How many times over the years have you bought yourself some ‘bargain’ motorcycle gear, trying to save a couple bucks – only to end up spending more money and buying something to replace it?
On the flip side, have you ever been let down by gear that cost a premium?
I really didn’t want to spend the loot to buy my Sidi Adventure GORE-TEX boots. But, now that I’ve had them for a while ~ I’m glad I did, they were worth it to me. Dry feet are a thing of beauty.
After lusting after them for about 6 months, I finally broke down and bought myself a new pair of motorcycle boots. They are those Sidi Adventure GORE-TEX numbers I was yammering on about the other day.
I used my mathematical powers to decide that because they were recently discounted by $150, that I would be a fool not to buy them. That’s like 463% off of their original $650 retail price! I may have rounded that percentage a little funny but I think we’ve already established I’m not so good with math.
I may not know math, but I do know shoes. And these babies… foxy. In a Mad Max sort of way, which is the way I like it.
Aside from being waterproof sexy bitches, these boots also provide me with a little welcomed lift on the Tiger. Since I have to tippy-toe on the big girl bike, I’ll happily take any help I can get.
Crossfire, Adventure and Vertigo ~ I guess you could say that I’m a Sidi girl, huh?
My girl Dar over at Princess Scooterpie threw down the blog challenge gauntlet yesterday. The request:
Post a picture of your favorite non-motorcycle/scooter shoes & one of your motorcycle/scooter boots/shoes.
For many women this is like saying “Post a picture of your favorite child!” And like children, if you have only one maybe that would be easy. But if you’ve got like over a 100 different ones to choose from… eh, no so much.
That’s 100 different pairs of shoes, not children. If it were children you should seriously invest in a tv or a motorcycle or something else to do with your time. And also your uterus would probably fall out.
It was impossible for me zero in and pick a single favorite pair of shoes. I really don’t have one. So – instead I opted to pick my favorite brand of sneakers. The beautifully classic – Converse Chuck Taylor.
My shagged out Sidi Vertigos and my 3 pairs of Chucks:
The white Chucks were the shoes I got married in back in May.
Being that weddings are a time of happiness, it seemed like being too serious would be a travesty. Instead we 3, The Fuzzmops as our little family is called, opted for some custom Chucks featuring our name and the date of the wedding embroidered on ’em – 051212.
I guess you could say I am brand loyal when it comes to shoes and motorcycle boots. Love my Converse and of course love my Sidis. When it came to buying my dirt boots I went right back to my go-to brand and opted for the Crossfires. A choice I have been extremely satisfied with.
I still contend that they’re the sexiest motorcycle boots in the world 🙂
My Vertigo Rain street boots are on their last legs. The soles are nearly walked off and paper thin, the heels are little more than just a suggestion and the toes are ground out a bit. What was once water resistant is no longer.
I’ve been hemming and hawing over biting the bullet and getting a pair of GORE-TEX Sidi Adventure boots to replace the Vertigos. They look like they’d give me a wee lift that I could really use on the Tiger and keep my piggies dry to boot. See what I did there?
Maybe I’ll order those today…
I went out to the garage to get my dirt boots this morning and found this~
I’d say I need to ride dirt more often, wouldn’t you?
Hope there aren’t any spiders in there. Eesh.