Spidi XP3-S Sport Boots
Awesome All Around-er
I purchased these when I wanted something with more protection than my Alpinestars Fast Lanes.
Out of the box they required very little break-in time. For what they are, they offer a great deal of mobility and tactile feeling. I chose the XP3 over the XP5 not because I didn't feel I needed torsional protection at this stage in my riding life.
In regards to fit, I wear a size 12 in a pair of Chuck Taylors and these in size 12 are spot on.
That said, these offer a ton of technical features for its price.
In terms of ventilation, even though they are not perferated like the XP5, I have worn these in 90+ degree temperatures with 80+% humidity during the summer and never had a soaking wet pair of socks afterwards. This could also be due to the fact that the thermo protection on the bike facing side of these work really well as the R6 gets a bit warm on a hot day in traffic.
The sole is a bit stiff, but not to the point where it hurts to walk around in them. I don't mind wearing these in the store or around the mall as they are still very comfortable. I wear these under my riding jeans so they end up looking like a pair of understated basketball shoes at a quick glance.
Because I wear them under my riding jeans, my one complaint is in regards to the rear winglets on the boot. Some of my jeans have to be massaged over these which is only a minor gripe for an otherwise amazing piece of riding hardware. I definitely recommend these to anyone looking to get a more aggressive and technical boot without sacrificing a responsible budget.
November 8, 2013
Great Product for it's Price Range
I purchased these boots over the Cortech's. I went to a local retailer and tried the Cortech's on and almost bought them but they were out of stock everywhere I looked so these were a second choice for me. I am glad the Cortech's were out of stock though because this boot is much more comfortable and has more protection then the Cortech's did. It was a little hard getting used to not feeling the shifter when I would go to change gear and missed a change a few times when first wearing due to the stiff toe area but after break in it seems to no longer be an issue. The air flow is minimal as it is a pretty well sealed boot. Even though it says it isn't waterproof I did ride through a brief rain storm and not get wet feet however in 95 degree weather even at 80 mph my feet did get sweaty. Not soaked in sweat but they were wet. I use these on my 90 mile one way commute so I really wanted comfort and protection and these offered both. Overall for the money for a boot that you want to protect you I think it was a great buy.
September 23, 2013
Nice pair of riding boots.
These are my first pair of boots I bought for riding. Didn't really have much of an expectation before I bought them since I don't have any experience with riding boots to run off of. But these boots are awesome. Plenty of flex in the ankle, on hot days there's definitely some ventilation going through them. My legs under my leather were drenched, but my feet felt just fine. The one day I decided I didn't need to wear the boots, it ended up raining (seattle.. sigh) my front tire locked while braking and the bike fell under me, at a low speed thankfully. The only place I had any scratches were where the boots would have been sitting. Needless to say, I've been wearing them every ride since! Only complaint is the sole on the inside is a tad loose and comes out a bit when I'm trying to take off the boots.
July 2, 2013
A little bit of a small fit but great style. Good ventilation and excellent protection. Once they break in you will love them.
June 1, 2013
Great shows for the right price - BUY!
If you like me (not on the racing track most of the time) and looking for stylish, comfortable and good protection, this will be probably your best boots.
The price is right, the look is right and protection is great.
I will recommend to start with this one and not jump to the pricy one (that probably will give you same protection).
Easy to put on (pants in or out) and to remove.
May 7, 2013
good boots for the price...
good boots for the price.... fits true to size......
April 30, 2013
better than expected
i bought these for protection on long rides and on the weekend track days. i am able to wear and walk around in these all day long.the are more relaxed than the sidi boots are that my buddy bought so while he was complaining about his feet hurting i was happy with my choice.only issue i had one issue and that was the left boot was missing the tab on the zipper. revzilla was quick to resend a new pair.
April 29, 2013
Wide range of products and good prices. I will continue as a buyer. Thanks
April 22, 2013