what boot do you think I should get?
I cant decide whether to buy the Alpinestar SMX-5 or the SIDI Cobra, looking for comfort when walking and protection- thx
I've tried both and prefer the S-MX 5 to the Cobra. I have reviews of both on the respective product pages.
In my opinion, the Cobra may have slightly better protection in terms of hard parts. For example, the toe slider and shin protector on the Cobra is larger than those on the S-MX 5 and the Cobra has a lateral slider that's missing from the S-MX 5 (see attached photos, both boots are size 44). The S-MX 5 still, however, feels very protective for this level of boot.
The reason I prefer the S-MX 5 is that, at least for my foot, the S-MX 5 fits MUCH better. The S-MX 5 feels snug yet comfortable, while the Cobra feels very loose around the ankle but almost uncomfortably tight around the toes.
I'd suggest trying both as I think they're both good boots, the S-MX 5 just fit me much better. If both fit me equally as well, I'd probably have gone for the Cobra for what I think is marginally better protection.
2 years ago