Richard (Brooksville )
Ordered size 11, I usually wear 10.5. So tight even with very thin boot liner socks hurt my feet with them up in an easy chair. Standing was painfull. Loved the features of the boot, just way to narrow and not enough room for my arch. Probably great for those with narrow feet and flat arches... Sent them back, took two weeks to get refund after they received them, which I thought was pretty slow. Then ordered alpine stars, same problem with sizing. Ended up getting tcx rs2 air, they fit perfect, very comfortable.
Keith (Washington )
This is Washington DC in the summer folks, and DC was built on a swamp. High humidity and summer temps + city riding + Maryland drivers = need riding gear that breathes and provides protection. My last pair of boots were Puma Roadsters. I wore them out over about 5 years. No complaints except I wanted more protection and breathability. Enter the Sidi Cobra Airs. They are basically the same design as the Pumas but more protection and with perforated material. I didn't want to go any more technical as I like a simple closure system. Don't want buckles or split uppers. I love these boots. I loved them from the moment I put them on. I am tall guy w average calf size. I wear an 11.5 in most things so I went with that size. Its a glorious thing to feel air flow on your feet when its 90 degrees out. Old boots were developing a mildew problem. 4 stars for durability only because I dont know yet. Stiffness/rigidity is good but I expect it to break in a little more. Only thought was I wondered if they'd be even more glorious in perforated leather. Something about Italian leather... anyway get these boots they're brilliant.
Donald (north hollywood )
If they are not waterproof for those surprise rides they are...sis worthless.
Randall (Mansfield )
Just right for 99% of my riding. Easy to get on or off, not to hot,so far water resistant. Wish there was a buckle in the middle instead of velcro.
Unaka (Murphy )
It seems like nearly all the motorcycle accidents I have been to, including one of my own, involve ankle or distal tib/fib injuries. So, protection is my first priority. Most boots put an ankle joint cup on the side and that's all. It is really no protection at all. Fit: My feet are C width, and Alpinestars are too wide for me; hence, while comfortable, their ability to protect is compromised for me. Sidi fits well for me. The only complaint I have is that the boot is stiff (good for protection, bad for comfort) through the top of the foot and walking and shifting it pinches the top of my toes. Also, the top front rubs on my shin on one foot, but only a little. Problem is solved with taller socks or tucking in my pants. I have only got about 40 hours on them and am pretty sure they will break in some more. Protection: Without getting a custom made boot this is about as good as I could get. It grips well at the ankle and through the foot, and the calf section is adjustable. I believe that will help with a possible torsion break. The external bracing is rigid without biting the leg or foot. Durability: Pretty sure they will outlast me. Seem indestructible. Cost benefit: In the ball park for decent boots, but most boots seem pretty overpriced. Get a lot in the way of protection and durability compared to many boots.
Gregory (MILL VALLEY )
I have mostly positive things to say about the fit and appearance of this boot. I live in SE Asia and ride mainly off-road. The boot has been great for the last 1-1/2 years during both the dry and rainy seasons. However, during the last ride, the heel and upper boot separated! Thankfully, I always ride with a roll of Duct tape! The boots have been well cared for, cleaned and polished regularly and kept inside. I had thought that the lower was sown to the sole and rubberized, but this was just an 'effect' and somewhat misleading. No option available for service on the SIDI site.