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post #1 of 18 Old 09-08-2009, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Where to Buy Sidi Doha Boots - Seattle or San Francisco Area

Maybe this thread should be in Marketplace but I can't post in the Where to Buy section and the Wanted section appears to be all about used items. Besides you all did such a great job pointing me to the Dupont lube I've been looking for, I thought I'd try again.

I'm looking for a bricks and mortar store in which to try/evaluate Sidi Doha boots for warm weather riding. Heading south on a long tour of warm places (Imperial Valley, Joshua Tree NP, Death Valley NP) so we would love to have something lighter to wear that we can keep on when we strip off our mesh pants at longer stops. Though we're hardly fashionistas, calf-high motorcycle boots and riding shorts just aren't our kind of fashion statement.

Can't find them anywhere in the Vancouver area shops. There apparently is a Canadian distributor for Sidi but they don't seem to carry this model. We're passing thru Seattle on our way south and also have a non-riding day scheduled in San Francisco. Can anyone recommend an accessories store in either of these areas that has these boots?

If anyone is interested, here's a pic and review of the boots:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...di-doha-boots/


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I know you're looking for a place to try them yourself, but I've had a pair of these for about 2 years now. They are about as comfortable as the box they came in. Not comfy on the pegs after a longer ride and you don't want to have to walk very far in them either. My feet were cold riding in 58 weather.

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They are about as comfortable as the box they came in.
Now that's funny. Thanks, Tim, appreciate the feedback. Still, I wouldn't mind trying a pair on, as I've read several somewhat more positive reviews, so if anyone has a recommendation for a Seattle or San Francisco store where they have them in stock, let me know.
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When are you coming thru Seattle? I have connections in the industry and can maybe find one who sells that model. Are you trying and buying, or trying on and buying on-line?

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I had a pair of these for a while before getting some Sidi Canyons. I'd suggest the secret of all-day comfort is adding a pair of black Superfeet insoles. Made all the difference for me; the stock insoles are like rock.
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When are you coming thru Seattle? I have connections in the industry and can maybe find one who sells that model. Are you trying and buying, or trying on and buying on-line?
We're coming thru Seattle on Friday (Sept 11th) around noon. We're looking to try and buy, so long as we're happy with fit etc. We want to have them for the trip that we are starting on Friday. I think they are sold in Euro sizes. I'm a 45 or 46. Wife is around a 37. If you know of a place that has a good selection around these sizes, we'd be happy to go and have a look. PM me an address and we'll drop by on our way thru. Thanks for any help.

Note that there is some chance we might be delayed. In a stroke of really bad timing, I had my Zumo either taken or fall out of my car. Had just finished programming our routes/lodging etc into it at the office and was taking it home to install on my Wee, but it never made it home. Stopped briefly for two errands on the way. Bit of a mystery. Have another unit being shipped from GPSCity in Calgary. Promised for tomorrow but if it doesn't make it until Friday we'll have to delay a bit while I get it set up.

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I will see what I can find out for you.

If you haven't bought the Dupont lube, pick up some Dumonde Tech where ever you stop. It's a fantastic lube and it's not a spray.

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You need somthing taller, with more protection, without laces and waterproof..

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You need somthing taller, with more protection, without laces and waterproof..
I have something taller, with more protection, without laces and waterproof and I'll do most of my riding with them. I just don't want to ride with those boots on extremely hot days. The Sidi Doha boots apparently (still haven't seen them) have heel, toe and ankle bone protection, a stiff and peg-friendly bottom, but are cooler to wear in hot temperatures. If, on inspection, they look like I am not trading off too much safety for comfort, I'm going to give them a try.
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I have a pair I've used for a short commute on and off for a couple seasons and they're not bad. If you wear any other Sidi shoes or boots they size the same way. I am a 45 in their cycling shoes and road boots and the Doha are similar if maybe just a touch more narrow. I've even crashed mine at maybe 35 mph and had zero foot/ankle injuries after laying it down when a car pulled out on me.

Not a boot but doesn't pretend to be. As another poster mentioned, black superfeet make walking better but I wear superfeet in all my Sidi shoes.
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