They’re Not The Cheapest, But These Boots Do Offer A Blend of Comfort And Protection
The great news is that Sidi have decided a short while ago to make the Gore-Tex version of the boot available in the United States, so let’s do an Adventure Gore-Tex boot review.
The Italians have a well deserved reputation for producing great footwear, and these Sidi Adventure boots are already becoming a big favorite with bikers.
And their boots are as tough as nails. Up until a couple of years ago I used to ride track days. I had a pair of Sidi Vertigos at the time and I can confidently say after one incident where I dropped the bike and landed in such a way that I would have definitely ended up with a broken ankle except for the Sidi boots I was wearing.
All Sidi boots are constructed to the same high standards which equates to superior protection for the rider.
These boots combine the best for both touring and offroad riding into a boot which is incredibly comfortable on and off the bike as well as being a serious piece of protective equipment because of their rigid shock resistant anatomically shaped shell.
They are constructed with a soft robber sole for maximum grip. The upper boot is a single vertical flex system to the ankle made with top grain leather with elasticated paneling to the calf closure area.
They have a replaceable Velcro strap system with two secure buckles. For comfort there is a removable arch support. The boots are made with a composite inner sole and Cambrelle lining and a split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel.
The boots have space in the upper area to ride with pants legs tucked in if you like. And from all reports so far they don’t squeak.
Fit and Comfort
I know a lot of people who have bought this boot say they are comfortable right out of the box and are the most comfortable boots they have ever worn. They are marketed as being 100% waterproof but at the same time highly breathable courtesy of the Gore-Tex membrane.
I sometimes wonder if there is such a thing as a true waterproof boot, but reports coming in say this boot is fantastic in the rain.
Sidi sell these boots with a ‘guaranteed to keep you dry’ promise. As long as you have waterproofs on over the top of your boots they should stay dry.
Sidi make the claim that these boots are 10% to 20% lighter in weight than any equivalent dual-sport boot. They certainly aren’t overly heavy, that’s for sure.
Some riders are stating that they are a ‘big fit’, so if you normally take a half size up you may well want to consider coming back to the next full size. They are a big boot so to speak, so it’s something to keep in the back of your mind.
- Soft rubber sole for maximum grip.
- Replaceable strap system.
- Top grain leather construction.
- Composite inner sole.
- Removable arch support.
- Exclusive cam-lock buckle system.
- Cambrelle lining.
- Slim, cool non-bootie design.
- Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection.
- Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel.
- Single Flex System upper.
All Sidi motorcycle boots are covered by a two year manufacturers warranty. If the boots leak after the two year warranty expires (and it covers only if they leak), you can make a claim, but it must be directly to Gore-Tex.
These boots are not cheap but if you want good quality protective gear you need to spend a bit more. Presently these boots are only available in black from sizes 7 to 13 (European size 40 to 48) and they retail at $500.00.
With a pair of Sidi Adventure boots you get maximum protection against the elements and injuries without sacrificing comfort. They open wide and have a large loop on the back to make them easy to get on and off.
They look a little like a motocross boot but they are incredibly comfortable and you can walk or stand around for hours and forget that you have protective motorcycle boots on.
They are similar in look to the Sidi Adventure Rain boot, but do bear in mind that the Adventure Rain is classed as ‘water-resistant’ whereas the Adventure Gore-Tex is classed as ‘water-proof’.
I just took these boots on their first trip – 1800 miles through 95 degrees and 45 degrees and they were fantastic even in the rain. I have a wide foot and usually use the mega sidi’s, but these were fine. csimon – Montana
These are a top-notch boot, and even with the higher price they are well worth considering has they are well finished, durable and offer maximum protection no matter what happens out there on the road. I’m rating them 4.75 out of 5.
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