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Old 09-15-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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Well I went to buy some new gear. I just about placed an order for everything but the boots. I got my A.Star GP Tech Gloves and SuperTech boots in today. I sent back the boots; I didnít like them and really couldnít get a feel for the gear shift lever with them on. Was wondering if anyone has any recommendation as to which to look into or buy?

A. Star : SM-X R boots are the next ones coming to try on.
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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Got a link to their site so I can check them out?
Edit: Found the site.

Anything speical that sets them out from the rest?

Edit: They definitly look different from the rest Ive been considering.
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:21 AM   #4
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sidi's are known to hold up very well. worth the money you pay for them. i own some astars, but i really wanted the sidi boots.
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I got the a stars smxplus at cycle gear for $240. Great boot but i think any boot will take getting use to
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Sidi Vertigo Corsa or Sidi Vertigo Air Corsa - Same boot, the "air" is perforated. They are very comfortable - easy on/off - adjustable across the instep and the calf. Appear to offer very good fall protection - my 2 cents worth.
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the boots have to get broken in. most new gear that i own takes me about a month to get comfortable with. i own some teknic boots and i cant complain. got the in the closeout section of www.newenough.com
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what size boot you wear?
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or you can buy my used size 12 sidi's from me for WAY cheap... since i have no use for them now... LMK they are just collecting dust.... by the way i have a few r1 parts lying around too... LMK lol dont need the stuff anymore... willing to take a kick in the wallet for it
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I just bought a pair of the Sidi Vertigo Air and man they are NICE
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i bought mine sidi's from leo(hotchickenstrips) they are still in really good shape i only wore them a few times...
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Old 09-16-2006, 09:09 AM   #13
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Thanks yall, and I'm a 10.5 regular shoes/boots. With the boot sole in rideing its usally about 11.5 or 12.5. Send me a pm Rick with what parts you have for the R1, I may be interested in some if in a great condition. Also what color are the boots you have? By the sound of all the replies, my main concern is safety first. So if they can take a heavy hit I'm all for it.

I understand that all boots require getting used to. But I'm not about to go out on the street nor the track without feeling comfort in being able to shift and stop properly with them on. I mostly look for a low slant on top of the foot, with the high protection above the ankle. Each boot is made differently and some just prefer others itís why I threw it out there to expand my choices. Iíve been looking at Joe rocket, icon, a.star, etc, and just haven't been able to find one that I would like.

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yeah man safety is key... but the boots just get you into the proper riding position and take a few miles to get used too... i rode around the nieghborhood for a few mins and got used to them pretty quick... ill send you a pm
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if you're on a budget Set-Up boots have served me well and if i'm not mistake sidi actually makes set-up kind of as their off brand ... $129 motorcycles unlimited

"Produced under the supervision of Sidi so you know the quality is assured
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Lining is a fully vented cotton/poly blend
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Shin plate constructed of injection molded plastic, which is anatomically formed to the shape of the riderís leg
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The ankle is internally protected via injection molded plastic shields on both the inside and outside
A softer-pleated material is used in the Achilles and instep area for increased flexibility
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I've worn / raced in Alpinestar, Bates, Daytona, Sidi and Teknic.
By far the Sidis are the most comfortable, most protective boots I've worn.
I've got some in stock so you can check fit, and I've got good pricing.
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mine look just like that but sidi's for half that price... HEHE
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WFO, price isn't an issue when safety is at hand to me.

Yea I understand Rick, but I guess you can say I'm picky. Cause If I canít ride out with them on properly, I will not buy them.

Pat, yea youíre a drive for me. But I think I'll be out your way next week if weather permits. I'll stop by your shop, whatís the price on the Vertigo Corsa (msrp is fine)?
I've read they are also adjustable to the calf, so that may help for what I seek.

I havn't owned or worn many different types of boots, its why I'm asking for the info. Seems Sidi has my money coming.
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My sidi are very comfortable. No problems shifting with prenty of protection. Without the boots my foot would have been broke in my accident in april. I only had a bruise. One of the best investments besides a helmet in my opinion.
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