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Time for new boots
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alprider Offline
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Post: #11
RE: Time for new boots
I prefer membrane not bcos rain...no bcos my sweatfoots....!

Only once did I think I have to save ... never again !
(This post was last modified: 11-26-2017 01:40 AM by alprider.)
11-26-2017 01:35 AM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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Post: #12
RE: Time for new boots
(11-26-2017 12:54 AM)Rolls Wrote:  Good question, Cormanus. I have very little data to go by, though. They’re a thick leather, so I have my doubts in an all-day ride in the rain. With our dry climate here, in four years I’ve only ridden through a few storms and never more than an hour, but for that light rain duty, they do quite well.

Thanks Rolls. I've a suspicion that, unless leather is really well treated, water will eventually get through it. My boots fill up when confronted with serious and sustained rain, so I've given up and bought some waterproof overboots that seem to work pretty well.
11-26-2017 02:07 AM
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alprider Offline
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Post: #13
RE: Time for new boots
grease regularly helps a lot
11-26-2017 02:23 AM
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pdedse Online
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Post: #14
RE: Time for new boots
http://www.aerostich.com/clothing/footwe...boots.html

I bought these about 10, 11 years ago when they were $267, so they've gone up a bit in price. I ride year round in Oregon where we get more rain than not in the winter, and my feet have yet to get wet or cold with these on. They are not the best to walk around in all day, but not a problem if into a store, to/from work desk, a short hike. But usually at work I switch into more comfy shoes. They are laceless and the the cam-clasps and drawstring work flawlessly, no problems getting on / off in quick fashion. I had them resoled about 5 years ago. I use the auqaseal leather treatment and that seals them nicely.

No problems braking / shifting on the CB1100.

I really like them and would buy another pair...maybe in another 10 years or so.
(This post was last modified: 11-26-2017 08:56 PM by pdedse.)
11-26-2017 08:56 PM
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dsan1964 Offline
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Post: #15
Time for new boots
I have Alpinestar touring boot. Great boots. Rain ect..İmage
(This post was last modified: 11-26-2017 09:00 PM by dsan1964.)
11-26-2017 08:57 PM
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Rboe Offline
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Phx, AZ
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Post: #16
RE: Time for new boots
When I was in the same position last year I was all set to get a pair of Forma's since they came highly recommended for walking. But I bought these: https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/sidi-all-...-tex-boots

Because I wanted the extra protection they offer. I have a pair of Sidi Adventure boots I've crashed in and they did extremely well. I rarely wear them as my feet have gone up in size which makes them hard to walk in.

I also have a pair of Tourmaster touring boots. I don't recall ever wearing them in a gully washer like the Sidi's have been through (which kept me dry). They are OK, they are not Sidi's.

2013 Honda CB1100
2012 Moto Guzzi Griso SE
2008 Honda XR650L
11-26-2017 09:33 PM
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LongRanger Offline
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Evergreen, CO
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Post: #17
RE: Time for new boots
I replaced my 12-year old Sidi On-Roads this year with a pair of Sidi Armada's. They are very comfortable, guaranteed waterproof for life (GoreTex), easy to ride in, and reasonably priced. I tried a few different sizes at my local dealer but found them online in Italy for $125 less than MSRP in the U.S. They arrived in a week.

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11-26-2017 10:22 PM
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Houtman Online
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Post: #18
RE: Time for new boots
I have often found that you can buy motorcycle gear much cheaper outside the USA .
For boots I bought Daytona GTX but needed them in a wide size , not available here ; bought them in Germany for a lot less .
Same with my Held gloves and rain pants , the right size at hundreds of $$$ less than from USA sellers.
11-27-2017 04:57 AM
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Rocky Offline
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Post: #19
RE: Time for new boots
(11-26-2017 08:57 PM)dsan1964 Wrote:  I have Alpinestar touring boot. Great boots. Rain ect..İmage

I recommend Alpinestars too.
Back around 2008/09 Triumph motorcycle boots were made by Alpinestars. I bought a pair in 2009 and they have lasted very well and taken a lot of rain and abuse over the years.

Still rockin', rollin', and ridin' after all these years
'67 BSA 441 VR, '70 Triumph Tiger 100, '02 Honda CB900F, '06 Triumph T100 Bonneville, '14 Honda CB1100A
(This post was last modified: 11-27-2017 05:49 AM by Rocky.)
11-27-2017 05:48 AM
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Jim21680 Offline
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Post: #20
RE: Time for new boots
I'm another fan of Alpinestars, and I'd definitely recommend features like waterproof & Gore-Tex. In my opinion, I think those two things are well-worth the price. Plus, like others have said, motorcycle boots seem to last a very, very long time. I bought mine in 2003, and they're still in great shape. For that reason, don't be afraid to spend a little extra on them if need be.
11-27-2017 09:07 AM
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