Spidi X-Ultra Shoe
Better out there, but a decent riding shoe
My only beef with these is features for the price.
I previously had a pair of Alpinestars "One-O-One" riding shoes, that I got at a discount from my previous employer, so that may affect my review some.
Quality is good - At least with the pair that I own.
Fit is great, if not SLIGHTLY too long - Or maybe my foot is a funky shape
Ventilation is pretty good - After wearing them in a warehouse for an 8 hr day, I can feel it working on the ride home.
And they ARE pretty comfortable - see previous sentence.
I also like the fact that the strap at the top of the laces, locks up pretty snug.
For the price I feel they could have the same protection on the inside, as well as the outside of the ankle. And the toe could be a little more beefed up.
Like another review of a different product. . .They're good for riding around town, short trips, or if you're not doing anything TOO crazy.
Would I buy over again? - if paying the same, I'd probably pop for something with more protection , even if I was paying more.
But I could say I WOULD recommend them.
November 19, 2015
Good boot for summer days
I wanted a cooler, yet somewhat protective boot for riding to and from my office. These are working nicely. They fit true to size. Airflow is great. The only negative is the insole is really flat, and thin. I added better insoles, and now they are very comfortable to walk in, as well as on the bike.
August 2, 2015
Bad do not get it.
This product started to deteriorate, I don't even race and stitching started to disassemble. This product is not good.
July 27, 2015
Nice Riding Shoe, but hard to put on
Like one of the other reviewers said the strap is very short and putting it on usually takes me over 5 min per foot. Air flow is pretty good and protection is ok. I'm usually a 10.5/11 in US foot size so I went with size 10 like the video says and the fitment is almost perfect. Definitely needs a thicker inner padding or I would advise replacing it. Besides that great shoe that feels like a motorcycle shoe and looks like a pair of sneakers.
March 31, 2015
Spidi shoes are excellent protection short of most costly racing boots
If you're looking for a lower-cost, walk-around after you stop your ride shoe, this is the one use. The protection is excellent. The only downside is these aren't the right shoes to conceal under khakis at work (depends on where you work), but that's not really a bad thing so much as a specific application for the shoe. I wear my Spidis when the Dainese track boots are too much for a quick milk run.
March 13, 2015
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