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post #1 of 18 Old 09-09-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Help need hot weather boots

Looking for a pair of hot weather boots that offer good protection and support. Been doing tons of Google searches with little success, so figured it was time to ask my fellow Vstromers. Looking for boot to be worn off the pavement. Currently have a pair o Alpenstar Scouts, concerned they will be to hot for an upcoming trip to the deserts of the SW. Thanks in advance.
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They won't offer the best protection, but the Thor 50/50's are nice boots if you're not doing any hardcore stuff.

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Rev'it air blend

Not for heavy off-road, but pretty stout. Get synthetic socks - helps alot.
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1) You are in Anchorage? Perhaps you should define what you mean by "hot".

2) Are you addressing a known or an anticipated problem. Folks talk about hot weather and boots, but I don't ever recall having a foot-heating problem that wasn't minor compared to the overheating experienced elsewhere. I wear full Aerostich Combat Touring Boots and have never noticed a "hot foot" in temps over 100F. Quite the opposite, these boots seem overly cool at even moderate temps. I think that for more than most issues, YMMV.

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Yes I am in Anchorage, but am in the process of planning a 40 day trip next summer to the Rocky Mtns and the deserts of Utah, Arizona. Expect 90+ temps. I have never ridden in those temps. Maybe it is not an issue?
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They won't offer the best protection, but the Thor 50/50's are nice boots if you're not doing any hardcore stuff.
I second that - they're no MX boot, but plenty burly for off road action. They're not waterproof at all, but they don't incinerate your feet either! Thor kinda nailed it on naming it the 50/50.

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Not for heavy off-road, but pretty stout. Get synthetic socks - helps alot.
socks are the key, baby. SmartWool year-round will help you out a lot.

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If they dont fit properly and are not comfy, nothing else matters.

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Wow - from Anchorage to the deserts of Arizona, you are sure to suffer a climate shock. Boots, so long as they are comfortable and you wear quality socks should not be a problem.

Helmet, jacket and gloves will be.

For riding in the south you should get yourself a vented enduro type jacket with ventilation zips and a removable liner, preferably with elbow, back and shoulder protection, a lightweight dual purpose helmet with plenty of vents and a pair of comfortable vented gloves. Dirt bike gloves are great but do not offer much protection in a fall but there are plenty of good vented gloves available (but probably not in your local bike shop).:angel_12:

I moved from New Zealand to Queensland and it took me a while to adjust and to work out appropriate riding gear. Drink more.

Have a great trip and don't forget to include Tombstone, Old Tucson, and the Red River Valley Road.
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A key to comfortable feet in hot weather is the socks you wear. The best are socks made of a moisture wicking material such as UltaMax or similar. Sportsman's Warehouse has a good selection. Avoid cotton socks as they tend to soak up and retain moisture, making your feet hot. As for boots, get boots that fit well but aren't too snug, as your feet will swell up when it gets hot, especially on the side facing the sun.

Mesh riding jackets with armor in the shoulders, back and elbow area are great for hot weather riding, and a great addition to that is an evaporative cooling vest. You soak them in water for a few minutes so the granules inside soak up the water, then the breeze flowing through as you ride acts much like an air conditioner, keeping you cool. In Arizona and southern Utah, expect temperatures to be higher than the 90's. And don't forget sunscreen!!

By the way, The Motorcycle Shop on Potter Dr. in Anchorage has a pretty good selection of riding apparel, including gloves. You might also check Alaska Leather and see what Barb has.

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