SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex Boots
Girls Like Em' and I Love Em'
Currently have about 8,000 miles on the Adventures and only two things bug me worth mentioning. First, they squeak like college box springs and second, they tend to be slightly less ventilated than I would like.
One the first issue, I have a lube I can spray between the plastic exoskeleton bracing and leather to eliminate the squeaking but seems odd Sidi can't figure that out.
Second, I would have bought the Gore-Tex version for maximum ventilation but they weren't available yet. They're still pretty breathable.
They've held up superbly in the wet and are warm to 30 degrees. And the soles absorb vibrations well.
Oh, and being Italian designed, they're chick magnets.. at least my wife thinks so.. :)
January 6, 2015
excellent boot but...
Received my boots a few weeks ago. They were exactly as expected. Fit was fine. I wear a US 11 and the 45 fit just fine. I'm not sure why people think these are narrow boots. I have an average width foot and they seem a little wide.
Overall these boots are very comfortable BUT... the right boot... right at the top of the boot above the shin protector... curls inward a bit. That little curl digs right into my shin. I went for a ride today for an hour and there was a big indentation on my shin. Hurt a bit. Otherwise they are comfortable... and so far no squeak!
December 27, 2014
I tried a bunch of different boots before settling on the Sidi Adventure Goretex. The Sidi's fit my narrow foot the best and they have better protection than most of the other "adventure" boots out there. I typically wear a US men's 8.5-9 and the size 42 fit me perfectly. The price tag is high but they are worth it to me.
As always Revzilla was great to deal with.
December 18, 2014
Great boots for everyday riding.
I live in Florida and purchased these boots as the premier product solution for my weekly riding requirements. The protection, Gore Tex, comfort, and style are unmatched. I tried three different products before I bit the bullet I am very satisfied up to this point and managed to ride 3 or 4 times (600+ miles) since my purchase.
December 15, 2014
Nice boots but after 30k mi I am looking for non-SIDIs
I've had these boots for more than 30,000 miles.
My boots have protected me through quite a few "offs" and I am thankful for that.
I've ridden them in temps of 12F-100F. My toes got cold in 12F as you would expect, but I don't fault the boots for that.
In 100F, I surprisingly was not uncomfortable. It's amazing how well the gore-tex works. I feet never felt swampy.
In rain and mud puddles the boots kept the water out..and in....
I've also ridden many miles on gravel/forestry roads and even on the Trans Lab Hwy. One thing I've learned from standing on my pegs for almost 2 weeks straight is that MX boots with a steel sole would have really made a positive difference in comfort. I prefer the Gaerne SG-10 which I use on my dirtbike.
It's time to retire the Sidi Adventures because now the stitching is coming apart in the toe area. I've had them repaired for minimal cost, but they are no longer waterproof.
I've even put some sno-seal on the seam and it looks like the flex of the boot is peeling the sno-seal off.
They are coming off similar to these boots (not my pic):
Hidden in the overwhelming praise for these boots, you will find a few people like me who were expecting a bit more. That, combined with the ridiculous squeaking noise, makes me think that I won't be buying these boots again. I'll keep them for shovelling snow off my driveway.
November 30, 2014
Looks great. Quality materials.
Based on everything Ive read these boots should fit true to size and feel comfortable right off the bat.
My boots do not. I have a narrow foot and have plenty of room in the toe box to wiggle my toes very comfortably. Having said that, these boots are terribly narrow and tight. They are just OK when riding but standing in these boots is pure torture.
November 25, 2014
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