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Time for new boots
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Django Offline
High Mileage

Germany
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Post: #21
RE: Time for new boots
I moved from Alpinestars to Daytona. Quality is better. My last Alpinestars lasted only 2 years, then the zipper was broken. Sad

https://www.daytona.de/en/?setLang=2

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11-27-2017 09:42 AM
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dsan1964 Offline
Running Like a Top

california
Posts: 348
Joined: Aug 2015
Post: #22
Time for new boots
I bought my Apinestars on eBay worn twice... couldn't tell. 50 bucks...


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11-27-2017 12:15 PM
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nhawk7504 Offline
Running Like a Top

Boston
Posts: 529
Joined: Sep 2013
Post: #23
RE: Time for new boots
My Daytona boots lasted 15 years. I literally went through the sole on them recently. Comfy enough to wear around off the bike. I bought the non waterproof ones but my feet never got wet in the rain.
11-28-2017 09:28 AM
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Henrik Offline
Running Like a Top

Switzerland
Posts: 376
Joined: Aug 2014
Post: #24
RE: Time for new boots
I have found through a number of friends (and there seems to be a few on here too) once you go Daytona you don't go back. They are amazing boots. They may not look as flashy as some other brands like Alpinestar etc., but they just work.
11-28-2017 10:18 AM
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bigsheep Offline
Running Like a Top

Hamilton, ON
Posts: 270
Joined: Nov 2016
Post: #25
RE: Time for new boots
Wow! Thanks for all the recommendations guys, lots to think about and look into.

2013 CB1100
2014 Honda CTX700N
11-30-2017 06:24 AM
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3rdbike Offline
1st Service Completed

Albuquerque, NM USA
Posts: 56
Joined: Dec 2017
Post: #26
RE: Time for new boots
I've been wearing Wesco boots since '93, my first pair are about ready for a rebuild. Jobmaster for work, The Boss for riding.

https://www.wescoboots.com/builder/default.aspx
12-20-2017 10:27 PM
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Guth Online
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Portland, OR
Posts: 3,144
Joined: Apr 2013
Post: #27
RE: Time for new boots
I bought the same Aerostich boots as pdedse a few years ago. I'll never wear them out.

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
12-21-2017 01:12 AM
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W/R Offline
1st Service Completed

New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 195
Joined: May 2017
Post: #28
RE: Time for new boots
I have discovered that with my newly fused lower spine I can no longer reach my feet to lace up my Cdn Army issue combat boots that I have been wearing for riding since 1991 (the Army gives you new ones when they wear out), or any footwear with laces really. I get to transition to Velcro shoes at the ripe old age of 45 - Sweet!!

Can anyone recommend a pair of boots with a side zip/Velcro closure (for ease of on and off) that does not have a waterproof membrane? Gortex boots make my feet sweat too much.

The front runner right are the Chippewa boots that Rolls posted.

Thanks.

2014 CB1100A
2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XT
2007 CRF450X
2003 HD Night Train with sidecar
12-21-2017 05:59 AM
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The ferret Offline
Forum Moderator

Ohio
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Joined: Apr 2013
Post: #29
RE: Time for new boots
a lot of the new Tactical type boots look lace up but zip from the side. I have seen them at Bass Pro and Cabelas. Multiple manufactures and styles

http://www.cabelas.com/product/SPEED-URB...s?slotId=4

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
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12-21-2017 07:53 AM
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W/R Offline
1st Service Completed

New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 195
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Post: #30
RE: Time for new boots
Thanks Ferret but I would warn anyone looking to use this style of boot for motorcycling as they offer no protection and are quite flimsily made.

They aren't suitable for military operations either, at least not the kind I did. I was issued 5.11 desert boots for my last tour to Afghanistan - I tried them on and promptly threw them in a closet and got a pair of desert Lowas. I could feel every rock through the bottoms.

They are quite comfy for normal desk type jobs in the Army but that's it.

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2007 CRF450X
2003 HD Night Train with sidecar
12-21-2017 08:42 AM
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