Sidi On Road Gore-Tex Boots
Glad I choose these
My concerns were the height, at 14" would they cut into my calfs--no they do not
Would the stiffness of the soles affect walking around? No they do not, they have a work boot feel, but I like the lugged tread, very stable and flexibility is fine for off bike
How will the velcro closures survive repeated use...jury still out on that one, but at 1600 miles they are fine
They broke in easily, at first I felt a hot spot on my left calf and right inside malleolus. That went away within a couple of hours, like 2-3. I wore them at work and stood around and walked around with them for one day--I do a lot of standing at work--and that was all it took.
I was concerned that because of the thickness of the toe box I might have shifting problems on my r1200r. I did not. The boot is a little longer in body, or maybe the heel is thicker, but at first I could feel the tab on my centerstand with my heel in riding position. Now I do not notice it, and was never an issue, just noticeable.
Short answer is I am very pleased with the purchase. I'll add that I had both the on roads and the tours delivered. The on roads just felt better and more protective
April 14, 2014
High Quality Boot
wasn't sure how comfortable these would be on a Harley Road King but they have worked out very well. The boots look to be well made, are comfortable and have made the Harley engine heat more bearable.
Revzilla as always delivered on time and is my go to place for all of my bike needs
March 24, 2014
The best boot on the market
I'm a full time motojournalist who rides, the world. The Sidi On Road Gore Tex is the most comfortable all around boot for riding I've ever owned. The comfort out of the box is wonderful as if it was already broken in. Rain, mud, fowl weather is not a problem for this boot. Buy, wear, enjoy. FYI: I do wax these boots like shoes on occasion to keep them looking spiffy.
March 24, 2014
SIDI has a great reputation and they didn't disappoint.
I needed a pair of nice boots to keep my feet dry.
March 10, 2014
The boot offers excellent protection and appears to be very well made. The lug sole is also a plus. Te fit is larger than the other euro 45s that I have bought in the past. The adjustability compensates for the large fit. The fit also gives the option of a thicker sock in cold weather.
March 10, 2014
Great value for a high quality product.
Great protection elements, waterproof, comfortable accurate fit for a normal width foot. Firm but not,overly stiff. Good value for a durable well made boot.
March 4, 2014
Awesome boot! SIDI FTW!
I bought this boot 4 years and have put approximately 45000 miles on it. I ride in all 4 seasons, rain snow summer, u name it. Mostly street but I had the luxury of testing it out while sand duning on ATV's at pissmo.
FIRST and FOREMOST they are comfortable! I commute in these, and have gotten to a point of laziness that i just wear these boots at work from time to time. They are perfectly fine wearing for 12 hours, unlike what the video reviews mention about it being 8 hours tops. Maybe it needs to fully break in?
I love the fact that I can wear them under my jeans if need to, but for the majority of my rides, i wear my riding gear under the boots.
They're easy to get in and get out of as well. They're also pretty waterproof - i havent had a wet foot yet! They're also warm... there was only one occasion that it was freezing, but the ambient temperature that day was 29 degrees F. During summer days, they can get a little toasty but i've ridden through 108 degree weather - my feet at that point were the least of my concerns. The short several days i had to test em while on an ATV at Pismo beach going up and down sand dunes was a blast. I had my gear tucked into the boot, and i toppled over into the sand a bunch. Sure enough sand got into everything in my gear, but my boots were clear! So if i ever decided to offroad in Dakar... mmmeyeaaaah :)
Right now, they're pretty scuffed up, and the extra leather on the toeshifter is starting to get unstitched. Pretty good for 45K miles of abuse tho! My other joe rocket boots had only maybe 6K miles and it was falling apart.
It's a very well made quality product, i love em to death. I would buy another pair but i think this one will still last me another 45K. I am definitely a SIDI convert now.
March 3, 2014
A great all-rounder
I found these boots to be perfect all-rounder. Most of my riding now is about 80% flat top and 20% off-road,so I didn't want the full adventure type boot. These boots are easy to get in and out of, with the velcro fasteners which hold nice and tight. They fit well under your jeans or touring pants or with your jeans tucked in.
After an initial wearing in period they have become more comfortable and are easy to walk in.
Yes I' m happy with these boots.
February 17, 2014