RiDE Review: Sidi Armada GoreTex

Excellent boots with more going on than meets the eye. Velcro flap over the zip can be removed to put the boots into a more summery mode.

There’s a stretchy top panel at the rear, and an elasticated panel behind the zip – good for those with chunkier calves.

Very warm in cold weather, and good in warm weather. Ankle articulation is on the stiff side, but doesn’t impede on- or off-bike movement.

Price: £284.99

  • Leather upper
  • Rubber sole
  • GoreTex membrane
  • Reinforced shin, ankle, heel and toe
  • Detachable 360° Velcro flap over zip closure


Construction: 9/10
Protection: 9/10
Summer comfort: 8/10
Winter comfort: 9/10
Feel: 4/5
Off-bike comfort: 3/5

Total: 42/50