SIDI Cobra Rain Boots
Comfy with aftermarket insoles
This is my first pair of motorcycle boots, so I don't have much to compare them to. I bought them on sale for $210, after trying on various boots in brick and mortar stores. Before these, I hadn't found anything I liked in that price range.
I was looking for protection, comfort, and good feel and control of the shifter and breaks. I found it.
For me, these fit true to size. I always put Superfeet green insoles into my footwear, and with the Superfeet, these boots are comfortable to walk around in. I wouldn't go on a hike, but totally fine for stopping at the grocery store on the way home. These boots don't come out of the box with a whole lot of footbed padding.
Protection seems quite good. Probably about the most protection you can get without moving into some seriously expensive and seriously astronaut looking boots.
I ranked them low on airflow, because these are waterproof boots. Not much airflow. So far, not excessively hot, but good at keeping the rain out.
I love these boots. I definitely recommend them and I would buy them again.
May 4, 2015
Light, nimble, well built and great looking
These Sidi boots were exactly what I had been searching for. I needed a pair of rain boots that I could wear most of the time. I don't really want to spend the money on boots for different seasons and I like to ride in most non-snow weather which means I might be caught in rain at any ride.
I also do not like heavy boots that are tough to walk in. This can be an issue when looking for good protection from asphalt and rain!
I've owned Sidi in the past so i knew that they can run narrow and these do, but not so much that I had to order a size up. In other words, they are slightly narrow and true to size. I find that if I wear a lightweight sock (think dress sock weight) that they are very comfortable. Because these are rain boots they do not breathe. So, feet are warm, but will likely get hot in the summer.
So far I've work these on 60 and 39 degree days. Both have been perfectly fine. It hasn't rained so I gave these the water hose treatment and I can tell you that if a hose can't get through, rain sure isn't going to!
Nice flexibility in the ankle and decent to walk in these. They aren't tennis shoe comfortable for walking around, but certainly will get you from the bike to the diner or antique shop.
The toe is a bit on the thick side, so I had to adjust my shifter up a notch to keep it in line with the height of the boot. No biggie.
And they look really great. The look isn't the most important part to me, to be clear, but these are some bad looking boots. I might even wear them on my Harley (I bought them for riding my Ducati).
Enjoy the ride.
March 30, 2015
stylish and functional boot
I'm a woman with shoe size 9.5 wide. I ordered a EUR 41. Fits snug in the toe and a little loose in the heel. They have kept my feet warm and dry on hour long commute at 45 degrees, and not to warm on +100 degrees. I did put a different insole in for comfort.
Very happy with them, but could use a little more room in the toe, and a way to cinch up the heel, but neither affects driving.
October 3, 2014
Great all around riding boot
Stiff at first, but after riding for two weeks they are breaking in nicely. I have to hold the boot together to get the zipper to work but it is ykk so built to last.
Rain storm tested, these boots are rain proof for sure. I commute with my bike and is amazing to have a boot that is versatile.
April 9, 2014
Great waterproof boots!
A little stiff for the first four or five days of riding and I had to raise my shift lever one notch because the toe box is a little bigger than the Fusions but they have a nice beefy heel piece and I think these boots have a high level of protection. Very comfortable on the bike and walking is no problem. Just don't plan on walking too far.
December 15, 2013
A very nice aggressive boot for riding hard in all weather
My first boots with sliders. I get compliments on their looks compared to my old other brand rain boots. My other boots were warm and dry, but the outer tips wore out from road rash. These sliders take a hit without caring. And, if the toe sliders eventually get too worn, they are easily and cheaply replaceable. I have only had them out in light rain and snow wet roads so far, but they were 100% dry inside in those conditions. Their wide size is less wide than some other brands, but my 9EEEE foot still fits, albeit a bit snugly. Regular jeans fit over them comfortably, but can also be tucked inside. I am overall very satisfied with my Sidi Cobra Rain Boots.
December 3, 2013
I love these boots
Pros: Waterproof, decent breathability, good looks
Overall: I bought these boots with hopes that they would be a sort of Jack-of-all-trades bit of gear, and they did not let me down at all. Sure, they get a little stuffy and a little warm during really hot days, but I was impressed with how breathable they actually were. Also, I only had thin wool socks for the hot days. Something lighter would have been nice. I would not hesitate to wear these in any weather. I highly recommend them.
October 28, 2013
Great Boot from a Great Company
This is my second pair of SiDi boots. Love them. They are warm and waterproof which is why I got them. Being a European brand they are narrow and long. That being said they fit my feet well when I order a size up. I have super wide (4E) feet and big calves. I love the fit and comfort. Another Bang up job by SiDi
October 24, 2013