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Everyone talks about them like they are the best of the best. What makes them so good? It seems like other boots in their price range have more safety and technology built in. Specifically the TCX Competizione RS and Puma boots.

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What makes them the best though? Is it the wear? I really like that the TCX and Puma boots have heavy ankle protection.

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All I can tell you is I have SIDI verba 2 I think model. I have them for 4 yrs and they are great.

They provide plenty protection and still great to walk in. Which I do alot when I teach MSF. I spend 2 days walking parking lot.

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All I can tell you is I have SIDI verba 2 I think model. I have them for 4 yrs and they are great.

They provide plenty protection and still great to walk in. Which I do alot when I teach MSF. I spend 2 days walking parking lot.
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I can't speak about the Puma boots, but the TCX boots are not at the same level of quality and fit as the Sidi's
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I have the TCX competizone's, and they are the shizznit. I did my homework, and the TCX's survived crashes just as good as the Sidi's, and the new ones I have make walking around a breeze. Just my 02...

edit- ^^^I challenge the above statement. Put my boots on and say they don't fit as well. I would disagree
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Sidis are very nice boots had some Vertigo Corsas, but A* Supertechs are my current track boot. My next pair will be the Pumas, no question. After trying them on and checking out their construction, I'd put them above either the top-of-line Vertigo or the Supertech.

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I just got my Sidi Vertigo Corsa Air's and I've only worn then riding for one day but they are by far more comfy than any other boot I've worn or tried on. They seem like they have much better ankle and heel protection and A*'s plus they have so many ways to customize the fit.
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I've had my Oxtar(now called TCX) Evo Ti boots for a few years now and they are awesome. There are pro that wear them aswell, so they can't be that bad. They fit my foot shape much better than the and Sidi I tried on and are very comfortable. I wear them all day quite often.

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Sidi's have excellent torsional support to keep for rolling your ankle. They are so very very comfy. I have the mid-line Vertabra from 4 years ago. The better models of Sidi make mine look like toys. They have replaceable parts including the sliders, and outer supports.

I have the Oxtars TCS Ti as well. They're not nearly as comfortable. The velcro is crap. The zippers only go up half way so they always feel loose. The lateral support isn't 10% what the sidi's offer. They're aren't nearly as comfortable after a long day of riding. After 4 years I can't bring myself to retire the Sidi's even though the inner liner is worn though.

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I agree with the Oxtar's being lower quality. That was offset with the Oxtar's being a little cheaper. The new TCX's though are in a whole other class, and you do have to pay for them. I paid just as much for my Competizones as a pair of top o' the line Sidi's. The ankle support is UNBELIEVABLE. For me they were the right choice. I know how brand loyalty and recognition go though, and I will always say Sidi's are a great boot.
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Is it like the Arai vs Shoei argument? I see that Sidi's are comfy and well made, but it seems they are lagging in safety. I doubt I'll be able to afford the TCX 's, but they just look like they have so much more support.

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Dude, either of these boots, or A* or any other well regarded boot will keep you safe. Try some on, do your homework, and see what fits, and feels best. We're all gonna want you to pick our boots. I just finally got tired of the Sidi train.













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I have a pair of AStars Supertechs and a pair of Sidi Vertigo Corsas. I have a good friend who has the TCX boots and tried them on a few times. The AStars are my first boot and the Sidi's are my back ups. After my feet have been in these two types of boots, I won't wear anything else. However, on a less expensive side, the TCX has some pretty good features.

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I love my Sidi boots..... however.


I had a pair of the old pre-vertigo boots..... they were great.
Wore them for four or five hardcore seasons before I wore a hole
in the ball of the foot where it hits the pegs.

Eventually this becomes uncomfortable.


So I thought... great boots, go again....and I got Vertigos.
The vertigo is more comfortable and squeaks less when you walk.
I perforated the non-replaceable soles at the end of the FIRST
full track season, I have limped through a couple more using
shoe-goo to fix the hole in the bottom of the boot.


The new Vortice addresses this issue with a replaceable
sole panel at the ball of the foot.


For hard-core track use on solid metal pegs, pass on the Vertigo's.


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Is it like the Arai vs Shoei argument? I see that Sidi's are comfy and well made, but it seems they are lagging in safety. I doubt I'll be able to afford the TCX 's, but they just look like they have so much more support.
Huh? I've crash tested Vertigos more time than I care to admit. They work just fine.

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Sidi's crash very well and offer much protection.


As Wink pointed out, Sidi, Alpinestar and Daytona ( if you could
afford them ) are the best boots in the business..... period.


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have Sidi Vertigo and Vertigo Air. love the boots. comfortable to ride in and walk in. since i gear up all the time, i do find myself walking around a lot in the boots and couldn't be happier. my only complaint is that compared to my Joe Rockets, i can't feel the shifter as well. i tend to mis-shift a bit more than i used to. then again, could just be that it's the beginning of the season

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Huh? I've crash tested Vertigos more time than I care to admit. They work just fine.

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This could have been, very, very bad. I was coming down after being tossed in the air and landed on that foot. But it wasn't. I was out riding the next session.
This. Once you crash in them and realize you can still walk people tend to become brand loyal. That being said I love my SIDI's Although you probably can't go wrong with the brands other people have mentioned.

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This. Once you crash in them and realize you can still walk people tend to become brand loyal. That being said I love my SIDI's Although you probably can't go wrong with the brands other people have mentioned.
Sure. Like I said my current track boots are a* supertechs. My next pair will be pumas. The point was that Sidis have very, very good protection, contrary to what some might think.

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I have the Sidi B2's. Only got a couple hours to wear them before a ride and they felt GREAT! They were EXTREMELY comfortable even being stiff.

I personally wish they had better color combinations though. Every single one has red. That's not one of my favorites but oh well. Loves the boots, love the protection.

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