Sidi Adventure Rain Boots
SIDI makes great products.
And these boots are not an exception. Build quality looks great and they feel quite comfortable. After one day of riding and wearing these boots for about 5 hours, they felt quite good on my feet. They softened up a bit and weren't quite as stiff as brand new. I wear a size 10 shoe normally and purchased a 10, and although I have worn wide shoes before, I fit fine into normal width shoes as well. These fit me great, but if you are truly a wide footed person I would think these might feel a bit tight for you. These boots are very high, which gives good protection, but can make it tricky to wear pants over them. Overall a great boot. Can't wait to get them offroad.
February 18, 2014
Great boot. No regrets
Before choosing the Sidi, I spent some weeks reviewing and trying other brands. However, the Sidis were comfortable straight out of the box and provided a good level of protection for the price. Plenty of adjustment with the 3 buckle system and guaranteed water proof with the proprietary liner. All in all high build quality giving the impression these boots should last for years.
January 14, 2014
My boots arrived from Revzilla on Friday, exactly as promised and described. I took two separate 120 mile+ rides on Saturday and Sunday. Up highway 33 and into off road areas both days. The boots were warm in 34 degrees, a little stiff the first 100 miles, but they were great the second day. They make me feel safe and look great. The buckles are easy to adjust. The sales video of these boots sold them for me. Thanks Revzilla!
January 13, 2014
A purpose built boot that may or may not be for you
I upgraded to these from Sidi Vertebra Tepors I wore for many years. The sizing was the same for both boots. Both fit me well. Both are easy to get in and out of quickly.
The pros of these boots are well documented; basically they are armored tanks for your feet and lower legs. You want protection, you've got it. You could die in a drone strike and your feet would be undamaged.
The point I want to stress is, you aren't just trading more money for more protection here, vs cheaper, lighter weight boots. You are also trading feeling and comfort. Compared to my Tepors, I can't feel the shifter at all. My feet feel like they are in casts. These are big, hulking heavy boots and it takes some getting used to. They're also substantially more difficult to walk around in, and they are hotter to wear. I couldn't ride with them until I adjusted the gear shifter upwards. It's a big boot to swing around the shifter to go from shifting up to down. I feel very clumsy in them and I've had a few accidental clutchless shifts in the acclimation. With the Tepors I could so easily modulate the pressure I put on the rear brake and shifter, just seamless integration between me and the controls, but not so with these. Its like my feet are numb.
Now that being said, I want maximum protection and I'm going to get used to the huge size and lack of feel of these boots. But just be aware what you are getting into here. These may actually be more boot than you want to deal with. They are costly and cumbersome, in exchange for hardcore protection. For commuting, which is what I use them for, they may be overkill.
November 29, 2013
Excellent All Around Boot
These are my first boots. I loved them since I read about them on the Internet. They give you a great protection no matter where or when you use them.
IÂ´ll recommend them with my eyes closed.
November 4, 2013
strudy boots with excellent protect
they take a long time to break in. comfortable but stiff.
November 4, 2013
I bought these for a seven-day round trip through the Pacific Northwest and Canada--my first ever long moto trip. Yes, they squeak a little. No, I haven't bothered to try the silicone spray. They are pretty comfortable, and maybe this is a function of the seating position on my V-Strom or the fact that they're not broken in yet, but I got a little ankle pain after a few hours in the saddle that was fixable by turning my toes out for a few minutes every hour. I'd buy them again in a minute, and they're way more comfortable now than for the first 10 hours I wore them.
October 30, 2013
Wore these for 6 days, early AM. to late PM. on-road and-off, easy to walk-in, comfortable, walked in a small creek and true to there word they were water-proof, I read that the Sidi boot's run Narrow and I cant find narrow boot very often so the fit me Great.
would Recommend Highly.
October 21, 2013