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.