SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots
great fitting boot
Great fitting boot,It is one of the most comfortable boots I have owned.Full day ride and I don,t even notice I have boots on.Easy to walk in .I haven't had to try them in the rain yet but so far great product.
August 25, 2014
Great muti use boot
These boots are comfortable and do exactly what I need them to.
After breaking my ankle I purchased these boots. I wanted something for protection on the motorcycle and help me while recovering from the break.
I have had the boots for a couple weeks, used them around town a few times, on the track once, and many hours walking around at work.
For the broken ankle:
I wanted something that is rigid and comfortable. I have worn these boots all day at work 50/50 siting/standing and feet were not sore. The Gore-Tex must be doing it’s job great, my feet do get warm but not overly Hot and sweaty. After 8 hours at work then ride home on a close to 90+ degree day stuck in rush hour traffic, when taking them off when I get home my socks are only slightly damp from sweat. My last riding boots were 100% leather and when I got home my feet would be soaked in sweat. Gore-Tex is working amazing for me. Glad I paid the extra for the Gore-Tex version of this boot.
While I would not recommend the boots for strictly walking boot. For a boot with this much protection I would have a hard time imaging better.
I do a Lot of riding. In the Summer time motorcycle becomes my primary transportation. I also have a 2nd bike (GSXR) I use for track days. The boots are fine for the commuting, but would be better suited to occasional Adventure/off road riding then track day. They are a little big and stiff for quick shifting on the track. I am sure I will get used to them and I am not racing, so with the recovering broken ankle I will put up with a little clumsy shifting in favor of the protection.
I only run in to a couple references to “the SIDI Squeak”. There is NO sneaking up on anyone with these boots. I have had comments when walking around the office spaces “wow those are loud boots”. We will see if this changes over time, I am not expecting it to change too much. It’s rubberized plastic and leather sliding over each other as the boot & hinge flex, unless you put something between them I would think it’s always going to be like that.
August 20, 2014
I was a little worried about buying such an expensive boot on-line , but when I got them, they were perfect. The fit was spot on !! My feet just melted when I put them on , no break in what so ever.
I have not had a chance to ride with them in the rain yet to see if the water 'proofness' is what they claim , I will keep you posted on that. Italian's know how to make boots !!
Thanks Anthony for a great review , you were bang on and I am going to get many years of great riding in them.
Thanks Revzilla for the great service.
August 18, 2014
Pricey, but great boots!
Since I've been getting a bit more aggressive offroad, I wanted a boot that provided a lot more protection than my standard touring boots, and from experience, I was willing spend the extra money for gortex. My choice was between these or the Alpinestars Toucan, which I'm sure are great boots too. I put these to the test at BMW's two day off-road school and they past with flying colors. Through rain, water, mud, etc these kept my feet dry and cool. The protection is excellent and they are very comfortable to stand/walk in. The only complaint I have - and it's a small one - that that the toe of the boot is very thick - thicker than a pure MX boot - so that I had to adjust the clutch lever to be able to shift standing up.
August 13, 2014
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