Pommie has been out riding with the new SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-tex off-road boots, taking them on a 900km journey with most of it being off road. See what his first impressions are...
Since I had a massive GS BMW Safari ride organised around Cairns, it dawned on me that I didn’t have any off-road boots to ride in. A quick call to my editor Jeff and the helpful guys at McLeod Accessories had a pair of SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boots on the way.
I’m so glad I got the boots in time, because I found myself standing on the pegs a lot during my 900km ride, which was a fair bit of off-road dirt riding and the SIDI boots offered great support. Another thing I found out was, they are fully waterproof, which I tested over and over again, through plenty of water crossings and torrential rain.
The Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boots offered a fair bit of comfort when I wore them with a pair of long bamboo socks, they are really easy to put on and off as well. The boots have two easy close buckles, which you just have to adjust once for your feet size and the boots have a velcro gator on the side to stop debris getting down the your calves.
The SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex also has great protection with a tough PU shin plate on the front and flexible heel protection at the back, the rear support structure is similar to the Verterbra system used on the SIDI road racing boots – the boots also have a great non-slip grippy rubber sole to stop your feet sliding off the footpegs.
It’s only early days yet with the SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boots, but I’ve found them so comfy that I’ve even been using them for general road riding, even on my classic bikes and with them being black, they don’t look too out of place while riding.
The Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boot is available in sizes 41 to 50 in Black/Black or Brown colours, with the Brown option featuring brown suede and only going up to size 48. Pricing is $649.95 RRP and is available from Sidi stockists, with more information available on the Australian Sidi range at the McLeod Accessories website.
SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots features
- Full Grain Microfibre upper
- Gore-Tex membrane
- PU Shin Plate
- Velcro closure
- Dual micro-adjustable buckle system
- Replaceable buckles
- Full length inner gaiter
- Plastic ankle support
- Sidi Flex System
- Elastic calf panel
- Back reflective inserts
- Shock resistant, rigid shaped heel
- Shift pad
- Nylon inner sole
- Removable (foot) arch support
- Non-slip rubber sole