Sidi Adventure Rain Boot

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Snowbound, May 12, 2011.

  1. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I ride roads for the most part . My 1150 GS takes me down gravel roads and fireroads .
    I have been wearing Combat Llights since they came out .I rode Rampart and went down doing a U-turn .
    No problems ,but I thought about my ankles ,and decided that I needed more protection .
    The Sidi Adventure Rain boot arrived today . Fit is good . I will walk the dog a mile or so .Maybe tomorrow I will actually ride with the boot .
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  2. hoagy

    hoagy Let's go already

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    I have had theses boots for a year now, love 'em. For riding. I find them OK If your just standing around for a bit. But if you gotta do some walking, they are noisy and, well they are riding boots, not walking boots. But good choice. I hope you like them too!

    Hoagy
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  3. Pardus

    Pardus Been here awhile

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    Mine fit well too and I'm happy with them overall. The small toe on my left foot was a little sore after the first ride in them but I think they're breaking in. They squeak like crazy.
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  4. Fiddlestix

    Fiddlestix Leapin' Lizard

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    Yea..I wear mine to work and change when I get to my desk. You can hear me squeaking to my desk a mile away.. :rofl The are comfortable though.

    Dave
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  5. August West

    August West Wharf Rat

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    Love mine, if I leave my earplugs in the squeaking isn't as noticeable! :rofl
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  6. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Please insert title here

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    I love mine, but I can not complete my "Sneaky Ninja" training with them. . .

    Everyone at work knows when I get in and when I leave. I hear calls from the other side of walls, cubes, etc, though I have my earbuds in so I just ignore them ;-)

    I think there is a thread around here somewhere with a cure for the squeak, silicon spray I think.

    Oh yeah, I threw out the insoles that came with them and put in some super duper Dr Scholls gel pads and they are very comfortable.
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  7. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Whats the differnce bewteen these and the Gore-tex version besides the obvious?
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  8. August West

    August West Wharf Rat

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    I believe the non Gore-Tex boots are Lorica and the Gore-Tex boots are leather. Other than that and the membrane I believe that's it.
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  9. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    Also waterproof vs water resistant maybe the most important difference
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  10. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I switched out the insoles .I am on my third day walking around in them . I have about a hundred in town miles on the motorcycle .There may be a learning curve envolved in figuring out how to shift the GS with any finesse . So far so good .
    I was tempted by the Goretex version .I have some Irish Setter work boots with Goretex that have kept my feet dry in some extended powerwashing situations (much better than sweating in rubber boots which are waterproof ) .But the Goretex lined boots are a luxury that doesn't fit my budget just now .
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  11. MacG

    MacG Been here awhile

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    I've had mine for over a year now, love em. The squeak is the only negative and I can live with that. Mine are the non-Gore tex version. Whether riding in rain or standing in water,they have kept my feet 100% dry.
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  12. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    I've got the Gore-Tex version. Very comfortable boots...but the squeak usually draws comments from all those around me! Well worth the money IMHO.
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  13. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Aside from importing the boot is there any rumors that the Gore-Tex version will ever make it to the US?
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  14. Bluuk

    Bluuk Adventurer

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  15. JGE

    JGE Adventurer

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    ^^You can already buy the Gore-Tex version from many retailers in NA. The big thing with importing them is a much better price. I just bought myself a pair of Gore-Tex ones from a place in Germany for $375 shipped. Much better than the $550 I have been seeing for them online in NA.

    http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/10207048 is where I bought mine.
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  16. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Nice price. I wear a size 10 U.S. Do the boots run big or small? I assume a size 44 will be equivalent to a 10 here in the U.S.?
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  17. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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  18. ERU

    ERU Adventurer

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    Are those boots in any version 100% waterproof ?
    To be very clear can you stay in a creek with your feet dry? Ofcource the height of water shoud be smaller than the boot.
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  19. Yosemite4

    Yosemite4 Ride, hike or die.

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    How are the Sidi Rain Boots holding up for the long run, say 60,000+ miles/4 years? I have a pair of Canyon Explorers, that were super comfortable but got pretty fatigued on the uppers after 62k.

    How is the comfort and waterproofness after 30,000k?
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  20. ntm1973

    ntm1973 Been here awhile

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    I have the non-goretex version and they are waterproof enough to stand in a creek but they are hot and even with proper socks, your feet will get pretty sweaty.
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