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post #1 of 5 Old May 21st, 2008, 10:00 am Thread Starter
 
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It's time for new boots. Have narrowed my choices to the Sidi On-Road Gortex and Aerostich Combat Lite. Any feedback on either?
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post #2 of 5 Old May 23rd, 2008, 7:18 am
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I have a pair of On Roads. I certainly do love them. Obviously they are a bit pricey, but they wear quite well. With no experience in the other boots, I can't compare the two. It seems to me that Sidi makes a very good, leak proof boot in the On Road. They really are water proof.

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post #3 of 5 Old May 23rd, 2008, 8:02 am
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I purchased the Sidi On Road boots about 5 years ago after reading a review comparing boots in Rider Magazine. They are comfortable, have worn well, and are 100% waterproof. I've about worn them out and will buy another pair to replace them. Darn, sounds like an informercial. Maybe I should get some kind of paid endorsement?

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I've also got the Sidi On Roads. After 10 years and having them resoled twice, they are about to give up the ghost. They are comfortable, the only 100% boot I have been able to find, and if I price out the total cost of ownership (including the two resoles), it comes out to about $45 per year -- well worth the price.

However, the price has gone up a little bit in 10 years. Instead of $240, they are now $325, but I will put them on my shopping list.

My local source in the Dallas area (and now San Antonio), MotoLiberty (www.motoliberty.com) carries these boots, and they do sell online. The US distributor for Sidi is MotoNation (www.motonation.com) and you could also buy them there. They do come in European sizes, so make sure you know your size before ordering online.


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I bought TWO pairs of Sidi boots off of ebay. One in new and the other in near new condition. I paid $100-$200 LESS than I could have gotten them for in ANY store.

Nice to find the best boots money can buy AND turn a deal!

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