SIDI Cobra Boots
Great touring boot.
This is my first true motorcycle boot and after debating between the Fusion and the Cobra I decided to commit to the more expensive but better protected Cobra. Although I didn't end up trying on the Fusion, I think that the Cobra offers better protection for spirited riding while maintaing the comfort of a boot that leans towards the touring/commuting side of the spectrum. I typically wear a nike size 10 and run on the narrow side so I initially bought the 44 but found that far too big, my heel was coming up and was overall very loose. I then returned it for the 43 and am very happy I did so. The boot fits perfect and the toe box gives great feel for shifting. If I start doing more track days I could see myself wanting to step up protection to a Vertigo or even an ST but until then these boots are perfect for what I want to do! I definitely will stay with Sidi.
October 20, 2014
Nice Protection, Could be more Comfortable
In terms of sizing these boots are right about where you would expect to be. I normally wear anywhere from a 9.5 to 10.5 in most brands of shoes, with my average being a 10. I bought these in 9.5 and they fit fine.
In terms of functionality they offer a considerable amount of protection. They're decently comfortable for motorcycle boots, but I wouldn't recommend walking around all day in them. Also, the styling is good for a full-fledged motoboot, but will definitely get you noticed off the bike which can be good or bad depending on your preferences. My only gripe is that they don't have calf adjustment, and that when tucking in riding pants or jeans they can be difficult to zip and that makes them uncomfortable.
Great investment for the price though.
May 31, 2014
Great Protection for the Money
These boots provide amazing protection for sub $300. I would say they run a little large in general bit I put some insoles in anyways so its not a problem at all. Comfortable enough to walk around for a little while. I have only had them for about a month but they seem extremely well built and like they will last quite a long day. Air flow is just okay at higher speeds. I can tell that they will be hot for in-town driving as weather here (in CO) warms up in the summer but I'll deal with it because they are plenty warm in colder conditions 30-40 degrees, especially with a OTC ski sock or similar. Overall, fantastic boot, phenomenal craftsmanship, and seem extremely durable. I would absolutely not look any further if you are considering these boots
April 21, 2014
VERY comfortable, easy in/out, looks RAD! Highly protective... Look for excuses just to ride...
January 27, 2014
Good boot just not a smart purchase, just felt like it should do abit more for the cost
January 13, 2014
I recommend these boots
They are amazing, like everything else on a bike you have to get used to them but give it a week or two and you will get used to riding with them. Good quality boots for the price they look good they feel good I definitely recommend these boots you won't regret it & I'm glad I bought them here Revzilla was fast on shipping & I didn't have any problems looking forward to buying more things from here!
March 4, 2013
I walked around with those in hours in full gear and my feet did not sweat or hurt whatsoever, of course they are most comfortable while on the bike. They are not too bulky, look great and shifting is no problem whatsoever. I have not crashed in them so I can not really comment on their protection value other then that they appear to have it in the right places.
There isn't much of an air flow since there is no vent or anything, but that doesn't matter since they have the wicking bubble layer that prevents sweating quite well. At this price point they could have included a little more protection and maybe an adjustable vent or two, but it is no big deal.
All in all this is pretty much what I wanted from a boot and would most certainly recommend it to everyone else.
January 21, 2013
Exceptional Quality for the Price
These boots have exceeded my expectations for an entry level race/ road boot. When I went looking for boots in this price range, I was fully expecting to find boots clad in faux plastic trim (claiming to be protection), and this was the case for many I looked at. But after examining the Sidi Cobra, I was surprised at the amount of detail and safety put into this product. It supplies some of the safety features provided on a pro race boot with the comfort of a regular shoe (for standing or walking). The Cobra is perfect for the over enthusiastic road rider, without being over-kill. My only complaint is, they run a little large- I wear a US size 12.5 (Euro size 47) , and ended up buying the Cobra in a US size 11.5 (Euro size 46)- so beware when purchasing online!
December 28, 2012