Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ottawa ON, Canada
I have a pair of ancient Joe Rocket Rhyno boots that are well over a decade old. Not waterproof, no armor, and a lot of the velcro is gone, but they are more comfortable than running shoes and provide better abraision resistance. I have a pair of SIDI race boots that are about 5 years old that I got used on eBay. Lots of scuffs, lots of armor, not waterproof, and they hurt your feet to walk in, but they are the BEST while on the bike. I have a pair of SIDI touring boots, 6 years old, not waterproof, some scuffing, very light, no armor, but a nice compromise sometimes. Lastly my Gaerne touring boots. 4 years old, Not as waterproof as once were, but armor and comfortable enough to walk around in.
My advice, get more than one pair of boots. A good pair to use on long trips, an armored pair for around town or rapid weekend rips. Perhaps a lighter pair for when you think you can get away with that. Always let them fully dry out when wet, and get them repaired at the first sign of separation or tear.
'03 DL1000 - "The Vee"
Mod list - Oxford heated overgrips. Garmin GPS w/Aquabox RAM mount. Mirror extenders. Givi V35 saddlebags, engine guards, and Kappa top box. Adventure Tech fork brace, wheel spacer, sidestand foot, and peg lowering kit. Gafler braided front brake & clutch lines. K&N air filter. Pyramid Fenda Extenda. GO Cruise throttle lock. Touratech folding shift lever. Rad guard. GSXR 4 piston brakes with SV Racing brackets. Yosh timing cover. SW Motech center stand and crossbar. Eastern Beaver headlight relay. 12 O'Clock Labs Speedo DRD. Werks clutch basket. Corbin seat.