Spidi X-Ultra Shoe
All around awesome!
I have alot of good riding boots but I needed a set that are:
A. Vented for this hot summer.
B. Good looking.
D. Offering good protection.
I have gimpy feet with current injuries that make me extremely picky about the shoes I'm wearing. I was also tired of my piggies baking in my non-vented boots. These "fit" the bill(or feet)! They were true to size, perforated to the max, stiff, but not too stiff, seems to have protection in the right spots and very cool looking(I bought the white ones)!
My only beef with them is that the sole insert was a thin hard one so, with my tender feets, I replaced them with a Spenco brand insert. These shoes are now comfortable enough for walking around in all day. They look like a trendy street shoe or car racing shoe and not a clunky motorcycle boot.
One other slight complaint is the direction of the velcro strap is backwards from all my other shoes/boots so I keep grabing the wrong side to undo them.
These are just a pinch narrow but not too narrow.
September 15, 2014
This product saved my ankle
Unfortunately I recently was in an accident where a car turned into me while I was passing at about 30-40 mph. The car struck my bike just about where the my foot was on the peg, with enough force to bend the substantial peg bracket. I was thrown from the bike and must have tumbled a bit on some roadside gravel. Importantly, the shoe did not come off either foot! that is a big plus already. Secondly, the ankle suffered just a hairline fracture... and I say just because I know it could have been much worse. The other shoe suffered a hole to the inside of my right big toe about the size of a dime, but the impacts on the heal and toe tell me that the shoe saved my feet a bunch more injury. While I am stepping up to a higher level riding boot, for the price point, this riding shoe was really comfortable, light, cool to use and performed admirably... during its short time with me. I very glad I had this on! :)
August 29, 2014
The perfect low boot
If you're looking to get something shorter than a full size boot; look no further.
Great tactile feel on the shifting, good grip on rear sets and ground, comfortable yet sturdy, and really just great boots.
Don't bother with the rest, get the best!
January 30, 2014
Simple but effective
Was looking for a pair of shoes to go with my ridingjeans. I was looking and i wanted something different then black. I got these Spidi's in black and white, and the red accents make them look so good with my jeans and on the bike.
At first i was a little worried about what size to get. But after looking at the short boots i have at the moment (Revit Fighter). These are a size 46/12, so orderd the Spidi also in 46/12. As i got them and wanted to put them on i saw that on the label it said (46/11.5). But still they fit gooooood, very slightly tight fit at the balls of my feet. But with use and wear that isnt a problem to loosen up.
Have to say on fit (besides good), when putting them on in my case. I have to loosen the laces up quite a bit otherwise im not even able to get my feet in at all.
September 23, 2013
Got these today and went for a ride. Good airflow. Very comfortable for just walking around, plus the red/white/black color combo looks cool.
Fit – I’m around 11.5 – 12 in Nike, Fila, Dockers etc and I ordered the E46 thinking I was getting a US 12. The drop down box on the page where you “Choose a size” says E46 = 12 US. However I noticed on the tongue of the shoes that its says EUR 46 and 11.5 US. What? If you look at the Spidi shoe size charts it clearly shows (for Spidi) that Eur46 = US 11-11.5. So make sure you check the Spidi size charts when ordering this shoe. That said the E46 fit my size 11.5-12 D feet very well and there is some wiggle for your toes. Very comfortable.
Pro – Angled heel cut moves your foot in towards the controls. Reflective strip on the heel pull tab. Velcro strap to keeps laces out of the way.
Con – Laces are too long at 40”. I’m going to replace them with shorter ones.
August 21, 2013
Good look, OK function.
True to size and maybe slightly narrow. Good air flow and feedback form foot controls but not like a running shoe yet better then a hiking boot. Insole is pointless. The Velcro strap is too short for full freedom of movement.
August 19, 2013
The best looking and most comfortable riding shoes available
Why I bought these boots: My main motivation is purchasing the Spidi XPD is that they were available in white, and I wanted a pair of white boots to keep my feet cooler in the sun.
Comfort: These "riding shoes" feel more like sneakers than boots, and are very comfortable.
Air flow: While riding. the perforations allow good air flow, helping to keep feet cool.
Padding: The padding isn't the same level as a full riding boot, however, for me - they feel secure/padded enough for local riding and way better than a pair of "work boots".
Styling: They look great. I have them in white and while I didn't expect them to stay clean for long, I'm happy with how they are wearing after a couple of weeks of use. Overall, I think that these are the best looking white motorcycle shoes/sneakers/boots available today.
July 29, 2013
Best riding shoe for me yet.
I've had a few different riding shoes, Alpinestars Fastlanes, Aplinestars S-MX 2, Dianese Asphalt. These X-Ultras are the best yet. The Fastlanes scuffed easily, had a flat treadless bottom, but had great ankle support. The S-MX 2s scuffed easily, had poor ankle support, and the buckle broke on one. The Asphalts had no ankle support and were tight.
The X-Ultras have great ankle support, are built sturdy, have good tread to grip rear sets, flow incredible air, and have hold up very well, minimal signs of wear. They are more comfortable than most; when I wear them it is usually all day with no complaints.
In comparison to a couple riding shoes, these are the best I've found yet.
July 3, 2013