SIDI Women's Vertigo Lei Boots
No good for large legs
I've had a lot of trouble finding boots to protect my ankles because I apparently have freakishly large calves compared to whoever these boots were modeled around. I got these hoping they would fit since they didn't need to go over the calves. I was wrong. The didn't even zip up over my ankles.
Very disappointing since these boots are well made, have lots of protection, and look great. The sole sizing was perfect, I just wish these weren't made for women with tiny bird bones. Hopefully a pair of men's boots will fit.
June 1, 2015
Great feminine boots!
First of all, I love these boots! I love feminine gear, and these couldn't fit my style any better!
Price... I will be honest, the price is tough to swallow, but once you choke it down you start to realize just what you got for the money. They are very sturdy boots, I would expect to get several years of use out of them.
Quality... these boots are solid, they will not flex, so even with a small amount of foot on the ground I still feel comfortable. They have a lot of protection which makes feeling the clutch tough to find/use at first (if you haven't had boots before), but once you ride a few times in these boots you won't go back. And this is coming from someone who hates things around their ankle!!! I rode in tennies for 7 years...
Ventilation.... is excellent. I only open the vents when it's really warm because there is so much air movement when you open the vent on the side. You can easily open the vents while riding.
Fit.... same size I wear in any other shoe. They are a bit difficult to walk in because they are so solid, but I suppose the point is to ride in them. You can also adjust the calf quite a bit. You can have it tight, or loosen them up and tuck your jeans in.
Color... They are definitely feminine. If you don't want to look like a chick I would not recommend the pink and black. The pink is hot pink, not the mellow pink in the pics, and the black is glossy black.
Overall... Awesome boot. Definitely worth the price whether you ride a little or a lot. I feel a lot more confident when I put my feet on the ground in these boots.
April 30, 2015
Very happy with this purchase. I bought these because the previous boot brand/model I had started falling apart within a month...on both sets I bought.
When looking for a replacement boot I purchased 3 different brands of equal feature set. (Revzilla's return policy is great for this since it's impossible to find female boots in stores to try on for sizing/comfort comparison.)
I chose the Sidi because it was a great combination of protection and not overly bulky. I am currently using these for only street riding but when wanted something that I could also use on track someday and these definitely seem like a good dual purpose boot. They fit nicely under my bootcut jeans so they don't scream power ranger when I'm out and about.
They are very stiff, so you probably won't want to be walking around a ton in them but they are definitely not unbearable for small periods off the bike.
I ended up having to return 2 pairs to finally get the size I felt was best. I normally wear an 8-8.5 in Women's. I ended up getting these in a 38 (which the size chart says is a Women's 6.5-7). Due to the heel and angle of the boot my toe is right up on the front when standing but when on the bike it felt perfect. A size larger was more comfortable standing but felt loose on the bike and made me mis-shift.
I did end up getting a blister on the top of one of my toes from shifting but I just got some socks with more padding in the toe area and that has fixed the issue for me.
March 2, 2015
You get what you pay for... worth the money!
Great features on the Vertigo's, love the fact that you can replace every single components on the boot by yourself. Have not got a chance to try them out on the bike yet, but I am sure there would not be any problem since these boots are tailored to the riding position on the bike. I plan to use them on the track for the upcoming season!
January 26, 2015
great protection, especially for tge track
These boots are worth the money for the additional protection. They have a bit too much space in the heel but a good set of heel inserts took care of that.
November 24, 2014
The boots are awesome!
These boots are amazing. I thought the fit was a bit strange at first and really roomy in the heel. But after I got on the bike they really come into their element. I totally forget that I am wearing them. They are so comfortable. The only complaint are those awful pink swirls. But with the help of a sharpie, they even look awesome now. Thanks Revzilla!
October 23, 2014
Love these boots. They are very stiff at first but once they are worn in they are fabulous! Only complaint is that they squeak, which can be corrected with a little bit of chain lube in the moving parts. They have nearly 10,000 riding miles on them and still look and feel perfect... well worth the $$. Great purchase.
October 13, 2014
Bought these for mostly street/canyon riding, and eventually track. I have Sidi motocross boots that are awesome so these were my go-to for street. I was unsure of what to order since half of the other reviewers said they fit large and half said small, but they fit me true to size- I'm a 9.5 and that's what I ordered. They're really stiff, even after breaking them in, which is how I like them- you actually feel well protected! As an irrelevant bonus, they're really cool looking, I've gotten a ton of compliments on them from guys and gals. The pink detail part is hot pink too, not light pink like in the picture.
September 29, 2014