Sidi Women's Vertigo Lei Boots
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
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