Customer Product Reviews
They did their job....
I had these for just a few days when I lost the front end of my CBR1100xx on a greasy corner. and although the right side is now nicely scuffed after hitting the deck quite hard, they are still intact and most importantly they protected me very well.
Instant fit value boot
First pair of Sidi boots. Needed a pair of waterproof touring footwear for up and coming European / Nothing African trip. Boots fit instantly and do not feel that they have to be 'worn in'. Have not tested the waterproof capability yet, but expect them to live up to the Sidi reputation. I have slim foot, so may not suit Frodo Baggins. Build quality looks good and reasonable sole thickness for those who need the little extra height when putting a foot down on an adventure bike.
Good quality boots
This is my second pair of Black Rains, the first lasted ten years, and around thirty thousand miles before the soles wore down. The condition of the leather and velcro was still good, although I always stored them flat, so no sagging. The new ones seem a little lighter but have better features in that they have a little more room in the back to enable more comfort and quicker to get on. Also the gear change detail is better.
Feel very firm and protective. I ordered a size up and they are very stiff at first and need a lot of persuasion to get my foot in but now they are worn in a little they are much easier to get on and off and feel comfortable. Not used in the rain yet but I am sure they will be waterproof as the quality looks and feels good.
Normal Sidi quality product
This is the second pair of Sidi Black Rain boots that I've had. I opted for them again, as the first pair lasted 10 years. Although a little stiff, the boots are very comfortable and appear to be up to, if not better quality than my originals - only time will tell. The calf stretch panel is an excellent addition as it really helps when putting them on. I would certainly recommend these boots for anyone who is looking for a sturdy all weather boot.
I have recently bought a pair so can't comment on the long term performance. In my opinion, the boots are high quality, comfortable and fit well. My previous pair of Sidi boots lasted 8 years. The customer service that I received from Sportsbikeshop has been excellent. Their handling of inquiries, orders, delivery and returns has been excellent. Communication has been easy and swiftly processed.
A great improvement
Had a pair of the old style Black Rain Sidi boots and these are so far much better. The zip eventually broke on the old pair of Black Rain's due to tightness around the calf. These however have a stretchy zone around the calf allowing ample room for thick winter socks. Nice and comfortable and so far 100% waterproof. The high viz yellow is a great addition and really stands out. Can't go wrong for the price and as always 10/10 for SBS customer service.