SIDI model: Canyons
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Price paid: $200
Type of use: Street
What you would change about them: Thicker leather at the shifter pad
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Sneaker size: 9 Wide
Sidi boot size: 43

I bought them used, which was my intent. I was looking for a pair which was a little tight for the original owner, with only a few months of use, hoping they would be a little broken in and stretched out. It worked out perfect for me. I only found one online article (out of many) that claimed Canyons were a little on the wide side, so that was my hope going in. When I ride into work, I dont bother changing into street shoes, they are that comfortable.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:04 AM   #225
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Great thread!

I need some advice regarding Sidi boots and this seems like the place to ask.

Due to a birth defect I've got 2 totally different sized legs from the knee down. Right side I have a large ankle area, but small calf due to lack of muscle on that side. Left side is normal, but I have a fireplug for a calf (20" around).

So I tried on some Canyon's the other day and they actually fit (yay!), but the velcro on the left side just barely closes. Are there any Sidi boots with more calf room?

Thank you very much.
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