By Ryan Adams Editor Score: 93.5%
Sidi Crossfire 3
Editor Score: 93.5%
The first pair of off-road boots I bought when I started riding dirtbikes were some entry-level Alpinestars Tech 3s. The low price and the relative flexibility compared to others on the market made them a great choice for a newbie. I remember how little I could feel in those when I started using them and how foreign the experience felt to me entirely.
After falling ass over tea kettle, both literally and figuratively, for off-road riding, I decided to invest in some more protective higher quality boots, after all, I had quickly learned this kind of riding meant I would be falling… a lot. That was a few years ago, and until I picked up the Sidi Crossfire 3 TAs, I hadn’t experienced a great balance of protection and flexibility. For the technical riding I like to do now – also the reason I recently bought a 250cc 2-stroke – the Sidi Crossfire 3s have been my go-to boot when heading out for some gnarly enduro riding.
The Crossfire 3 weighs in at 4.5 pounds per boot making them a middleweight between my Alpinestars Tech 10s and TCX Comp Evos.
The Sidi Crossfire 3’s base is made from a material Sidi calls “technomicro” microfiber. That would be the white material seen behind panels of plastic. The material looks and feels similar to leather however it is said to be lighter, more durable, and is less resistant to degradation from water.