Sidi X-3 Xtreme £289.99

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Tester Jor­dan Gib­bons Time tested Four months What’s good? I’ve got a bad left an­kle from an old rugby in­jury, so find­ing boots that of­fer the pro­tec­tion I need with­out the an­kle joint be­ing solid is dif­fi­cult, but th­ese Sidis fit the bill. The an­kle hinge pre­vents side-to-side twist­ing, but the boots are soft enough for easy use of the gears and rear brake straight out of the box. All the buck­les might look like a faff but it means the fit can be adjusted for all shapes and sizes. It also means the boots can be worn in or out of trousers, de­pend­ing on your cho­sen style. I’ve had a few crashes in them and nei­ther me nor the boots are show­ing any signs of da­m­age. What’s not? Com­pared to my Sidi Ad­ven­tures the fit­ting is a lit­tle nar­row par­tic­u­larly at the front of the boot, which did even­tu­ally give, but caused some dis­com­fort at first be­cause of the very stiff sole. The X-3s also strug­gled in the desert heat of the Mer­zouga rally in Morocco. Con­tact www. sidis­e­lect.co.uk Qual­ity ★★★★ Value

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