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Offline bbroj

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Shopping for boots...
« 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.
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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 07:43:20 am »

Offline tvpierce

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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #2 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
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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 12:05:04 pm »
EEEEEWWWWWWWW

Offline bbroj

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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 12:32:25 pm »
http://www.hotboots.com/west.html

 :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!
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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 04:36:07 pm »
In case anybody was getting any ideas, it says -

"West is married and not available."





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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #6 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.
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Offline Ron Dawg

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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 05:11:47 pm »
Hey! It's the Honorable Gentleman from NY, ex-Congressman Weiner!
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Offline Zman

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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #8 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.....

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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #9 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.
'12 C-14, Vance and Hines CS One muffler, lowered pegs, tank bra, bar risers, Phil's Farkles rack with Givi V46 top box, fender extender, Bucks tail brights, Canyon Cages and much more to come!
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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #10 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.
Rob
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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #11 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:
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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2011, 06:35:58 am »
http://www.hotboots.com/west.html

 :o      ;D


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

I'm thinkin' he might be Catholic.....
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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Shopping for boots...
« Reply #14 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/
Rob
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