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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => Accessories and Modifications - C10 => Topic started by: bbroj on June 16, 2011, 05:51:20 pm

Title: Shopping for boots...
Post by: bbroj on June 16, 2011, 05:51:20 pm
I'm shopping for my Fathers day/Birthday (6-22, cash is graciously accepted ;D) gift from my wife and new boots are on the short list. I've never owned bike specific boots and would like to try a pair. One of my major wants, within a reasonable budget, of course, is for them to be waterproof. Comfortable enough to walk in is also high on the list, as I rarely carry a change of footwear for once I reach my destination. I want a higher boot, but not a full calf to just below the knee, so 9 to 12 inches in height I think. Style is subjective, so I'll make that decision on my own. What are you wearing or what do you suggest? Thanks.
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: Jim M. on June 17, 2011, 07:43:20 am
http://www.hotboots.com/west.html (http://www.hotboots.com/west.html)

 :o      ;D

Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: tvpierce on June 17, 2011, 08:03:19 am
That guy needs tighter pants!  :o

I have a pair of Tourmaster Solution boots that I bought a couple of years ago.  Waterproof, well made.  They're everywhere on the internet for $116 and never seem to go on sale.  They're a real good value.  IMHO
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: leisyman on June 17, 2011, 12:05:04 pm
EEEEEWWWWWWWW
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: bbroj on June 17, 2011, 12:32:25 pm
[url]http://www.hotboots.com/west.html[/url] ([url]http://www.hotboots.com/west.html[/url])

 :o      ;D


I don't know if I should be embarrased or proud that the guy in the first pic is on a bike that liiks like mine!?!? I know one thing for sure, I would NEVER dress like that, let alone ride like that!
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: GeeBeav on June 17, 2011, 04:36:07 pm
In case anybody was getting any ideas, it says -

"West is married and not available."





Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: sherob on June 17, 2011, 04:39:30 pm
That guy needs tighter pants!  :o

I have a pair of Tourmaster Solution boots that I bought a couple of years ago.  Waterproof, well made.  They're everywhere on the internet for $116 and never seem to go on sale.  They're a real good value.  IMHO

Good boot for the $$$... I buy these or Oxtar/TCX Matrix's.  Both are great waterproof boots... the later seem to be warmer in the winter.
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: Ron Dawg on June 17, 2011, 05:11:47 pm
Hey! It's the Honorable Gentleman from NY, ex-Congressman Weiner!
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: Zman on June 17, 2011, 06:38:44 pm
That picture is plain just wrong!!!

There was another pretty good boot thread, can't remember if it was before or after the crash.....
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: bbroj on June 17, 2011, 08:35:13 pm
I'm actually looking at the Joe Rocket Sonic boot right now, any experience with these? The Tourmaster and TCX look almost identical, anyone know if they may be the same manufacturer? My wife wears TCX boots and likes them alot, though hers are not waterproof.
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: sherob on June 17, 2011, 08:56:03 pm
The Tourmaster and TCX are made by different companies... totally different materials, double the price on the TCX too, if you can find them.
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: txfatboy on June 17, 2011, 09:37:36 pm
I'll never be able to look at my Connie the same way again.......... Anyone have a good acid eye wash??? :yikes:
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: kathybrj on June 18, 2011, 06:35:58 am
[url]http://www.hotboots.com/west.html[/url] ([url]http://www.hotboots.com/west.html[/url])

 :o      ;D


Shucks...he's married......to whom or what is the question! :yikes:

I'm thinkin' he might be Catholic.....
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: oldsmoboat on June 18, 2011, 07:11:49 am
I'm actually looking at the Joe Rocket Sonic boot right now, any experience with these? The Tourmaster and TCX look almost identical, anyone know if they may be the same manufacturer? My wife wears TCX boots and likes them alot, though hers are not waterproof.
No personal experience.  But I see a lot of negative comments on Joe Rocket products in general.
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: sherob on June 18, 2011, 11:57:56 am
No personal experience.  But I see a lot of negative comments on Joe Rocket products in general.


I had a pair of JR overpants several years back... not the worst product I ever owned, but I wouldn't but them again. 

Seems the Sonic boot is not all that waterproof, and has had some quality issues too...  do some research and reviews on them.

You might want to do some reading here...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-boots/ (http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-boots/)
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: sherob on June 18, 2011, 12:07:14 pm
[url]http://www.hotboots.com/west.html[/url] ([url]http://www.hotboots.com/west.html[/url])

 :o      ;D


That ruined my coffee... and keyboard!  :o
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: bouts on June 18, 2011, 02:57:52 pm
Those pictures, I need brain bleach, my kingdom for brain bleach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm in the market for riding boots too, the ones I wear now tend to get stuck on the fairing the odd time.  And my feet aren't that big either
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: ZG on June 18, 2011, 06:06:43 pm
Hey! It's the Honorable Gentleman from NY, ex-Congressman Weiner!

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: MizzouMike on June 18, 2011, 06:30:29 pm
Hey! It's the Honorable Gentleman from NY, ex-Congressman Weiner!

Did you get that picture in a tweet too?    :rotflmao:

I know two years from now someone will search this in the archive and not have a clue what we are talking about, but it is really funny now!
Title: Re: Shopping for boots...
Post by: Ron Dawg on June 18, 2011, 06:53:28 pm
Nah, but I'll bet Jim M is saying, "what about the boots?????????" :banghead: