SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots
First Class Boot.
The Sidi Adventure GTX Boots were surprisingly comfortable from day one, solid construction and well thought out design, very easy on and off.
Its not a cold weather boot, on a 36 degree day they were a little on the cold side, heavy sock will take care of that.
Have not ridden with them in the rain yet but heck they are Gore-Tex should be no worries.
May 6, 2013
I have had two rides on these. I can confirm other reviews that these are very comfortable boots to walk in given the large amount of protection that they offer. I wore them for about 200 miles of offroad riding and they had great protection from rocks. It does seam like the sole shows some early signs of wear but I have not had enough miles in them to come to a firm conclusion regarding the durability. Finally they do sqweek when walking in them.
May 6, 2013
The Hummer of motorcycle boots
I find that these run true to size. My foot i almost exactly 10.5 and size 11 fit me pretty well. They are snug with a little room in the toe box and plenty of room for thicker socks. The outer dimensions are comparable to a construction boot, with a high toe that required me to adjust my shifter. The sole is very grippy on my rubber foot pegs, but also much softer than a standard boot sole. A couple of miles walking around the city left very noticeable wear on the heel. That being said, they are very comfortable, if a bit bulky to walk in, even for some distance. They break in quick. That big hinge provides a ton of support. I have a sprained ankle and can walk in these without any limp and much easier than in sneakers. They are comfortable 40°-60° weather, but I haven't tested them in other extremes . I've been wearing them around the office to break in and they do feel a little warm, but not as bad as my Timberland waterproof boots. The goretex does seem to do a good job of wicking sweat away and letting your foot breathe. When I first got these I second guessed where all the money went, but after wearing them for a while, it is really remarkable how comfortable they are for the protection they provide and it's money well spent. Oh, and they do squeak.
April 30, 2013
Most money I have ever spent for a pair of shoes.
Worth every penny, bought them for dual sport riding. Wore them 1 day around the house and shop to make sure my feet would not be too sore before I went out on the bike. No problems, the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. The only slight negative I will say, and I did read this when I researched them, is that they do squeak will walking in them.
April 29, 2013
Robust and sleek, but a few shortcomings appear when worn
I originally purchased these in a 46 (US 11-11.5) after reading that they size a bit large, but that was too tight for my (on average) size 12 feet. The size 47 fits decently well, though a hair roomier than I'd like--the recommendation Revzilla gave me was to try thicker socks or swapping the insoles for something more cushy, though I'm not too worried about that as they're sufficiently comfortable as is.
I was unable to find a more protective boot without going full-motocross, so five stars there. I looked at Sidi's other road/commuter boots online (On Road, Canyon, & Armada), but always found myself wanting more protection. Despite being gore-tex, I haven't found them to be uncomfortably warm and I'm sure they're as waterproof as advertised. They're a bit stiffer than I'd imagined them to be walking around but that's the tradeoff for the added peace of mind that comes with extra armor; plus it's only been a few weeks thus far.
They look good sitting on the floor, but I didn't realize how tapered the toes are until wearing them. I had hoped to wear these discretely under jeans when riding to social engagements, but the narrow toe really isn't my style and I'll plan on backpacking something more aligned with my tastes.
Also, the very tall toe box and thick sole make for somewhat awkward shifting until you get used to it. I've read where others have adjusted their shift lever to accommodate this, but I'm probably lazy enough to simply adjust the way that I engage the shifter.
Of course, all of the points here are minor nitpicking compared to my overall satisifaction with the product. Sure, they're a bit expensive, borderline clunky, have narrow toes, and even squeak for those who haven't yet applied a grease/oil fix (I haven't had to do so yet), but in the end, I couldn't find another boot that checked off more of my needs. 4.7/5.
April 23, 2013
Top shelf product
I just got these boots. There is something to be said for Italian made boots. These are probably some of the nicest bike boots you will find. Yup, you pay for it too. I buy size 10 shoes and the size 10 sidi fits well with some room for thicker socks. I have a wider front foot and narrow heal with a low rise foot. I notice that they are a little tight in the front of my foot. The two straps have adequate adjustment and work well. The velcro portion is large and should keep sticking together for years to come.
I have had 2 pairs of the Sidi race boots and I can say they fit a little bit snugger than this boot.
April 9, 2013
Great boots, great value.
Ive had great luck with SIDI boots in general. These are no exception. I've had others but always grab the SIDI's since they are comfortable and feel very protective (for an adventure-touring boot). I would buy them again for sure!
March 4, 2013
Take care of your feet!
Put you feet in these boots, They rock!
Eight hours out in a cool mid November rainy day with the guys and my feet were comfortable and dry all day. No hesitation to trudge through water-crossings.
Kicked up a rogue foot long 2x4 on a dirt road, toes stung like H-E-double-hockey-stick for an hour or so but they didn't break, I credit these boots to saving my stride!
January 23, 2013