SIDI boot wearing people, check in!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bbasso, May 29, 2009.

  1. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    Sidi Crossfire, exelent protection, bit stiff, hopefully will loosen with wear. 300 euro, so, not cheap.
  2. August West

    August West Wharf Rat

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    Paid full price last year, $375 from Rev-Zilla. Love 'em happy to have 'em. Nice catch at $239!
    Boots and helmets are the only gear I don't buy second hand. Love the flea market!
  3. captwheel

    captwheel Adventurer

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    Where are you finding the "SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots" for that price? All I can find them for in the U S is $650
  4. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    Regards - in the Title I stated it was the Adventure Rain I got for $239.
  5. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    Found Sidi Adventure Goretex on ebay for 325.00 plus 49.00 for shipping from shop in Germany. I have link posted on best gear you ever bought thread.

    I tried pair on at local shop...yikes..close to 700.00 with tax. They fit and feel nice. 43 are bang on to my shoe size of 9.5.
  6. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    Anyone had any luck with warranty issues? I sent SIDI an email with a simple question about my leaky Adventure Rains about three weeks ago and haven't heard a thing yet.....
  7. AwolArn

    AwolArn Ride-Fly-Boat-Fish

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    I just pulled the trigger on a new pair of Crossfires. They were $499 at Performance Cycle of Colorado in Denver. I wanted something with max protection for off-road since I signed up for the RawHyde course in April. Shoe size is 8-1/2 to 9 depending... I have one foot almost a half size bigger. It's like a true 9 and the left foot is 8-1/2. I got the 42s and they feel great. Went on my first ride today in Colorado on some dirt roads. Definitely have to learn to shift with these. I missed some shifts, esp trying to up shift while sitting down.

    The boots didn't squeak at all before the ride. After the ride, they squeak like a stuck hamster. LMAO! :rofl:rofl

    The fit and finish was awesome. Wore em several hours last night around the house and they feel good. I have narrow feet and they fit good.
  8. wyno

    wyno guzzi 750

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    After getting saturated feet travelling to Sydney last year, I promised myself a pair of waterproof boots. I ordered a pair of Sidi On Road boots from Revzilla, paid $350 USD plus postage to OZ, all up $377 AUD. Sidi doesn't import this boot to OZ. So far, one week after getting them, I have only ridden in very light rain ( the week before they arrived we had 2 inches in one night) so I can't say if they really are waterproof,but they sure are comfy.
  9. 1LIFE2LIVE

    1LIFE2LIVE Long timer

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  10. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    had mine resoled there too. wow. top notch work.
  11. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    Bought new from Aerostich in April 2010 for $327.
    Worn for riding the RT and GSA/Hack.
    Mostly sport/adv touring, camping and bike maintenance.

    Didn't have the break in problems others have had.
    Been in toad croakers without leaking.
    Give them bee oil once a year for feeding the leather.
    Have more than 20K miles in 'em.
    After all this time they still squeak when I walk.
    Comfortable for riding, but couldn't wear them all day for walking and hiking.
    ...but they are RIDING boots, not walking/hiking shoes.
  12. Go Gary Go

    Go Gary Go n00b

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    I got the Sidi On-Road Goretex boots a couple years ago, and my feet have never gotten wet wearing them. And they're very comfortable. They've been on some wet rides, like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPn33vCasS4 .
  13. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Just got my Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex boots in today from Germany. I have purchased and returned 4 different brands of "adventure touring" boots from Sidi, Alpinestars, Infinity and none of them fit properly. I have chicken legs and all of them would float around my calf or would have too small of a toe box. I had purchased a pair of Sidi Adventure Rains, but shipped them back after they were too big and felt like ski boots walking around in them. Feeling like I'd never find a pair of boots for my CDT trip, I figured I'd just settle for the pair with the least amount of play around my calves. The Sidi Adventure Rains were the ones, but I just needed to order one size smaller. After having spend about $50 on return shipping for all the other boots, I searched obey for a better price than $400. I ended up finding a Denmark motorcycle gear vendor selling the Gore-Tex versions for $335US. I purchased my size and 10 days after paying $370 shipped, they arrived at my PO box. They're shipped DHL to my PO box which did not collect any customs fees. The boots fit great with no squeaking and best of all, they were $30 cheaper than the Lorica made Rains and arrived just a day or two slower than Revzilla had shipped boots to me. If any of you are on the fence about ordering the Gore-tex versions from oversees, I highly recommend it. If not for the leather and gore-tex quality, then for the cheaper price.
  14. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    While I paid quite a bit more than you did (wow, that was great deal you got! :eek1) even at my cost of $540.00, boy I sure love my Adventure Gore-Tex's so far :D

    Re: the squeaking. They will, LOL... mine were quiet as the grave for the first several weeks, and then all of a sudden, *squawk* *squeak* *squawk* *squeak* *squawk* *squeak* *squawk* *squeak* :lol3
  15. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Oh no! The Adventure Rains I tried on squeaked right away so I thought I was in the clear:(


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  16. pilesofmiles

    pilesofmiles Life is an Adventure

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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.
  17. kitsapian

    kitsapian Miserly Adventurer

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    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.
  18. Paulie

    Paulie Been here awhile

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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.
  19. douglasgraham

    douglasgraham This is my car

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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.
    <style>@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }</style> They squeak when you walk and it seems to drive some people crazy I use them for riding not walking!
  20. sparkymcgee

    sparkymcgee Been here awhile

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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.