Sidi Blade Riding Shoes
Very effective for short or long rides on pavement
I was looking for a boot that is easy and quick to put on and had good toe and heal protection. I first bought a pair of Alpinestars Fastback WP boots. After trying them on and walking around the house it became clear that they would never be satisfactory for me. They were hard to put on and chafed my ankles. After talking to your helpful customer reps I returned them and chose the SIDI Blade boot. What a huge difference in every way. They were comfortable enough immediately and were even better after a few hours of wear. Also on my first all day ride in the east Tennessee mountains I had no discomfort and pavement grabbing was the best I ever had.
March 10, 2014
they are easy on.
a little large but added another insole and are better but a little lose around ankle.
good protection. very firm all around.
good to ride in, the heal is nice to have, the bottom is firm.
went to this from shoes, took a little while to get use to how to feel the shifter, the toe is very firm so you dont feel the shifter like in shoes but few rides it feels natural now with them on.
July 8, 2013
Good vented boot
These boots are very comfortable to walk in. I Almost want to keep wearing them when I get to work! I ordered a half size larger and put some insoles in them. (I wear 10.5). Sole is very grippy at the stop lights no sliding at all. Flow quite a bit of air very good for summer riding.
June 18, 2013
I love these shoes!! A little pricy, but they are a great fit, comfortable, and they are similar to the previous Sidi shoes I currently have without the toe sliders.
May 27, 2013
Very close to perfect
This is my first boot of this type, and I am very pleased so far. I have large, size 14 feet, and bad feet at that. So finding any shoe or boot that fits right and is comfortable is always a challenge for me. This boot seems to fit very well and comfortable too, with nice protection. I really like how they feel shifting and also putting feet down. I get a very positive feel in both cases and that's a nice feeling!
My only reservation is that I prefer a lace up boot as I like to feel a snugger fit around my ankles. But these velcro pretty snuggly and certainly do not slip around on my foot. So perhaps I just need to adjust mentally to this style.
Overall, I would highly recommend you give these a try. And PS, the Wife says they look great with jeans. :)
May 24, 2013
These boots are good.
These boots are good solid choice. The Velcro strap over-the-top is a bit weird to get used to if you are used to the "side zip" version but these are a good alternative to the full/tall racing boots for everyday riding. The fit is a bit narrow but the air flow through the boot is great. SIdi always makes boots.
May 20, 2013
Great sport riding low boots
Good looks, good fit. True to size. Reasonable value.
May 20, 2013
Where to begin, I've had these boots for several weeks and thousands of miles (very long daily commute) I wear a size 10 shoe and a size 9 boot. I bought the 43, wearing boot socks when I ride they fit perfectly. We've been through 40-90 degree weather and my feet have felt great through all of it. Warm in the cold and dry and comfy in the heat. Their easy to get on and off and are fairly comfortable to walk around in. I debated between the Alpinestars MX-1 and the Dainese short shifts. Glad I got the Sidi. Hope this review helps in anyone's decision making.
April 23, 2013