SIDI Adventure Rain Boots
Great Adventure Riding Boot!!
This is the second pair of SIDI boots that I own, I like their attention to detail and the fit is by far the best that I have found of all riding boot makers. They are a little stiff and rigid, but I believe they will break in and function even better.
December 7, 2015
Like Ski Boots for Your Motorcycle
I'm normally a size 9 in shoes and 27 in ski boots. I have a slightly larger than normal size D to E width foot, medium volume.
I got these in size 9.5/43/27 because I wasn't sure if the size 8.5/42/26 would be too short and hurt my toes. They're fine lengthwise, a bit narrow for my foot, and a lot of space 'on top' of my foot. I can almost crank the buckles down all the way along their adjustment straps. They fit me okay with thick socks.
It takes awhile for them to break in, so don't expect to ride after pulling them out of the box. You will probably have to adjust your shifter peg up to account for the thick soles and giant toe box. If you only velcro the top 'half-way' it can give your ankle some fore-aft movement to work the controls but understand this might compromise some shin protection.
Do them up tight and go for many long walks. It will start to break in between the bottom and top buckle, you'll see the leather wrinkle there and it will get easier to walk and bend your ankle in them with full protection.
These boots squeak when new. I wore them in my office and got laughed at. A little baby oil underneath all parts where plastic touch leather should fix it until you break them in more.
December 5, 2015
Wrecked in these - SAVED my foot and leg
I had a similar wreck to Anthony's. A high speed spill off road. Embedded rocks in the trail punctured my engine generator cover and lacerated my knee, but the boot, which took the full force of the bike pinning my foot against the rocks, performed wonderfully. I had to go to ER for my knee, but not for my foot! Didn't even bruise!
I love everything else about the boot too. When I get home from commuting I sometimes don't even take them off - just wander around the house in my Sidi Adventure Rains. I really love these boots, and won't wear anything else for street or adventure. The squeak is a bit annoying, but not bad at all, especially considering how comfortable they are. I wear a 10.5, and I bought 10s. Perfect.
November 12, 2015
Out of the box random impressions.
The euro to US size is accurate. I like that it looks like a regular (vs Euro) MC boot. It fits narrow but my foot is narrow and this not an issue. The boot is not too heavy. I will have to raise my gear shift lever. This boot is analogous to a snow ski boot. Be sure to buckle snug but not tight. There should be a little bit of up and down movement in the heel relative to the boot if adjusted correctly (as with a snow ski boot) The boots hurt the outside of my ankle bones no matter what adjustment on the buckles when walking in the house. When sitting there is no discomfort (which is what I would expect on the MC). I like the apparent protection as compared to a RE'VIT Rodeo Boot I purchased. If I ride it in comfort I'll up my rating as this boot as new is not made for walking and I'm not surprised given its construction. I'll give an update once I adjust the gear shift lever and ride. I ride an Indian Vintage.
November 6, 2015
Bulletproof waterproof comfort walking and riding
Love the boot. Felt very secure and instilled confidence in aggressive riding in the Alps. They helped me take Stelvio in one gulp. Only trouble I found was upshifting. Sole thickness and overall ankle stiffness caused several shifting failures and had to look down on a number of occasions to check my foot position to see why the gear on a brand new RT did not engage. Could not feel the shifter and hard time getting under it even after adjusting the shift lever up some. Boots are still pretty new and need more break-in. Adjusted my shift lever on my new FJR even more to accommodate boot. Not recommended for summer in Arizona.
October 20, 2015
Very good boot - best of both worlds
I love my Sidi Adventure Rain boots, for the money (which is not cheap) I got enduro type protection, with a reasonable comfort of a touring boot.
it took me a couple of medium range rides on the highway and a couple of commutes to work to break them in and specially to get the feel of gear shifting and being smooth on the rear brake pedal. During this past weekend I put about 500 miles on the boots and they are way more confortable now, it rained on me, had to help a friend pick up his bike from a puddle of muddy water and my feet remained dry and comfy.
It was a very good decision to choose this type and not spend another 150 dollars on the GoreTex version.
Only suggestion to SIDI would be to put some type of soft padding on the top edge of the boot because its edge / lip rubs very hard on the calf even though high socks are in use.
Other than that, I really really like this boots,
October 19, 2015
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