Friday, January 15, 2010

Sidi Vortice Boots Review

Sidi’s new top of the range boot includes a number of improvements over their Vertigo Corsa model.
The latch adjustment system they use over the bridge of the foot is now included just above the ankle for an even better fit. New vent at the front of the toes provide even more airflow. Vortice Air is their perforated leather version allowing insance amounts of air flow for summer and warmer climates. The other differences between these and the Corsa’s are a replaceable sole, heel cup and better fitting system.

The replaceable sole is an excellent idea as race boot soles tend to wear out quickly, for me anyhow. The heel cup now includes a crumple zone type system that will absorb the impact and is also replaceable. The fitting system is a little different and will take getting used to.

Essentially the calf and shin is split open in two parts, allowing easier entry and particularly good for people with wide calves. Sizing fits true to size, same as the Vertigo models.

If you don’t mind the extra time in putting these on along with the higher price tag, then these are the best race boots available in my opinion. The amount of adjustments they offer make these an excellent fit. Craftmanship is superb, Sidi never lets you down with their high end gear. Protection and armor is innovative and the replacement parts make this a boot you can crash many times over without replacing entirely.

Colors available are two toned, Black/Black, Black/Blue, Black/Red and White/White.

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