Sidi Adventure Rain Boots
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
I love these boots!!
I bought these boots to keep my feet dry. Not only does the rain bead away to keep my feet dry, the boots are comfortable with its soft sole. I love the style and protection offered with this boot. The adjustable buckles and velcro are easy to adjust for my comfort. They are a bit on the stiff side but I believe they will break in with the amount of riding I plan to do. All I can say, the rain won't stop me from riding now that I have dry feet!!!
October 3, 2013
Excellent pair of boots!
These boots are great for adventure in the rain! Great protection and more suited to adventure riding than all out moto cross. You can walk comfortably in them. We rode in all conditions and they kept the water out. Buy them so you can wear a high tech, thin sock and the fit and feel will be terrific.
September 16, 2013
Very happy with this product and the quality! I am especially satisfied with the service from Revzilla. Fast delivery and excellent customer service!
September 9, 2013