SIDI Cobra Boots
good boot for narrow feet
i am trying not to give this boot a bad review based off my semi wide feet. my review would be the same if i had picked the right size. nice boot for the money. felt protected while riding. the toe box is cramped both horizontally and vertically. my big toe started going numb and ended my rides sooner than i wanted. i believe it is true to euro feet but not american. i wear a size 9.5 to 10 and got a 43. i have a set of dainese c2b short boots and they are a tad wider and more comfortable in 43. wish i could try a 44 in the cobras but decided to try a different brand. i have more of a wide foot than normal but its kinda right in between.
August 18, 2015
Graet fit, styling, and protection from this mid-level boot
For a boot that's less that $300, and falls into the lower end of Sidi's line of boots, this boot absolutely delivers. It fits great, offers all of the toe, heel, shin and achilles protection that you could want in a road/adventure style boot. I have used this boot on long road touring trips, as well as on offroad trail journeys through the woods on my BMW r1200gs, and this boot has never failed to deliver. While the boot is breathable, I did find that my feet got a lil muggy on particularly hot days, and this not being the rain version of the boot my feet did get just a little wet while riding through a long rainstorm one day. But with the replaceable heel and toe cups, this boot will last you a looong tine. So overall, for the money I feel like this was a fantastic purchase. They got me through totalling my motorcycle when a girl in a sedan swerved in a roundabout and hit me, boots had nothing more than some scratches on the heel and outer toe areas, awesome protection, awesome boots!
July 20, 2015
Great protection, great look, and good comfort once you get it broken in.
Bought these boots and have been wearing them ever since.
With the cold weather we've been having lately, I wanted a pair of boots that will cover up my lower legs and keep the wind off of them. These accomplish this wonderfully.
As far as style goes, people ask me about my boots wherever I go. AT LEAST two people a day ask me about my boots. One kid commented that they look like something Ironman would wear, and that they're badass.
Fitting wise, toe box is a bit narrow. Had some discomfort with that for a day or so. But overall, the boot is comfortable after it breaks in. Very stiff and "darth vader" like at first, but I walk around in them all day at school and around Walmart etc etc, and there's no problem anymore.
I feel like they'd hold up very well in a crash, which is all that truly matters.
The first ride I didn't like them much due to the difficulty shifting, but after I rode a few times in it I feel like I can shift better and easier than before.
If I had one gripe about these boots, it would be... Nothing. These boots are freaking awesome.
April 7, 2015
Good Boots Comfortable while riding but awkward to walk around in.
This is my first pair of "Track Boots". They are very comfortable to ride in and have had good range of motion especially considering they are still not broken in yet. Everyday walking around feels very awkward.
The sizing fits fairly true to the chart. I wear a men's size 11 US, but the toe feels a bit narrow while standing, but in the riding position the tightness there is far less noticeable. Had there been a EU size 45.5 they would have been a perfect fit. If you have a wider foot and are size 11, I would probably suggest a size 46. I would consider my feet to be on the normal to slightly narrow range
Plenty of room in the boots to tuck a race pant into but small enough up top that a pair of straight leg jeans fits over them just fine.
March 4, 2015
motorcycle boots they are very comfortable.
I love these boots they fit like a regular pair shoes I had a problem because the first pair was small and I had to send them back and they don't hesitate to send me out another pair. The experience with them has been wonderful thank you revzilla.
December 22, 2014
Excelente diseño y calidad son unas botas muy cómodas
December 15, 2014
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