Nothing ruins a cross-country trip, commute, or trip to the store like wet feet. I have had pretty good luck with my boot choices, most recently with a pair of the Sedici Lorenzo Waterproof Motorcycle Boots. I have worn these boots almost daily for a little over one and a half Northern California winter seasons and have remained dry every ride. Let’s take a closer look as to why that might be.
The Sedici Lorenzo boots are made of an Aniline finished full-grain leather upper lined with a waterproof and breathable HIPORA lining, and this combination has kept me dry for thousands of miles in the rain (and 20 or so in the snow). The upper has padded impact-resistant shin inserts which I have involuntarily tested on numerous occasions and can say that they deflect rocks and even golf balls at freeway speeds quite nicely. There are also padded impact resistant ankle inserts to help protect the ankle joint. For comfort, there are stretch panels that allow the boot to flex from riding position to walking position and back again. The boots close with a zipper that is then covered by a waterproof Velcro storm flap closure.
The sole is oil-resistant and has a molded pattern that helps you stay on the pegs, even when it is pouring down rain.
For solid shifts and longer boot life there is a reinforced toe area. I have found that even covered in snow I did not have any issues keeping solid contact with the shifter or pegs. For additional visibility there is reflective piping on the back of each boot.
Are they perfect?
No, but they have kept me as dry as another pair of waterproof boots that retail for double the price, and they have been more durable. They are not as warm as a Gore Tex boot, but I have never been cold in them.
On rides in the low 30’s I make sure to put on some wool socks, and I have no complaints. The one flaw that I found with them was a bit of discoloration where the leather was cut the first few times that they got wet and dried out. After a few rides I did not have the issue, and even if I did, I would over look that minor shortcoming since I bought them to stay dry, not to be a runway model. That being said, they are good looking boots. Just enough “flash” to make them not boring, but refined enough where I don’t look like a super hero when I walk around in them.
The Bottom Line.
The Sedici Lorenzo Waterproof Motorcycle Boots carry the same Lifetime Guarantee that the rest of the line does, and as you can see from the pictures (the pictures here are my actual almost two year old, worn almost daily boots) they have made a quality product that will last a lifetime. I would not hesitate to recommend these to anyone looking for an inexpensive waterproof boot.