Sidi Boot Fail-what's best fix?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by bikepikespeak.com, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    Try this guy: www.davepagecobbler.com.

    Recommended by REI, he resoled a pair of Vasqe hiking boots for me. They're better than new now.
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  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Pretty sure it's not model specific. I've had 2 pairs, of road boots do it (Vertigo Corsa's and City Sympatex), and a buddy has also had a pair of road boots, Vortice Air's do it.

    Pretty much done buying Sidi's anymore.
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  3. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Mine are SIDI Traffic Rain version. I like them better than the more expensive BMW real leather ones I had. Mine might have 50,000 miles or so on them...
    Lots of SIDI's out there?:lol2
    I'm of the generation that tends to favor the Goodyear welt boot construction that lends itself to sole replacements that don't lean on only a cement job to hold them on. The other side of that notion is that modern footwear is far more likely to not require a break-in period to be comfy, plus they are lighter weight now too! E.g. is my latest Merrell hiking boots-extremely light and comfy out of the box, just not up to nearly as many miles as the "old kind" with welted soles.
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  4. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Lots more of other boot manufacturers as well. Not paying high end money for mid-quality boots anymore, that's for sure.
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  5. sarapicos

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    Exact defect happened to me this weekend during a ride in Baja.

    Extremely frustrated with the 1 year warranty as unless your racing on them everyweekend, it equates to very limited use before they stop backing up their product. In my case, I would say that I use them once or twice a month for a dirt ride so at best, SIDI stops backing up their product after a month of true use.

    I will try the my local motorcycle dealer to share his SIDI contact... but I’m guessing a trip to my old-school cobbler in Tijuana will be schedule to put some new life on these expensive boots that S_it the bed during my trip. And yes, a couple of wood screws in the middle of nowhere drilled through the inside to bite into the sole was my only way to salvage and be able to ride them back
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  6. Mucka

    Mucka Been here awhile

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    I reattached the sole of my winter boot with gorilla glue. I was surprised how well it worked.
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  7. outlaws

    outlaws Been here awhile

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    I paid around $100 to get mine resoled at http://mxbootrepair.com , they are a local shop in Corona Del Mar. Good as new after 5 years of neglect. Will see how it holds up

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  8. Wonger20

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    Otherwise known as superglue. You can get this at any hobby store as its used to repair Styrofoam.
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  9. Dao1

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