Spidi XP3-S Sport Boots
Awesome boot would buy again
Felt great from day one. Toe sliders are perfectly placed. Good price for this quality boot. Did a track day felt real safe. If I was to hold comment on anything I would say would have like the zipper to be, say the next bigger size. With that said I haven't had a problem, but on other boots with similar size zipper I have. So we shall wait to see.
July 15, 2014
Great street boot.
Really comfortable street boot wore them all day riding and walking never got any blisters or sores like I did with my old cheap boots. My feet stayed pretty cool seems to have pretty good air flow. Fit was dead on. I would buy them again.
April 28, 2014
Impressive Performance for the Price
Purchased 2011 -
I purchased these when I began to take motorcycle riding more seriously.
Sizing is true to fit (even with my narrow feet)
Comfort is outstanding (once you've broken them in)
These boots aren't loaded with features but they aren't priced to be.
I've been wearing these boots close to 3 years now and I'm still happy with the fit, protection and comfort they offer for casual and aggressive riding scenarios.
I also attend and photograph a lot of motorcycle related events, charity rides, bike nights - I have no issues with fatigue or discomfort walking around with these boots on for 3-5 hours. The XPS-3 is a really comfortable boot and it seems like the soles will last forever.
I can speak on the protection they offer as well having done of number track days with them.
Photographed is the 60 MPH low side I experienced last year. I was fortunate enough to get up without a scratch.
February 28, 2014
Great boot for reasonable price
Highly recommend great airflow and nice zipper with good sporty look too. Got sizing right on first try so would say sizing is accurate
January 25, 2014
These boots take some getting used to coming from a tennis shoe. But, after a little break in they are very comfortable to ride with. I like the extra grip on street and the protection offered all over. Overall, the best boot I reviewed for the dollar and a great boot period.
January 13, 2014
Stylish and Functional
Received these boots as a replacement for the work boots I was wearing for riding. With the work boots I got a lot of cold air intrusion on my calf area. These boots are much higher and have alleviated that problem.
They were fairly stiff at first which made shifting difficult but broke in very quickly and flex easily now. I feel much more confident with my shifts having the plastic toe area for a solid contact point. Fortunately, I haven't tested it yet but the protection seems solid.
The only complaint I have about the boots is the finishing on the inside. If I don't wear socks that are higher than the boots, the seam between the lining the leather cuff on the top wears on my skin. The stitching is very rough and almost a little sharp so I have to either wear long socks or tuck my pants into the boots. A minor gripe, but could be a concern in the summer when long socks might be excessively hot.
Now that they have broken in and are not so stiff, they are easy to put on and take off - faster than lacing up work boots
December 30, 2013
Before buying these I had a $60 pair of Bilt boots for canyon carving and track days. With the Spidis I feel like I have more protection. The boot itself feels solid and durable. Upon inspection of the boot I found that there were no loose threads or any plastic or rubber already peeling off. The pants of my leathers fit easily inside the boots. Also the hook and loop isn't a to open like on the Bilt ones. They slide off and on with ease and the zipper zips up and down with ease as well.
These boots are also stylish. I love the look of them. I highly recommend these boots for people who are on the fence about buying a full race boot.
December 19, 2013
Great first boot
After wearing hiking boots for a while, decided I should get some dedicated riding boots. (These are my first pair since learning how to ride)
They provide great protection, less than the highest levels and not much adjustability aside from the velcro and the zipper but just buy it nice and snug. (Fit seems true to size, I wear a 9.5 shoe and got the 9.5 boot)
It is a little lacking in ventilation (partly since I ride with riding jeans that go over the boot and cover the shin and rear ports) but after 2-3 hours on the canyon, my feet were damp but not wet or soaking.
It is a bit stiff when moving at the ankle beyond the normal position so it's still taking some getting used to but the shift guard is great and looks and feels good.
For shorter riders, these have less height on the bottom of the shoe so it may result in a bit of needing to reach farther than wearing tennis shoes or thick soled boots.
December 17, 2013