MO Tested: Sidi Arcadia Tex Boots

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By John Burns

Sidi Arcadia Tex boots

Editor Score: 82.75%

Aesthetics 8.75/10
Protection 7.5/10
Value 8.5/10
Comfort/Fit 8.5/10
Quality/Design 8.50/10
Weight 8.5/10
Options/Selection 8.0/10
Innovation 8.50/10
Weather Suitability 7.50/10
Desirable/Cool Factor 8.5/10
Overall Score 82.75/100

All these beautiful new motorcycles hanging around my house all the time, combined with the need to look presentable when riding them, have infected me with another disease: I’ve developed a shoe fetish. When our friends at Motonation offered up a pair of new Sidis a while ago, I was smitten by the new Arcadia Tex on their website. In contrast to Sidi’s excellent high-tech racing boots (both road and offroad), these are a “Sidi Design Series” boot, intended for more casual riding and off-bike profiling. Fine by me; I’m not racing most of the time I’m riding. And when I’m stopping for a donut or a fish taco, it’s a known fact that 87% of women and 13% of men notice shoes first when scoping out a member of the opposite sex. It feels good to look good.

Sidi says these have a rugged work-boot look; I’d say halfway between work and the old Army boots we used to love. In fact, the Cordura uppers even conjure up the old Vietnam-era jungle boots, and seem to keep these reasonably cool inside on hot days.

The front inner uppers are suede leather, along with the shifter panels atop both boots and the rears, and the oval Sidi malleolus cup cover is also suede leather.

The sweetest thing about these is the “dual ingress/egress system”: You can snug up and tie the laces if you want to, but you’ll probably only do that once. After that, you get in and out via the nice nylon zipper inside each boot.

So convenient, and only one small flap of Velcro at the top to …read more

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