SIDI Streetburner Boots
Ended up with getting the most protection without having to deal with a high boot. I really feel safe in these, there is no shin and calf protection though.
They could use some upgraded insoles but are comfortable enough to walk a distance in and you have full range of motion at the ankle. The vent works well and I have not overheated in them with the CA summer heat.
Here is a how to on getting in and out fast. Anthony does it in the video. Use one hand to unclip the red tab, the other hand on the black knob to release, pull it all the way out then reclip it. Now you can easily slide out. Flip the ratchet open and turn it tight once your back in.
These have been awesome, I love the 'race' sole it's grip on the road and bike is perfect.
November 17, 2015
I LOVE these things! I thought about this purchase for a long time. I ride a DRZ400SM and everyone was telling me to go with a full boot. I don't like a full boot to much restriction for me. But these are perfect. No break in period. If your a SM guy or gal and are on the fence about these don't hesitate get them you wont be disappointed they are exactly what I was looking for in a boot.
July 28, 2015
Expensive, but worth every cent.
I thought about this boot for about two months before purchasing. Now that I've got them, can't figure out what took so long to decide. They are a little tight and narrow but I still have less than ten rides in them. Mainly, I can't flex my toes with them on. Not a big deal at all. when they are on, your foot or toes is not moving. Which is what it's supposed to do.
All that disappears when you are actually riding. Walking around all day off your bike, you might need to loosen them up with the TechnoBuckle two or three clicks. It is a riding shoe, so when your on the bike, no problem at all. You forget about them while riding and only remember them when the bottom of the boots gives your feet feedback about the type of road your on. Anytime you change road conditions you'll know right away.
In closing, I gotta talk about the "WOW" factor. These boots don't look like ANYTHING else on the market. The first five rides I had them on I must have had about 2-3 people per ride ask me about them. The barbershop was the worse. I walked in to the packed barbershop like always, they had a full on conversation about whatever they was talking about. All these people were strangers to me except the two barbers. Anyway, one minute after sitting down I look up to see everybody staring at me ,mainly the Street Burners. Don't know what they was talking about before, but the whole conversation shifted to the Street Burners. Followed by me being asked several different times to raise my bootleg up, for individual close up review. The morale of this story is that I was not expecting that type of reaction from any type of shoe or boot. Which to me, says something about this boot. If you don't believe me, buy them and try it out. Just my opinion, thanks for reading this long review.
July 19, 2015
I am really glad I purchased these boots. They took a little while to break in, but they fit amazing now. I normally wear a 10.5 in most shoes, but I found the pair that fit the best was the 9.5. I wear them every time I ride. I usually bring an extra pair of shoes with me in my bag. They aren't really good looking office shoes. I would highly recommend them.
June 17, 2015
No more riding in sneakers
Bought a pair of boots but would never wear them because I could not bend my ankle to shift. When I low sided the shift pedal ripped a chunk out of my foot through the sneakers I had on. Bought these and they are every bit as comfortable as riding with sneakers, but don't have to worry about going through the pain of stitches if that happens again. Obviously they lack protection on your Achilles tendon and from twisting your foot 360 around, but again super comfortable to ride in all day and easy to take on and off. The vents seem to work well once you are going about 30+mph and keep my feet from getting sweaty.
My feet are very narrow and just ordered my normal shoe size, could be tighter on the sides but they still fit well.
I will say that my only complaint is they could use better traction, if you happen to stop on a hill where the ground is wet you just better hope you don't have to put too much weight on one foot.
June 3, 2015
Got this shoe because of its looks and features. I didn't go wrong, what a great shoe!! You get what you pay for. Comfortable, easy to put on and take off and looks great. Everyone compliments me. You won't be sorry.
May 4, 2015
After four season I get to review this...says me.
What Up Zilla Nation,
Today I’m going to review my beloved Sidi Streetburner Boots. I’ve used these, on the street, for 4 midwest season now and they have held up fantastic. Other than replacing the toe sliders once...I have yet to needed to replace any other parts or have had any other real issue.
Quick note about replaceable parts and the screw...check and tighten...very gentle all the screw at least halfway through your riding season. And if you have to replace any parts...again be gentle with the screws and don’t over tighten.
Fit and finish...the only real issue, if any and if that stuff bothers you, is the hard plastic parts don’t line up seamlessly together in some spots on the boot. Hard rigid parts attached to fexible syn’ leather...not sure what perfection your really expecting. To me it ok...it’s a boot and it’s going to get beat the “f” up. This one is up to you.
The Tecno 2 “lacing” system is just like on the Vortice race boots, and is the best...I mean THE BEST “lacing” system ever. It hold your foot snug against the sole and into the heel cup so you get zero heal lift and the boot really become a part of you foot.
The upper is not leather but lorica synthetic leather like what all Sidi foot wear is made of. It’s not a perf’d boot but the on/off side vents are a simple design and flow quite a bit of air on those hot days. With a pair of good motorcycle socks my feet have yet to sweet on a long ride.
The sole is very stiff and thin so it gives you lot of peg feedback. Again bottom of a real race boot and if your looking for sneaker like feel then you need to look elsewhere.
Protection, now this is the kicker. for the coverage of the half boot/shoe it is the bottom of a Vortice race boot(pretty close) and all the protection that entails. But it really has only medium ankle support and it does little to keep you ankle from twisting in a crash, in my opinion. But thats what you choosing to give up for the level of comfort and the super ease of putting it on. No half boot/shoe design gives you any real ankle support only protection from impact, reduce shock, and abrasion.
These shoes have served me, and still are, for over 4 years of street riding. Even though I’ve transition more to my Dainese Torque RS boots as my riding has progressed, I still wear these for the looks, ease to put on, comfort and peace of mind it gives me. I love these things...you love them too.
Hope this helps,
May 2, 2015
Perfect for commuting or some canyon carving!!!
So I decided to pick these up over the Mag 1 because I needed a protective riding boot/shoe that could get me to school/work and some aggressive canyon carving. These seemed to fit perfect after watching the video and reading the reviews. I was worried about them having issues with shifting but I got the right size and they fit like a glove! No break in other than a couple steps to my bike. They seem very stout and the design is clean. NO SQUEAKING at all when you walk. Flow air great, easy to slip in and out of, not to flashy can wear under pants with no issues. If you are looking for a good looking, solid boot that isn't a full boot, look no further and pick these up!! Shipping was extremely fast without having to upgrade it. Thx for another great product
March 12, 2015