Sidi SDS Insider Shoes
- A Sidi Design Series (S.D.S.) shoe – Designed by Sidi’s engineering/design team and produced by outside suppliers
- Fits both a sporty and casual look
- Upper material is suede leather with a vintage effect
- Rubber sole
- Reinforced toe and malleolus
- Lace-up closure, double-lace available. The black model features a fluorescent orange lace while the grey model receives a fluorescent green treatment
- Molded removable insole
Please Note: We can ship Sidi products to US, US territory or APO/FPO addresses only (per manufacturer’s restrictions).
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Visit our Sidi Sizing Information page for complete size conversion info (ladies can use the chart at the bottom of the page). Sidi boots are very consistent for fit from one model to the next and this one is no exception. If you know what size fits you in other Sidi models, then choose the same size. Overall width is “Medium”, “C” or “D” width.
Our Two Cents
It seems like new ideas spread fast, and I think 2013/2014 is the year for every shoe maker to come out with a sneaker look motorcycle specific shoe or a work boot looking shoe. If you take the following two links and just scan through our selection of waterproof and non-waterproof street shoe/boots you’ll see many that resemble this one: Waterproof Street Boots Non Waterproof Street boots Alpinestars makes some very sleek “Euro” looking ones. Icon’s are more “tough” looking and indeed are more heavy duty. We offer the REV’IT! Ginza which is more fashionable. Speed and Strength’s are “entry level” and look a lot like this one but are less robust (and less money). And finally you’ll see several variations from TCX. The TCX X-Rap has proven to be VERY popular and this Insider shoe looks very much like the X-Rap… right down to the hi-viz laces. This Insider shoe has a suede external finish that is pre-soiled to give it a well-used look. That is probably a good strategy since the suede in the light color shoe would quickly pick up marks anyway. The boots have light padding in the collar around your ankles, but I couldn’t say it was “ankle protection” because there is no hard insert like you see in a lot of other boots. The toe box and heel areas are stiffened a bit and the sole seems to have some stiffening in it (but I don’t think there is a fixed shank). This boot is definitely a winner for fashion and just “OK” for motorcycle use. From a protection perspective it has some sturdiness by virtue of the thick suede leather and the high top construction, but it lacks ankle protection and there is no “keeper” for the laces (to keep them from entangling on one thing or another). We sell many boots that are less substantial and a whole lot that are more substantial. Among the boots of this ilk, I’d say these are about in the middle for protection and above average for style and overall quality. :: Paul, 05-22-14