It’s no secret that women’s riding boots aren’t as widely available as men’s, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t quality options out there. One such option is the Sidi Fusion Lei. This is Sidi’s entry level pair of boots and, despite this fact, they are not lacking in features that will help keep your feet comfortable and safe.
Sidi didn’t just take the men’s version and scale it down to a smaller size, they built the Fusion Lei around a women’s specific footbed. This helps make a proper fit easier to achieve, which in turn enhances comfort and protection. The fit isn’t just for one foot-type either. An elastic stretch panel, combined with a slightly shorter zipper provides flexibility that will accommodate a variety of calf sizes. They also feature removable arch support that allows you to adjust them to your liking. Comfort is key in a street boot, so Sidi lined them with a lightweight and very breathable perforated Teflon treated fabric in order to prevent moisture to become trapped against the foot.
In terms of protection, Sidi incorporated their Vertebra system into the back of the Fusion Lei. This acts as a flexible guard for the back of the calf and Achilles tendon. The Vertebra system is a patented design which is similar to the protection found on their higher-end models. Frontal shin protection comes from a hard nylon plate that wraps around the boot from the cuff down to the ankle. From there, internal and external caps support the ankle without sacrificing flexibility. The lower portion of the boot features a fully encapsulated heel cup and reinforced toe box with a replaceable toe slider. Both of these connect to the grippy, composite sole.
The Sidi Fusion Lei boots aren’t a pair that we would recommend for dedicated track duty, but they are a great sport boot for the street or the occasional track day. If you’re interested in these, or any other Sidi boots, feel free to get in touch with MIKE to order your pair. He can be reached at 866.931.6644 ext. 804 or by sending a message through the forum. Is email more convenient? You can send those to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM and we’ll get back to you right away!
The Sidi Fusion Lei boots are only available in black and come in women’s sizes 5.5 US/37 EU to 10.5 US/43 EU.
A unique graphic in the durable Lorica outer distinguishes them from the men’s version.
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