SIDI Adventure Rain Boots
Great all around boots
When I first received these boots, I walked about a mile in them to soften the leather a little. The second time I wore them, they began squeaking like others have mentioned. I used snapring pliers to take off the snaprings at the pivots and removed the ankle armor. I applied some sticky grease (silicone, though anything sticky should work) and reattached the armor. The boots are now completely silent.
After a couple thousand miles of highway riding, the boots feel like really protective sneakers. I have already made the mistake of forgetting to switch out of these boots before doing yard work or chores around the house (the mistake being that boots get beat up quicker).
Definitely a worthwhile investment. One of the few boots on the market that can be worn every day and still provide close to MX boot protection.
November 17, 2014
Great product fits dual sport riding
I currently have a KTM 1190 Adv R. Traded up from a C-14. Loved the bike but I have ridden street bikes for years and a combination of wanting to do something different and old age 61 made me look for a more forgiving posture bike as I am 6'-6" so the Concours was cramped to say the least. Anyway all me gear is Sport Touring jackets and boots. I have A Star SMX-5's which I love but they fall short on off road dual sport functionality and protection levels. They are more functional than the A Star SMX-5's and provide great support, Out of the box they are a little stiff but after a week or so of riding they feel good. The foot beds are a little stiff though I'm looking a some gel inserts. Overall though I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it to other customers with similar riding conditions.
November 17, 2014
Great Protection, although some short falls in other areas
I feel extremely confident in the protection this product has. The hard plastic is in all the right areas and the leather provides excellent support as well.
There are a few downsides.
I replaced my Alpinestars boots with these. SIDI does not make their boots as plush as Alpinestars.
Another draw back...They squeak. Bad. You will need to use WD-40 on the hinges, otherwise forget sneaking into the office a few minutes late.
November 3, 2014
I am 6'10" and wear a 15. This boot has plenty of protection and can be fit inside or outside pants. They are easy to walk around off the bike and flexible enough to shift with ease versus Motorcross boots. Taking a trip to Morocco in Feb and cant wait to put them to the test....Awesome Boot for the money and break in is minimal.
November 3, 2014
I have used SIDI cycling shoes before and had a great experience with them so naturally I went with SIDI again. This is an awesome boot. I live in the Tahoe area and plan on riding year round. So far this boot has kept my foot warm on long rides and commutes when the temperature drops below 20 degree with windchill. I would recommend 100%
October 28, 2014
Great protection, relatively comfortable
Great boot, fits large for me but I have a relatively narrow foot. The insole that it comes with isn't terribly comfortable, I exchanged them for a set of Superfeet insoles and there is still plenty of room for a pair of bulky socks.
October 20, 2014
I like Sidi boots
I have older Sidi Crossfire boots and like them a lot, they have great protection, especially for when I lived in Moab and rode hard and fast. Now I'm in Michigan and mostly ride dual sport so I wanted a softer all around boot that will let me walk also. But I still wanted great protection. The Adventure Rain boots are exactly what I was hoping for.
The boots were comfortable right from the start, I didn't need any break in time. They're easy to walk in, and much lighter than my Crossfires. The Adventure Rain weigh 6 pounds for the pair, my Crossfires are 9 pounds. A tall / armored boot like this is going to be warm, especially with thick moto socks, but it's no hotter than any other boot I've owned. I haven't waterproof tested them yet.
September 26, 2014
another great sidi product
as an owner and dealer of sidi cycling shoes I had no reservations about purchasing their motorcycle boots. as usual sidi's quality and fit are outstanding. I'm nitpicking when I say that the toe box is tall and made it more difficult to shift until I moved the lever. as for airflow no boot like this has airflow so it is a non-issue. also there is the now famous (infamous?) squeak when walking. however, as with their cycling shoes, they weren't made for walking.
July 31, 2014