Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Buena Vista, Colorado, USA
Re: Sidi on road gortex boots (break-in)??
I have these new Sidi's, too – love 'em. I was on a long (1800 mile) ride last week and was surprised how quickly they loosened up after just a couple of days riding. You may not want to wait that long, so the water trick or mink oil might be a good short-cut. Some folks use Nix Wax, too. For me personally with the various brands of Goretex mountaineering boots I've used over 30 years, I've found just letting them break in naturally has given them the longest life without losing the waterproofing.