SIDI Women's Vertigo Lei Boots
Thank you Sidi!
I am getting seriously addicted to track days. Even though I had another top brand of boots that were top notch quality, they still didn't have the track protection down. As a result, when I went down, the foot peg slid across my shin right above the boot line. I was bruised and now have a permanent indentation to show for it.
It's great to see that Sidi realized that there are serious track day riders that are women. These boots are not only taller, providing the protection I was missing before, they provide much better protection for the ankle. I'm impressed that they help prevent ankle hyper extension....a huge plus! Thank you for the replaceable parts making the extra expense a little easier to handle. Side by side next to my other boots, there really isn't any comparison.
I normally wear a size 5 which is nearly impossible to find, so I ordered the 5.5. The boot fit perfect and even felt my big toe at the top with no room to spare.
May 19, 2014
Excellent women's boot for sport bikes and track riding
I have narrow feet with little cartilage so finding women's track riding boots has been a major challenge and frustration even with wearing thick socks and my orthotics. I used my boots for the first time this past weekend for 2 track days in a row (7- twenty minute sessions per day) and absolutely loved them!! They fit snugly around my leathers and were comfortable to walk around in all day at the track (again I was wearing my thick socks and orthotics. The boots definitely need an insert as the stock one is paper thin and offers no arch support.) The tread on the boots is nice and sticky and gripped the pegs well which boosted my confidence on the bike when shifting while being leaned over. If you are used to wearing this kind of boot when you ride then you shouldn't notice any adjustment period. I broke them in wearing them around the house for half of a day.
The only thing I would change about these boots is the ability to adjust the calves to an even smaller size so I can wear them for street riding and have them fit snugly around my pants ( I have very skinny calves).I'm sure they would fit perfectly on normal calves. The length of the boot fits true to size and has a slightly narrow foot bed in the sense that it is cut like a women's "B width" and not a man's "D width". Finding a boot that fits me and is safe on the track is well worth the cost.
I highly recommend this boot for any aspiring or serious track riders or those looking for a firmer grip on the pegs and less sloshing around. The black leather with white flourishes nicely compliments my black, pink, and white riding gear which is a nice plus. :)
I ride a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
April 22, 2014
Great boot, sizes run small
My only vehicle is my Ninja 650 so these boots are getting a lot of wear already. The boot is stiff but not too stiff for different foot positions on the pegs. The toe box is a lot bigger than my old boots, both width, height, and thickness of materials, so it took some getting use to (about a week). The air vent will be great during the summer. Even with the air vent closed there is a lot of air flow, so these are not really cold weather boots.
The sizing listed is wrong. This is not Sidi or Revzilla's fault. It's the fault of whatever international shoe committee decided it. I've lived in Europe and bought shoes. I wear a 7.5 or 8 in US size and I wear a 39 in Euro size. Euro 40, which is supposed to be an 8, it way too big (and a 39 is definitely not a 6, as it says on the box the boots came in). I would say the 39 is about a 7.5. Also, as someone else pointed out, these are not walking boots. I don't recommend going anywhere you'll be walking a lot without bringing something comfortable to change into. I wore them to a hockey game and was uncomfortable, though I'll be wearing them to the next game too.
So far I love this boot, feel very protected, and would recommend it.
March 20, 2014
sizing chart problems
The sizing on these boots are WAY off. I ordered the 37, which says it's a "5.5" ladies. It's a lot more like a ladies 7 to 7.5. I couldn't wear these even with 4 pairs of socks. I'm sure they're an awesome boot. But the 37/5.5 fits like a ladies 7 to 7.5. Super disappointing. (I wear a 6.0)
February 21, 2014
These boots offer great protection without being bulky - completely worth the cost. A note on sizing: I'm usually a 9.5/10 in street shoes, but ended up going with a 8.5 (41) when buying these.
September 16, 2013
Just the protection I wanted.
When I decided to get a motorcycle, I knew that getting the gear was a foregone conclusion. Safety is my first priority when riding. I ordered these boots because I wanted something that would keep my ankles from getting crushed if I laid down my bike. These boots give me the confidence that my ankles are safe and sound while I ride. I have small feet so I was glad that their 5.5 fit me wonderfully well. The zipper was snug to zip up the first time I put them on but the boot has adjusted well with subsequent wearings. At first, I was a little clunky at shifting gears with them on because they are somewhat like wearing mini ski boots, but once I got used to it I actually really enjoy that my feet feel so safe when I am putting them down to stop quickly. I still cringe any time I see another biker woman riding around in flip flops. I with I could buy her these boots.
July 23, 2013
Great Protection and comfort
These boots provide excellent protection and are comfortable to walk around and most important they are comfortable to ride in. I can go 3 hours strait without having any strain on numbness in my feet. This boot ran a bit large for my feet. I usually wear a 7.5, but I feel like I could have gone with the 6 for the 7 feels a bit large for me. The adjustable calf dial on the back of the boot does not work on one of the boots, but I am not too concerned with that for I prefer the widest setting on the calf.
Overall these are a great boot!
July 16, 2013
Probably the best race boot for women
This is really the only boot you should be buying. It's the only women's boot I've come across that has any lateral ankle protection. All 3 of the other boots in the race category on revzilla flop over at the ankle with minimal pressure, and so will your foot if you wreck. The boot's got one of those ratcheting calf adjusters, so it's good if you have freakishly large calves like me. I kind of dislike how both the colors come with the requisite "it's a women's thing, let's put some flowery curlicues on it!" thing, but whatever (it's been flaking off over the last few months anyway). If you intend to insert your pants into the boots, you will probably need a shorter knee armor insert in whatever pants you have. I had to switch out the long ones my Dainese Alien pants have, boot wouldn't zip up otherwise.
Also, watch out if you've got a fairing on your bike that touches the boot - I've sort of scuffed off my clearcoat with the plastic calf part . Slap some painter's tape on the fairing if you're worried.
July 10, 2013