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post #11 of 27 Old 09-02-2016, 03:03 PM
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I went with the straight, Euro-to-US sizes; no problem in fitment of my normal-width high-instep US size 9 feet (Sidi soles embossed, "43"). My REVZilla-sourced boots fit; if they hadn't, an exchange would have been more convenient than with offshore-purchased boots.

One of my previously-mentioned friends who bought from Europe had worn a lesser-grade of Sidi boot he had purchased used off eBay; thus, from his earlier Sidi experience, he was quite confident on the sizing of the Adventure Rain Boots he ordered
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Good to know. Thank you. Very solid point about the ability to return and exchange them. I was just talking about that with my partner.


I have one local guy I will check with better ordering online, but otherwise I'll go with Revzilla. There's no reason not to and I did use their videos to help me decide, so it's only right to support their efforts! Their review videos seem more true to life and less like someone reading the list of features off the side of the shoebox.

I really hate shopping online. Thanks again for all the input and advice. Much appreciated
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Forma Adventure High. Very comfortable boot, definitely waterproof, mud and muck proof. Comfortable enough to walk in all day, light.
https://www.atomic-moto.com/Forma-Ad...ots_p_788.html

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I pulled the trigger on the SIDI's. I asked the wife what she thought about it and she just shrugged her shoulders.

" If you think they are the safest boot, that's what you should get."

I love that girl.


I asked her to go wait by the mailbox, but that didn't go over well. Can't win them all...

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post #17 of 27 Old 09-08-2016, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Well, the SIDI's showed up today. No offense to anyone that loves them, but I am disappointed to say the least.


Is that what $400 worth of ankle protection should look like?

Notice how lightly I'm gripping the calf area. I'm not wrenching down on them to bend them that far.
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post #18 of 27 Old 09-08-2016, 06:05 PM
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No offense taken by me, certainly, SR!

You don't like 'em, send 'em back!

I think the boot, toggled and velcroed onto a foot, comprises a structure rigid enough in the axes of stress to help prevent injury. However, what I think appears irrelevant; what YOU think is what matters; your money, your choice!

Here's wishing you success in finding the boot satisfying your preferences and your pocketbook!

After all, a boot is not doomed to success, just because it costs a lot of money.
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post #19 of 27 Old 09-08-2016, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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They are incredibly comfortable straight out of the box. Actually, they are just comfortable in general, like, I could wear them to work tomorrow.
I was just surprised at what I found. I thought the structure around the ankle hinge ( which truly is awesome) was more rigid. It's not a hard, rigid plastic, but more of a rubbery material.

Perhaps I'm asking too much out of a boot. I wish I could find the old O'Neal's I rode in 20 years ago.
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post #20 of 27 Old 09-08-2016, 08:49 PM
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If you can wear size 9s, I have a fully-serviceable pair of O'Neal Elements I'll be glad to send you with my compliments! Those boots have been looking for a home, ever since I received my SIDIs.
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