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Old 10-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #226
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Have you considered buying the boots that fit, and taking them to a first rate cobler to have them modified?
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #227
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I have thought about that, appreciate you mentioning it though. I suspect the way I'll need to go is to get the Canyons and have an extension made for the velcro section.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #228
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Sole repair - Vertebrae II

I've got a 8 yr old pair of Vertebras that have need of new soles. I bought replacements here:

I haven't taken them to a cobbler yet as there aren't any where I live, but the size 46 sole is approx 3/8" too short for my size 46 boot. I'm guessing that these stretch as they are pounded in place by the cobbler, but I'd suggest anybody else ordering replacements go up a size and trim back the excess (if there is any).
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #229
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Another Adventure Gortex fan

Bought them online and couldn't be happier. Rain, mud etc don't phase them. Have been comuting in them as well and they are super comfortable once broken in a little.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:16 AM   #230
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Sidi Crossfires in black 8/10 from me

Ive had them so far about 2 years with no problems at all ,


Dont leak
Very good ankle support
Very tuff material used
Still look new after a clean
Light in weight
Souls still very good


They sqeek like mad ive tryed most things GT85 furiture polish ect ect
Pretty bulky
The steel toe caps wear quick and fall off

I had a pair of Sidi Couries boot for over 20'000 miles they was also great so i upgraded
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:02 PM   #231
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Discovery Rain Boots

After 3 weeks in Ecuador and Bolivia

After a $ 3.00 sidewalk polish in Quayaquill

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Old 10-23-2012, 05:45 AM   #232
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Sidi: Fusion Air (summer riding): Purchased from (now $200
Sidi: Starda Rains (cooler/wet riding): Purchased from (now $225

Sidi: Crossfire SR: Purchased from ( now) $345
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:54 AM   #233
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Adventure Rains
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Adv Touring
Pros...Best boots I have ever owned.
Cons....A little warm when it is over 100 deg out....squeaky

Size 45 same as my Astars....11's I think for the sneakers

Driving rains storms they have never leaked, mostly on road about 16k miles....but when off road they are stout with enough traction in the tread to push a Super Tenere!
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #234
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Aerostitch Combat Tourers by SIDI. Got them used, re-soled and replaced the velcro with buckles.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #235
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JeffMorse asks:

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?
This thread is way too long to read, so this might have been mentioned before . Sidi makes a "mega" boot in several models. These have considerably more calf room. I know the "mega" is available in the Vertigo boot.. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #236
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Sidi Discovery Rains here....

They fit like a glove, and were broken in by the time I got to the back door. I can wear them hours on end with ease. There have been times when I've come home from a ride and didn't take them off for a couple hours after I got home.....because I forgot I was wearing boots! They are that comfortable.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:57 AM   #237
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Adventure Gore-tex
Adv Touring, Fire roads
Pros: Warm, waterproof, comfortable, good protection
Cons: Large toe box, limited feel

I also have a pair of crossfire's which I think have much better feel and of course protection. Never tested the crossfires in the rain though and the thought of soggy feet makes me wear them less than the adventures.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:30 AM   #238
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Sidi B2 Gore-Tex, a sport-touring boot. Most of my riding is on the street and I really like them. Has Toe sliders that can be replaced when they get worn down and relatively light and easy to walk in. Waterproof. I think I paid $220 for them.

I had the Strada model before and also a fine boot but no sliders so the leather (lorica) got scuffed up over time.

When I lived in Denver and was doing more dirt, I had Discoveries but never liked the soles. Also, very hard to walk comfortably in. Ended up going with Aerostich combat lites (made by Sidi) with the wedge sole. Once broken in, they were a great road/dirt combo boot.

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Old 10-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #239
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Sidi Crossfire MX boot. Not as comfortable as an adventure boot; stiff, squeak, not good for walking. However, after going down and pinned under a fully laden KTM 990, the weight of the bike resting on my boot, with no injury at all, I will take the discomfort for the protection.

Bought in Australia, $600, Mar 2011.
bikeless no longer! welcome home, 2011 KTM 990 Adventure!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:59 PM   #240
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Love my Sidi Adv Rain Boots. Only a few rides to break in. Started to lose my mind over the squeeking but found that rubbing them down with mink oil cured the squeek. Best boots I've owned by far.
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