If These Boots Could Talk

If These Boots Could Talk

These are my boots. They’ve seen 7 years of riding, these boots have. A testament to their quality, I’d say. $260 well spent.

7 years is a pretty major commitment for a girl to have with a single footwear item. Sun, rain and even snow, salt, ice, oil, laughter and tears. They’ve ridden through many states, many miles and sat perched on the pegs of a few different bikes. We’ve gone a long way together, met a lot of nice people, me and these old Sidis. I guess that must be why I have developed some strange attachment to them.

Their soles are crumbling, the heels rounded, the Velcro on the left calf has pretty much given up the ghost and still I keep pulling them on. What was once shiny silver is now an odd shade of… green? And after so many rain soaked rides, hot highway miles and general wear and tear, let’s just say they leave a little to be desired in the smell department.

No pun intended, but I’ve really been dragging my feet in finding a replacement for these super funky boots of mine. But, in the interest of safety it may be time to move on. Now comes the hard part. Exactly which boots should I replace them with? This pretty much means I’ll be wearing these for another year while I decide.

4 Replies to “If These Boots Could Talk”

  1. Don’t throw ’em away! I have my 6 year old Stradas still – both zippers are broken, the velcro barely holds, the toes are ground off at the front enough to expose a hole at the front… the soles no longer have a tread pattern… but I can’t bring myself to toss them for the same reasons as you (and I tell myself I can take them to a cobbler)

    However, You can’t go wrong with ANOTHER pair of Sidi’s.

    Perhaps a pair of Vertigos
    if not, Gaerne, Oxtar and Puma all make very nice boots. 🙂

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