SupersportRider
 
 
 
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    May 4, 2011
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Sidi ST Air Boots The patented and trademarked Vertebra System protects the riders Achilles tendon. Thermoplastic resin ankle protection. Bolt on (no Velcro!) replaceable, adjustable and aerodynamic nylon scuff pads on the toe. Composite inner sole. Removable arch support. Nylon shin deflector plate. Perforated Lorica outer construction. Double stitched in all high stress areas. All bolt on parts are replaceable. An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved fit. Dual compound sole. DuPont polymer toe shift pad. Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining. Replaceable shock absorbing heel cup. Padded Achilles area. External Ankle Support Braces with Closable air vents Cam-lock buckle system.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If you need airflow and protection, look no further
PostedMay 4, 2011
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SupersportRider
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Alright, I waited quite a bit to write this review because I feel products should be battle tested. I've been wearing these boots for close to 2k miles now and I think they are, without question, the best boot when it comes to airflow and protection.
Firstly, they flow a ridiculous amount of air. The level of airflow would lead one to believe they forgot to put on the boots at all. It's really quite amazing. They flow as much as air as a mesh running shoe, if not more.
They are, without a doubt, an excellent boot when it comes to ankle, foot and heel protection. I have put the toe sliders to use no less than a half dozen times on each boot and they're still in pretty good shape. I'd anticipate having to replace them, depending on how you ride, every 40-50ish times you get a toe down for a prolonged period. I'm not talking about brushing the toe on the pavement, I'm talking about your toe is on the pavement for the better part of the turn. Either way, just tuck that toe in a little bit once you've touched and they'll last you longer.
Comfort wise, these boots are superb. I am a size 10.5 in an Adidas, Asics, etc, and a 43/44 in a dress shoe. I initially ordered the 44 expecting them to fit like all Sidi boots. The 44 was a problem for be because my foot was sliding around, I didn't have a good sense for where the heel, toe and shifter were while under way. Not good. I sent them back for a 43. In the 43, I can feel my toe hitting the front of the boot when I'm walking off the bike. However, once on the bike I have absolutely zero discomfort and no longer notice my toe hitting the front. So much so, in fact, that I honestly can't recall if my toe touches the front or not when my foot is on the pegs.
These boots are not meant to be walked around in. I leave a pair of shoes at my desk in the office or bring a pair with me in my tailbag so that's not such a bad deal. The only thing that really irks me about these boots is that they squeak and squeak a lot. The squeaking noise comes from the joint where the Achilles protector pivots. If you leave the boots unclipped while walking around, the squeaking will cease. I haven't tried lubricating the joint yet, that's my next step. FWIW, the squeaking has gradually gotten worse, not better.
Overall, these boots are amazing. If you require almost-race levels of protection and astounding airflow, look no further. They're pricey, sure, but what's your ankle worth to you? They're comfortable, too, but don't expect to wear them around when off the bike and be perfectly comfortable.
Also, I commute in these boots as well as wear them for track days. They're sexy but also quite wide at the top. If your jeans aren't baggy or aren't a rather wide boot cut, you will end up having to tuck the jean which, in my opinion, looks MUCH better with these boots thanks to the protruding heel.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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