Sidi Aria Gore-Tex Boots
The Sidi Aria boot is Sidi’s premier commuting and touring boot. The upper is made from full-grain microfibre with mesh inserts. Microfibre has similar characteristics to leather, but it’s longer lasting, lighter and harder wearing. The mesh panels aid breathability. For complete waterproofing, the boot is fully Gore-Tex lined. There are protectors in the shin, ankles and heel, and on the toes there’s a gearchange pad. For comfort, they are breathable, and have accordion stretch panels on the front and back of the boot. Inside the boot, there’s a Nylon inner sole with a removable arch support. The outer sole is made from a non-slip rubber.
Length Measurement: Measure the length of your feet, from toes to heel.
There are few names in motorcycle wear as well known to the average rider as that of Italian boot maker Sidi. Founded in 1960 they started as a small workshop producing mountain sports footwear and registered their first patent in 1966 for the first rear entry ski boot.
Now after half a century, SIDI’s unique balance of tradition and innovation, style and comfort, make SIDI sporting footwear exceptional in the industry. An area it got the jump in quite some time ago.
In the late 60’s the founder of the company Dino Signori, (who also gave his name to it, maybe it’s surprising that it’s not the Disi company!) looked at expanding the range and came up with the idea of producing motorcycle boots.
A long time bike fan he knew that there is more to life than trekking and skiing, so in 1969 Dino jumped into the biking industry in a big way, and aligned Sidi boots with Italy's legendary motorcycle hero, Giacomo Agostini. He was the first rider who helped Sidi advance road race footwear, a tradition that continues to this day with no less than a third of the Moto GP regulars turning up to play in the company’s ever evolving products.
Also in 1969, Dino signed up a very outgoing Belgian, and then current world MX champion world champion Joel Robert to wear his MX boots. For those not familiar with this colourful Belgian (and 6 times world champion) he was famous for not taking training very seriously. To the extent that at one event he stubbed out his cigarette on the handlebars of a competitor whilst they were on the start line!
The early 70's were obviously a productive time for this small company as it was around then that they produced their first cycling shoes. This is another area that they have innovated in over many years and their products are the choice of people such as three-time World Cycling Champion Oscar Freire. Today there are almost as many cycling shoes in their range as there are motorcycle boots for the road.
In subsequent years, the Sidi design team have created some of the most ground breaking designs in motorcycle footwear. Things we take for granted today such as velcro fasteners, the use of Lorica, inner laces, sole replacement systems, toe sliders made from durable materials, techno bridge adjusters and adjustable calves all made some of their first appearances on models produced by this innovative designer of motorcycle boots.
There are also a huge range of ladies boots with most models having an equivalent that are designed for the female rider. Sizing in some models starts from a tiny 36 (that’s a two) so there’s bound to be something for the slight of foot.
Whatever you’re looking for in stylish and functional motorcycle footwear this half century old company will have a model to suit your needs.
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