Designed to limit foot / ankle hyperextension. Italys finest top grain leather is used as a base material, as it stitches to the TA sole best, with laminated 3 mm Technomicro material being used on the tongue and rear joint areas for the best in flexibility and comfort. The TA sole is best suited for riders who may walk in their boots some. The TA sole is made of anti-skid rubber and can be replaced by a cobbler. The TA sole features excellent rear brake feel. Fully adjustable calf area. Nylon insole - no dangerous steel shank! The boots tongue features a protective internal gusset. Removable arch support. Inner heat shield made of high grip material. Toe area covered in protective plastic. Rigid, shock-resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Replaceable, even sleeker, micro-adjustable cam lock buckle system with memory retention straps. Lower buckle protected against opening from impact by a molded guard. Lined with anti-abrasion Cambrelle in the foot area for comfort, the upper is lined with Teflon mesh which prevents complete absorption of water and sweat. All bolt-on parts are replaceable; replaceable shin plate is a Sidi patented feature. Replaceable inner kickstart / footpeg guard on the inside area of both boots. Slim, cool non-bootie design. Malleolus external molded plastic guard with ergonomic closed cell foam padding internally to enhance protection of those tender small foot bones. Exclusive Dual Flex System upper offers the industrys best fit, especially with knee braces!
"i've had these guys for 2 years now. all the other reviews have been very accurate as far as break in, comfort and durability go. i ride 30% off road and motocross the rest. these boots started off great for both but as of about 3 months ago they have become really mushy in the ankle area when shorting or over-shooting landings while jumping.
the ankle area simply has to much flex, especially if you ride on the balls of your feet. i have week ankles from skateboarding so your milage may vary. on a positive note, they have become the most awesome off-roading boot ever. control feel is superb and buckle reliability is spot on.
this boot has great value, however i need something with more ankle support for motocross. my buddy has had SG-12's for the same amount of time and the ankle doesn't flex nearly as much.
these suckers are pricey, i hope this review helps. cheers all."
X-FIT integrates a wraparound supporter on elastic mesh sleeve for unparalleled comfort and fit without bulky straps. STRATA-FOAM articulates with complex body zones while providing impact protection. VENT-TRAK moves air through flexible channels over skin surface to cool the athlete. MESH construction provides airflow and lightweight design. INTERNAL ELBOW CAP provides high-impact protection with a close, comfortable fit. FOREARM GUARD extends protection from the internal high-impact elbow cap for enhanced low profile protection. Integrated Lycra low-compression zones in a strapless, tapered elastic sleeve with no-slip internal grip zones. Constructed with rugged woven Aramid material to resist abrasion. Sold as a pair.
"I was really impressed with the build of these things. Size is too small though. I DO NOT have buff forearms and the size large gave me wicked arm pum. Too bad no XL offered. looks like im gonna have to modify these. Too bad for something so expensive."