- Built around a women's specific foot mold.
- Features a unique graphic appliqué to set the boot apart from the men’s version.
- Lorica outer construction (synthetic leather, vegan!).
- Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining.
- Rear calf protection panel.
- Replaceable nylon toe scuff pad.
- Internal inner and outer ankle protective caps.
- Composite inner sole.
- Removable arch support.
- Double stitched in all high stress areas.
- An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved fit.
- Nylon shin deflector plate.
- Fully encapsulated heel cup.
- Zipper and Velcro closure system.
- Dual compound sole.
- DuPont polymer toe shift pad.
As mentioned in my previous post, the Fusion Leis are a brand new addition to Sidi's 2012 Women's line of boots. They're very similar to the men's Fusion, with almost identical features. But these are built off of a woman's foot mold.
I'll be getting a pair of these next week! I'm so excited. I've always wanted to try out a pair of Sidis. I know a lot of riders who are fans and rave about them, but I've not had the opportunity to try them out until now.
I like the modest design on them which don't appear to overwhelm the boot. They seem subtle to me and give them a nice, soft aesthetic without being overly girly. When I'm off the bike, I love to get girlied out. But you won't see me walking around in a pink dress and pink shoes. Imagine if they marketed casual boots for women (e.g. Cole Haan - which btw, have the MOST comfortable high heels ever, Clarks) with big pink flowers and curly q's everywhere. I doubt they would sell very many boots that way.
My friends at MotoNation are the national distributor for Sidi and they've obviously been giving them feedback on the whole pink thing. I don't think I've met anyone who was ever excited about the pink... (myself included). So thank you MotoNation!
I'll post first impressions after 100 miles or so of ride time.