Sidi has made its mark in the sport boot category with the Vertigo being one of the most popular boots amongst serious sport riders. Sidi recently introduced two new models: the Vortice and Vortice Air.
Featuring the typical Italian quality manufacturing, these boots not only feel good but look good as well. Opening the box and seeing the product, we instantly got the feeling these were not ordinary boots. Considering the $600 price tag was also a clue about the quality of these puppies.
Many parts blend together perfectly to make these boots one of the most comfortable pairs of any kind of motorcycle boots we have ever worn. Calf, shin and instep Techno tensioners allow a micrometrical fit for just about any type of feet and size of calves. Two air intakes, on the front and side of the boot, make these boots fresh while riding in warm temperatures on a hot track. A much welcome feature when you are wearing leathers all day.
The liner is made of Teflon mesh for protection and comfort and a shin plate will take care of any projectiles you hit. Fibreglass reinforced nylon ankle bracing and shock absorbing heel cup offer great protection in case of a crash.
For long-term use and durability, Sidi installed a gear change pad and reinforced toe slider with alloy insert. A polyurethane and rubber composite racing sole will also provide laps and laps of protection and comfort.
Putting them on for the first time, I was immediately able to get great feel and felt like they were already broken in. Definitely a plus for the rider who pays big bucks for a few track days or the road rider who wants to feel comfortable from the get go. Fine leather really is a must to get such a quality finish and Sidi has done it again with these slippers.
The price tag is high but the boots are well made, look good and are very comfortable. Protection is optimal and the original tensioners allow for a perfect fit. The Air model with its two vents and perforated leather really works to keep the feet fresh all day.