SIDI boot wearing people, check in!

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

  1. PSUcanary

    PSUcanary Been here awhile

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    I think things have changed since all these folks have purchased them. I too have only found them for $325. Some say thats a "advertised" retail price and you can haggle with the company for a better price, haven't got to this point yet.

    Keep us posted if you learn different..:bmwrider
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  2. chtucker

    chtucker Been here awhile

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    I a slightly used pair of Vertebras that I have been using for 2 years that I purchased from the flea market... They are extremely comfortable.. I bought them for the street, but they are mostly for the track..

    I just bought a used pair of Crossfires.... I haven't worn them.... they are at the shoe guy... I am getting a raise.... (1/2" midsole) easiest way for me to gain some height:lol3
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  3. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    I have the Vertigo Rains. Nice comfortable and waterproof boot. I use them for sport-touring on my FZ1.

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  4. sonvolt10

    sonvolt10 Adventurer

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    I bought a lightly used pair of Discos off the eBay. I paid $100 thanks to the seller incorrectly listing the boots as "SID" boots. :lol3

    Best $100 I've spent. PERIOD!!!
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  5. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Lovin' my Vertigos so much (wear them on street and at track) that I finally broke open the wallet and ordered a pair of Crossfires yesterday. Goodbye Alpinestar Vector (A.K.A. Fireman's boots) and hello Sidis!
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  6. Foofighter

    Foofighter Broken Sportbike Rider

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    Hey where are all you Canadians getting yours? It there a online store that ships to Canada?
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  7. BigUglyBird

    BigUglyBird n00b

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    SIDI WAY Rain boots - "Mega" for large width feet - $225 at Cliffs in CT. Great boot for touring, comfortable over many miles, including standing on the pegs for awhile.
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  8. kmax

    kmax Kruzer

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    i have recently purchased Sidi Strada Evo Boots... and it is exactly as reviews says..

    http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-boots/sidi/strada-evo/

    bad point:
    1. no toe sliders.. but it's ok.. i'm not on sport bike and knee down every corner..
    2. not comfortable while walking due to stiff ankle... but why go for walking when you have bike to ride :D


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  9. Nerfin

    Nerfin An Adventure thats Knarly

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    Hey Foofighter, you can try dualsportplus in Hamilton, ON.

    Most US shops will ship international but there are some hefty shipping charges delivered USPS you might save a few bucks.

    Cheers.
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  10. RoughReady

    RoughReady Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]I bought a pair of Sidi boots a couple of weeks ago on the local Craigslist ($40.) as I thought I'd get something offering more protection than the Army boots I usually wear when going off-road. I know nothing about these boots. Can anybody identify the model name? Do these boots have any type of waterproofing? Are the plastic buckles up to the task and are replacement buckles available if I need them? They are in nice shape but I have no idea how old they are. Any thoughts on that. Any other info you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks
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  11. greatnortoni

    greatnortoni Been here awhile

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    My first pair were FULL BORE boots (made by Sidi), anybody remember Full Bore? They had oil and all kinds of stuff that wore that moniker.
    I used them for years motocrossing and trail riding until they finally started to come apart. They were ALL leather - no plastic guards etc. I bought them from the local Hodaka shop, that was in the 70's.

    I replaced them in the 80's with another pair of Sidi's, blue/white to match my 84 Husky, don't know what model they are, all they say on them is Sidi and a small 12 on the upper to indicate the size.
    Bought them from the same Husky dealer where I got my bike - they're long gone now and sorry I can't remember what I paid for them (too long ago).
    I have a size 12B foot and the size 12 Sidi fit nicely.

    I dug them out of storage since I got a new DS bike last week, but time wasn't good to them. The soft upper foam type seal across the top of the boot had deteriorated and is all sticky if you touch it, other wise the rest of the boot looks like it could still be used.
    I remember using them to ride enduro's since my Husky was a WR, and for a lot of trail riding with a lot of creek crossings - I never had a wet foot from outside water. I never "treated" them with anything and would in fact hose them off after a muddy ride, they were not supposed to be waterproof but held up nicely.
    I have been looking at the new Sidi's to determine which model to get, and will probably buy them through the local m/c accessory shop - to help support him.
    Sorry I can't post photos - if I could I would.
    greatnortoni:rilla
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  12. BAGSTR

    BAGSTR BAGSTR

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    KTM 950 (Him) vs 690 (Me)
    I hate to imagine the extent of damage to my foot with a lesser boot.
    Sandwiched between two engine cases travelling in opposite directions, I suffered broken small toe and 9 stitches.
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  13. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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    Holy shat!!!:eek1 Your foot wouldve been gone with any lesser boot
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  14. BWJ

    BWJ ninja lurker

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    I have a pair of the Sidi Strada Rain boots size 46 Euro/11.5 US. I wear size 11 in Vans shoes and my boots are a tad loose so I added a pair of nice insoles and they fit perfect now. I bought mine slightly used for $150 off another forum. They are very comfortable off the bike. They don't breath all that well so they are not great summer boots.
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  15. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    I just spent 6 days in my Sidi Chargers, absolutly WONDERFULL.

    Other then them squeaking. not a complaint.
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  16. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Sidi crossfires srs. Craigslist almost new cond. $120. You gotta be quick?? Best boot made period!!
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  17. Hondaboy

    Hondaboy Been here awhile

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    Hello all ADV'ers. My shipment of Sidi boots is due in this week. Discovery and Crossfires available at a discount to ADV inmates. Please contact me here or @ johnny@goaz.com
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  18. lm002e

    lm002e Been here awhile

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    I just finished up a 7000 mile trip through the western US and my Sidi Discovery Rain boots were amazing. Very comfortable, great protection and I can vouch for their waterproof-ness. From standing in 6" of water to 2+ hours in a rain storm my feet stayed bone dry. All the rest of my "waterproof" riding gear leaked except my boots. They've been worth every penny.
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  19. RockiesTwin

    RockiesTwin Dfrag y0ur BrAin

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    Basically those are a beefed up version of the Combat Tourers (from appearances) available from Stich.. I have a pair of the combat tourers and of alllll the moto equipment and personal gear I've bought these are absolutely the best thing I've bought. I've worn them in snow/tropical heat/desert/torrential rains and a few rivers :p They're made for stich by Sidi. I think they go for about $300 US and are pretty true to size. IE: I wear a 47 and that's what I'm wearing in the boots. The only modification I've made to them was to remove the synthetic laces for leather latigo so it didn't snag on the velcro.

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  20. AKStrom

    AKStrom Just call me 'Magellan'

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    • Sidi On-Road Permatex
    • South Sound BMW
    • $325
    • Mostly commuting & sport-touring, some forest service roading on a Wee-Strom
    • Pro: Very water resistant and comfortable once broken in. Boot body is quite durable to wear & tear. Ridden 55,000 miles in them in 39 months.
    • Con: Velcro started getting raggedy at 12 months, and kaput at 24 months. Delaminated from the rubber tabs at 30 months and only the bottom tabs to them on my feet anymore.
    • What to change? Different closure system and more ankle protection. My ankle still aches occasionally where I landed hard on it in December 2007.
    • sneaker size is 10.5, but the Sidi Euro size 45 is truer to my feet.