Sidi On Road Gore-Tex Boots
Best boot I've ever purchased!
I wanted the best waterproof boot available and I found it. They were comfortable immediately and look good enough to wear to work. They actually feel light although they are substantial boots. I've had other boots that gave me a "falling forward" feel while walking but not these.
The velcro closures make for a custom fit. The top opening allows me to wear my pants outside of the boot or, when it is raining and I'm wearing rain gear, to tuck my pants inside the boot to prevent wicking.
Soon after I got these Sidi On Roads we had a huge storm. I purposely geared up and went for a 40 mile ride. Traffic slowed to 15 mph on the highway. I got home with perfectly dry feet and immense satisfaction at finally finding a great boot.
I also want to say that, with size 15 feet, I can only shop on the internet. The Revzilla experience was perfect.
May 13, 2013
Best boot so far
Ive been riding for over 30 yrs now and these boots are by far the best I've experienced . Took about a day of riding and they broke in beautifully .I also did extensive research on many different styles and brands and came to the conclusion these offered the most protection of any boot without having the more heavy duty " ski boot " type buckle system. Also I personally prefer the thicker lug type sole that's not found on most road biased boots. My only question in regards to the otherwise outstanding build quality is why no outer ankle protection ?
Triumph Trophy 1200
May 5, 2013
Hopefully Worth The Price
So, my Tour Master Solutions were pretty much destroyed after a year of daily use (wear to work, play drums, walk the mall, etc...).
I bought the On Roads since they had Gore-Tex, really good reviews, and real leather.
Right off the bat, I will say that I wear a 10 1/2 street shoe and I ordered the 44 boot.
A size down seems to fit very well.
The description says that there isn't a booty and I think it's noticeable.
It basically feels like my foot and the boot (no real cushioning#.
It's not bad, at all #probably lighter because of it#
And I will say that the footbed is pretty hard.
I think gel inserts will be appreciated.
The boot feels quite tall #a couple of inches taller than my Solutions).
I'm kind of surprised that they just put a pad for the shin instead of actual armor.
I'm also surprised that there is armor for the inside ankle, but not the outside ankle.
I would think that the outside would be more likely to need the protection.
I like that there isn't a zipper, but I think I would rather have the Velcro between my legs than on the outside.
My Solutions were on the inside and it just seems a little more cumbersome to put on and take off.
At the end of the day, I'm sure these will be great boots.
I just hope that they last long enough to be worth the price.
April 29, 2013
you get whatt you pay for
Boots shipped quickly and were "as advertised"--great! Insouls were terrible and leather was stiff. New insouls and wearing them to work two days in a row (I move around a lot) and they were fine. Non-obtrusive for work; appear to offer good street protection, a bit heavy for all day walking--my legs were tired by 6PM. Likewise all closures rely on velco--I don't know were that will be in 5 years... but I used to replace the souls on my souls, so velco can't be that hard;-)
All-in-all for both a daily rider or a tourer who likes to see the sights on his heels as well as behind bars--I think these are an excellent boot. There may be other's that are as good for less, but don't like to "experiment."
April 29, 2013
2nd pair of On Roads
Sidi On Road Boots are a great touring boot. The previous pair lasted me over 5 years without any issues until the very end. The new boots are made from leather and they feel a little more stiff than the previous pair which was made from synthetic materials. I also like the new velcro closure system, this makes it easier to put on and remove. I have ridden in what seemed at the time to be a full blown monsoon with no leaks at all.
April 15, 2013
this product is easy to put on and take off
these boots are really light weight but have all the safety features. they are easy on easy off. my feet do not sweat at all because of the gortex lining.you can also wear them over or under your jeans with no problem. i am still waiting to get caught in the rain..
April 8, 2013
Great boot for comfort, protection, and nice clean styling.
The Sidi On-Road Gore-Tex boots have a high price tag compared to other boot options however, I believe these boots are worth the extra cost. I have owned a pair of the similar Sidi Canyon Gore-Tex boots for 3 years and have been impressed by their comfort and protection features. I recently compared the Sidi boots side by side against a well known leather motorcycle boot. The Sidi boots have nice clean styling. The features that really won me over though is the comfort, ease of on and off, and their safety or protection features. I will enjoy these boots for many years and miles.
April 1, 2013
The Italians sure make the best street boots. I've had Dianese's, Oxtar's and now these Sidi's. This is a high quality boot with everything you'd expect from Sidi. I wanted a beefier street boot and this is about as beefy as it gets w/out going to a dual sport boot. They are a bit tall, but you may want that. They are also a bit high in price, which you may not. Style-wise, I wear them to work and nobody realizes they are motorcycle boots. They're hot, prob. because they're Gore Tex. My overall rating doesn't do the boots justice, but mostly because price and lack of air flow bring it down. If your looking for high quality with great fit and finish, this is your boot.
March 31, 2013