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.
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.
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?