SIDI Fusion Air Boots
These boots are great!
These are the first boots I've owned. I use these boots whenever I get on my bike, which is every day since I commute to work. I also have to walk half a mile wearing them between my office and the parking lot. They do not get uncomfortable.
The boots have good airflow, but won't cause your feet to freeze when riding in cooler weather (The coldest I've ridden with them was high 30s. I live in Los Angeles.). They zip from the bottom on the inside and you seal it with a large velcro patch.
The only downside I've found with them is that sometimes the velcro flap gets caught on my footpegs and comes off a bit. I have to try and press the boot against my fairing to reattach it. It only happens when my feet are on the ground.
February 2, 2016
So far so good
boots are comfortable and stylish, good venting we'll see in summer when the real test comes
December 14, 2015
Minimal ventilation compared to a short boot
I finally upgraded to a full-length boot, after commuting for years with my old Sidi short boots, which are similar to the current Blade model.
I went with the Fusion Air, expecting good ventilation, but it's very minimal. Most of this is due to it being a full-length boot. It really should have some sort of adjustable vent, as it's not offering the kind of comfort I was hoping for.
I am a size 11, but since my 1/2 boots were always a bit too tight I went with a size 11.5. They're a little loose but, since the soles are so thin, I added one of those gel foot pads inside. It has a good amount of velcro to allow me to cinch it up a little tighter when I wear my pants over the boots. It does have a lot of protection, and are still looking like new after an entire summer of commuting, except for the plastic around the ankle, which gets scuffed up rather easily.
October 4, 2015
Great boot, met my expectations.
I wanted a good, stylish boot for my 100 mile daily commute. My feet are always hot so I wanted a ventilated boot and this one fit the bill. It doesn't vent as much as I'd like but I think the lower fairing on my Concours 14 is blocking most of the wind. If I move my foot away from the bike I can feel the air coming in. The boots have held up well over the last several months with no visible signs of wear and the zipper is still working like new. I'm pleased with the boots, Sidi makes good gear and I'll buy more of their products in the future.
September 14, 2015
Good summer boot
Excellent air flow. They do run small. Style is is excellent and hot days are easier to enjoy.
August 10, 2015
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