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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by lqgsrider, Nov 13, 2012.
I've been using Axo Prime for real dirt explorations on the small bike, and, in the past, used my street boots (Tourmaster) on the light DS on the big bike. That was until my rear caught some air, the wheel started coming ahead of me (airborne) and whacked the rear of my heel. What exactly hit I don't know, i just know I somehow managed to jerk the bike back to a forward pointing position before it landed. The heel hurt pretty bad for a few days.
I got A* Scouts shortly thereafter as my ADV boots. They loog good, support rather well, are comfortable for walking/hiking, are waterproof, and don't look like a spaceship gear when I go grab something to eat.
So far, they have been really good to me from 90F to 22F (hasn't been colder yet)
Heels are bleh imo.
Thermal sole's and /or warm (wool) socks. Prefer the thermal sole's as the socks make them somewhat too tight.
Similar to these
although looking at these
when i ride the dirt bike, im in my sidi crossfires< other than that i LOVE my gearne balanced oil boots!
Instantly comfortable, and i can wear them all day on or off the bike.
Watched the video (thanks for the link)....seem like a great pair of boots, a bit two-in-one.
I just bought a pair of Sidi Adventure Goretex boots from FC-Moto. I purchased them October 30 and they arrived yesterday. I didn't see an express air option when I purchased. There was only an option to ship DHL or UPS. From the research I did before buying, it seemed like UPS was faster, but more expensive, and a much higher chance of paying a customs fee. I went with DHL and wasn't charged any sort of customs (or handling or whatever) fee.
The total was $298 shipped. I can wait a couple or so weeks for savings like that.
I just ordered the same boots from them a few days after you did (November 1st), hopefully I will get mine in the next few days or at the latest the week after Thanksgiving. Can't beat the price and they were one of the only retailers that had my size (48 Euro) in stock and that includes the US retailers. Probably would have ordered from Biker-land.de as I have heard great things about them but they didn't have my size even listed.
Alpine Star Scout. I have put about 5000 miles on them, heavy rain(15mph, no visibility, getting blown off the road, rain), and worn them all day at work a time or two. They are comfortable, waterproof, warm(down to the upper 30s so far), and have a shin guard under the leather. $250
I just checked the FC-Moto site and the Sidi Adventure Gore Tex are $361 plus shipping, am I missing something or have prices jumped in the last few weeks?
I am also looking for a pair just like you and I am leaning toward getting these boots for myself. It's gotten lots of great reviews all over the internet and it's very affordable.
I love my Sidi Discovery boots. But I HATE(D) the steel toe guards.
So after some thought and careful deliberation i decided to just do it. Yep. I took them off.
Now I can walk normal and tip toe without fear of sliding.
Now I realize that my flat tracking career just ended. But I should have done this LONG ago.
The price you are quoting is including VAT, if you added the boot to your shopping cart and specify that you are in the USA it will subtract the 19%. They do look like they have gone up a little though, it just depends on the exchange rate I think. They are $325.91 shipped right this instant.
I have over 20,000 miles on my Sidi Adv Rain boots and absolutely love them!! Great fit for me and what I chose to ride down here to Central America. Many a wet day spent in Guatemala and not a drop penetrated those things. The squeaking is easy to take care of, just use some flour or starch on the areas that rub together and no more squeaking. Easy to walk in for the most part, after-all they are a motorcycle boot, easy to adjust if you wear heavy socks in winter (which I wear these boots in the winter also), and great traction for hiking. Great boot, highly recommend them!!
I ending up buying the Forma Adventure, $299 OTD including free shipping. So far I have over 400 miles on them and really like them. I have not ridden in the rain or off road yet but I will report back when I do. The fit and quality of the boots are excellent
Fantastic boot. OK protection, incredible comfort. I can comfortably walk in them.
I'm thinking about gettin the Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex, is their fit pretty true to size? I'm torn between buying through my motorcycle shop where I can try them on or looking for a bargain online.
support your local business' when you can............................
For me, they fit very true to size. In shoes I wear 10.5-11 depending on manufacturer. My feet are of normal width. I replaced my size 45 Alpinestars with a size 45 Sidi Adventure and it was perfect.
If you have a good motorcycle shop around you, it's always good to support them... But it's hard to argue with huge savings.
There are two motorcycle shops around me. Both are terrible. The customer service is atrocious and the prices are high. I only use them for my mandatory annual state safety inspections and to try things on before I buy them elsewhere.
Thanks. I wear 11 to 11.5 so I'd guess a 46 would be the right size.