SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots
I wanted a good, all around, do everything boot. Something more protective than work or hiking boots, and waterproof. Use the right tool for the right job.
I hated trying to wear mx boots. Clumsy, no feeling shifting or braking. And forget about walking in them. These are not a race boot. No where near the protection. But more protection than your average touring boot. Nice shin plate, good ankle protection.
I wear 10.5 in like a pair of nike trainers. My foots a littler wider than average but not enough for wide sizing. I ordered 45's. These do seem to run a little narrow. A 44.5 would be nice if they were a little wider. But these allow me room still to wear a thicker pair of socks without feeling like they are too big. The insole is GARBAGE. Thats the only complaint I have about these boots. Its like a thin compressed cardboard or something. They got pitched for some generic work boot/athletic insoles and fit pretty well not to mention adding some extra comfort. Tons of adjustability. If these dont fit you have the wrong side.
They broke in very quickly walking around my house. Hinged ankle gives good feel and feedback shifting and braking. I wear these darn near every second I ride anymore. It feels weird if I dont ride with them anymore. Id like if the sole tread was a little deeper as these boots see dirt bike and dual sport duty along side touring. They do clog with mud if its really sticky. Its also relatively soft rubber. Time will tell if thats a downside to their durability.
Fit under my jeans or riding pants and nobody even notices they're moto boots. Cept the squeak of course. They have the infamous "sidi squeak". I hardly notice it anymore.Quicker on/off than tying my work boots. They are comfortable to walk in to me. From walking around the grocery store for 30 minutes or an outdoor shop ogling camping and fishing gear. I wouldnt wanna be hiking home in them, but around the store or around the sights on a decent ride is comfortable.
Gore-tex has kept me dry so far. From interstate speed absolute gully washer down pouring rain to wading small stream crossings.
All in all happy with my purchase. Rev had a pair of blem's at a substantial discount so I jumped on those. Although pricey,(and by far the most expensive boots I ever bought) even at full price I feel they're worth the money.
July 25, 2014
Functional but less than I had hoped
These boots are good, but not what I had hoped for. The are fairly comfortable, but the sole is very hard and not good for standing/walking. The top of the boot chafes against my shin, so wearing them for long periods of time without tall socks is not advised.
July 14, 2014
The moment I first put these boots on I was amazed how comfortable they were. I can wear these boots all day and forget they are on. The Sidi squeak is definitely there but it is not too bad. Quality product and worth spending a bit more.
June 26, 2014
Great "squeaky" boots
I just bought my first adventure bike & after lots of research & comparing to the TSX Deserts, I chose the king.... the Sidi Adventure Goretex. Everything I read online was true; great boot; great comfort and SQUEAKY.
I can't comment on keeping you dry.... yet.
I would buy them again but would like to get rid of the squeak.
June 2, 2014
I wanted/needed some new boots. I had tried on the Adventure rain, but wanted leather for extra "breathability" and total "rain-proofness."
I receive the boots on a Thursday and left on Saturday for a trip up the Northern California coast. I did 8-hours over the weekend. It took a little time to get use to the taller toe box (but adjusting the shifter will take care of that). Totally comfortable.
Things I noted between the Gore-tex and Rain: The Gore-tex a little less stiff, and probably will break-in better. Also seems the toe-box is taller in the Rain.
Completely happy with the purchase. AND, the Revzilla Team was great helping on the phone.
May 28, 2014
ULTIMATE PROTECTION FROM ELEMENTS AND CRASH
I purchased these boots for a 2500 mile ride from the mountains of NW Montana to the desert of Nevada in the Spring. We would meet with snow, rain, heat, and inattentive drivers. I am very happy with my purchase, even with the cost of these boots. I have no doubt they will protect my legs and feet from a bad day on the road and from the elements we encounter. I also ride a Dual Sport bike and am confident in their protection (elements & bad day) off-road.
May 27, 2014
Excellent quality and protection. That about sums it up!!
May 26, 2014
No buyers remorse at all
I bought these boots with the main goal to simply keep my feet dry. After walking through rivers, and snow, I can attest to the fact that they are water proof.
I have used these boots on my Honda XR400R while riding in the woods. The protection they offered gave me confidence that my shins and insteps would be safe.
I just returned from a 3500 mi trip from New Hampshire to North Carolina, and back. I experience 92 degree days, and some very rainy cold days. I never got wet feet, and never got hot feet. I would suggest wearing a pair of socks that wick sweat because your feet will still sweat, but not terribly.
These boots have been very comfortable to walk in. I have done a little hiking in them to get the "perfect photo".
So, yes they were expensive, but I got what I thought I was paying for.
The only negative is that they squeak a lot. I mean, A LOT. I took mine apart, and put nic wax on the joints. This has helped, but they still make some noise. I would not think that squeaking is such a big deal, but it does add up when walking in to the office at work. It is bearable now, and I am sure as I experiment I will find the right solution to quiet them.
So, yes, I say buy them if you have the cash, and want something comfortable, and water proof.
May 19, 2014