SIDI boot wearing people, check in!

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

  1. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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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.
  2. jamz

    jamz Samsquanch

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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.
  3. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    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 :huh

    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.
  4. mendoje

    mendoje Been here awhile

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    SIDI model: Canyons
    Bought from: Used, from an ADV Inmate
    Price paid: $200
    Type of use: Street
    Pros:
    Cons:
    What you would change about them: Thicker leather at the shifter pad
    Picture of your SIDIs:
    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.
  5. JeffMorse

    JeffMorse n00b

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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.
  6. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    Have you considered buying the boots that fit, and taking them to a first rate cobler to have them modified?
  7. JeffMorse

    JeffMorse n00b

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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.
  8. muguvian

    muguvian lugrubious

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

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...-Vertigo-and-Blade-Boots.aspx?WT.ac=SLIsearch

    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).
  9. VincitOmnia

    VincitOmnia Flyover Adventurer

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    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.
  10. packman

    packman n00b

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    Sidi Crossfires in black 8/10 from me :D

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

    Pro's

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



    Con's

    £270
    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 :clap
  11. atravlr

    atravlr Been here awhile

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    After 3 weeks in Ecuador and Bolivia

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    After a $ 3.00 sidewalk polish in Quayaquill

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  12. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    Street:
    Sidi: Fusion Air (summer riding): Purchased from newenough.com (now motorcyclegear.com) $200
    Sidi: Starda Rains (cooler/wet riding): Purchased from newenough.com (now motorcyclegear.com) $225

    Offroad:
    Sidi: Crossfire SR: Purchased from newenough.com (motorcyclegear.com now) $345
  13. ValpoFz

    ValpoFz Been here awhile

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    Adventure Rains
    Countryside BMW
    $299
    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!
  14. ML WYDELL

    ML WYDELL NED

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    Aerostitch Combat Tourers by SIDI. Got them used, re-soled and replaced the velcro with buckles.

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  15. ElTigre1

    ElTigre1 Been here awhile

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    JeffMorse asks:



    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.
  16. tar356

    tar356 Adventurer

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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.
  17. r1200gsa83

    r1200gsa83 Adventurer

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    Adventure Gore-tex
    Revzilla
    $500
    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.
  18. Mike M

    Mike M On the Left Coast...

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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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  19. syzygy9

    syzygy9 Been here awhile

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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.
  20. samckay

    samckay n00b

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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.