SIDI boot wearing people, check in!

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

  1. 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.
  2. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud

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    -Sidi Typhoon Gore-Tex (discontinued)
    -Got them last year from the good folks at New Enough as a warranty replacement for my 8 month old Oxtar Matrix Gore-Tex that leaked at the sides during rain riding
    - The Typhoons have been great boots, but now they too have started leaking around the toe area when riding in hard rain. I guess I'm cursed when it comes to Gore-Tex, and my experience with Gore-Tex wannabes (Te-Por, VeraTex) in other boots is even worse. May just try some leather waterproof treatment of some kind on these and give up on Gore-Tex.
    - Any suggestions for good leather waterproof treatments? :ear
  3. T

    T --------------

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    Sidi On Roads.
    $300 MC Superstore.
    Well made and waterproof. I didn't like the feel (or lack there of). Thick sole and not a lot of ankle protection. Moved on to TCX Matrix II. Better shifter/brake feel but not much more ankle protection. BTW the leather was some of the highest quality I've ever had in a boot.
  4. Coho911

    Coho911 Long timer

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    HEAVEN.

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  5. Kaliram

    Kaliram Chalice of Light

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    I am glad I got in touch with Hondaboy about his offer. Our fellow inmate is offering a fantastic price break to ADVrider folks! If you are at all interested in Sidi boots, you won't find a better deal. - I am VERY pleased! Great price, great service, fantastic boot.

    SIDI got it right with the TA's for comfort, ease of putting on and getting off, protection, adjustability, stiffness, and flexibility in all the appropriate places: perfect for on and off road riding. - Pro's: all the above that others have mentioned; Con's: none.

    I wish I had these boots back in May when riding in Moab, BEFORE my ankle found itself broken between a rock and a bike part. It absolutely would have (and will be!) pampered in these Sidi TA's: my ankles are worth it at any price, and now I have no reason to bitch about price.

    Thanks, Hondaboy!

    - Ah, the wisdom of hindsight!
    :clap
  6. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    Do the Discovery boots have a shank in the insole? I just spent 3 weeks riding the TAT in my Oxtars that don't have any insole shank and as much standing as I did, my feet took a beating.
  7. Reddane

    Reddane Circling pi

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    Sidi Vertigos, purchased 2008 at Bogarts Motorsports in Birmingham, AL. USA.

    They ran me about ~$300.00 (my memory is crap, it could be less).

    They are tight after all of this time, I'm past due for breaking out the shoe expanders.
  8. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    I received my SIDI CROSSFIRE TA's from Johnny at GO/AZ
    last week. Excellent boots / nice price. Shipped fast at a
    reasonable shipping fee.

    ZENJEN
  9. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    before you do that, try taking out the insole first.
  10. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    what do you guys do about the squeak when walking? It gets annoying...to me at least...or are your boots all sqeak free? I'd rather be more stealthy :p

    oil?
  11. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    Oh mine squeak like a stuck pig!
    But I could careless, when people ask... I just say it a fair trade off for protection.
  12. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    lovin' the protection but the squeak intereres with my ninja missions...and eating/walking in restaurants...etc.

    A google turned up WD40, sandpaper, silicone gel and ...other stuff as possible cures.
  13. L Rider

    L Rider "Road Worthy"

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    Wore my On Roads happily (and dry) for 6 years, replaced them with Santiago.......
  14. Coho911

    Coho911 Long timer

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    I just joke that the Squeak is built in to make sure people know 'Who I'm wearing' lol !

  15. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    ROFL...I'll try and remember that :p
  16. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    Another devout Crossfire worshiper.
    From the first .00005 second I put them on, they felt like I had worn them for years.

    Very comfy if you wear stockings or Tube dress socks with them :hide

    I can hike in these boots, squeak through WallyWorld and kick annoying kids in the ass

    I love em :clap



    forgot...
    I think I paid right at $360 out the door...or $380..:scratch
    Mountain Motorsports Conyers, Ga

    $500 Italian Loafers ROCK!!
  17. D.Kinsey

    D.Kinsey Been here awhile

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    Thanks for this tip!!! I've been fighting a tight condition with my Sidi's and this fixed it! Thanks again.....:D
  18. airengineer

    airengineer Adventurer

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    Location:
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    B-2's
    Motorcycle Superstore
    $200 with their $20 or $25 off coupon
    Commuting, short and long trips
    First 'real' motorcycle boots I've owned.

    Pros: Don't know much about others so I can't really say.
    Cons: None really. They do squeak but it's a small price to pay for the protection. A thin pair of riding socks makes a big difference on longer trips.
  19. skamikazee

    skamikazee Novi├žo

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    Bought a pair of Sidi's Flex-Force (previous model of the crossfire)?!
    Already tried a pair of flexforce (but this one's supermotard) and thought they where by far the most comfortable (yet solid) boots i ever tried!
    So by the price of some A-star tech3 i bought these!
    They shure seem good to me!

    Is there anything i should know about these boots!?

    Cheers! :freaky
  20. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Two years riding them and they are just the right combo of adv and moto x boot. Love em. Wear them on all my rides other than my commute.

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