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Offline 2talltim

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Boot Shopping
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:37:44 pm »
My old Joe Rocket Big Bangs have seen better days after 3 seasons, so time to upgrade. I'm looking for waterproof touring boots that will also work for everyday riding. Dont really need them insulated due to the fact that i'm a fair weather rider. Like to stay at or below $150( can go higher and hope to find them on sale or cheaper through Nate at RD). Let me know what y'all have or have tried or recommend. What works well on the connie?...AND GO!...................
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Offline AZ-ZG

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 08:33:03 pm »
Can't meet your price point.   :-\

My boots are also old and I will be replacing my Summer pair.

Winter, I wear Sidi Strada goretex with fluffy wool socks.

My Sidi Strada air, good to about 50 degrees and now seven years old, will be replaced with Sidi Cobra  Air.

With the perforations I don't expect them be as warm to the same temp but it's casual.

Daily rider. Commuting. Touring. Speeding through the country. :-!

I've found the boots for me!  ;-)

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 09:12:57 pm »
I have the Alpinestars "Web GoreTex" boots, which I got for $180 on sale.  Still above your suggested price but I love them.  Perhaps you can find a sale or something.  I think most places sell for less than the SRP.   I ride here in the Pacific Northwet and I've had them for about a year and a half, never leaked, warm enough for me, not to hot in the summer.

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 09:15:43 pm »
Can't meet your price point.   :-\

My boots are also old and I will be replacing my Summer pair.

Winter, I wear Sidi Strada goretex with fluffy wool socks.

My Sidi Strada air, good to about 50 degrees and now seven years old, will be replaced with Sidi Cobra  Air.

With the perforations I don't expect them be as warm to the same temp but it's casual.

Daily rider. Commuting. Touring. Speeding through the country. :-!

I've found the boots for me!  ;-)

Happy shopping!

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 05:22:07 am »
check out motorcyclegear.com and motorcyclecloseouts.com

You can get decent touring boots on clearance for $150, but once you've tried $300 boots it is hard to go cheap.  I was wearing the TCX infinity Gore-Tex boots when I got bucked off my dual sport and am very happy with the protection they provided.  They are also completely waterproof and comfortable.  I wear them on all my bikes.
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 06:50:52 am »
Work boots for the dry, about $75, rubber boots for the wet, about $25. Frugal.
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 06:53:53 am »
Just your basic boots from Wally World or Academy is all I need, and all I will spend money on.

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 08:21:17 am »
check out motorcyclegear.com and motorcyclecloseouts.com

You can get decent touring boots on clearance for $150, but once you've tried $300 boots it is hard to go cheap.  I was wearing the TCX infinity Gore-Tex boots when I got bucked off my dual sport and am very happy with the protection they provided.  They are also completely waterproof and comfortable.  I wear them on all my bikes.

+1 

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 11:11:56 am »
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


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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2014, 11:13:35 am »
Just your basic boots from Wally World or Academy is all I need, and all I will spend money on.

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.
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2014, 12:42:47 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.
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 12:48:33 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.


A big +1 to this!!!  :goodpost:


When I was younger I wrecked my Gixxer wearing some Nike hikers, broke my leg in 3 places, 2 of them compound, everything from the top of the hiking boot up for about 4 inches required a ton of skin repair work...  :'(


Ever since that day I always wear high quality motorcycle boots, gear is not a good place to go cheap IMO.


Oh, and by the way, Gumby left me for dead in a ditch and kept going... But I forgive him, but he really should be buying all my beers for the rest of my life...  :o ;) ;D :grouphug: :chugbeer:

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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 01:19:53 pm »
Gumby riding a stolen bike?
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 01:27:54 pm »
Gumby riding a stolen bike?


Bet it was a Suzuki too
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Re: Boot Shopping
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2014, 02:06:57 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.


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

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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.   
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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.

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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