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High Quality Product
from Duluth, MN
About Me Avid Every Day Rider, Conservative, Senior Rider
Comments about Sidi Armada Gore-Tex Boots:
I ride almost ever day to work, shopping and every day errands. I wear these boots in the office daily. They are comfortable, flexible, and not too warm to wear indoors, and are conservative enough in appearance to not appear out of place in the office.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Will loves to ride
from Colorado Springs, CO
About Me Conservative
First the boots look awesome. The protection that they provide feels very good. They are comfortable, for me I added more arch support, but I have really high arches. I like all the adjustability in them, I love that they are Italian leather. I think that they would work as advertized in the event of an accident. They are very pricey, but in protective footwear, you get what you pay for. Did I mention, they look AWESOME?
They really are two boots in one
from San Diego
I have a Yamaha Tenere, and ride on and off pavement. I've seen too many people break legs with poor boots, and I wanted one boot that would protect me off-road but I could also wear for street cruising and commuting. This is it!I was dubious when I first got them (would REALLY like to see more protection on the shin), but with the add-on upper the ankle and leg protection feels really good. Remove the upper and you have excellent road / commuting boots that still fit inside your pants (even if they're not boot cut).Three notes - two just so you know, and one I'd like to see changed:The toe box is tall, and I lost a little feel on the shift lever because there's some dead space between the tops of my toes and the leather of the boot. I have to pay attention or I don't release enough on the shift lever and I miss up-shifts. It's not a big gap, and I fix that by getting used to the new angle.Removing/replacing the uppers takes ten to fifteen minutes. Gets a little shorter each time, really not that big a deal, and the threaded metal insert the screw goes into on the boot may rotate inside the pocket. That's not a big deal - push against it from the inside and you can still screw it down pretty tight - and I've never had anything work itself loose.Lastly, I would REALLY like to see more beef on the shin protection. Thankfully I haven't needed it, and there's no doubt this boot with the upper would be better protection that a single layer of leather (or less). But Sidi knows enough about protection to admit there should be a little more here, and if you fix this please let existing owners buy the new uppers separately so they can upgrade!As I said, I had high hopes when I ordered these - I was a little disappointed when I first got them (felt like maybe I didn't have enough off-road protection), but have put about ten thousand miles on them and I don't think there's a better option out there for what I wanted: one boot for adventure riding and street/commuting.