Sidi, continuously researching new technological solutions to enhance rider safety, is proud to present the new 2008 Sport Rain boot. With Sidis great style, feel, support and quality there are no finer performance off road boots in the world. Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Lining Each boot is lined throughout with lightweight perforated Teflon treated fabric in order to allow moisture to breath out to the Lorica outer and dry quickly with no mold build up in the long term. Additionally the inner ankle area of all Strada series boots are fully lined with Sidis own formula of perforated closed thousand-air cell memory foam. A totally breathable lining system. Composite Insole Sidi is the only manufacture to use a composite insole that is anatomically shaped to the rider. A cushioned liner is provided that can be removed if the rider desires a more roomy fit. Sidi does not use steel shanks riveted to its insole like most manufactures, details such as this enable Sidi boots to enjoy a multi year service life versus the competitors multi month lifespan as over time, a steel shank can deteriorate, rust and fracture exposing the rider to injury. Lorica Boot's outer is fully constructed with Lorica, a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lorica is also highly resistant to abrasion - yet it still breathes - with more than three million pores per square centimeter. Easy to maintain, Lorica doesnt stain and cant be scratched and offers, reduced weight, more flexibility and more feel than leather racing boots. Features A mid height boot Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet Lorica outer construction Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Zipper and Velcro closure system Non-slip lug sole Lorica toe shift pad Double stitched in all high stress areas Reflective heel panel Thousand air cell padded shin area Quilted calf area for comfort
nothing like an italian zipper boot!
PostedMay 16, 2011
Bang for the Buck
Protection & Durability
I've worn sidi cycling shoes for several years, but this is my first pair of motorcycling boots. They fit perfectly (and I have a wide foot). When I wear these on my ducati st2 I feel safe and stylish! Being a child of the '60s, $200 is a lot of money, but the quality of the workmanship means i can wear these for years to come (and then get them resoled and wear 'em some more!).
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.