SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots
Sidi Adventure Gore-tex
I have been wearing the Sidi Adventure Goretex boots for almost two months now and have to say that overall I'm happy with my purchase choice. These boots, although somewhat pricey, are very comfortable to both ride and walk in. The quality of construction is top notch. On very hot days my feet will sweat in them and because of this I am glad that I chose the goretex version. Probably my only complaint thus far would be the squeaking. The boots were almost silent the first few times I wore them. Then after that, here came the noise. It's not a high pitch squeal but rather a crinkling of plastic kind of sound. Not too noticeable if you're walking around outdoors, but walking through a quite office, everyone knows when you're coming. After reading several suggestions, I treated the boots with a leather conditioner (couldn't find actual mink oil) and, for the most part, the noise is gone. I still have a very faint high pitch squeak but, to me, that is bare-able. Overall, would I recommend these to others, most definitely. But I would also suggest treating them with leather conditioner right out of the box.
July 23, 2015
I have ridden with these in torrential rains with not a drop of water sneaking in anywhere. Squeaky as all get out but I don't mind for the road and weather protection they provide. A little narrow but not too bad for me. Felt broke in right from the box. Wearing quality socks helps with the comfort level to be even better if you have to do a lot of walking. Highly recommend if you can afford them.
July 23, 2015
Everything you want in an enduro / touring boot
Great boot, comfy for all day riding, and comfy for walking around too. I have only four very minor complaints after just finishing a 6 state in 6 days tour: 1) the ski style buckles are a little hard to get started as the ankle seam gets in the way of the tongue where the two buckles come together. So you have to mash down the seam to get the buckles to overlap smoothly. 2) They squeak a little. Everyone has mentioned this, and to be honest it's not an issue for me i'm not trying to sneak around quietly when I'm out riding. 3) In 110 Degree weather, they are a little warm as there is no airflow - not so much a complaint as a note for those desert riders. 4) The toe is a little tall, I had to adjust my shifter up an inch so the boot could comfortably shift - again, more a note than complaint.
The Good: Waterproof - I got soaked during a massive storm, but my feet and ankles were nice and dry. They look great and inspire confidence. They are really very comfortable to wear and walk in with the articulating heel. Wonderful beefy soles. Super easy to put on and take off. Basically, the best boots I've ever owned.
July 20, 2015
Excellent boot, a bit squeaky and watch those buckles.
I really like these boots, when combined with a good pair of socks like Smartwool or Klim they are comfortable in almost any weather. I've ridden about 10,000 miles in these boot in rain and shine with temps ranging from the low 30's up to over 100. Feet stay warm, don't get overly hot and even driving rain wont manage to get in.
The only downside is they will really squeak while walking when they get dirty (dusty) between the moving plastic articulated bits. washing them out with a hose solves this for a bit.
Also this isn't a problem with the boots, but be careful when dismounting and the buckles when tear a hole in your saddle if you catch them just right.
July 13, 2015
100K worth of hard riding, the boots have taken it
The boots have been through every conceivable weather condition minus the snow and have held up exceptionally well. The protection saved my ankle from being crushed under the weight of the bike in Copper Canyon, Mexico which given our location would have been a medical emergency. I polished them following a particularly rain-soaked day in Nova Scotia recently and they look like new. Lots of miles both riding and walking in the boots. Sure the price is steep but for the protection, durability, versitility, its worth every penny.
July 13, 2015
A comfortable do it all ADV boot
I picked up an ADV bike and started riding a lot of dirt and gravel. I wanted a boot with more protection than a standard street boot. Once I tried this boot on, it was game over. The most comfortable one on the market for me. Once in, I feel very secure, it doesn't leak a drop and although it's Gore Tex, it can get hot inside when you're working hard off road. I wear Smartwool socks that wick and that helps with the heat a lot. As for the squeak everyone rattles on about, it doesn't bother me, I figure it's part of the boot's character.
July 7, 2015
I was skeptical paying $550.00 for a pair of boots after having bad luck with previous motorcycle boots. These are by far the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. No need for a break in period because they were comfortable from day one. After the first hour on the bike I forgave Revzilla for charging so much for the boots. They are worth every penny! You will not regret buying these boots.
June 30, 2015
Excellent boot. Note the SIDI sizing chart.
As the video review states, this is an heirloom product. I do not intend to buy another pair of like moto-boots in my life. I have nothing to add to the other positive reviews of this great boot but a word on sizing. I am an 11.5 in nearly every shoe I wear but bought a 46 here. It is roomy and comes with a very slim removal footbed which I will likely swap out for something more cushioned and to consume some additional space. Note the Revzilla generic footwear size chart next to the product is slightly different from Sidi's own chart which is available by the link nearby.
June 22, 2015