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Hello Everyone,
I am about to invest some of my hard earned money on boots. These are going to be my first and I don’t have much experience and have narrowed down on these 2 boots. I would like to know your input on which are better and why? any help from your ends would be highly appreciated.[/font]


http://www.sidibootstore.com/vertigoair.html

http://www.alpinestars.com/SMX_Plus_...1/p/20512.html

I know it generally runs down to personal choice but I would like to know your thoughs in regards with safety and comfort :blah::blah:.

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Sarge
 

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No confusion here. SIDI's are the BEST!

I have the SIDI Vortice and they ROCK!
 

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i have a pair of Sidi's, and Pete is right, they do squeek some, but they are so freaking comfortable!
 

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Have to dissagree, i have the TCX boots one model lower than Troy Bayliss and they are the nuts, I have had Sidi and they were great but are made for narrow feet, i have fairly wide feet so the TCX were great, put them on in the shop and walked arouond for 20 mins forgot i had them on. Can wear them all day, i hope i dont have put them through their paces though!!

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Tcx

I use TCX now, have used Alpine before, tried the older Sidi model and found it narrow. STG.com do a very wide range of tests and comparisons. Their prices are good too, bought my TCX from Bikebiz in Australia, grreat service too. If possible fit them all first, and check out the Video clips on STG.com, it helps with sizing Sarge.
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I have two pairs :jerkoff:

Agree with everyone above as the Sidi's are just so comfortable but squeek as a result of not being dried properly (same issue with leather business shoes that are not allowed to fully dry - e.g. not using a Cedar Shoe-Tree)

1. Sidi Corsa / Vortice - comfort and adjustability once they've softened is fantastic
Downside: Soft sole which wears easily but can be replaced on the top-of-the-line model
(I use these for longer rides and track days)
http://www.seastarsuperbikes.co.uk/Sidi 2006/VERTIGO CORSA/vertigocor_whiteanth.jpg

2. TCX - X-cube - comfortable, and more durable on the sole with great ankle support. Can be worn all day and if you're cafe racing look good under the jeans or draggin pants
(USD ~$120)
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=4527
(I use these for day-to-day commuting)


...think about what sort of riding you're going to be doing and the horses-for-courses approach :)
 

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I had sidi vertigo air boots and didn't like them much. also they don't offer great protection. but of course it depends on what kind of riding you use them for and your budget. I would definitely go for the A*. much better than sidi.

I currently have the Dainese Axial New Race boots and Alpinestars Supertech R. they are both really comfortable. Love 'em.
 

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I have the Oxtars Ti which are now TCX and they are my 2nd pair I can walk in them just about all day very good quality. But everyone Else I know where SIDI and love them. Most Alpinestars I have had in ATV or Motorcross boots always seem to fall apart in a short time but under heavy use.
 

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i have a pair of Sidi's, and Pete is right, they do squeek some, but they are so freaking comfortable!
Spray some silicon in between the straps and the leather, after a couple of weeks the squeeks go away. :)

Like others have said, they are made for a thiner foot. But if you have feet like this, then you just cant beat them for comfort. The 2 sets of dual air in-lets in the Vortice (http://www.sidibootstore.com/vortice.html) are acually really useful in summer. Keeps your feet cool and the smell down :laughing:
 

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I've had the Sidi Vertigo Air boots and found that my feet felt like they were on fire when using them at the track -- I can't tell you why, but my experience was shared by others (http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17581&highlight=Sidi) that used the Vertigo Airs at the track. On the street (and in less "aggressive" circumstances) they were fine. The Alpinestars are very comfortable both on and off the track, and are much easier to get in and out of.

I recently bought a pair of Sidi Vortice boots -- I like the replaceable sole -- and have used them about 6 times at the track so far. They have survived a high-speed crash at Willow Springs very well, they protected my feet extremely well, and there are no heat issues with this boot model. They are not easy to get in and out of at all, but I believe they offer excellent protection so I don't mind an extra few minutes it takes to suit up because of them.
 

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I use Oxtar, which is the same model featured on the MV Agusta catalog. They are nice, comfortable, durable and cheap. Gore-tex material, full racing protection for only US$200.
 

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I have the Vertigo Corsa's. they are a great boot but its a pain opening and closing the toe strap every time you want them on or off.
 

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I suppose the Chippewa Super Loggers I used to wear would be fine.
Now, I love my Sidi Vertigo Corsas!
 

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I have the vertigo air and love them. I don't walk much in them and can't hear them squeak when I ride. I'll listen more closely next time out.

I also have a pair of the Vertigo and they don't squeak at all.
 
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