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post #1 of 37 Old 11-17-2012, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Can't wear riding boots

I can't even get my feet in Sidi's. I've got a wide weird shape foot. I tried Tourmaster Solution 2.0 in wide. I's the only wide in real riding boots that I know of. Could barely get my feet in them. Currently I'm using hiking boots that are just about shot. Any chance of riding boots I haven't heard of or some non-riding boot alternative? I'm really wanting some decent protection for an unscheduled get off.

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post #2 of 37 Old 11-17-2012, 08:55 AM
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Cruiserworks used to make an extra wide boot, but the new owners of the company no longer list it. I have two pairs so I should be all set until I'm too old to ride. I wear a 13-5E. I've been trying to get Hitchcock Shoes in Hingham, MA to build wide motorcycle boots. If you have wide feet, you prolly know of them.

The only problem with the Cruiserworks boots is they have no armor.

The Tourmaster Solutions (first generation) are a very tight fit for me, but I've had two pairs that are usable with thin socks and buying a size up (14W). They don't last long in my experience, but they're cheap enough.

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Firstgear's new boots for next year are supposed to be made a little wider. There is a pretty good video on Revzilla's site.


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post #4 of 37 Old 11-17-2012, 10:07 AM
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boots for fat feet

i, also, suffer the WIDE FOOT problem (11EEEE)

i've tried quite a few styles & brands w/ no real satisfaction

in the dirt, i wear a pair of Chippewa Loggers:

Chippewa Boots Rugged Outdoor Logger

on the street, i wear a pair of Bates Police boots:

Men's GX-8 GORE-TEX® Insulated Side Zip Work Boots - BatesFootwear.com

needless to say, i've had many un-planned incidents while riding in the dirt & so far haven't suffered any serious injuries

as for riding on the street, i have had 1 serious incident when i got t-boned & my feet & ankles were not injured

the Bates boots are waterproof and they walk rather comfortably

the Chippewa's are waterproof, as long as i keep them well greased & don't step off in water over the tops

just an old man's solution to the never ending dilemma

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Own Alpinestars Scouts and Tourmaster Sloutions. Scouts are cut wider, more expensive but warmer, waterproof and better protection. No idea if they would work for you.

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You might consider military or police tactical boots. The come in a variety of sizes and widths. Most are waterproof and have side zips, and they're all very light. Bates makes some good ones, as does Wolverine, Rocky and Danner.

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I am a Huge Fan of Danner boot. I wear them daily. I have 4 pair. I wear Strykers at work and Trooper 2's for rideing in winter and Desert Acadias for summer.

They are the only non-motorcycle spacific ATGATT that I wear while riding.

I used to wear Sidi Vertabe when I rode Sportbikes and was never real comfortable in them.

THe 3 times I have been down I was wearing Danners. Never had any foot or ankle injuries.

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You might consider military or police tactical boots. The come in a variety of sizes and widths.
Yeah, but none are sized wider than EE, which is what they call extra wide. You can make them fit by taking out the inner sole and using something thinner, but NOBODY makes real world 4E and 5E widths in boots, except for a few work boots in the Hitchcock Shoes catalog. Trust me, I've been looking for eight years.

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I am a Huge Fan of Danner boot.
What size are your feet? I'm only seeing EE on their website.

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