SIDI On Road Gore-Tex Boots
Well made, comfortable boot
Break in took some patience, as this is an all leather boot it conformed to my feet and after a week or so they became very comfortable. It's too bad this boot is being replaced with a product made from man made materials.
March 15, 2015
A repeat customer
After at least 15 years of use, I replaced my On Road Sympatex boots with the latest Gore-Tex model. The old pair served me very well - they were (and are) comfortable, durable and waterproof. I only briefly considered other boots before choosing to go with the Sidi On Roads again.
My only gripe with my former boots is that the velcro eventually came loose from the closure straps. If you do some research on various forums, you'll see this is not an uncommon complaint. At one time or another, I re-glued (and sometimes re-re-glued) all of the velcro pieces with either contact cement or Shoe Goo. On the new boots, the upper closures are much larger and the velcro is sewn in place. However, the velcro on the two lower fasteners still appears to be glued. Hopefully, Sidi is using a better quality of glue these days. If all of the velcro was stitched in place, I'd give these boots a solid 5 stars.
They run slightly large. I normally wear a 10 , and these are just a bit big. A pair of gel-type insoles to replace the OEM insoles take up the slack and give more walking/standing comfort.
I also own a pair of Sidi mountain bike shoes, and they are just as good as their motorcycle boots.
March 12, 2015
This is my second pair of Sidi boots. The first pair lasted over 100,000 miles of long distance riding. These boots fit great right out of the box, no break in required. The only challenge is going from a smooth sole to the lug sole. The feel is different on the shift and brake levers, but just a matter of getting used to it. The lug sole is far better when off the bike and hiking around the country side.
February 7, 2015
Waterproof and all daycomfort
This is my second pair of Sidi On Road boots. My previous pair has been worn almost every day since 2008 with over 200,000 miles of riding in them and they were getting a little worn out but they are still waterproof! These boots are as advertised. My next pair will be these same boots .
January 12, 2015
These boots run big.
These boots do not come in size 12!!. I ordered and receives the boots in a few days. They were just as advertised. I ordered 12.5 and found them much to big. I'm bringing them back for 11.5's. I live 5 hrs away from the retail store. I'm bring them back in person and spend the week-end in Philly.
January 5, 2015
A fine blend of Italian craftsmanship and American needs, these boots meet all my expectations. I love the comfortable fit and the practical styling.. They are sized a bit larger than their European counterpart, which allows for a real good sock. A good coat of snow-seal keeps them clean and soft. I love the boots!
December 29, 2014
Dangerous, sloppy fit
About 10 years ago I had Sidi On Road boots as my "rain/adventure" boot. Their lugged outsole gave firm grip, and there was no zipper to break. Unfortunately this latest generation of On Roads has a sloppy, bag-like fit. (Yes, I know how to size boots properly.) I can lift my heel almost an inch and a half within the boot. Walking down the street, my foot slips up and down within the boot. Gear shifting is sloppy as the heel "falls" down. Today, I put my foot down to support the bike in traffic, and it slipped on some sand. The boot's sole flopped inward; I almost twisted my ankle and almost dropped the bike. I tried the Sidi Tour Gore-Tex and they had the same sloppy fit. Returning the Tours, and selling these. Poor show, Sidi. I will buy cheap disposable Icons that at least fit from now on.
December 18, 2014
poor quality control
Right side boot had a bump inside the upper lip in front, chin side.The pain was unbearable after half an hour of riding. I had to cut the stitch of the leatherette to reach that bundle of leather inside, trim it then re-stitch. This indicates poor quality control, unacceptable for such a pricey product.
October 6, 2014