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post #1 of 17 Old 03-22-2011, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Post Sidi boots: which ones?

I'm torn guys. I want protection, but i don't need track ready boots. I want them to be comfortable, yet something that will last when the blast comes (if it comes, which at some point in life, the fall will happen).

My current options:

1. Sidi Fusion Air
2. Sidi Cobra Air
3. Sidi Strada Air

and a lurker that for whatever reason I like (even though it's not a boot)
4. Blade

Why just SIDI? Amazing quality! And....My company that I work for allows me ONE employee purchase from their moto side per 3 years. Now's the time and at cost, things are a good deal (not good enough to get two different sets however).

Anyways, I need to make up my mind in the next day or two to get these ordered to come on the next shipment.

IF IT WERE YOU AND YOU DIDN'T TRACK BUT WANTED A GOOD BOOT, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-22-2011, 10:39 PM
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Good choice, I'm looking at Sidi Vertigo's. I'm torn between the Strada air's and Cobra air's. If I had to choose one it would be the Cobra for the look and the toe sliders.

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I'd go with the Fusion Air. Of the 3, only the Fusion and Cobra appear to have toe sliders. Comparing those two feature for feature, it doesn't appear you are getting much for $50. But Motorcyclesuperstore comparator may not be telling the whole story.

As for the blades, I bought these and they are a great casual riding boot. Comfy, protective and waterproof. Icon Accelerant


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I'm a SIDI man.
After 9 years with my last Sidi's (and six with the previous), my wife just bought me new Vertigo's two weeks ago.
We went thru the same dilemma -- I thought I was going for the Cobras, but I walk very little in my boots --
My wife found:
a) The $200 model does not get discounted
b) The Cobras discount from $250 to about $229-237
c) The Vertigos discount from $299 to about $269-274

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Riding the 919, have to have the toe sliders.

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Riding the 919, have to have the toe sliders.
Why ?

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i have the fusions, not the fusion air. i like them alot. they feel good while riding and it seems like they would offer fairly good protection in a crash. hope i never have to find out.
walking around they are not the most comfortable but its nothing a good insole wouldnt cure. the only other thing that i would gripe about is there is too much room around the calf area, and the velcro only can tighten it so far. overall great boot i think

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I got Sidis because the fit my feet and fit them way better than anything else I tried.
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My first pair were bought in 06, and were Strada Evo Tepor.
They were about as hard core as one could go, and still be in a boot you could wear all day long and do lots of walking in.
Hot boots on hot days.
Warm boots on cold days.
Good in the wet.
Still have them and still use them for all road riding.
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Last year I upgraded my protection for Track Days, doing some many track miles.
Figured if I upgraded the stuff would never get called upon, and so far, it's worked.
Got a pair of Vortice, regular, not Air (too much cold riding).
These are not nice for walking in or wearing for hours.
BUT they are easier to shift with ! The boot is softer because of the hinged skeleton is relied on for overall rigidity. So while they are harsher to wear, they are easier to shift with. (had to get used to my toe not feeling the shifter, the boots being "hard")
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I got my spouse a pair of Jasmine Tepor Lady.
They are like a half high Strada Evo Tepor built for women's feet.
She loves them.

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Why ?
Why toe sliders - I shouldn't have presumed everyone else rides their 919 as I do.

For me, completely stock 2002 919 suspension, being a bit tubby at about 215 in gear, with a size 46 (11US) boot, unless I have my feet on the inside of the frame, it's impossible not to drag my toes.

Balls of the feet ain't enough... I have to lift my feet up and hold them as "sideways" as I can.

But that's me.

Anyone else can ride without toe sliders.

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Why toe sliders - I shouldn't have presumed everyone else rides their 919 as I do.

For me, completely stock 2002 919 suspension, being a bit tubby at about 215 in gear, with a size 46 (11US) boot, unless I have my feet on the inside of the frame, it's impossible not to drag my toes.

Balls of the feet ain't enough... I have to lift my feet up and hold them as "sideways" as I can.

But that's me.

Anyone else can ride without toe sliders.
I just jam my toe in the corner between the side plate and the peg.
On the track, I actually put the sole of my boot on the side plate above the peg.
But for sure, if you leave your boot normally on the peg, it will have a hole real fast.

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Putting the sole of my boot on the side plate would feel mighty awkward.

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Putting the sole of my boot on the side plate would feel mighty awkward.
You'd be amazed what you can learn to do to save boots, and on the track, avoid getting your foot crunched when the peg folds up.

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You'd be amazed what you can learn to do to save boots, and on the track, avoid getting your foot crunched when the peg folds up.
I have always been in the habit of doing this as well. Got tired of draggin my toes on the road.

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I guess you guys ride a lot harder than I do... Never had this problem on the SV. Maybe this will all change on the 919?

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Looks like fusion is the choice. In all reality, I might just get the regular fusions instead of air to extend my riding season a bit. After all, I do live in ND and should match up well with my scorpion awe pants i just ordered.

protection > modification for me at the moment.

Thanks again crew.

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10 years on my Sidi Tempors. Still look good and comfortable from day one. What else cost 200 bucks and last that long ?

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Thanks Velo, I think you found me a new pair of boots !!

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