SIDI boot wearing people, check in!

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

  1. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    OK, never mind about them not fitting. I was told on TT to remove the insole. = 100% Perfect fit.

    Just had to show off now that I'm happy!
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  2. ML WYDELL

    ML WYDELL NED

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    Picked them up from a fellow convict, have about 3k miles on them. Very comfortable, true to size. I wear a 8.5 / 9 and the 42 fit perfect. Did some rides in heavy extended periods of rain and they are waterproof. I was impressed, no wet / damp spots anywhere. Next are the Sidi on road. would like one boot that will cover riding and some hiking. I usually switch out footbeds to increase / lower volume depending on the socks I'm using.
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  3. peter-reebok

    peter-reebok Been here awhile

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    SIDI Discovery Boots
    $260 Online - not sold in Australia!.
    Took 6 months to break em in properly.

    Just did a 3 week ride in India - inc water crossings, extreme heat, cold, snow, ice, dirt, anything and everything.

    NO water entered, even when boots were submerged in water, feet didnt excessively sweat in them, plenty of protection, and comfortable enough to walk in them for 1-2 hrs at a time.

    Wore em 8-12 hrs a day - NO complaints!.

    Boots of choice now!
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  4. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    I just bought the ON-ROAD GORETEX because I was tired of buying winter boots every 2 years. I bought 'em at MotoLiberty in Dallas 'cause they're good peeps. I got the On-Roads for wet cold winter everyday riding and touring. Winter is only 4 months long for me though - the rest of the year I love my TCX (Oxtar) Air-Tech Gore-Tex XCR / mesh boots. They breathe like crazy and they're still waterproof after 2 years.
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  5. batman1939

    batman1939 Been here awhile

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    How the devil did you get your jeans over those things? I have some Discoveries and no way to my jeans (standard 501 Levi). Carharts are no problem.
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  6. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    LOL!!!
    A tight fit, but do-able..
    Most of my jeans won't and only two will fit over.
    I guess I'll be looking for boot cut jeans from now on :wink:
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  7. ldeikis

    ldeikis Dirty daydreamer

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    I have Sidi discoverys, paid a good cough over $200 several years ago. They're comfy with no insole, but throw in a doctor Sholes and it's like a slipper. Unreal. Totally waterproof for 3 years, but now they leak. If I ride in steady rain all day, my feet are pretty wet... one more than the other, but it's not just damp, it's wet, like wring substantial water out of your socks kind of wet. I still love them.

    I also have a pair of Sidi FlexForces I bought lightly used on here a couple years ago for trail riding. They have a flatter toe box than the Discos, and WAY more armor--I don't even want to think about the fall that would take out my ankle inside those boots. They seem to run slightly smaller than the discos. Because of all the armor, they feel stiff when I first put them on, but after a few minutes on the bike I don't even notice, and they'r enot stiff in ways that are relevant to riding... and when I used to ride in street clothes to the woods, change, ride trails, change, ride freeway home--that moment of putting my feet back into the boots after changing back into street gear was always bizarre, like they somehow melt to fit your feet as you're in the woods all day and they're just so comfy to slip back on. They're more waterproof than most offroad boots, but not really waterproof in any street sense of the word.

    Both boots are a 46, I usually wear an 11 or 11 1/2 (though my Redwings are 12s?) and like I said, the Discos are on the money and the Flex's are just a touch snug, but not enough to notice after a second. Both boots fit under my Joe Rocket ballistic pants (SHIT product), but I don't think the Forces would fit in jeans--haven't tried. Also the cuff on the Forces would be uncomfortable if you didn't have moto pants tucked inside, or very, very tall socks.

    Luke
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  8. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    While wearing my boots yesterday I flopped over because of wet slippery clay/mud and caught my ankle under the bike. (at 3mph)

    The bike held my foot/ankle down while the rest of my body was tossed to the right. The result was painfull to say the least! (I think I yelped) :(
    But I can't imagine the possible damage that would of happened if I was wearing some other type of footwear!

    I swear I would have been taken out on a stretcher.

    I think I should be saying thanks Sidi & everyone here who gave their reccomendations.
    :thumb

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    24 hrs later and it still hurts! But I can walk and starting to gain some movement.
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  9. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    Try THIS. If the Gore-Tex / Sympatex liner is not torn this should work.
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  10. jetfixer007

    jetfixer007 n00b

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    Aerostich Combat Lite Boots made by sidi.

    Was on the bike 12hr first ride with them no problems.
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  11. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    paid €359 in Austria. Only got them yesterday, felt pretty good in store though :)

    I take a size 42/3 shoe but had to go to the 44 boot as I have rather wide feet and couldn't get into the 43.

    I went for the Vortice because it seems to offer loads of protection (a mate got run over by a bus and was saved by his Sidi), and adjustment.

    Main purpose is day riding and touring - nothing off road (I hope)

    Am looking forward to this weekend.

    add - just took a lunchtime spin....felt good, solid, as an experiment I closed the toe vent on the right boot and opened the left. The difference in cooling was amazing.


    Bit more...rode all day with them in the rain, forgot to close to the vents ...wet feet but they dried overnight and were good to wear next day. As long as you wear long socks they're very comfortable to wear for walking and, of course, supreme on the bike. And now I've gotten more used to strapping them on and taking them off, I'm wearing them almost daily, even for short rides.
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  12. blown7.3lps

    blown7.3lps Brian

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    Sidi Vertigo Rain Boots:

    anyone own these and have used them in heavy rain fall and knows these will keep ur feet dry?
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  13. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    Sidi discovery.3 years. Off road use. They are leaking now. But very comfy. I even use them for street riding now on my 640. They kill all vibes through the pegs.
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  14. gplane

    gplane Putty Conjugator

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    Typhoons...love e'm.
    Stitch combat tours...love e'm.
    Both do what they are supposed to.
    These are great boots. They take care of me and vise-versa.
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  15. AndyB

    AndyB Lonely Traveler

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    +1 for the Discovery's and Nearly perfect boot for the past 3 years of dualsport and single track riding.
    out of the box comfy, were totally waterproof (a little leaky now in deep water, but witha little nic-wax and maintence on thread areas probably seal right up)
    Size, 44/US10, just a little large for my 9.5/10 sneakered foot. walk around all day comfy bar none,
    after 3 years of wkly. riding abuse, stitching and buckels still in great shape.
    BUT...(my only 2 complaints)
    i would buy another pair of these today If they had beefier ankle support(now not much more supportive than a well worn over the ankle work boot) and toe box protection. Left toe needs some attention before wearing thru (from shifting for 3 yrs. on metal tabbed dirtbike shifters)
    Loose in the ankle, some extra padding or ? dbl. layer of leather stiched on or something to beef up the support from twisting.
    Otherwise i would Highly reccomend these boots for aggresive road riding/dualsporttin'/non competive single trackin' & trials/

    Now in the market for a new pair of boots(retiring the Discovery's to general road riding) But which ones ?(i got a pair of A-Star tech 8s for hardcore dirt/enduro) what i'm looking for is something inbetween the tech 8s and Discovery's = All day dualsporting/singletrack/trail riding, and water "proof-ness" ? possibly the FlexForce or Chargers ? can you get either of these boots with the same sole as on the Discovery's ?
    Ride On...,AndyB
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  16. CplRooster

    CplRooster I'm a what?

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    Combat Touring Boots from Aerostich

    Love the speed and the comfort and the sturdiness and the....I could keep going on.
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  17. Capt. REDBEARD

    Capt. REDBEARD TWECO

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    where the f*#k is everyone getting discoveries for 2 and change????

    cheapest I saw was 325 w/free shipping from rev'zilla...........
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  18. Fladrifter

    Fladrifter Bikes and Boats

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    I have had my Canyon's for about a year. They are very comfortable and the top is slim enough for jeans. I use mine for DP but would feel more secure in a regular motocross boot for true off road adventures.
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  19. modernbeat

    modernbeat Jason McDaniel

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    Sidi GT Sympatex. I normally wear a US Size 12 running shoe. The Sidi 46 was slightly loose, but after sticking an arch support insole in, it was perfect. I bought them online somewhere, and paid around $180 - but that was in 2001 or so...

    I bought them right before I quit riding. I was mostly taking weekend touring trips and they seemed to be wearing well, broke in fairly quickly, and were waterproof (of course).

    When I recently decided to get back into bikes I dug them out of the closet for a clean-up and test fit. They seem to have survived storage fairly well. :lol3
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  20. mdaniels

    mdaniels Been here awhile

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    I just bought a set of lightly used SIDI Champion Rain boots off eBay. At least I think that's the model - the eBay lister didn't know which ones they were and they look like the Champion Rain boots listed on the SIDI website - although I can't find any info anywhere else online about them. Guess I'll find out if they're waterproof the next time I ride in the rain!

    Anyway, they are practically new with very minor signs of wear. Wore them for the first time today and they felt great.

    I don't know if it's just me, but I normally wear a 10.5 shoe or 11 in full sizes, but with this and other SIDI boots I tried on, a 10 (Euro 44) fits me better than the 11.
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