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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-28-2007, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just picked up some Sidi Vertigo boots are the show yesterday. Got them for 115, usually between 160-180.. pretty good deal huh

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Same model as standard vertigo but featuring a goretex waterproof and breathable membrane. Tecno VR Closing system allows 5cm adjustment on the calf. Replaceable Nylon shin plate. Replaceable toe sliders Shock absorbing heel cup. The polyurethane shell with two anti-impact shock absorbers give 3mm of impact movement. Air ventilation system. Non slip rubber sole. Lorica Outer. Teflon coated, perforated lining prevents water and sweat from being absorbed.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 04:59 AM
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Yup, very nice. I was considering getting those but someone here (Dad maybe?) suggested the quality and cost of Oxtars so I'm keeping an eye out for a cheap pair of those.

Great price!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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Good deal on a great boot.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2007, 10:17 PM
 
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Nice boots

I tried those on at a local motorsports store yesterday in fact. I've got to get used to walking around in a proper boot, but they were very comfortable otherwise. The sales guy also recommended Oxtar boots as kan suggested and a few Astars pairs as well but Sidi works for me, if the store had my size.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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Agree that they look like a good boot. I am an ex-salesman that specialized it top line footwear & clothing & carried that onto a sportshop business in Banff National Park in Alberta B.C. Cdn., & first thing I learned is that I do not wear a size 9 with a EEEE width, but a size 10.5 with C width in an oxford though size 11 with D width when it comes to heavy socks.

I am sure we won the contract for fitting out wardens & RCMP that were going to be on search or rescue programs, due to my knowledge in feet for believe me some of those chaps had sizes of 15.5 in length, but then a lot of m/c riders these days are over size 13.

In most boots the are max in size of 12 or 13 with EEE or EEEE width obviously not fitting everyone. So my m/c dirt comp boots were modified mountaineer boots built to my specs at the factory in Italy or France & since I have been out of the sportshop business since '60 I had some boots made over in the UK prior to the sportshop business in '53, since I am no longer into dirt comp or road racing, though I ride sportbikes I use a hunting or duty boot & mine in a Danner make in the USA which is called Fort Lewis with a lot of other good models by Danner & other hunting boot people in the USA.

So a tip to those above to look for the proper width rather then have your foot twisted in a wider boot but shorter in length that I suffered through for 18 yrs or that possibly you might feel the price of a competition boot is a bit to high. True there lacks the ankle support though that is only a must for a road racer & good thing if on the bike when you come off in a strange way. As for wear well my Danner boots were purchased it '58 & so far no wear (note since '89 I basically ride 4 or 5 days of the week & clock from 6 to 8 hrs on a run up into the Cdn Rockie Mtns when weather is acceptable) through they show a scratch on the side of my left boot as I struggled to drag my foot out from under the bike a few yrs ago--wear around the shifting lever is simply not there. Note a good hunting boot is basically waterproof along with being comfortable for walking for if you are out hunting for 3 to 6 days last thing you want is sore feet or blisters.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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Sweet deal there...had some vertabrae's for about 2 years and wouldn't get anything else. Nice choice
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