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How to Know When You Need New Motorcycle Boots

How to Know When You Need New Motorcycle Boots

If you have to place a bag over the the tops of your motorcycle boots to stop the scent (which is something reminiscent of urine, paprika and natural gas) from suffocating you in your sleep … it may be time to replace them.

Made of the finest space age polymers, this is Kenny’s patented Hotel Room Boot Protection System:
Boot Protection System

I think I am going to have to INSIST he get new boots for Christmas this year. Whew!

The Sexiest Motorcycle Boots in the Universe: Sidi Crossfire TA

The Sexiest Motorcycle Boots in the Universe: Sidi Crossfire TA

When I began looking for offroad boots I primarily zeroed in on the brand Sidi because of my experience with their street boots. I’ve grown to really appreciate their longevity and quality so it seemed like a logical choice. The more I began to read, the more I got sucked in to what can only be described as the motorcycle version of F-Me boots; the Sidi Crossfire TA. That was until I saw the price…

How Much?! I Feel Faint.

Over and over, 3 hideous digits popped up on every website I visited, burning in to my retinas like molten lava. 4. 5. 0.  Four hundred and fifty dollars?! Were these people out of their damned minds? What kind of insane person spends that kind of money on a pair of boots?

I did try to exercise some discipline and looked for alternatives. (<–I’m lying) I scoured the web over the course of a week looking through link after link trying to see if there was a deal to be had on the lust-worthy Crossfires. There were none.

What Should I Do?

Kenny – bless him –  was my sounding board for this lunacy. He’s often the voice of reason and he’s learned to adeptly handle my nonsense with the evasive footwork of a boxer in the ring.

“Kenny, do you think I should get these?”
“Yea, those look really nice. You love Sidis.”
“No. I can’t. They’re too expensive.”
“You’ll have them forever. Who cares?”
“No, I can’t. $450 is outrageous!”
“If they last as long as your old Sidi street boots, that’s like $50 a year. Just buy them and be done with it.”
“Ugh. I can’t. I can’t do it. They’re so expensive!”
“Fine, then don’t get them.”
“You’re right. I’m buying them.”

I pleaded my case to myself noting that its usually best to just pay up front and get what you really want. Otherwise you end up spending more by buying twice.  I reasoned that I would be making an investment in my personal safety. I don’t know why I even bothered to play that game. I knew the moment I laid eyes on them that I would buy them. With a slight pang of guilt I clicked the ‘checkout’ button.

Sidi Crossfire TA Boot - Fuzzygalore Girlie Motorcycle Blog

Sure, some women go weak in the knees at the mere sight of the red soles of a pair of Louboutin pumps and normally I would too, but when I opened that big black Sidi box it was like Christmas day. There they were, the most beautiful motorcycle boots ever. I quickly pulled them out of the box, unbuckled them and plunged my feet into them. I think I might have squealed. But only a little.

Sidi Crossfire TA Boot - Fuzzygalore Girlie Motorcycle Blog Sidi Crossfire TA Boot - Fuzzygalore Girlie Motorcycle Blog Sidi Crossfire TA Boot - Fuzzygalore Girlie Motorcycle Blog

Safety First

What’s that? Did you just say that I’m superficial? That I just keep talking about the way they look? Pfft. Fine.

Yes, they’re really protective. As a matter of fact I believe they probably saved me from an ankle injury last weekend while I kept throwing myself down on the ground. They have fabulously expandable calves, a buckle system that you really only need to set up once, hinged bracing on the ankles, replaceable parts, armor for days that skyscrapers all the way up my shin, yadda yadda yadda…

What can I say? I’m a girl and I love shoes. Beautiful motorcycle boots are like nirvana for me. My new Sidi Crossfire boots are so sexy, I think I want to make out with them.

Wearing them to work with a dress… too much?

Superficial Friday: Magical Motorcycle Boots Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True!

Superficial Friday: Magical Motorcycle Boots Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True!

When I got newenough.com’s email blast on Thursday it contained the news that they were offering Sidi Vortice Motorcycle boots for a mere $329. That’s nearly $150 off the original price! The catch? The white ones only. I don’t know that I could ever do white boots. I think they’re a little too storm trooper-y or something.

So, as my mind wandered, as it tends to do –  I remembered seeing a very special pair of Vortice’s on the Sidi website some time last year.

Andrew Pitt Special Edition Vortice Motorcycle Boots:

Pitt Special Edition Sidi Vortice
Pitt Special Edition Sidi Vortice

I think that Sidi should really consider giving away a free unicorn with each pair.

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  • Would you wear these? Yay or Yeaaaaa, ummmm.. No.?

In Semi-Related News: There are some really nice storm trooper pictures out there on the innernet.

Happy Friday, Ya’ll!

When Worlds Collide: Sidi Motorcycle Boots Meet Balenciaga Lego Heels

When Worlds Collide: Sidi Motorcycle Boots Meet Balenciaga Lego Heels

Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet
-Rudyard Kipling

Shoes and Motorcycles. Two aspects of my life which I love that are pretty much mutually exclusive in use. That was of course until the Balenciaga Ready to Wear Fall 2007 collection strutted itself down the runway in February.

Do you see the family resemblance?

Can you imagine the sheer joy of arriving at the office, sitting down in your chair to pull off your old well-loved but manky motorcycle boots and slipping those babies on? I know, I know. The shoes aren’t for everyone but I cannot help but LOVE them! Sadly, at over $4,000 never the two of us shall meet.

It boggles the mind that a $250 pair of motorcycle boots would compare as “cheap”.

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