How do I Care for Sidi Motorcycle Boots?

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How do I Care for Sidi Motorcycle Boots?
Clean and care for your Sidi motorcycle boots and they'll last you a long time. (motorcycle image by Goran Bogicevic from Fotolia.com)

Founded in 1960 by Italian competitive bicyclist Dino Signori, Sidi is considered the premier manufacturer of cycling, motocross and motorcycle gear in the world. This company has had 50 years to perfect sturdy yet lightweight boots with safety padding built into their designs. This functionality, paired with the sleek design, makes Sidi the choice of hobbyist and professional riders alike. MotoGP riders such as Alex Barros and Colin Edwards use Sidi boots. With motorcycle boots starting from £143 and £243, a pair of Sidi motorcycle boots are an investment in your ability to ride your bike safely.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Soft bristle brush
  • Bucket of warm water
  • Leather conditioner
  • Waterproofing spray
  • Clean cloth
  • Newspaper
  • Insoles sized to your foot
  • Deodorising boot spray

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wash dirt and debris off the Sidi boots using a soft brush and warm water. If you plan on changing the insoles, pull the old insoles out of the boots and dispose of them in the garbage.

  2. 2

    Spread newspaper out in a clean and dry location. Place the Sidi boots on the paper to dry. Because Sidi boots have a non-removable Gore-Tex lining, it's essential to give the boots adequate time to dry out before using them again. Allow a full 24 to 48 hours to dry.

  3. 3

    Rub the exteriors of the boots thoroughly with leather conditioner once the boots are completely dry. Use a clean cotton cloth to get into every crevice and seam, under the buckles and everywhere there is leather with the leather conditioner.

  4. 4

    Replace the insoles in the boots and spray the interiors with deodorising foot spray to prevent "sweaty foot funk" in your pricey boots.

  5. 5

    Spray the exteriors of the boots with waterproofing spray. Use a waterproofing spray meant for leather and textiles. Allow the boots to dry for a few hours. Then you're ready to throw those bad boys on and hit the open road.

Tips and warnings

  • Sidi boots only need to be cleaned and conditioned every three to four months, or when heavily soiled.
  • Proper care and storage of your boots will extend the lifetime of the product.
  • You can follow these steps to care for any leather boots.
  • Make sure to use leather conditioner and waterproofing sprays in a well ventilated area away from open flames or heat sources.

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