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Howdy all,
I'm fairly new to this forum- been lurking for sometime. Currently riding with Military Flight boots but I am in the market for riding boots. Pretty sure I want Sidi because of their excellent reputation of their cycling and mountain biking shoes (still may consider Gaerne, and A-stars but more than likely, I will stay with Sidi because of brand loyalty.) Looking at the Vertigo Corsa primarily because of the instep fastener but at $400, it is a little steep for a non-racer such as myself. So I am looking at the Vertebra Race and Vertebra II as well. Should I be looking at something more like the B-one or even street style like Sidi GT Sympatex? BTW, I ride a '02 VFR 800A and always wear my A-stars V-Four Jacket and jeans. I love the VFR! Such a sweet bike! Thanks and Ride ON!!!
 

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welcome to the forum! I'm not too familiar with all the models of Sidi, however I would imagine any of their boots would be good for street use, especially from a safety aspect. Hopefully some of the Sidi loyalists on the forum will be able to provide some specifics.
 

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As far as I know, Sidi's got a good rep for quality and protection... as does A-stars and Oxtar too...

I'd personally go with as much protection as possible, and as much as you're willing to afford.

I've always liked the way the Sidi race verts look, and if the external metal brace came in black chrome I'd consider a pair... and most of my riding is commuting...

I currently wear Oxtar goretex matrix... they've got good protection for me, and waterproof as well...

Buy what you like, and don't worry about comments from anyone else on your gear unless they're willing pay for them... (only reason I say this is people don't usually understand wearing race designed boots on the street)...


Check out www.newenough.com they may have a closeout deal on Sidi's... www.tricktape.com can maybe get good prices on what you decide on as well...
 

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:welcome: I am sure any Sidi boot is an excellent boot. Thre are a little pricy, so shop around. I just picked up a pair of Nitro V boots over the weekend they were 50% off at a local honda shop so theyy were $68.00 after tax, not bad. I'll have to post up some pics tonight after work.
 

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Sidi, A* both make good boots. I really don't think they make a set that wouldn't provide you with enough protection.
 

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You will not go wrong with Sidi boots. Currently own Sidi Champion and Sidi GT Sympatex.
Both boots very comfortable, provide great water protection.
Champion boot could be worn as everday boot, fits under jeans. Great boot if you commute. Have gone down one time on street, 35 MPH with Champion boot. Suffered no feet or ankle injuries.
When I take bike out for free spirited ridding or long distance trips. Sidi Sympatex is my boot of choice. Sidi Sympatex full size boot, which could provide more protection than Champion boot.
 

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A boot is a boot is a boot!
I am an A* fan but, I would never knock Sidi. They make top shelf stuff and you cant go wrong with them.
I recently gave Nitro boots a try, love the feel.
You would be hard pressed to find a boot with as much protection for the price. Only time will tell how well the hold up.
 

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I have OXStar Evo's and they are very comfortable and very nice to crash in. The only downside is that when you zipping thought the roads named after me(Twisty's) and you drag your toes the toe sliders are 50 bucks a set. The heel sliders and the upper ankle sliders are pretty cheap tho and dont wear out as fast.
 

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:iagree:
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A boot is a boot is a boot!
I am an A* fan but, I would never knock Sidi. They make top shelf stuff and you cant go wrong with them.
I recently gave Nitro boots a try, love the feel.
You would be hard pressed to find a boot with as much protection for the price. Only time will tell how well the hold up.
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:welcome: I am sure any Sidi boot is an excellent boot. Thre are a little pricy, so shop around. I just picked up a pair of Nitro V boots over the weekend they were 50% off at a local honda shop so theyy were $68.00 after tax, not bad. I'll have to post up some pics tonight after work.
 

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I like Sidi boots but I also like the AGV Sport boots that were made with Mladins' recommendations/designs/input taken into account.
 
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