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Old 09-07-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Looking at new boots for track days. Sidi or Alpinestar. I will listen too any pros or cons. Thanks, Paul
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I had A*'s before and didn't like the quality and feel of the SMX-Ride Smart. I got a pair of Sidi vertigos and haven't regretted it. I like the idea of many of the sidi parts being replaceable and even the sole to some extent. You can try the higher end Sidi's, but the vertigos offer everything you really need in a boot without too much extra. Having both A* and Sidi, I felt that the quality of the Sidi's were better than A*'s. If I ever did get a new boot I would try the A* Supertech R's just to try their most high end boot.

Here's a few links and reviews to help you out.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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to me, sidi's are just more comfortable. i tried on the sidi vertigo airs and the A* equivalent. Sidi all the wayyy
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I would suggest 2 things:
  1. Describe your foot shape so you can get some good input. For instance, mine are narrow at the heel with low arches, but wide across the front/ball. I found that all Sidi, including those that ratchet down across the bridge of the foot, still feel loose on my feet across the ankle/arch.
  2. Try them on. Proper fit is crucial to safety and comfort.
If you don't have a clear winner, just about everyone will tell you Sidi is better made.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:31 PM   #5
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Something that I think is important but not often mentioned in riding boot discussions is, ankle support.
Most so called riding boots offer little more than abrasion protection with some having a heel cup to help with impacts. IMHO one of the most important features of a well made boot is ankle restraint. Some boots have built in restraint systems that will help prevent ankle movement beyond a predtermined safe limit. Without these restraints severe ankle injuries can occur that can affect the victim for the rest of their lives.
One of my track buds wrecked at TWS (Texas World Speedway) 2 years ago and broke his ankle real bad. He has had 3 surgeries, is still in constant pain (even though his ankle is now fused) and hasn't worked in months. If you're gonna spend money on moto specific boots, my advice is get GOOD ones.
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yeah when i wear my alpinestars smx plus, it feels really stiff and sometimes im paranoid about accidentally hitting the rear brake without knowing
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Just to chime in one more time, the Vortice boot has ankle restraints, the Vertigo appears to not have them.
Take a look at TCX boots. I had a pair from before, when they were called Oxtar and I liked them so much I bought a second pair.
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