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Offline petepro

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2014, 04:08:52 pm »
I really like my Corbin high boots.  Too bad they don't make them anymore.   
I've had them for years and they are in great shape.   
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2014, 05:32:18 pm »
Story on that posted here. http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8228.msg99665#msg99665

And again, you need to remember we were maybe 20 years old, YOUNG and DUMB.

I bought a pair of boots like this years back. Keep your feet dry, but little to no protection.


I was wearing a pair similar...Vegas, they were... when I had a crash back in 2011. Broke all five bones in lower left foot. I now wear Sidi Canyons.
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2014, 05:56:04 pm »
I was wearing a pair similar...Vegas, they were... when I had a crash back in 2011. Broke all five bones in lower left foot. I now wear Sidi Canyons.

Yep, Vega touring boots. I just dug the pieces of :censored: out of the back of the closet to check.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/69/i/vega-touring-boots 

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2014, 06:00:39 pm »
Pretty good price on these. I haven't tried these, so I can't tell the quality. They claim to be waterproof.  http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/35780/i/tour-master-solution-wp-2-0-road-boots?SiteId=Criteo_Active_64-135&WT.mc_ID=11325


I'm on my second pair of these. The first pair, the stitching came loose in a couple of places on the right boot, left leaked like a sieve. The second pair, warranty replacements for the first pair, the right boot is good, left has a small leak.

They are comfortable, for walking and riding, seem to have protection, and light weight. I like 'em, their quality just really sucks.

Still better than most flip flops, though. ;)

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2014, 06:24:04 pm »
I have the Alpinestars "Web GoreTex" boots, which I got for $180 on sale.
these might be the frontrunners you're the 4th person to recommend them to me. my hookup at Riders Discount can get them to me for $179 delivered, need to go someplace that has them on the shelf and try them on first though

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 07:56:47 pm »
I have Cortech Latigos. About 140 at Revzilla. A lot of boot for the price.

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 08:33:43 pm »
I have Cortech Latigos. About 140 at Revzilla. A lot of boot for the price.
I can't get those for $134 with free ship, ill look into them

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2014, 09:01:42 pm »
Story on that posted here. http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8228.msg99665#msg99665

And again, you need to remember we were maybe 20 years old, YOUNG and DUMB.




So what about the free beers for life though?  ??? :-\

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014, 09:02:29 pm »
I really like my Corbin high boots.  Too bad they don't make them anymore.   
I've had them for years and they are in great shape.


Corbin used to make boots?  ???

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 09:20:26 pm »
True.  If you never wreck.  How much does foot surgery, and time off from work cost? 
Of course if you never wreck, you don't need a helmet or gloves, jacket, or pants either.

We always take chances riding. If someone feels it is necessary to buy all the gear possible then more power to them. I may be lucky, but out of the three accidents I have been in, over 36 years, boots really didn't contribute to protection. It was always the helmet and jackets. I always wear a jacket, helmet and gloves. The rest are blue jeans and either leather boots or my hiking boots. I do not feel under protected and beyond that I have good insurance.

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 09:23:59 pm »
So what about the free beers for life though?  ??? :-\

I'd go broke, you're worse than this guy.   :rotflmao:



I wore Danner boots for for years riding dual sports, but have you seen the price of these things now.  :o

http://www.danner.com/boots/

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 09:58:19 pm »
My good friend Tom got wiped out on the freeway last Thursday on his Wee-Strom.  A guy "lost control" of his car, slid across Tom's lane, hit the barrier, spun back and pushed him over.  At about 60 MPH.  His Shoei RF1100 took a small hit on the left side, his Aerostich suit got a small tear in the left bicep, his Aerostich Combat boots got some abrasions but other than a couple of small bruises, he's fine.  Bike/luggage got a little bent and some ground-off corners.

Did his gear pay for itself?  I don't know, but his wife, daughter, and I are glad he was protected.
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2014, 10:04:53 pm »
We always take chances riding. If someone feels it is necessary to buy all the gear possible then more power to them. I may be lucky, but out of the three accidents I have been in, over 36 years, boots really didn't contribute to protection. It was always the helmet and jackets. I always wear a jacket, helmet and gloves. The rest are blue jeans and either leather boots or my hiking boots. I do not feel under protected and beyond that I have good insurance.


Yep, that explains why all the motorcycle racers wear blue jeans and hiking boots...  ::)

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2014, 10:05:28 pm »
I'd go broke, you're worse than this guy.   :rotflmao:




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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 10:16:24 pm »

Yep, that explains why all the motorcycle racers wear blue jeans and hiking boots...  ::)

I'll be sure to remember that the next time I am on the track.