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Old 07-31-2007, 09:43 AM   #21
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:50 AM   #23
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I have sidis but i am thinking on getting the Pumas, i heard good things about them A bit pricey though
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:52 AM   #24
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Exactly. Get SIDI veritgo. Crashed 3 times with them on and no foot or ankle injuries. Cut back somewhere else boots are TOO important. Take a look a Falacia's foot(sorry Falacia)
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I had regular street Sidi's (womens, summer, waterproof) and do not recommend them anymore. They were super comfy, looked okay when walking in the office but were shredded when I really needed them. Get the racing kind and you'll thank yourself later.

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Old 07-31-2007, 11:27 AM   #25
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True.

I had regular street Sidi's (womens, summer, waterproof) and do not recommend them anymore. They were super comfy, looked okay when walking in the office but were shredded when I really needed them. Get the racing kind and you'll thank yourself later.

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maybe call up www.motonation.com (sidi's dist.) and at them, they shouldn't have done what they did.
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maybe call up www.motonation.com (sidi's dist.) and at them, they shouldn't have done what they did.
+1, I would not exactly but, I would atleast let Patrick look at them and see if they should be sent to the Sidi rep for a manufacturer defect. I have done this with my Sidi boots after a get off.
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what kind?

maybe call up www.motonation.com (sidi's dist.) and at them, they shouldn't have done what they did.

They look like the Jasmin Te-Por from that site and I remember something about Jasmin.

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After seeing Faylaricia's boots, I'm going to retire mine today and start wearing my steel toed workboots. Atleast they're triple stitched and real, thick leather.

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That's why I don't recommend using "street" boots for "track" use.
Also Fay, wasn't your like ran into by the other bike?
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...was gonna say, that I think what happend to fay's boot was kinda of above and beyond of what Sidi's and other mfg's might call 'street' use.

Considering the nature of the accident and what happend, the boot did a decent job of protecting her (consider what the damage could have been, w/o the boot).

...it really looks like something got ahold of it and chewed the snot out of it.

Any chance the impact threw her leg/boot against the chain/sprocket and gave it a few seconds to tear at the sucker?
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Patrick, yes, I was t-boned. Ulric, I don't have a clue what happened. I was out like a light the moment I felt the impact. The pegs got ripped off and there were tire pieces from the other bike all over the side of my bike.

Upon further inspection of the boot, it appears that it shredded at the front of the ankle, pretty much right where I have the hole in my foot. There are no burn marks on the boot, so anything heat related can be ruled out. I did have black marks on my skin which are fairly embedded. The sock showed that it ribbed first, then I bled, then the sock came off. If anyone wants to play CSI, be my guest.

I hear different accounts, one states the boot came off upon impact while another states that the boot was found inbetween point of impact and where I was found.

My point, this was just a bike that hit me. Out on the streets, we are looking at cars and other vehicles. I wouldn't feel comfortable riding in these kind of boots on the street either now. JMO.
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Patrick, yes, I was t-boned. Ulric, I don't have a clue what happened. I was out like a light the moment I felt the impact. The pegs got ripped off and there were tire pieces from the other bike all over the side of my bike.

Upon further inspection of the boot, it appears that it shredded at the front of the ankle, pretty much right where I have the hole in my foot. There are no burn marks on the boot, so anything heat related can be ruled out. I did have black marks on my skin which are fairly embedded. The sock showed that it ribbed first, then I bled, then the sock came off. If anyone wants to play CSI, be my guest.

I hear different accounts, one states the boot came off upon impact while another states that the boot was found inbetween point of impact and where I was found.

My point, this was just a bike that hit me. Out on the streets, we are looking at cars and other vehicles. I wouldn't feel comfortable riding in these kind of boots on the street either now. JMO.

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My point, this was just a bike that hit me. Out on the streets, we are looking at cars and other vehicles. I wouldn't feel comfortable riding in these kind of boots on the street either now. JMO.
Amen. I am not sure how fast you were going but I was going over a 100 and Radar was going over 130 and both of our feet are ok. Heck the boots were reusable. I would send those in to sidi and a pic of your foot and see what they will do. Maybe they will make you a good deal on some vertigos.
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