SIDI Fusion Air Boots
Not Exactly "Airy"
This is my 3rd pair of Sidi boots. The 1st two pair, which were previous models of this one, lasted about 10 yrs each. The 1st pair succumbed to crash damage, the 2nd pair still going with new soles. Same excellent Sidi quality and fit. The toe box is a bit tighter on these compared to my previous pair of the same size 47. They are less comfortable to walk in due to this – I probably should have went with the next size. To help break these in I sprayed them with Lexol leather conditioner, and it helped. Due to the Achilles protection plate in back these boots are a bit stiffer and took longer to break in compared to the previous pair.
I’m a bit disappointed in the “Air” part of these boots. They don’t flow as much as expected. After standing around taking a break, when I start back down the road, if I stick my toes out in the breeze with heels at the ends of the pegs, I can feel some cooling. The cooling goes away with my feet in the normal riding position. This is true on all 3 of my bikes – 1200 Bandit, SV1000, V-Strom 1000. Between the engine pushing hot air around the boots and possibly the boots not flowing much air with toes pointed forward, there isn’t much difference between these and my old solid material boots. When riding in cool weather #50’s#, my feet were fine when in the normal riding position. Stuck out in the breeze they cooled right off. The “Air” boots definitely let the rain right in, though. My old solid material one’s took a while before soaking through, but not these. I like the Fusion boots, but I’m not sure the limited cooling provided by the air version is worth it vs the instant wet socks and feet.
June 28, 2015
SIDI Fusion Air - Black - 10US / 44Euro
I bought these shoes as an upgrade to my previous basic SIDI Gas riding shoes.
They're a huge step up in protection compared to the Gas.
These offer all around foot protection including shin protection, in addition to ankle protection, along-with replaceable toe-sliders.
I haven't had much riding time in these so they're still breaking in but they aren't very comfortable to walk around in yet (then again, they aren't supposed to be walking boots).
They do run a tiny bit smaller so the fit is snugger than I would have liked it to be, especially in the toe area (I don't think you need to up-size).
I prefer to have more room, which I believe the competing TCX S-Sportour Boots offer.
I have to see how my feet hold up over a long ride.
Also, I don't think there's much room in there to add a comfortable "Dr. Scholl's" type insert
Overall these are excellent riding boots though I wonder whether they will be practical as commuter boots...
May 20, 2015
Light and airy
Lightweight and easier to walk around in compared to a full fledged racing boot. Fit is a little small so just wear thin socks.
March 2, 2015
Good Boots for the Price
While shopping for a pair of boots, I went with these because of looks, prices, protection and safety. It's everything I expected. Fitment was no issue, just make sure you go by the video review. I actually these boots for an entire eight hours while working on my feet the entire time, and had no issues.
July 21, 2014
Excellent, As Always, From Sidi
Just did a 2700 mile tour with these over seven days and had NO foot discomfort. They move a good amount of air, they're lightweight and protection is adequate. They fit true to size for me.
July 14, 2014
Very good quality as expected from Sidi. These fit smaller than other Sidi boots I've had. I'd go a size up. They do not vent as well as expected.
July 14, 2014
These boots are a tad loose
These are slightly loose in the heel and shin area. I tuck my jeans into my boots so its not a big deal for me, but it may be for someone else. Air flow is awesome! The boot is well constructed.
June 25, 2014
Great Sidi quality
Nice narrow fit that Sidi is known for, flows an incredible amount of air, and looks great. I wish the Fusion Air did not have toe sliders (the Cobra is just above for that) as I'm only using these for street and not track. All other protection is similar to a race boot - shin, ankles inside and out, heel cup, etc. I'm still adjusting to the heel on the sole as my last boots were flat, but I like the way the heel keeps my foot positioned for the brake and shift levers.
Overall, an awesome boot that fits my narrowish foot very well. I'll buy Sidi again.
June 20, 2014