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Old 05-15-2015, 04:05 PM   #21
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I have the A-Stars SMX for as my track book. honestly, i don't like them much. you dont have a lot of options in terms of fitment and adjustability. even though i've never had the SIDIs i would receommend you steer clear of the SMXs.
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I have the smx plus and i like them ok. Im about to get the soles done . Astars charges $100 for the replacement
And a "Yes" vote..........


Gotta look deeper into this, but it seems like Sidi is quite a favorite.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:10 PM   #22
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What style do you recommend?

I have a small foot. 9 (42) Narrow heel.
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I have the vortice and the one thing I don't like is it takes to much time to put them on. Other than that, they're great boots. Comfy!

And there is no better.
Same here. Love them once they are on but it will take a minute to strap them up.
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What's good for the race track is best for the streets and highways. Street riders tend not to wear race gear for fear of being perceived a certain way, they can't afford it, and/or they cannot don/discard the gear quickly enough.

I have race boots from SIDI, Daytona, and Gaerne because of the protection they offer. When the texting driver in the lifted pickup truck turns left in front of you, I'd rather be wearing SIDI Vortices versus Cobras.

Frankly, if I had the power I'd want every rider to own a 2-piece leather suit with built-in airbags a level above that offered by Ride Smart Taichi and Alpinestars, and equivalent armour, boots, gloves, helmet, etc.
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From that list, I have the Mag-1s and STs; I prefer the former because they offer 95% of my Vortices, but make it easier to put them on as well as feeling very light. Furthermore, the Mag-1s feel more custom-fitted than the STs. As for colour, my black race boots don't substantially feel warmer than my white, red, blue, or fluorscent ones. Black really only feels very warm when it's my jacket, pants, and gloves. Also, it takes me 5 minutes more to keep the white ones cleaner.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:59 PM   #27
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GR8 feedback.
I think from everything here, I like the technical and fit conditions on the Votices. I just need to try then on. Everyone's foot is different.
Just wish I could get them in white. I guess that can be cured with a little rattle can from Wal-Mart???

I don't mind the time to put them on. I'm a Yankee from Green Bay. I'm used to suiting up to ride snowmobiles when it's -15.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:58 AM   #28
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Vortice are huge and a pain. I prefer the ST but I guess they offer less protection so YMMV
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I always preach this when I see a soap box to climb on...

Look for ankle protection beyond armor or padding. I mean ankle restraint.
Some boots have a mechanism to restrict how far your ankle can move. You won't notice it in walking around but during the violence of a crash it can make a difference.
One of my friends crashed at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and at some point his right ankle was destroyed. After several surgeries it's now fused.
Would ankle restaint have helped?
Can't say for certain but it might have and any boots that offer that will likely have all the other protection and features you would want.

Any boots without ankle restraint have little more protection that heavy work boots, IMHO

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^ I crashed at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and messed up an ankle. Then, I bought the vortice's because I thought they had the best protection. I've crash three time since with no ankle issues but that might be just luck. ^
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SIDI MAG-1 for the win! The most comfortable race boot that I have worne to date. They are worth every penny, and no zippers to break.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:35 PM   #32
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Had some SMX-5's. Comfortable riding and walking around, but squeaky as . Center punched a concrete culvert with my right foot when I took my cruiser off roading and limped away with a sprained ankle and broken foot. Boot was stable enough to prevent a tib/fib fracture. Probably the only thing that kept me out of surgery.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:05 PM   #34
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Just checked out the MAG-1, it's a shame Sidi did away w. the replaceable sole insert.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:11 PM   #35
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I have the money...Dainese all the way. Have 4 pairs now.
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Next pair will be Sidi Mag-1 (replacement to Vortice).

I have the Astar SMX Plus now. Squeeeeeeeks loud and constantly. Cushy and protective though; price was ok for value.

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Next pair will be Sidi Mag-1 (replacement to Vortice).

I have the Astar SMX Plus now. Squeeeeeeeks loud and constantly. Cushy and protective though; price was ok for value.
Are you saying that the Mag-1 is going to be YOUR replacement to the Vortices you now have? . . . . . or is SIDI replacing the Voticie style with Mag-1 ??
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I read Sidi replaced the Vortice model with the Mag-1.
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I like the aesthetics of both. After all, who cares about real protection. I can't look the foo in front of my bros........

Are all the same parts still replaceable? I heard the outer panels can be replaced and the soles. Honesltly, I don't know much more than that about them. I need to get down to a shop and try on a pair.
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I have the money...Dainese all the way. Have 4 pairs now.
I agree. I have Sidi and Dainese. The only reason I ever wear the Sidi's is because they are perforated and my Dainese are not. I have crash tested the Dainese and they held up great. I did have to get the soles re-glued a couple of years ago though.
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