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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-21-2006, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Best Boot thought and why?

OK, I am ready to get some new boots, and wanted some thoughts and feedback. From what I have read, the top boots are either the Sidi Vertigo Corsa or the Alpinestars S-MX Plus.

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http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...--34-A512.html

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Any thoughts as to which provides better ankle protection? I have Alpinestars (a lower version) now, but there is no bracing or protection for the ankle, so I am looking to upgrade.

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get the sidi's. my old race verts have been the best motorcycling purchase I ever made.

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I love my Sidi Vertigo Corsas... just don't get them in white, it is damn near impossible to clean them, all the crap from the chain lube and what not gets on em and won't wash off w/ water & soap. Oh, and take out the screws when you get the boots and put some loctite on them, I've had a problem with them backing out.

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+1 on the Sidi's. Great boots. But like JG said, loctite the screws. I've lost a couple.

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I'm facing the same problem - what boot to get. I guess just like most people I'm looking for protection and comfort. Plus - I'm really picky about the comfort, even though I'm not willing to sacrifice protection for it.

I tried on Sidis and even though they fit OK, they didn't ring a bell for me (may be a break in needed?). Also - someone I know got Sidis, returned them and is pretty happy with Alpinestars now - they fit him better. So it is hard to tell.

I also wonder if anyone had any experience with / can tell anything about the Vendramini boots? They're pricey, but I got their AERO AIR-TEX boot for hot weather and the fit is perfect (as well as the build quality). Here's the link (scroll down the page to see the sport/touring models).




Also, the aforementioned Daytona, only not the $1,000 and totally impractical Security but more street-oriented Evo Sports:




Any comments about those two (Vendramini and Daytona)? I know they're expensive as hell, but I value boot comfort so much, I don't mind parting with cold hard cash .
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get the sidi carbon verts. best boot, feels great, and also give the protection. the carbon looks pimp at 180mpr.



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Those Vendramini are sweet boots, they fit great and feel really good on my foot. I almost bought those when I bought my Sidi's but just couldn't spring for all the extra money at the time.

I have had no issues with the Sidi's, protected me well in a crash and I drag my toes from time to time and the boots are standing up well to the abuse. I would recommend them even though they really don't fit me well enough to do alot walking around in.

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Got the Sidi Vertigo Corsas, same ones as in the picture. Fantastic boots. The Carbon looks cool, the instep strap really helps fit, and the ceramic toe sliders are nice. The vents on the side actually work, too.

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I have Alpinestars GPS boot, it's OK, but I will be getting something with much more protection as soon as they wear out.

I'm thinking the SMX will be my next boot.

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my alpinestars are cut wider and fit my foot better then my sidi. if you don't have a wide foot it shouldn't be a problem
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Narrow feet I have. Sounds like the Sidi's might be the better boot. However, I heard from some guys that the S-MX had a great internal protection against ankles breaking. Any thoughts?

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Holy cow! Those are nice boots! Never even heard of them before. Thanks, just a little out of my target price range. Sure are nice though.

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I went from Sidi to Alpinestars last year and it took some getting used to as the Alpinestars felt really bulky and wide but once I got used to it, I really like it.
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I have sidi's and like them.

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Ok, I bought Sidi Vertigo Corsa Air Race Boot.



http://www.newenough.com/sidi_vertig...boots_page.htm

Will be here in two days... thanks for the help everyone.

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And here I was hoping to save the $$$ and get the AStars... Oh well, at least the SIDI's look way cool (in a stormtrooper sort of way, especially in white)

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i had a pair of the old smx for a short while before I got my sidi's. I hated them, they were awful. Returned them and the sidi's were glorious right out of the box.

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If it means anything to you I've had 2 pairs of Alpinestars boots fall apart really bad. The soles of both boots started falling off and they aren't that comfortable. I just bought a pair of used SIDI boots form Jongu and I used them all weekend, they fit perfect, feel like they have good protection and I like them. Thanks Jon!

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Good choice Wink. My Sidi's saved my ankle. Instead of my ankle breaking off I just had a nastly limp.

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I actually have AStars now, not the SMX, anyhow, there is no ankle support. The whole reason for the upgrade it to protect my ankles. Glad to hear it will help considerably.

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Thanks Nick, anything from Jon shoulda come with Chinese Firewater. Did you get your free bottle?
No, but I could use a nice swig of some good fire water rite now. Sounds pretty damn good.

Get the SIDI Wink, I've never heard anything bad about them. Plus they have a nice squeek to them when you walk.

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You should checkout motonation.com for the Sidi's. They have some on sale if you can find your size.
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Yeah i have the smx a stars and that dam metal tab on the inside of my boot scratches a white mark in my swingarm so i to put ductape on everytime i ride so it doesnt get worse i think you made a good choice

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