SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots
Best boots on the road, and off
I was beginning on a 10,000 mile trip across the US on my R1200GS and realized that my old boots were just completely worn out. I tried on perhaps 50 different boots, and after much agonizing, ordered a set of these and immediately loved them. These are more comfortable than most daily shoes I own, and required almost no break-in at all. In 10,000 miles of riding through the US I never got a single blister.
The waterproofness is amazing, and I've just gone and walked into a lake up to nearly the top edge of the boot, and not a drop got in there. I love that the soles are replaceable, which was a huge selling point for me as I want these boots to last a lifetime (which I feel they will).
No boot that is this waterproof and built this well is going to be incredibly well ventilated, but I wore these around the Mohave, Moab, Badlands, Black Rock Desert, and Bonneville and it was totally fine even with thick wool socks! They survived Burning Man with flying colors.
The bottom of these boots have really great grip on rough terrain, which I found many other boots don't.
The only real downside to them is that they squeak, and that doesn't seem to go away; walking down the halls of a hotel is just funny. When in a desert ghost town, a friend of mine asked me to change my boots when we were walking around because the squeak was just too much.
Squeak aside, these are the best boots I can imagine. They look great (no silly colors or weird logos), seem like they will hold up forever (and can be repaired if they do wear), and provide great protection in case you run against things. If you can afford them, these are the boots to get.
October 28, 2014
Serious protection for lower extremities w/ all day comfort
These boots are top quality Italian workmanship. I have not yet tested waterproof capacity, but with Gore-tex lining, I expect they will be waterproof. I have worn these in hot (102 degree F) Southern California summer riding temps on BMW twin with hot air flowing off the cylinders and the boots have kept my feet comfortably cool. I expect they will insulate equally well for keeping toes warm in what passes for winter riding conditions in SoCal. Soles offer good traction with Vibram-like lugs and somewhat soft/sticky tread. They go on fast- two buckles and a flap of velcro and you're signed, sealed and delivered in less time than it takes to tie shoe laces. I have no desire to take these off at the end of a ride; they are comfy. Unlike reports by other, mine are stealth boots- they do not squeak when I walk. They are pricey, but they seem like they will last a long time and with replaceable soles and other parts, they'll probably outlast me.
October 20, 2014
Great boots with solid protection.
These boots are great. They are stiff and heavy which is what I wanted for protection. They have that annoying squeek when you walk however.
October 13, 2014
So far so good
I put these boots on this morning to "run them in" before an upcoming five day ride. I've only been wearing them around at work (office and workshop) I initially thought they would be coming off and on through the day but they haven't come off yet (7 Hours) their so Comfortable.
I will post another review in a month after the ride.
October 3, 2014
Not so durable
I wore the Sidi Adventure Goretex for three months of occasional riding on my KTM 500EXC. The boots are comfortable and offer lots more feedback than Sidi Crossfires. Unfortunately, the stitches and leather failed where the boot contacts the bike near the footpegs. The half-inch hole where the seam came apart let in lots of water. I sent them in under warranty. They sent the boots back to me and would neither repair nor replace them. They deemed it 'normal wear'. I won't be buying any more Sidi Adventure Goretex boots.
September 17, 2014
Wow! Great Boot for touring and adventure riding on Tiger 800
Never have owned dedicated motorcycle boots, but decided to abandon my Gortex work type boots. Read hundreds of reviews and agonized over the cost of Gortex boots from the big 3 manufactures. Settled on these and have been Very impressed. Rode in 50 degree weather with summer socks and feet were warm and dry; also rode in 90 degree weather and feet were comfortable. Boots breath better than the older Gortex work books. Fit is spot on and quality of leather is outstanding. Support of the boot makes riding much more enjoyable. Squeaking is minimal. Would definitely buy again!
September 17, 2014
The boots are pricey and squeaky and feet are BONE dry!!
Just what I asked for, dry feet!! Everyone does hear you coming but they fit well, are comfortable, AND DRY!!
September 12, 2014
Sidi Adventure Boots
Rode 175 miles yesterday 90% off road some mud and water crosssings. stayed dry and comfortable. Very pleased and think I have a home run here!
September 2, 2014