SIDI Agueda Boots
Good quality with reasonable price
This is not the expensive crossfire, but to a lesser price you still get the Sidi quality and fit.
February 2, 2016
Very nice boot
I bought these as my first boots there great, the price is good for what you get.
January 19, 2016
Great value. Dry, comfortable boot
First dirt bike boot. Very stiff but has great protection. May want to consider a true ADV / Touring boot if you spend most of your time on road. Also, will have to adjust my shift and brake arms / foot pegs to account for size of toe box and lack of flexibility (size 13 / 47). Many missed / clunky shifts with current stock setup.
January 4, 2016
Good boot but I sided with the Crossfire in the end
Lets start out by saying that I didn't actually ride with these boots. I did wear them around my house for a day and also compared them side by side with a pair of Crossfires but ended up going for the extra protection of the Crossfire. This is still an excellent boot and I just want to contribute a little more information about it and to share how it stacks up vs its big brother.
Comfort: To be clear, there's not a massive difference in comfort between the Agueda and the Crossfire - I've found the difference is primarily in the socks. The dual hinge on the crossfire does allow for easier foot flex and increases comfort at the front of the ankle when fully flexed. Walking around comfort is better than average for a motocross type boot. At about 3.75 lbs each I found them lighter than either my old ONeal moto boots and the Crossfires - good for walking around comfort. Since it's not overloaded with plastic armor panels there's enough flexibility to feel like you're feet aren't set in cement. More on sizing below.
Protection: This is the main category where the Crossfire stands out. Without the dual hinge, the Agueda easily bends side to side at the ankle joint (not good). In certain types of crashes the dual hinge on the Crossfire will keep you from spraining or breaking your ankle but the Agueda offers only leather at that point, and thus very little actual ankle protection. Ankle protection on the Agueda is akin to wearing a leather ace bandage where the Crossfire is akin to wearing a protective brace. The agueda also lacks outside foot protection which concerns me some. A crash where your peg or motor have pinned your foot against a rock may not go well for a rider wearing the Agueda. Inside edge boot armor looked good, if even a little superior to the Crossfire.
Functionality: The Agueda shares the same buckle system as the Crossfire but with one improvement - the straps are much easier and faster to adjust on this boot and no part of the leather or liner gets in the way. This is God's own motocross boot buckle and the Agueda's are the cheapest boot that features it. I'm confident that sand and mud in the mechanism will be irrelevant to their operation. The texture of the top of the foot seems functional as well as stylish.
Style: The Agueda looks pretty sharp with all its black leather style that's not over-logo. Of course it still has a bit of robo cop and you're probably going to run them through the mud anyway so I'm not sure how much this matters. To me it actually looks like the more expensive boot vs Crossfire.
Build quality: Approaching perfection
Sizing: I determined correct sizing by trying on some Crossfires in Revzilla's south Philly showroom - I use a super thick waterproof over sock between the boot and a thin synthetic liner sock and I wanted to be sure the fit was correct and comfortable. I normally wear a 10.5 in shoes and my foot is shaped like the head of an axe, not slim. In the end we settled on Euro size 46 (or about 11.5). Finding good arch support. Apparently Sidi's sizing is standard throughout all their boots.
Overall I would recommend these boots as long as the rider knows they're trading some of the protection found on the high end boots for a more slick look and cheaper price. I've crashed on trails maybe 30 times over the past few years and in the end I settled for the extra protection of the Crossfire.
December 27, 2015
Another great SIDI boot
Bought these to replace my SIDI Couriers. Opening the box - these are immediately impressive, attention-grabbing boots. Typical Sidi craftsmanship and build quality married to eye-catching style and design.
They were very stiff out of the box but required very little break in and after a few days are surprisingly flexible for such a solid boot. I'm glad Sidi have completely redesigned their strap and buckle system as the one on my Couriers - whilst great looking - was very badly designed and implemented. The camlock buckles and memory straps look awesome and work very well. Only complaint is there are no instructions provided that explain how to adjust them... Since the straps are locked into place there is a definite technique to opening, adjusting and setting them. Fortunately I found a forum post online that explained how to do it, but the lack of any instructions on this system is a miss from Sidi.
The boots are sized perfectly - neither requiring you to size up or down, and are lighter and more flexible than a full on motoX boot. Airflow isn't too good - although I wasn't expecting it to be.
All in all - an impressive boot from Sidi. Very happy with purchase. Impressive (free) delivery from Revzilla was an added bonus.
November 23, 2015
Perfect fit with a size 14 per the sizing chart (49). This is a great boot for dual purpose riding with my KTM 690 Enduro.. It's not as stiff as a full on motocross boot which is perfect for dual sport. It still has a little of the "Frankenstein Boot/Ski Boot feel" but still offers better fell with the pegs//shifter/rear brake than a Motocross boot and still offers great protection. SIDI has great products!
September 8, 2015
great dual sport boot
I had originally bought gaerne booboobut they wouldn't stay latched, I liked the sidi's because of the positive locking latches and they're cheaper!
December 29, 2014
Great trail boots!
Just used these for the first time and I really like them. The build quality is excellent. After using a pair of cheaper, lesser quality boots for a few years I absolutely recommend paying the extra bucks for Sidi. Your feet and ankles will thank you.
June 5, 2014