SIDI boot wearing people, check in!

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

  1. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    I broke my right lower leg, just above the ankle in these very same boots on Mothers day this year, if I had not been wearing the Best boots in the world, I would have had to be air-lifted out. As it was, I rode home, about 90 miles and only suffered the 2 broken bones. I totaled out my EVS Web knee brace and my Arai XD helmet. Boots are fine and dandy.

    Take care Brothers and Sisters, Eric.
  2. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    Update on my Adventure Rains....

    After nearly 20,000 miles with these boots, they finally started leaking on me this year :(:. They are awesome boots and I have loved every mile. The day they started leaking was an all day (literally 9am-6pm) rain from Tok, AK to Dawson City, YT for the D2D run. They weren't uncomfortably wet, but the bottoms of my socks were fairly damp once I took them off. I think I may run some seam sealer around the sole seam to see if that fixes things.

    Great boots IMO though.
  3. L5S1

    L5S1 Adventurer

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    Over 6k miles and still love these boots :D ! $280ish -- Bought in Azusa, CA -- Off & On road use.

    Like the fit and the protection they provide.

    Starting using Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP, which is a leather preservative. This stuff really cleaned up the boots, and also helps repel water. A guy at work turned me on to this stuff, and I use it on my leather seat as well.:D
  4. GS Dude

    GS Dude Hooter

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    I've had the On Road Sympatex and now the Canyon Goretex. I like the Canyon better. Yes, they're a bit looser in the calf, which I like, but they're much quicker to put on and it "seems" like the velcro may last longer because they are much larger pieces instead of the 4 straps on the On Roads.

    Cons: I don't like the suede. Always looks beat up. Not full protection for serious off road, but I've not found a good true DS boot. I have Alpinestars for serious off road work, but I wouldn't walk around very long in them.

    Pros: Just did 3,000 miles in 6 days in complete comfort.
  5. greybeard146

    greybeard146 Been here awhile

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    Sidi Crossfires Goretex
    Purchased from UK ebay store for under GBP200 (on a bid) to attend an off-road training course. They saved my bacon. Now it's hard for me to wear anything else, even though I recently purchased a pair of...

    Sidi On-Road Goretex
    Purchased from US online store for USD275 on a close-out sale, I think... I love them too...but not as much as my Crossfires. I am tempted to sell them on and get a pair of Sidi ADVenture Goretex...but, even they don't provide the peace of mind that the Crossfires do - whether on-road (mostly) or the occasional off-road sortie (rare, here, but wouldn't be when I relocate to the next dimension :norton )

    Size: European 45 / Doc Marten Size 10 UK
    Fit: My black ones fit like a glove!
    Pros: peace of mind, all-day comfortable, proven
    Cons: none...though if I ever got around to getting a KTM 450EXC or 690 Adventure in the next dimension, an orange/white pair would be strongly considered. :clap
  6. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Please insert title here

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    Sidi Adventure Rain (Non-Gore-Tex).

    Had them for a year (next month - August), they take a little while to break in, they are very comfortable. I commute everyday and wear these.

    Problems/Cons: Very hot during a heatwave (though all boots like this are in a heatwave). Mine leak easily. Ride through a puddle, get caught in the rain, stand in a wet field, walk through a puddle. Once wet, they simply do not dry without a special drier. I think I am in the minority on the leaking problem, they are warranted for 2 years and I have been cleared to return them to the vendor, but not until after my next four day tour with my oldest. I'd rather wear these boots that leak on a long trip than my Alpinestars (Gore-Tex) that have NEVER leaked because I like the secure feeling of the Sidi's.
  7. 8Tiger4

    8Tiger4 n00b

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    Strada Eva Tepour (sp? the rain ones)

    fit like a glove.

    about $220 US about 4 years ago from local BMW dealer

    awesome boot, I broke the tab off the zipper on the right one and it's a pain to zip and unzip but I don't want to give up on them yet.

    been eyeing Aerostich's Combat Lites
  8. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    Sidi Adventure Rain to replace the Aerostitch combat lights which, by the way ,are great highway boots,just not enough protectection for off pavement.
  9. Eaten Dirt

    Eaten Dirt Oilfield Trash

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    2012 charger $ 375 online. awsome boots
  10. high dangler

    high dangler Been here awhile

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    Sidi Vertigo .Its a roadrace boot.
    I think I got for em 2-300 bucks new.
    Very light weight but they put armour in all the right places.
    Got the hinged heel so its easy to walk
    Ive got this pair going on 6-7 years Ive crash tested them but I can not hurt the friggin things .A little scuffed but no sign of being worn out .
    Sidi is the shit !
  11. SportEvo

    SportEvo Adventurer

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    to replace a pair of Oxtar TCX's (?).
    Much better ankle protection on the Sidi's.
    Also have a pair of Sidi Crossfires - for the dirt bike.
  12. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    I use the On-Road Gore-Tex. Works well, but a bit warm. Breathability is so-so at best.
  13. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I was the #2 post in this thread; at that time I was using Sidi Vertigo boots.

    Since then, my Sidi experience has led me to also acquire:

    Sidi Vertigo Corse
    Sidi Crossfire TA
    Sidi Canyon Gore-tex
    Sidi Doha

    As you can see, I'm sold, sold, sold on Sidi. Every other boot has been relegated to the "extraneous gear" bins.
  14. high dangler

    high dangler Been here awhile

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    you've been on a sidi binge.:lol3
  15. XTrooper

    XTrooper Been here awhile

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    Sidi Adventure Rains. Best, most comfortable on/off road motorcycle boots I've ever worn. They're an outstanding compromise between a full-blown motocross boot and a street boot.
  16. Mike955i

    Mike955i Future Escapee

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    SIDI Canyon GoreTex
    Alaska Leather (while traveling
    $350
    Dual Sport/Street
    Pros: Best comfort of any of the boots I've owned, totally waterproof (so far), big calfs (I need that)
    Cons: Not enough protection for serious off road use

    SIDI Adventure (old style, non goretex)
    MotoNation
    $275
    Dual Sport/Off Road
    Pros: Excellent protection!
    Cons: Calf's are too small, not waterproof, not good for walking/multi day use

    I'm a 10.5 4E and these boots fit correctly without cramping my toes. I struggle finding boots that can accommodate both my large calves and high instep; seems only the MX style boots open enough to get my feet in comfortably. Love them both, but the Canyons are AWESOME!
  17. anytwocylinder

    anytwocylinder Too Old for WHAT?

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    After 6 months of use they are as flexible as any leather boot after break in. A little squeaky but still the best $375 (Revzilla) I've spent on protective footwear. I even use them for my RT in the cold weather. Highly recommended.
  18. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    I just scored a deal at the local dealer. He wanted to clear the shelf for the SIDI Adventure Goretex. $239 plus tax.

    I went to try on the Crossfire SRS. They were a little to heavy for street riding. Think the Adventures will be a good "fit".

    My ankle is still healing from going down in my Street Alpinestars.

    Are comfortable right from the start. Fit true to size.

    Kyle
    09 BMW F800GS
    89 Kat GSX600F
    03 TTR 225
  19. XTrooper

    XTrooper Been here awhile

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    Damn, Kyle, that's a nice snag! $239 is nearly 50% off!

    I'm not sure of your local dealer's logic though since the Adventure Gore-Tex aren't meant to replace the Rains. They're simply another option. In any case, you got an awesome deal! <label for="rb_iconid_24">[​IMG]</label>
  20. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    I was ready to pay $500+ for the Crossfires. The Adventures felt so much better. For more aggressive off-road rides the Crossifires definitely offer the best protection.

    Knew I got a good deal, when even my wife was happy with the purchase I made to support my habit (addiction)...:freaky