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Sidi Adventure GTX Boots Based on the outstanding success of the Sidi Adventure Rain Boots , it has been decided that the full Gore-Tex version of the boot will be imported from Italy. Previously this boot was only available in Europe. This ultimate adventure boot combines the best of both worlds (offroad and touring) into a boot that is extremely protective as well as comfortable both on and off the bike. With the Gore-Tex membrane these boots are 100 waterproof as well being highly breathable. These boots come with the Gore-Tex Guaranteed to Keep You Dry promise. 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.
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Stylish & Slugglish
PostedSeptember 16, 2012
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r1200gsa83
From Portland
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
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I also own a set of Crossfire TA's and bought this boot thinking that i could use a less aggressive boot for around town. The gore-tex appealed to me because of breath-ability and the waterproofing gave way to dreams of all-season riding without the risk of wet feet.
Upon getting them an instant appeal is the looks, these don't look as technical and have a more aesthetic look. The girlfriend was pleased there. Comparing them to the TA's I noticed that they had fewer hard parts but to be honest they have all the protection that matters. Ankle joint protection, shin protection, and a reinforced toe and heel box. The extra plastic on the TA is probably overkill and the adventure gore-tex takes the best parts of what's needed and leaves behind the rest.
Fit and feel is where I think these boots are lacking and it's enough that I regret purchasing them. I got both the 12.5 and 13's, (I usually wear a 13 shoe). The 12.5 was much too small so 13's is was. Width wise they are perfect, but they are bit long causing slight shifting of my foot within the boot depending on my position. The toe box on these suckers is HUGE, in comparison I think they are roughly a quarter inch taller than the TA's and I'm convinced this likely due to styling. The boxey toe makes it look much more like a work boot however it really limits feel. Shifting and breaking feels clunkly at best. I'll also comment that the boot does have a tough time bending up, toe towards shin, the boot bunches up at the top of your ankle limiting that range of movement making it necessary to lift your leg instead of lifting your toe to interface with the controls.
My last comment is that the airflow is a bit limited, although I expected this. I haven't compared them to the adventure rains so I can't comment on whether the extra investment in the gore-tex for breath ability is worth it but I would dissuade any dreams of having non sweaty feet in anything greater than 80F.
Overall they are a stylish boot and if I had a harley I would probably love them.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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