SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots
Another excellent Sidi boot
Bought these for riding Tiger 800XC on BDR routes. After a bit of breakin period and adjustments the fit is just tight enough. The treads on the bottom grip the pegs on the bike well even when wet/muddy, and as-yet have not had any water issues with the boots in rain, puddles, etc
August 24, 2016
Excellent boot and fits great
I've been wearing the Oxtar Infinity GTX Gore-Tex for about 12 years. The first pair lasted about 10 years. During that time the soles (which are glued) came off numerous times and needed to be re-glued. Then both started leaking in the rain. Turns out, Gore-Tex has a lifetime waterproof guarantee. Sent them back, and got a new TCX Infinity version (same exact boot, just now branded TCX and not Oxtar).
The sole on the new one is now coming loose. I'm not that hard on the boots riding the GS, but it started me looking again.
The TCX problem is (a) the sole coming loose and (b) the sole is not stiff enough when standing on the pegs off-road.
I purchased the Forma Terra Boots but returned them. The boot was very high quality but the boot sole was motocross stiff and the top of the boot was quite wide and my riding pants wouldn't go over easily. The toe box on the Forma was very wide, still OK but wider than my normal size 12 foot required. They were basically a small step down from the Tech 8 and really not what I needed.
The SIDI is right between the TCX and Forma boots. The soles flex enough to walk but just stiff enough standing on the pegs. The protection is good and the top of the boot narrow enough to easily go over my old Rallye 2 pants which are very narrow at the leg bottom. A stitched sole should not come off like the TCX.
I purchased the rain version first and they looked good. But felt that I wanted real leather and the Gore-Tex warranty, so I returned for the more expensive version. I'll keep for 10 years if they hold up.
A minor nit is that when sliding the shifting foot the sole has lugs that catch the peg when shifting. I ride with the balls of my feet, slide down to shift, then back on the balls. With lugs its more of a deliberate lift foot up rather than a sliding down. A very minor annoyance that I notice sometimes.
The other minor thing is the squeak. They didn't squeak until the 2nd ride. Some silicon spray at the joints cut about 80% of the noise so its quite acceptable for the moment.
Otherwise a perfect boot. 1000 miles of on and off road and very happy with the looks, comfort and performance. Took a few years to finally pull the trigger and get them but glad I did.
August 8, 2016
Worth the Price
I live in South Florida where summers are 90 degrees and 90% humidity I rode 350 street miles August 1st and though not cool by any means the boots were very comfortable and considering the heat very good. No rain yet.....I am a U.S. size 9.5 in most dress, casual and tennis shoes snd the 43 fit me perfectly. Easy fit for summer socks and thicker winter socks. I also did s full day of trail riding on a KTM 450 through Florida Mud and sand and the performance was exceptional. Safe, secure,confident and still not too hot - quite impressive.
I am riding from South Fla to North Carolina in November and am 100% confident these boots will so the job.
August 3, 2016
These are what they are advertised to be...absolutely waterproof boots that are THE most comfortable boots out there, which also happen to breathe fairly well. Got caught in a 2 hour downpour the first time I wore them and not a leak. These are so comfortable. My only regret is that I treated them a little bit too much like mx boots until I got a pair of mx boots and kind of beat them up unnecessarily. Lot of $ but you WON'T be disappointed.
July 26, 2016
Expensive, but worth it!
I was apprehensive about reaching that deep into my wallet, but with Revzilla's return policy I figured I could ship em back if they didn't work out. It was necessary to return the first pair because of a size issue. I ended up needing a half size larger than my normal boot size (47 instead of 46). These boots are very comfortable, although I immediately replaced the footbeds with a pair of Superfeet inserts. I need more support than what the stock footbeds could provide. (Sidi could make an improvement here). As far as boots go, they are not real heavy and are easy to get into and out of. They do squeak right from the gitgo, but I think a little well place silicone spray would probably mitigate that. I like the Vibram style sole, and especially appreciate the radius to the heel block, which allows you to move your foot around the footpeg and not hangup yet indexes to the correct location every time you mount up. I also like the Goretex feature, but haven't gone wading or cammed over in the middle of a stream yet! The buckles are easy to operate and there is adequate protection for both the front and rear of your calf. Although not completely broke in yet, they are reasonably easy to walk around in.
July 24, 2016
South Florida 100 degrees tested
Riding in Florida can be a pain. Seasons are inverted. However protection is always required if you ride a big adventure bike on the swamps. This simply cannot be overlooked. So the quest is to find a booth that will vent and protect in the tough So Florida whether. Passing with flying colors.
Also the boot is comfortable right out of the box and (a very important feature for me) easy in and easy out.
They are not cheap, however I doubt another boot will have this breathability. Have not tried the Toucans but I went this way and do not regret it.
I am a 9 and bought 9 1/2 (43) and fit is just as expected.
Solid product, you won't be disappointed.
July 18, 2016
Greatest boot! Just a little squeaky... Jk, VERY SQUEAKY!
Fantastic boot! Automatically felt that my legs were 100x safer compared to the dozen of other boots I've tried on. Not only that, super comfortable! They are good enough size that I can tuck them under some of my pants and its ok to wear over other pants I own because its blacked out enough which is important for me being a Harley rider LOL.
My only one complaint is the level of squeakiness this boot has! People can hear me coming from the other side of the room and around the corner. The squeak level is so high that its also used for me to discover places that echo! SIDI, please fix this! All thats required is a little silicon in the heal and you're good. I'm just a bit bitter about having to do it myself which is why I gave this one star less.
SIDI, please come out with non power ranger boot that looks like a classic cafe boot with all this protection and I will love you long time! ;) Hehe
July 9, 2016
On Dec 2012 I bought a pair of this, and they lasted for 30.000+miles and more that 3 years. At the end the sewing was going away and I had the terrible idea of send them to repair but after that, water started leaking in.
Spent a month looking for alternatives, and did no find something closer with ankle protection, waterproof, size(Enduro boots would not fit my pants) and overall confort, so I bought them again.
With one use they already feel confortable. I will take good care of them so this new ones last more time and miles.
June 7, 2016