SIDI Women's Vertigo Lei Boots
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
Great for large calves
I have never been able to wear boots that came over my calves so I was nervous about trying on motorcycle boots. I didn't want to be disappointed yet again.
But safety first, so I tried these on, They're wonderful. The fit dial at the back of the boot allows me to get it zipped up and then tightened once I'm all in. I've dragged toes through a hairy turn or two and had no major damage to them or the boots.
Have the matte black with white boots. Hate the "girly" curly-queues. But they were better than the patent with pink other style. When it's time for my next pair i'm hoping something less "cutesy" is available because I will buy these again.
September 19, 2014
A little pricey but worth it
Of all the boots out there for women, I believe Sidi boots provides the most protection for your feet and ankles. I use these boots for track days and street riding. While a bit pricey, almost every part of this boot can be replaced so you don't need to buy a new pair every year. My only complaint with this boot, as well as with most womens gear, are the so-called "feminine" touches they add - like the swirly design on this particular boot. I just want a boot that looks like a boot!! But besides that, I would highly recommend them.
September 16, 2014