SIDI Streetburner Boots
Protective Everyday Low-Cut Boot
I wear a 9 US in most everything. With Sidi the 43 (9 1/2) was perfect. I was worried I might have to exchange for the 10, but not so. The fit is great with a normal pair of socks, and enough room to double up if needed.
The buckle system over the top of the foot is good, a tad complicated, but snugs down with precision, so its easy to fine tune. The dial system and unlock feature look vulnerable to breaking, but only time will tell. The top strap is a simple velcro closure, a bit odd because both sides are straps, instead of one side pulled across to a fixed point. Makes it tough to pull the lower to the left and the top strap over it to the right. But its kind of a moot point because the top strap is meant to be snug, not tight, so the system works well enough. The top straps are also hinged on both sides which is nice for positioning.
While riding my bike I don't even think about them, enough said.
I would like to close with this: These are protective boots. They are stiff, and feel like they will protect your feet in a crash, basically a full on race boot cut short. I do plan to wear them all day at work (desk jockey) and they should break in nicely, they are not great from a comfort standpoint, but if they were they wouldn't be a protective boot.
I returned the A-Stars SMX-2 boot, which is basically a soft leather dress boot with some plastic bits glued on, I might as well been wearing sneaks or casual work shoes. The Sidis are expensive but they are a protective boot for motorcycle riding, unlike just about every other choice in this category. Seems like $100 to $200 will not buy you any protection, just style.
Pony up the extra cash and you will not be disappointed, if not save your money and stick with your everyday shoes, cuz thats basically what your getting with anything under $200. If money is tight, the Sidi Apex will save a few bucks and get the job done too!
July 23, 2014
Definitely recommend this product to any rider!,
It has only been a few weeks since I have own this product. I will definitely recommend this to any rider that is looking for a street/ track shoes. Very comfortable and great features. The boot makes it easy to shift into gear smoothly. It's a must have!
June 23, 2014
Excellent ankle height boot
My first review and I have nothing to compare it to. Nevertheless, I took the plunge and pretty happy with it. Two small issues with the boot. First, I cannot get the velcro ankle closure as tight as I would like, but it still gets the job done. Secondly, the plastic "tongue" of the quick closure system feels a bit awkward on the outside of your foot. It does't bother me when I am mounted but walking around, you can definitely feeling; it is not painful or intrusive enough to give you blisters. Overall, I think this is the best bang for the buck in ankle height boots. Above this, and you will need to go to a full racing boot.
April 28, 2014
Best street boot on the market!
This boot is amazing! I used to use my Sidi Vortice on the street which worked great but then I wanted a shorter boot for everyday riding and commuting. I tried A-Stars SMX2 boots which were pretty good then I went to the A-Stars Fastlane which were comfortable but too soft for street bike use. Then I found these boots and I love them. So easy to get on and off and it's basically a short version if the Vortice. The boot looks amazing and has all the protection you would expect from Sidi. I ordered white sliders and heel cups for mine to change it up a bit. Great boot and great service from Revzilla, as usual!
December 2, 2013
Best short boot available
Sidi streetburner is the best short boot available, period. I looked at a number of options from Alpinestars, Dainese, and TCX. I have a full size boot from Alpinestars already. The reason for getting a smaller boot was convenience for short rides in the city.
This thing feel indestructible. Very very secure. Fit is very comfortable. Shoes are narrow. I love the way it looks although it may be overboard for many people.
Finally, revzilla did a great job in shipping. I got the order in 1 day!
November 27, 2013
Great riding shoe
I've had these Sidi's now for about 7 months and they holding up great compared to my previous A* octanes. They are worn daily for commuting and can be left on all day without too much discomfort. A few things to add to what the other reviewers said: These are Sidi's and they WILL squeak, I've never seen a sidi that doesn't eventually develop a squeaking problem. An easy way to remedy this is to keep the spots where leather and plastic rub against each other lightly lubricated with either some Teflon wax or graphite grease.
Other than that, these boots are fantastic if not a tad pricey. But you get what you pay for in protection and comfort. These are the easiest shoes to slip in and out of if you do change them when you get to your destination, and I've crashed in Sidi's before on and off the track, they are bulletproof and you can replace the bits that get scuffed up.
September 13, 2013
Cool functional boots
I bought this boots honestly because they look very cool and for town riding . They are quite comfy once broken in but still a little stiff. I can't say the ventilation has any effect, and the nylon cable for closing the boot is a little variable in action, and looks like it may fail at some stage. Protection is good though ,and they are easy to walk in as well.
Overall happy with the purchase they are the coolest boots .
May 13, 2013
I *love* these boots - they're very comfortable but buy one size up as they're cut really small. I normally wear EUR size 44 but got these from a store and chose 45, and they're still smallish.
That said, they're super comfortable and for protection all I can say is I crashed them twice and there's nary a scratch on them - they're just rock solid, and they will protect your feet. On one occasion my whole body hurt - but not my feet.
They're the most comfortable hard boots I've ever walked in, too. They're not as nice as soft sneakers but for the level of protection they provide I don't think comfort can be any better.
Ventilation is great, never had an issue and I am riding in tropical temperatures.
All in all, a fantastic product that works well. Looks good, too.
February 2, 2013