Sidi Mag 1
Not long ago, Sidi has presented the Sidi Vortice, an extremely sturdy and bombproof boot that offered optimum protection and adjustability. It was a huge hit and many riders today still ride with them, but a few professional MotoGP and Superbike racers wanted the Vortice slimmer, but still offer the same amount of protection. Sidi took all the feeback, tips anc criticism from these riders and used them to create the ultimate sportbike boot; the Sidi Mag 1. It is lighter, slimmer and just as strong and sturdy as the Vortice, yet more comfortable. A huge achievement, but Sidi has chosen not to discard the Vortice. Some riders might still prefer the bulky boot, so Sidi wanted riders to be able to choose.The Sidi Mag 1 contains three micro adjusters that are being used to adjust the boot to your liking. An ingenious little magnet strap has been attached to the end of each stainless steel wire, so it will always snap into place, no matter what you do. This makes adjusting the boot easier and quicker, since putting on the Vortice could take quite some time. The Mag 1 also has a carbon strut on the inside of the boot rather than on the outside. This makes the boot a lot slimmer, yet still as strong as the Vortice. It truly is a one of a kind boot that is the one to beat.
- Protection: Shock absorbing heel cup
- Adjustability: TECNO-3 Magnetic closures
- Ventilation: Perforated Teflon treated nylon inner lining with Cambrelle lining
- Extra information: Adjustable calf for riders with big calfs, up to 15-inch
- Additional Information
Brand Sidi Main Color Black Sub Colors Black, Red, White Waterproof No Boot Type Road Gender Men
- Size Chart
Size EU 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 US Men 3-3.5 4-4.5 5-5.5 5.5-6 6.5-7 7-7.5 8-8.5 9-9.5 9.5-10 10.5-11 11-11.5 12-12.5 13-13.5 14 15 US Women 4.5-5 5.5-6 6.5-7 7-7.5 8-8.5 8.5-9 9.5-10 10.5-11 11-11.5 12-12.5 12.5-13
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
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After having them for about three years I am comfortable stating that the Sidi Mag 1 is the best pair of boots I've worn in 50 years of riding. They aren't nearly as heavy as the Vortice, which I previously owned, or especially, the Adventure Rain, which I currently wear if rain is likely. On the bike, I don't even know I have them on. Off? Well, any boot that is comfortable walking more than a hundred yards cannot possibly have adequate protection in a fall.
As the first reviewer notes, most of the external parts are replaceable. Some riders swear by leather and doubt that any synthetic can be as strong. The Mag 1s (and many of their other boots) are constructed of a material Sidi calls Lyrica, which, as nearly as I can tell, is lighter and more durable than leather, and provides just as much protection.
A word on sizing. Sidi has a reputation of being slightly narrower than American cut boots, and I did initially find the toe box a bit tight, oddly on only one of the boots. Since Lyrica does not "break-in" like leather, and the toe box so solid, I was initially pessimistic about perfect fit. Wrong. It took a little longer than leather but within a couple of weeks they did fit perfectly. Also, American boots (and shoes) end half sizes at '12,' and it's a big jump from 12 to 13. Size 12 is too small for me; 13 much too big. European (or at least Sidi) size 47 is very close to what American size 12 1/2 would be, if they existed. (Actually, upper end New Balance tennis shoes come in 12 1/2, but to my knowledge, that's it.)
All in all, great boots in every way, and at a great price. Chromeburner is selling the Mag 1s for a third less than they sell for in the New World.
Athens, Georgia, USA
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