SIDI Adventure Rain Boots
Solid, well made boots, but squeaky!
Been breaking in my SIDI Adventure Rain Boots for a week or so now. They're quite comfortable, although the top of the front leg protectors can rub against your leg if you're not wearing socks that go all the way up. I just tested them out by strolling through and standing in 5" of new snow and slush...nicely waterproof and warm. The only peeve I've got with them is that they're really loud! Everyone in the office knows I'm coming because they're so squeaky. I'm hoping that goes away as I wear them in...they're still pretty stiff.
March 3, 2015
Only 1 con: the site lists the size as 50 euro/ 15 US. When you look inside the boot, it reads: 50 euro/ 14.5 US. A little misleading. Fortunately they fit, but it's close.
The boots have been comfortable so far. No long walks in them yet, but they haven't started to squeak like I heard they will. The flexibility is pretty good right out of the box, but they do need more breaking in.
So far I really like them.
February 2, 2015
Some bling for the bike
Another addition to my line of Sidi boots. I love these boots. Keeps the cold/wet out, but can get a little swampy when the temperatures start to rise. I live in Texas, so when that happens, I switch to the Sidi Air.
January 19, 2015
Fantastic comfort and protection
These boots are fantastic if you have narrow feet. I normally wear a 13A and I have been swimming in other boots I have tried on. The ankle protection is fantastic (like ski boots), more on this later.
Found a pair I could try on last month and bought them. The more I wear them the happier I have become.
Got first hand experience of how protective they are last Saturday. I was riding the saddle over 4 Peaks Mountain in Maricopa AZ. I am new to dirt riding so this was a challenging ride for me. Half-way through the ride I lost control of the bike and it ended up crashing directly on my ankle. I was convinced my ankle was trashed. I did end up with a broken leg (fibula up near the knee), but my ankle is fine.
These boots did everything I could have asked for. They are not even damaged. If necessary, I would replace them without a question asked.
Attached x-ray is of my leg after the crash.
December 22, 2014
Good compromise for off Dual Sport riding--stiff enough for off road, but comfortable all day.
November 25, 2014
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