SIDI Women's Fusion Lei Boots
Solid daily casual boot. Nice white leather.
I've put about 1,900 miles on these boots so far and they are awesome. My commute to school is blessed with some Pennsylvania twisties, and these boots stay gripped and balanced on my pegs so well that my foot position isn't even a thought. The pucks are changeable if damaged and the white leather stays really clean. My group has a pair of eight-year-old SIDI men's boots that get handed down to new riders and besides a little leather damage at the toe, they look amazing. The plastics at the toe of the Fusion Lei are placed for maximum friction protection, so if you have a habit of dragging your toe at take off or at stops, you will be damaging the plastic and not the leather. I sometimes drag my heels at an easy stop, and the rubber sole has not even begun to change color. Shifting in these is a dream, after 100 miles I had it figured out. Air flow gets a bit sticky if you're over 80 degrees, but I wear running socks and my feet are fine. With a pair of heavy wool socks, these boots still fit and stay warm in 30 degree temps, and I run really cold.
These boots will stretch a little, but I would go up a size if your toes are very cramped. I wear anything from a 7 to an 8 in American women's sizes, and I ordered a 39 after trying on the 40 at a local store and feeling like they were too big. The 39 fit perfectly. My feet are extremely narrow in size but expand towards the middle of the day, making many shoes uncomfortable, and I haven't had a problem with these boots. One note, if you order and the toe box is SORT of cramped while you are walking/standing, it will stretch and you likely won't notice on the bike. You will have to have slender calves, so if you are unable to zip up a mid-calf casual boot I would not recommend these boots. I recently went to the Revzilla headquarters and tried on a few pairs of women's pants, these boots fit under everything like a glove. They fit over skinny jeans with layers. Hiding these boots under pants feels like I'm somehow cheating on my gear because they're so pretty.
My decision was between this boot and the more aggressive and more ankle-stable SIDI Vertigo Lei. The Vertigo has some of the best and most well placed protection on the women's boot market. My decision to go with the Fusion Lei is only because I commute to school and have to wear my boots all day. The Vertigo would have been my choice, based soley on their enhanced ankle protection, but they are simply not practical to be wearing around all day because they are just too stiff and they click. The ankle protection in the Fusion is built into the boot, so you will feel your ankle click into place, and I have no worry that my ankle will stay stable and in proper position in a down, and bonus: they look amazing in person. People at school compliment me on them all the time lol. I haven't ridden two up in these yet, but I don't think you'd have a problem and they would probably be one of the best pillion rider boots available.
As for comfort, I just rode in these from 7am to 7pm, realized I forgot my casual shoes, and ended up wearing these out to a Latin club for four hours and dancing all night. They are made to balance so well that I could pretend I was wearing heels all night anyhow. That's why I'm currently hung over and writing this review, because my feet are only sort of sore, but these boots allow you enough top toe box room to put in a foot bed, so it won't happen again. Thank you SIDI.
October 25, 2015
Great looking, great performance
I absolutely adore these boots! I've had them for about a year now and they're still the comfiest darn things. I think when I first bought them it took awhile to get adjusted to how it feels when shifting (as I had less feeling than the boots I wore prior), but that passed pretty quickly and now I can't imagine riding in anything else. Sturdy construction. I don't think I have particularly small calves, but even with my pants tucked into the boot, sometimes they're a little loose in that area. (Mostly with jeans, less so with riding pants.) I've had an off while wearing them and my lower legs were completely protected and only a small scratch on the right toe of the boots.
I purchased the black and white ones, They've actually stayed pretty clean with near daily riding.
As for fit, I normally wear a US size 8, occasionally a 7.5. In most European brands I wear a 39 or a UK 6. The size 40 in these fit spot on. My only complaint is they get a bit warm in Las Vegas summer temps. (But what boot wouldn't?)
September 21, 2015
Had to get some getting use too... You have to break them n but besides that it looks good and feels good
August 10, 2015
Do not buy if you have large calves
These are stylish, well made boots with great protection. Unfortunately they are made with someone far smaller than me in mind. At it's largest my calf if 17 inches in circumference. This boot was only able to zip up halfway.
I do not recommend this is you feel your legs are even slightly large.
June 1, 2015
Badazz Looking Boots
The Sidi boots look absolutely amazing. They feel pretty light, which helps when you're trying to walk around in stiff boots like a robot. I think I need to break into them because it does make it challenging to find and step on the shifter and foot brakes. It took a little bit of getting used to. They feel a bit bulky but I definitely feel confident that my ankle, shins, and feet are protected IF anything does go south on the road.
In terms of air flow. The boots aren't bad if you live a dry, non-humid environment. My region gets very hot and humid so my feet started sweating, which has never happen with any other shoes that I've worn. I thought that was strange.
To be honest, I think it's a bit expensive but I guess they probably used some high-grade equipment and parts to produce these highly protective boots. I definitely feel safe in them.
Overall, I am satisfied with the boots. Lots of people have been complimenting them because they definitely are beautiful boots.
May 25, 2015
I was a little iffy about getting boots online, but they fit true to size. I wouldn't be worried if they feel tight, they're supposed to! Don't want them flying off if you fall.
May 11, 2015
Awesome riding boots
When I ride I wear every piece of gear i can think of. So when I was shopping for riding boots I looked at every boot on the market. And it's tough for women because not only do I need my gear to be functional but it has to LOOK stylish also. And these boots met all my requirements. Has all the protection that sidi boots are known for and a feminine pattern around the boot. Don't expect to walk long distances in the boots though as they are extremely stiff but these are RIDING BOOTS. Not walking boots. I didn't have a problem with the size purchased the recommended size and they fit like a glove. These boots are perfect for the woman that want to look cute without sacrificing the protection.
May 4, 2015
I highly recommend these boots! Love the look and feel.
I'm very pleased with these boots. Very comfortable and minimal break in period. I am really impressed with how light they are. They fit good and I've had lots of complements on them already.
Just stop searching and buy them already! You'll thank me later.
March 30, 2015