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Old 01-12-2013, 02:55 AM
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Dang...mythbusted!.. I'm still sticking to non steel-toe boots. :P
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:01 PM
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About a year ago a young man I know was involved in a fairly minor accident , he escaped relatively unharmed with one glaring exception, his right foot got mangled. He was wearing tennis shoes( I know). It got me thinking about what I was wearing, a pair of over the ankle leather work shoes. Now I wear Tourmaster Solution 2.0 boots faithfully. Armor everywhere, comfortable and affordable.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:21 PM
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he escaped relatively unharmed with one glaring exception, his right foot got mangled. He was wearing tennis shoes( I know).
Does he still ride with tennis shoes?

A hard lesson to learn. It all seems so safe until you have the accident, then you wonder what you were thinking.

I have the Sidi Discovery Rain boots. These suckers will last me forever. Very comfortable and lots of protection. I wish they had hard ankle protection though. I think that is the only thing missing on these.

Buy the best you can afford. Even better. Spend the money you don't have. Your feet are worth it.

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Does he still ride with tennis shoes?
He quit riding altogether. There is more to the story though. He has a brother who was giving a girl a ride and he didn't have a second helmet so he gave the girl his. You can see where this is going, yup he had a collision with a car. Totaled the bike and the car and wound up in a coma. Now the kid is brain damaged. Really I don't lecture people about their choices. But I know this family and this has been devastating to them. All this damage could have been prevented by protective gear. It's not hard to do, it doesn't have to be expensive, but it can be life changing. Okay I'll get off my soapbox now.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:41 PM
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Yeah, I just upgraded my boots. Was wearing a low (mid shin) boot but have wanted to upgrade for some time now. Just a matter of saving up for a nice pair. I think the statistics show the ankle/foot as the most common injury.
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here's what riding in shoes bought me



and possibly a limp for life. one year post 2nd surgery, still can't walk straight and have pretty awful pain at times. life's a bitch and taxidrivers suck dick. but, had i been wearing my $500 Gaerne's I would have walked the hell away...
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and possibly a limp for life. one year post 2nd surgery, still can't walk straight and have pretty awful pain at times. life's a bitch and taxidrivers suck dick. but, had i been wearing my $500 Gaerne's I would have walked the hell away...
Wow TEEVEE!! I feel ya man i have some sidi air boots and some knarly ass thor mx boots at home!

I had a 4 mm dissection of the talus. Right where a ligament pulls next to so its ultra painful. It is getting better, foot don't work right all the time but its starting to get together. I toughed out another 11 hour shift in a new pair of boots also so very tender tonight. The doctors i saw wanted to put 1 scew in to the bone piece to hold it in place because he told me that part of the ankle doesn't heal well. I had to pay for it at the moment and i asked how much for a screw and he said 10k. By this time i had wasted a month trying to get a specialist to look at my ankle and got a CT scan of the ankle. Now i could really see what was up and i opted for no screw and a walking boot cast! But this little knee scooter was my best friend for almost a month.
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