Sidi Women's Vertigo Lei Boots
These boots are awesome. Great protection!!! Takes time getting used to riding with them but its forth it.
April 15, 2013
These boots are amazing though my last pair did have a zipper break on them. They are too wide for my feet, much more than any other women's motorcycle boot I've worn but I'll make due and the adjustable calf system keeps it snug, especially with a suit on. The quality is superb and offers some of the best protection for a boot of this price and it's made for women which is even better. The comfort is decent but I've felt far more comfortable boots like the Alpinestars SMX Plus (those are incredibly comfortable) but they're not too bad and these seem to offer more protection. The ventilation is okay but there's only one vent and I really wish there was an air version since I live in Texas but it's decent. I went down on my last pair of boots (was a low side) and they didn't have a scratch on them. I'm sure I would have twisted something at least if I didn't have these on. I can't comment on how they'd hold up during a much worse crash though but they seem very durable and offer amazing protection. Definitely a pair of boots I recommend!
March 25, 2013
Awesome boot saved my shins, ankles, feet, and toes
One of the best purchases I ever made. I wrecked on the freeway going about 70mph and these boots protected me so well that I didn't have a scratch or broken bone where these boots covered.
Thumbs up: #1 Durability! Long boot so it protects everything from your toes to your shins. Feature on the back of the boot to adjust to calf size. (My calf's are a little larger than most women's so this feature makes them comfortable and customized.) Air holes on the side of the boot that can be switched between opened and closed. (This is great for hot summers and cold winters.)
Need for improvement:
I wish they had a little more sole on the bottom. Not much, but a little.
Comfort inside boot could be improved, but it's not bad.
I think the zipper on my left boot is a little defective in the way that it doesn't zip smoothly. It doesn't bother me after they're on though, and it always stays zipped.
A little bulky and heavy, but this is to be expected with durable boots. Also, it took me a bit to get used to shifting with these boots on because they're so hard I had trouble feeling the gear shift, but you get used to it. I didn't have any problems after I practiced with them.
January 31, 2013
LOVE these boots, and they fit larger calves
Adjustability is awesome. Having sprained my ankle in a lowside due to insufficient ankle protection, I didn't want short boots again. Unfortunately, I also have huge 15" calves. After many returns of ill-fitting tall boots (thanks for being so accomodating, Revzilla!), this is the first pair that actually fit around my giant calves AND my riding pants (the Spidi Glance pant, for reference). I loosen the dial all the way to put them on, then tighten to the perfect fit.
Took a 3-hour ride in these yesterday and they were very, very comfortable while riding. Positioning the heel behind my foot peg, the boot is the perfect length for reaching the shifter. Much nicer than my old 100% flat boots, which were a little slippery on the pegs. The toe is narrow from top to bottom, which also makes shifting easier. Vents near the sole prevent annoying sweaty feet even when wearing very thick socks.
Protection: fortunately I haven't found out first hand, but they boots certainly FEEL very solid and I feel much better about not messing up my ankle again.
Style: after seeing both colors in the Revzilla showroom, I went with the black/white combo. The other version have subtle pink accents, which I liked much more in person than in the online photo... But those are also covered in shiny black vinyl. Too "S&M" for my taste. The black/white have much more understated matte leather.
Off the bike: fine for walking on flat ground but a little awkward walking up and down stairs. The rear ankle area isn't super flexible, but a) that might be because they're brand new, and b) some of that stiffness comes from the ankle protection I wanted in the first place.
Overall A++, would buy again.
September 16, 2012
Great full-protection boots
I wear a size 8 and these boots size 39 fit pretty well when seated on the bike (my Yamaha FZ6R) but my toes hit the end of the boot when standing up (but the boots are angled to fit well when sitting on a bike, so I don't really think the fit is an issue). These have all the protection you could want and I love that the calf is adjustable - that allows them to be comfortable with any type of riding pants. I've never worn them riding so I can't speak to airflow. I just bought the Alpinestars Fastlane Shoes (super lightweight but still with ankle protection) and I think I'll go with those instead.
September 8, 2012
Outstanding protection and quality!
I have three other boots intended for different purposes but I always were my SIDI's and the others sit in the closet. The protection provided by these boots is the primary reason I gravitate to wearing them for almost all situations. I highly recommend SIDI!
June 27, 2012
Wore the boots to the track for the first time this weekend. I ordered the smallest size and they fit. I normally wear a size 6. Once I got the boots adjusted, I just zipped them on and off easily. They fit great over the leathers. Be warned, they are not comfortable to walk around in.
June 11, 2012
Best protection, vents, calf adjustments = great! And they look good.
The toughest part about these is trying to figure out what size to buy. According to their sizing chart, I'm a 39 so that's what I got. I wear a US 8, 25 Japanese, and usually 38 in Euro. Feet with sox are 9.8 inches long, but my heels are narrow. I went up to 39 so I could wear thick socks. They run a touch small. I'd say I'm really a 39.5 but they don't come in half-sizes. The boots hit the top of my toes, so I'm not sure if they will feel too small once I wear them a whole day. The heel is very wide and my foot moves all over, so I'll have to get a heel insert and maybe an arch since they are totally flat inside and it is uncomfortable. The expandable calf is terrific -- I can fit from street pants to comfortably zipping my track leathers into the boot without pinching (I have normal or maybe slightly narrow calves). Best of all, they look great. I'm also excited to have a pair of women's boots that are as protective as men's, but also don't have unicorns, fairies and pink all over them.
June 11, 2012