I have tried and failed to adequately answer a difficult question we received in the email sent to the wBW editor.
I haven't found any satisfactory standards, but I hope these new Klim Adventure GTX sneakers become the unicorn we are all looking for. This question is equivalent to requiring motorcycle equipment that also eats cakes.
I have been wearing a pair
It's been three years, and thank them for all the reasons outlined in their review of us a few years ago. They set a benchmark for footwear protection and comfort, and easily ranked among the best and best adventure boots.
. My description of the experience is bearable.
Today is winter in Alberta, Canada, so it is difficult to road test these boots, but so far, I have worn 300-mile boots. Thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, I can't even realistically try them in warm places.
In any case, I will publish this work like these Klim boots and compare it with the Sidi AdvGT2 boots that I am very familiar with. If you know a lot about these Sidis (even if you don't), this should provide a lot of value before I complete the follow-up test.
Both Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex and Klim Adventure GTX boots have the same price tag ($449.99), so I think this compares to the Germans.
As soon as I realized that this new and novel Klim boot was coming to market, I immediately ordered this review.
As always, I will try to be honest and spare no effort in the reviews of this product, but I will also be fair about this.
These boots immediately attracted my attention with their "in-the-face" style, bold colors and attractive adventurous riding features. They looked like motocross boots and were sent to preparatory school to draw enough wild side from them.
The BOA lace system and Michelin soles are worth a look. Maybe I'm just drunk with the refreshing smell of leather and rubber, but when I look at these boots, I want to jump on the bike and set foot on the footsteps!
I like the giant letter "K" on each heel, plus the larger letter found on the large shin armor block.
Hi-Viz yellow accents can effectively attract the attention of anyone with a visual sense, but these boots are designed to be worn under breeches; those bright colors are usually hidden during the journey. I want to know why Klim chose to minimize the yellow area without placing any reflective streaks or spots at all?
My Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boots do not have any bright colors, but there is indeed a reflective tape on the back of the heel area.
I use the "fit guide" on the Klim website to determine that I should order a size 8.
The personal guide used my favorite pair of Asics running shoes as a reference point to determine this. This
Predicting correctly, I will be satisfied with the fit with a singular probability of 61%.
There is no 60% chance...61%. That made me chuckle.
After releasing the lower latch, Velcro calfskin flaps and BOA laces, these Adventure GTX boots have almost no resistance even when they are brand new out of the box. It sounds like there are many things to do, but quick startup and quick shutdown are accurate descriptions of the process.
Once fully installed on my lower extremities, I found that the pressure on the foot and tibia was almost equal, which is mainly due to the BOA lace system. To my surprise, it fits the tibia and ankle area better than my Sidis.
My toes are just reaching the limit of the available space on each side, and there is only a small pressure point on the sole of the foot in front of the ankle area. I believe that once it is cracked, this situation will disappear.
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The initial decoration was great, and I hope that it will remain in this state over time. I can't help but think that these boots may become too loose after being worn, because they are very suitable now. Having said that, when I tried it for the first time, I had the same idea
, But even after thousands of miles, the fit remains the same.
As advertised, these boots are more tolerant of walking than my Sidis. I wouldn't say that I don't wear 6-pound riding boots, but I walk relatively fast when wearing them...by the standards of large boots. The most important thing is that there is no harsh or squeaking sound anywhere, which is a big trouble for my noisy Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boots.
I wandered around their house, sitting and walking alternately for about an hour. In all this, I found myself resisting a strange compulsion to kick things randomly. The boots are sturdy and sturdy. So far, I...I feel very protective and confident wearing Adventure GTX boots indoors.
The lower latch of the boot is made of aluminum, and the strap is TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) with a steel pin in the middle.
Interestingly, Klim used black aluminum for the latch, while TPU used a belt, while Sidi used black TPU for the latch and exposed aluminum for the belt hook on my old boots.
I wonder if the TPU holding the steel pin in the Klim boot is strong enough to stand up over time, because this is the main stress point when the latch is locked by the cam to hold it in place? I suspect it will get together, but once I ride them, I will carefully observe it for signs of trouble.
I like Klim's way of designing protruding wedges in front of the latch to help deflect incoming rocks, twigs, etc., otherwise they might hit the latch and open it.
There are many products that combine various footwear products on the market today. As far as I know, it is both sturdy and reliable.
The BOA shoelace appears to be made of Kevlar or similar material, with fine fibers wound around the central core. This is similar to what would be found in wire ropes used for hoisting or winches.
It is indeed very strong, but I will closely observe these conditions during the test to assess whether the shoelaces are starting to saw through them through the plastic guides on each side of the boot.
I browsed BOA's website, but couldn't find much information about its production method. They provided you with a fact that impressed me
On any product used on its system. Ok!
Operating BOA is very simple. Pull out the round knob until it pops out to reduce all tension on the shoelace. Then, you can tear open the Velcro flap at will to put on or take off your boots. Push the knob in until it clicks, then turn it clockwise. This is how you fasten your shoelaces.
Since Klim designed these boots to be worn under cycling pants, the amount of dirt, dirt and dust entering the BOA rotary dial should be sufficiently limited, which may cause it to stick to and destroy it.
These boots are equipped with two different sets of insoles and two sets of thinner white linings to fine-tune the fit to half as needed.
I have a
Installed in the correct boots and one of them
As I sit here to write this article, compare them on the left.
At this juncture, it only takes about 30 minutes to decide that I prefer the flat version of Ortholite. The gel-like heel area has too much tilt or rise, causing my right heel to rub slightly on the back of the boot.
My left foot also feels cooler than my right hand. Considering that the gel cannot breathe and Klim said Ortholite insole material can breathe, this is logical. From the moment I can be sure of sitting in a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) warm house, my feet tell me this is true.
Compared with the other boots I have worn, these boots have a very wide body (spanning the entire toe box area). This spaciousness bodes well for my E wide feet.
A few years ago, when I put on Sidis for the first time, I had to endure at least a week of painful riding before they could relax and stop pinching the soles of my feet. If they are not suitable for me now, then I will have to seriously question the narrow-footed people Sidi designed for them.
There are two versions of the GTX Adventure boot program. This
I ordered the sum
The picture below shows the version of all "High Speed Low Resistance Ninja" drivers.
From the perspective of observing them, these motorcycle boots resemble Klim's snowmobile line in many respects.
I think the style is bright and rugged, and the gray and black are decorated with a moderate amount of bright yellow. Although I'm sure some people might say this is too high, the "Power Ranger" is still too high for their taste.
The toe box on these Klim boots is nearly an inch taller than the Sidis I usually wear. The extra weight seems destined to interfere with my ability to shift gears on the bike to some extent.
As my logical friend John Wyss pointed out to me when he saw this: "We are just asking you to continue to adjust your bike for these boots...yes, great."
John is correct. You will need to raise the gear lever on any bicycle to place the big toe box under it without displacing the ankle. In this regard, maybe some too much snowmobile style has been transferred to these motorcycle boots?
I still can’t ride while wearing these boots, but to my surprise, riding a bike is easy and it feels normal! As you can see in the photo above, all these boots are perfectly lined up on my KTM. There is some fishy smell here...
Then I suddenly realized that I had equipped a 790
After installation, raise the shift arm position up about one inch. This is why it is easier to wear Klim boots than Sidis now.
By the way, for your 790 Adventure, I totally recommend Trans Saver. It can well protect the bike from drastic shifts, and obviously can also be used with Klim's new Adventure GTX boots!
I threw my boots to see how much gravity affects them.
They weigh less than 6 pounds. Not the heaviest I have ever worn, nor is it the lightest.
This is the relative performance of Sidi AdvGT2 boots.
The uppermost part of the Klim lining is black nylon, covered with honeycomb dents. This mode is a mode that I am familiar with sending out sweat, so your feet can breathe.
There is a silky white lining with a similar texture underneath, which reminds me visually
The old days, or maybe the wedding dress. It feels quite hard and sturdy, but I am not excited about how I can restrain my shins and anywhere around my ankles when wearing boots.
This will result in a slightly different fit every time you wear boots. I want to be consistent.
I suspect that these peaks and ridges will be more prone to wear and wear over time, because the action of the foot/tibia on them may cause the stress to rise. I want to know how many miles and years will I travel before these materials wear down to the site?
And the benefit I am willing to bring to Klim is whether they have completed their homework on this liner without becoming a problem or wearing it prematurely.
If I compare it with Sidi boots (I will), they will be totally opposed to Klim's design. Their linings were all tightened (like a carpet kicked into the corner of the room) and evenly stuck to the inside of the boots. When folded to close the boot, only the lining found in the expanded portion of the Velcro cover will slightly fold and bulge.
So far, I have been wearing these Sidi boots for 3 years and have driven about 15,000 miles, but the inner tank shows no signs of wear.
Regarding armor and protection, it is interesting to point out again how Klim and Sidi develop different strategies.
I noticed that the padding in the Klim Adventure GTX on both sides of the ankle area is surprisingly thick, instead of the hard liner made of TPU found on Sidis.
This is the "5MMXRD® impact-resistant foam ankle hockey puck and 5MMXRD® impact-resistant foam midfoot foam" mentioned in the Klim manual. Klim relies on thick and soft padding to protect the wearer from ankle injuries. I'm not sure if this will work in some collision situations, and I think it will work in other situations.
A friend of mine fell down recently and his F850GS landed on his leg, causing the ankle to overextend. His injuries are serious and require surgical repair. Based on what I know about armor, the Alpinestars Toucan boots he wears may help minimize damage. I am glad that it is enough for him to recover and continue riding.
The fact is that movable joints cannot be fully protected without sacrificing certain mobility and comfort. When Klim designed these boots, he needed to find the right balance between protection, comfort and mobility. Satisfaction is a daunting task.
I appreciate Klim's protection of the lower part of the boot.
I recently reviewed some
They also criticized their use of armor and padding for failing to fully unify/support the feet and soles. For me, this is the most vulnerable area, especially the way I ride. When off-road, I often make my feet bounce off various things. A few times, due to the gaps in the armor on the sides of those boots, I felt tingling when wearing Sidis.
The "crack" in the armor wall I'm talking about is between the toe area and the ankle support on Adventure 2 Gore-Tex.
So far, this is not a problem with Klim Adventure GTX boots. There is an overly thick sole at the bottom, and there are many hidden protectors on all sides and around the toes. It is difficult to show them in photos, but once you get them in your hands, you will feel them.
The end result is a hard shell that allows your feet to be safely and comfortably placed in a smaller gap (than those found on Sidis), allowing the arch of the foot to bend when walking.
The lower part of these boots conveys a strong sense of peace of mind. If your foot accidentally falls off the spikes and slaps a ruthless part of our natural world, you will not get hurt.
My friend Greg rightly pointed out that there are no stitches on the soles of these Klims, which may or may not be missed. I have seen the soles stuck to other boots at the most untimely times. I think this is why some people bring gorilla glue to adventure rides, right, Marc Estabili?
So I think there is a trade-off between these two boots. Are you more afraid of an ankle injury than a foot injury? If this is the case, I would say that Sidis has better resistance, but in order to protect other places, I think Klim boots may have a little advantage.
As mentioned earlier, I found that a three-day temperature window is suitable for these boots to travel about 300 miles, mainly on asphalt.
During these precious December rides that I experienced, the temperature has remained stable. The coldest is 5 degrees Celsius or 41 degrees Fahrenheit, and the highest is 16 degrees Celsius or 61 degrees Fahrenheit.
, But when the cold air blows into the Flex area and starts to make me want to wear heated socks, please let me comfortably drop to 6 degrees Celsius (42F). Therefore, I know what the lower limit is, but I am still not sure what the high temperature threshold is. So far, at all other temperatures above 5 degrees Celsius, they have kept my feet at the right temperature.
The shift plate on the top of the toe box is made of soft rubber, just like the sole of a shoe. The reason I hope so is because I don’t transfer the cold to the inside of my toes when riding in cold weather. It turns out that the soft rubber can still give my piggy some warmth, but this is not unbearable.
There is a hard TPU on the shift plate of my Sidis, which periodically freezes my big toe when the weather gets cold.
Relative to the performance of the boots in the wild, I can only comment. I like to wear them on my bicycle because I don't pay much attention to them, which means they are doing well and will not be distracted by pinching, rubbing or controlling my steel horse.
I cannot ask for more.
When I go out for adventure riding, I know that my riding boots will not leak, so I can confidently walk around in lakes, streams and puddles. So far, my Sidis can handle the challenge because the waterproof lining extends almost to the top of the boot (see image below). I know I can walk in the water as deep as a boot.
These Klim Adventure GTX boots are about the same height as Sidis, but to my disappointment, I found that the waterproof lining is 5.5 inches lower than the top!
If I wear waterproof cycling pants on it, there will be no problem with the water inside while riding, but if I decide to venture into a puddle or stream deeper than about 8 inches, my feet will get wet.
Dear Klin, I am not satisfied with this shortcoming, and I strongly recommend that you extend the liner to the top of the boot.
Since I couldn't find rain at this time of year, I took my boots to the local car wash and asked my son to blow them up with high-pressure water. I'm just doing my part to help everyone cheer up and try to show some entertainment in public in these Covid-19 attempts.
That should simulate the riding conditions on the highway, right?
After soaking in the car washer for about 10 minutes, I found no leaks, but then when I walked outside at -2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit), my feet felt cold.
The source is a soft, accordion-like material that appears behind the toe box at the top of the boot. This is what Klim calls the "curved zone" and helps to provide the wearer with walking comfort.
After "raining" in the car wash, it can keep water for about 20 minutes. If you press down on the Flex area when it is wet, you will see water being squeezed out and running down the sides of the boot.
Thankfully, I confirmed that no leaks have penetrated my feet, so I can confidently say that the Gore-Tex lining in these boots is working properly.
After visiting the car wash, I went for a walk in the dog park while doing some exercise for my best friend Boomer. It will also provide an opportunity to test the degree of traction provided by these Michelin rubber soles when walking without adapting to the terrain. I'm talking about ice and snow.
What impressed me is that even at temperatures below freezing point, rubber can maintain perfect flexibility! Just like the X-Ice snow tires I use in my car, these Michelin rubber soles can grip on dry ground like ice and snow.
However, in high temperature environments, soft rubber may wear faster. Likewise, at the end of next year’s cycling season, I will be more able to judge its lifespan.
This is a photo of my Sidis sole after many miles, just for comparison. Sidis may not live long, but the grip of Klim soles is much better.
The lining of Klim Adventure GTX boots is antibacterial, so even if I start the "funk factor" test, I believe they will not turn into rotten cesspools and require a wide range of berths. Usually, my smell test involves wearing the same socks for 3 or 4 days during a long trip. There is enough time to tell if things have become...too mature.
The Joe Rocket Canada boots I mentioned earlier failed this test, but I have not reviewed other boots.
I apologize for not being able to complete this review before posting. I did not choose to be born on land where the motorcycle season lasts only 4 months per year. If possible, I will move to a warm place. In winter, would anyone be willing to sponsor "weather refugees" like me?
At this point, I can only see two areas of concern worth mentioning, but they may appear in the future. I think that the short waterproof lining and the oversized toe box (unless you adjust the bike to compensate) are remarkable examples of how these boots miss the target application of the adventurous rider.
Nonetheless, in terms of balancing the considerable amount of protection within a sufficiently flexible walk-in frame, Klim seems to have succeeded in capturing the lightning in the bottle.
, Sidis is flexible enough to walk. I prioritize using full-length waterproof linings and stronger ankle protectors instead of riding riding boots for hiking. Let's face it, these are riding motorcycles, not jogging.
However, the more I ride, Adventure GTX boots become more and more important to me, and I will provide them with a reliable chance to win me in the next riding season. There is no doubt that this is a sophisticated boot, there are many things to like.
Kyle Bradshaw recently released a video about these new Klim boots. He was chosen to help test prototypes before the production boots were released to the public. His 5,000 miles seemed to say they were what Kerim said.
I hope that the insights and observations I gained in my semi-familiar reviews will help you better determine what kind of boots you should wear.
Ottawa, Ontario, was born in 1975 (on horseback), but has been an Alberta native since 1999. He is married and the father of three children. Become a skilled worker, become a manipulator, so I understand what makes the powertrain magic. Over 25 years of road and off-road riding experience, involving many different brands and styles of motorcycles. I have never found a bike, but I don’t want to ride a bike, talk about it or own it
FWIW Sidi boots also have viscose soles and no stitched reinforcements. There seems to be stitching, but if you look closely, you will find that it is part of the rubber sole, not the actual stitching. In other words, it is imitation. My old Sidi Canyons have the same soles. It took them ten years to fall!
Ah, nice to know, Toby. The soles of my Sidis have not been peeling off for 3 years.
Thank you for your review and comparison. I want to know the size of the trunk axle. I recently saw compliments that Sidi boots fit on thighs. I have a calf> 19 inches, and the Gaerne Adventure boots I wear barely cover medium weight socks.
Wow, thank you for getting my attention and from now on, I will include this in my sympathy for my boots comment.
The maximum circumference of my calf is 15 inches, so I am far less than yours. I set the tape measure to 19 inches and tried to fit the loop on the top of the Klim boot, but it couldn't be used. If you wear a size 8 like me, you won’t be able to close the Velcro flaps on these boots. I can only assume that if you choose a larger size, there may be a larger opening in the boot, but I'm just guessing.
My friend, there is hope for Sidi boots. The reason is that Sidi wisely designed a large elastic band on the top of the boot where the calf is located. However, it can only drop about 3 or 4 inches, and I wonder if the upper latch can be closed if the calf is as strong as the back of the leg. Even with these Adventure Goretex 2 boots, it will be close at hand.
This is another sign that Sidi has gained more wisdom than Klim by making boots.
I hope this helps.
These boots are worn out, thank you for your thorough understanding of the pictures and all the content. Little boy, I hope they keep running up the water flap, and then slim their toes, just a little bit. I bet they will make these improvements and use bushings similar to Thinsulate for a more streamlined design-and then they will be unparalleled. I am hesitating about these now, because I expect an improved model soon. Oh, I totally thought the honeycomb gray pattern was reflective from the beginning! Come to KLIM! Together =]
Smitherz, I agree with this. If I knew in advance that the waterproof lining was too short, I was not sure if I would buy these boots. It’s really hateful that the high toe didn’t bother my 790 as I mentioned, but for those who don’t use the aftermarket Transaver, having to modify the gear lever height is a hassle.
They are generally well-made boots, but at the same price, I think I will still buy Sidi Adv2GT in this early stage of testing. Lucas read my review, and I’m sure that the feedback will be provided to the Klim HQ designers, so they may make some changes in the future. I think this is very expensive for manufacturers, so I'm not sure how long before it will pass.
I hope you are well
I read your hole comment and read the comment.
I am a novice.
I walked 300 kilometers and tried sidi and klim.
I have never heard of such boots, it is not suitable for work, hiking or mountain climbing.
I like your comment very much, when you talked about kicking things around the house with them (even there), you even laughed...and enjoyed it ?
I live in Mexico; this means that the price of klim will reach $700, and the price of sidi will be the same as in the United States.
I don't like Amy's figure, but sold it to me with Klim's stretch area and padding.
I just participated in the "African Gemini Adventure Sports" and crashed at a low speed.
My Beatard Mountain boots are up to the highest standard, but the rest are scarred. I also wore a klim jacket and BMW gloves (I know these gloves are not the best, but this is what my hands can measure).
I am worried that there will be a second accident and I do not have the right equipment.
I have a jacket, pants, new gloves and a new helmet (unfortunately).
Like I said, I don't like these boots because they are too hard. I learned that there is a reason for this.
That being said, I think Kerim might be better for touring (I am also scratching my nerves?).
If I choose, I will buy Kim at the same price. But here, its price is different.
I learned from the klim website that Adventure gtx is made for use on pants. In other words, can they keep warm (have you experienced it?)
What is your opinion so far?
Thank you for your precious time and praise!
I’m sorry to hear about your crash, and hope you won’t be so seriously injured.
Cycling in Mexico is very different from cycling in Canada. I haven't had a chance to wear Klim boots in hot weather, so I can't comment too much on how they performed locally. I know that a critic in California did say that he thinks it can be worn despite the hot weather.
Most high-quality cycling boots you buy feel stiff when they are brand new, but over time they will become softer and more comfortable. Sidi boots were very stiff at first. There are many motorcycle boots on the market, but I haven't tried many. I heard that many riders like to wear two adventure boots, Forma and TCX. Maybe you should look at those and see if they are useful to you? Alpinestars also made a very good boot called Tech 7 Drystar, which may be a good choice.
I hope I can provide more help, but it takes a long time to properly test the riding boots. I hope this helps you. Be careful!
The facts you answered are almost enough to help you.
As for your answer; this is enough help.
My scout team is very stiff indeed, and I believe the boots will be very, very good.
Although I found that klim (for me) is a better structured boot.
I think I will go to klim.
Incidentally. I do believe that Canada and the Canadian people are really good.
Gracias Jorge! Please feel free to share your Klim boots experience with you here so that we can help others learn more.
This is winter here in Canada. The weather has been very cold until around April or May, and the snow is too deep to ride a motorcycle. Even then, the weather was still very cold, and until around June, the snow fell unexpectedly again. I will imagine how much fun you will have on the motorcycle before I ride it again.
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