SIDI Adventure Rain Boots
Great fit. Good value Adventure Boot.
I only have 600 miles on them so far, so keep that in mind. Fit is spot on. Same size as my Sidi cycling shoes. They are stiff, but that's the nature of the protective design. They are softening up the more I wear them. They DON'T squeak as other reviews may have indicated. Great soles for stomping around in the dirt once you get "there". They are warm, but that's what I was looking for since I live at high elevation and cool climate. Quality hardware works as advertised. Revzilla customer service and quick shipping make it an easy choice. Buy them!
September 21, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for
I wanted something less technical (read fewer buckles and wider opening) than the Chargers and Crossfires I tried but still with a hinged ankle joint for better ankle support and protection than my battered old all leather MX boots. These are perfect for my needs.
MY only quibble is I wish they had a little better toe/foot protection and the Velcro top part doesn't close tightly unless my chin armor is tucked into them. But this was the best compromise I found for ease of use, limited walking and solid ankle protection. I only have a few hundred miles so can't comment on durability yet.
The fit ordering a 44 is pretty much a perfect 9.5 length. It is a little wide for my D width. But that might OK when I go to winter socks. The 43 Charger was too short and too narrow for my 9.5 D. So, to me, the Sidi 44 is really their true 9.5.
September 7, 2015
Bought the boots in 2010 based on the video review which states they are waterproof and the SIDI version of Gore-tex. Should have paid more attention to the details, because while they held out fine for a while, I was shocked to find out these boots are NOT waterproof. Living in Seattle, that matters a lot. Got caught in a storm outside of Darby, Montana and about an hour into a rainy ride, my feet were wet. These boots have about 20K on them and are well cared for. Have had several email exchanges with Customer Service and SIDI that have been very polite, but done little to address what was claimed in the video vs. the reality. Very let down by the boot and the quite frankly, Revzilla, which I find the most shocking part of all. Watch the video and the corresponding graphics across the bottom of the screen.
August 12, 2015
saved my ankle from damage first ride out.... Great boots not real comfortable for hiking but excellent for riding..and the ocassional fall down...LOL
August 10, 2015
Just breaking 'em in...
Other than a pair of O'Neal MX boots and an excellent pair of Rev'It AirWalk boots, this is only my third pair of boots in over 10 years riding. And my first dedicated DS/ADV boot.
Just breaking them in now, but a few quick observations:
Fit is perfect. I wear either a US 10.5 or 11 depending on shoe sizing. Got these in a size 45 and they're spot on.
Haven't heard any of the legendary "squeaking," yet.
I've gotten them wet and worn them both riding and walking around the yard, just to break them in. The leather (or is it Lorica?) around the ankle area and forward is a little stiff and bunches, creating a small pressure point. But I'm assuming this will soften and ease with further break in.
The protection looks and feels robust. The closure system is easy to adjust and excellent.
As an aside, I also road bike (cycle), and have had a pair of Sidi cycling shoes for years. They're impecably designed and made, and seem like a micro-miminalist version of this boot from the same manufacturer. Everything from the materials to the obvious assembly-crafstmanship and design details (expecially the well-executed closures) is common to both.
Taking these to Utah for a week of riding—if they aren't broken in by then, they will be on the trail!
June 15, 2015
This is the one!
If you're looking for the best protection and a great fit and feel to go with, these are the boots for you. I have these same boots in gore-tex, and they are indestructible, riding in them is great, walking is ok, but you get used to the feel. Only thing is they squeak a little when walking.
June 9, 2015
Glad I got them
Bought these after breaking ankle while wearing inadequate boots. Very short break in period. So far very comfortable for riding and walking. Used them on a two week motorcycle tour of Italy. Very happy. Rain or shine, feet stayed comfortable. They do squeak so job as Ninja assassin is out, but that's only downside.
June 8, 2015
Protective boot, comfortable on the bike
This review is from my initial impressions after only riding 1500km in these boots. I thought they were like trying to walk in ski boots when I first tried them on. They were very stiff out of the box but have loosened up a tad now. I will assume that they will continue to break in as time goes. On the bike I was actually amazed how comfortable they were in the riding position as well as standing on the pegs. With the lug type sole you are afforded a few extra centimeters of height (which is good for the short of inseam among us) They are extremely protective and I am confident that if I went down at speed my career as a foot model would be intact.
June 1, 2015