SIDI Armada Gore-Tex Boots
Great boots that stay comfortable on all-day rides.
My first "dedicated" riding boots. Very comfortable for all-day riding. Good protection, not quite as rugged as the Adventure Gore-tex version. I will be putting plenty of miles on these on my GS Adventure.
April 16, 2014
What a great investment!
I bought these booths on bealf of the video critique of it. Beautiful booth. Nice to get in and out. I own a sport touring (St1300) and this booth is absolutely nice to drive with! I will not remove the upper peace since it is such a nice security add on!
Of course, this is not a booth to go for a 5 miles walk! But it will be very convenient on a day to day walking use. I did a 2 hours drive with it in near freezing condition. Very confortable even there! It will probably be a little hot on burning days... but that's life! Very happy about... The fact that I bought it here at Revzilla and I did, with their help a great choice on the sizing. Love it!
March 31, 2014
Great all around boot.
This boot fits my riding needs quite well. They fit well and are comfortable. Have not had the chance to really test them out as of yet. Still very early in the riding season here. But first impression is very good.
March 31, 2014
Excellent combination of heavy duty protection with style in a boot that can be warn with jeans. Heavy protection so not something to wear all day at work or shopping but great touring boot. Size was right on. Only complaint is leather scuffed on first ride with gear lever scratches. Would nevertheless describe as quality product throughout.
February 3, 2014
I recently wore this boot 8+ hours/day in all kinds of road and weather conditions motorcycling out of the Ecuadorean Andes to the beach and then back up and over to the other side. I was extremely happy with them - very wearable and versatile. I recommend highly.
September 30, 2013
Good quality, style, ideal for touring.
Right for it's size. I'm 11 1/2, usually, but wanted snug fit and no wobbling, so 11 was ideal. Traditional style. I wish they have plastic plate on front tibial cover.Italian design, way better and stylish then here American choppy looking boots.
September 9, 2013
Comfortable, high quality motorcycle boot
This boot combines great protection with walk around comfort. The styling is up-to-date. It is a little warm on hot days.
August 5, 2013
A very nice boot with a little fitament issue.
I bought these as an all-around riding boot. I ride mostly pavement, though I may get into some fire & dirt-road riding this year with my Tiger 800. I was looking at the Adventure GoreTex at first because I wanted a waterproof boot with more protection than my 'street' boots, but didn't really want all the buckles and straps so as not to stand out as much off the bike when out in social situations, so I thought I'd try this new model. Note - I didn't buy these for the 'removable' outer cuff, which I thought was kind of gimmicky, and don't ever really plan on taking it off. I don't think they have the same level of protection as the Adventure or Crossfire boots, though, which is why I'm docking them a point in that category. Not really a minus, per se, but a boot geared toward a different purpose.
I've owned a pair of Sidi Doha boots that were a great fit and ordered these in the same size. The front of the foot pocket is a great fit. Not too long, not too narrow or wide (though I tend to prefer wider shoes / boots). There does seem to be a lot of extra room in the heel, though, and my heel lifts a bit. I don't have large feet, but never remembered having this issue with any other boot (including ski boots) that I've previously owned. I mitigated this somewhat with a $10 insole (which I may switch out for a 'heel cup'), but really wish the boot had a snugger fit in the heel out of the box. I don't have skinny legs, but these boots also have plenty of room in the calf, to the point I almost wish they could be adjusted snugger. They work great with pants tucked in, though.
I've ridden a few times with these, putting on about 200 miles while in the 40-50 degree range. They were a little cold at first, mostly a seeping cold through the sole, which the insole I added to adjust the fit (non insulated) seemed to help with. Now they're perfect in this temperature range with a pair of polypro ski socks. I actually hope they'll stay a bit on the cool side as the weather warms, allowing me to just change my socks to a lighter weight. I haven't had them in the rain yet, but looking at their construction I don't think I'll have any problem with water getting in.
Off the bike, the boots are comfortable and not too stiff. Fine for casual wear if you're not going to do any significant walking hiking. They're still relatively new, but do squeak alot. They're also very easy to get on / off.
Overall, I'm very happy with them, and hope they'll last me many years.
March 25, 2013