SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots
Sidi Adventure Boots - great boot
I usually wear Puma V3 boots, which are in no way waterproof. I purchased these boots with the intent to use for winter and wet riding conditions, and am very pleased. The boots lived up to my expectations on keeping my feet completely dry, and warm ( with isolated socks ). The buckles are great, easy to adjust, and once done, never needing to be touched again. I can wear my riding boots on the outside or inside of the boot, depending on my riding needs. I would highly recommend these to anyone, and yes they are a tad pricey, but in my opinion worth every penny spent.
February 16, 2015
My daily moto and work boots.
I've had these for about three months now and I'm extremely happy with them. First off, the negative things that people say about them are true....they can be noisey and are narrow. I solved the noise with bees wax and a quick application of mink oil after rainy days. As for the foot size...well, hopefully you don't have wide feet or I'd suggest that you avoid these boots.
I commute on my Hypermotard with them every day and keep them on all day at my desk. There was a little rubbing at the top of the shin guard when I first bought them and the boot was a little tight but after a week or so, they broke in nicely. I've even gone for a couple mile walk in them and had no issues at all. Since they're a lug sole that can be easily replaced at any shoe shop, I look forward to wearing these for many years to come!
February 10, 2015
Look no further of Adventure Touring riding.
This is the best all around boot for anyone that rides Touring and adventure. The Gore-Tex allow for lifetime water proofing, and the buckles guarantee a nice snug fit. These fit true to size and are comfortable to wear when off the bike. Don't mind the price tag. If you buy cheap boots you WILL regret it. Spend the money and invest in a boot that will last a long time.
January 30, 2015
Girls Like Em' and I Love Em'
Currently have about 8,000 miles on the Adventures and only two things bug me worth mentioning. First, they squeak like college box springs and second, they tend to be slightly less ventilated than I would like.
One the first issue, I have a lube I can spray between the plastic exoskeleton bracing and leather to eliminate the squeaking but seems odd Sidi can't figure that out.
Second, I would have bought the Gore-Tex version for maximum ventilation but they weren't available yet. They're still pretty breathable.
They've held up superbly in the wet and are warm to 30 degrees. And the soles absorb vibrations well.
Oh, and being Italian designed, they're chick magnets.. at least my wife thinks so.. :)
January 6, 2015
excellent boot but...
Received my boots a few weeks ago. They were exactly as expected. Fit was fine. I wear a US 11 and the 45 fit just fine. I'm not sure why people think these are narrow boots. I have an average width foot and they seem a little wide.
Overall these boots are very comfortable BUT... the right boot... right at the top of the boot above the shin protector... curls inward a bit. That little curl digs right into my shin. I went for a ride today for an hour and there was a big indentation on my shin. Hurt a bit. Otherwise they are comfortable... and so far no squeak!
December 27, 2014
I tried a bunch of different boots before settling on the Sidi Adventure Goretex. The Sidi's fit my narrow foot the best and they have better protection than most of the other "adventure" boots out there. I typically wear a US men's 8.5-9 and the size 42 fit me perfectly. The price tag is high but they are worth it to me.
As always Revzilla was great to deal with.
December 18, 2014
Great boots for everyday riding.
I live in Florida and purchased these boots as the premier product solution for my weekly riding requirements. The protection, Gore Tex, comfort, and style are unmatched. I tried three different products before I bit the bullet I am very satisfied up to this point and managed to ride 3 or 4 times (600+ miles) since my purchase.
December 15, 2014
Nice boots but after 30k mi I am looking for non-SIDIs
I've had these boots for more than 30,000 miles.
My boots have protected me through quite a few "offs" and I am thankful for that.
I've ridden them in temps of 12F-100F. My toes got cold in 12F as you would expect, but I don't fault the boots for that.
In 100F, I surprisingly was not uncomfortable. It's amazing how well the gore-tex works. I feet never felt swampy.
In rain and mud puddles the boots kept the water out..and in....
I've also ridden many miles on gravel/forestry roads and even on the Trans Lab Hwy. One thing I've learned from standing on my pegs for almost 2 weeks straight is that MX boots with a steel sole would have really made a positive difference in comfort. I prefer the Gaerne SG-10 which I use on my dirtbike.
It's time to retire the Sidi Adventures because now the stitching is coming apart in the toe area. I've had them repaired for minimal cost, but they are no longer waterproof.
I've even put some sno-seal on the seam and it looks like the flex of the boot is peeling the sno-seal off.
They are coming off similar to these boots (not my pic):
Hidden in the overwhelming praise for these boots, you will find a few people like me who were expecting a bit more. That, combined with the ridiculous squeaking noise, makes me think that I won't be buying these boots again. I'll keep them for shovelling snow off my driveway.
November 30, 2014