Over the years, my brick-like feet have destroyed many different types of footwear. Knowing that I would be spending extended time on a Buell Ulysses XT, I decided it was time to get a pair of on-road, sport-riding boots that were befitting the Uly.
Because I wanted only the best quality, I turned to SiDi and the fine Italian craftsmanship it has provided for 45-plus years. I quickly found what I was looking for in the 2008 Motonation catalog, where I spied the SiDi Vertigo Mega GORE-TEX boots ($395). The Vertigo line of boots has a great reputation, and with the introduction of the Mega version, I realized my time to own a pair of Vertigos had finally come.
As soon as I slipped these boots on, I was amazed by how comfortable they were. This is probably due to the fact that the Mega comes in EE width and has increased room all around the arch. Combine that with SiDi’s Techno VR adjustable calf system to fit my notoriously muscular calves, and it felt like these boots were made just for me.
Right out of the box, the top-grain leather was soft and subtle, and required almost no break-in. The GORE-TEX membrane is great,
keeping my feet totally dry while still allowing them to breathe.
The attention to design in all SiDi footwear is obvious. These boots provide my feet with maximum protection thanks to the patented Vertebra system that protects the rider’s Achilles tendon. It consists of a replaceable, thermoplastic resin, ankle protection cup; DuPont polymer toe shift pad, shock-absorbing heel cup, and replaceable, nylon scuff pads.
The Vertigo Mega GORE-TEX boot is one of the most comfortable I’ve ever slipped on and probably the most high-tech boots I have ever owned. In fact I like these boots so much that I sometimes find myself waking up on top of the covers still wearing them. AIM
–Joe Knezevic as published in American Iron Magazine, the world’s best selling Harley magazine.