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post #1 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Which motocross boots?

I'd like boots with more crash protection, and I'm looking into motocross boots. I've heard good things about Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex, except that the upper cuff might be too big for a slender pants leg to fit over. About $370 from Germany or The Netherlands via fleabay, or $550 from a vendor here with the right of exchange.

Or the Alpinestars Tech line.


Any suggestions of what to buy or what to avoid will be appreciated. I'm about 2 hours away from any shops with much of an inventory, and I don't know of any in the Seattle/Tacoma area with much of this stock, anyway. Maybe Cycle Gear in Tacoma, or Touratech in Seattle, or? I don't mind walking a short way in a stiff boot. I want a boot with crash protection that will also be comfy and shift & brake well. Rain protection is more important that hot weather comfort, and the Alpinestars might not offer any rain protection.

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post #2 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 01:49 AM
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I believe the Sidi Adventure is also available without the Gore-Tex liner for $100 less (uses Sidi's own water liner). I like the Sidi's quite a bit, but having handled them I find them to be more polymer than leather. User complaints about squeaks and other noises seem to confirm the polymer bits rubbing together. You being in a colder climate might find the noise unacceptable.

The Sidi's are definitely on MY list, but the Alpinestars' Toucan and the TCX X-Desert look really good as well. Wish I could find the TCX's here in Phoenix because I have a feeling they're the best pick of the three.

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post #3 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 02:34 AM
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Forma Adventure boots.

The Forma Adventure boots may suit you if you are not really wanting to go to a full motocross boot.

I bought a pair, they leaked- sent them back to the supplier and received a brand new pair- which definitely DON'T leak, I've stood in a fast flowing creek crossing without a drop getting in, the same day I rode in a big storm and got very wet... except for my feet!

A while back I also crash tested them by tumbling along the tar, no problem

Forma Adventure Boots by Atomic Moto

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post #4 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 11:13 AM
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How about the Aerostitch Combat boots or the Combat Lite boots?

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post #5 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 11:36 AM
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I'm loving my Sidi Discovery Rain boots ($350). The Sidi quality is very good. Comfortable and dry in any amount of rain. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair of Sidi boots.

Those Sidi Adventures look great.
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post #6 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 12:04 PM
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I like the Wulf and Oxtar brands, they are really good. I do believe the Sidi come up a little smaller. right now I have a pair of StylMartin, that are extremely comfortable that also don't look OTT riding a Wee on the road.
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post #7 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 12:07 PM
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A better option than full on MX boots is the various hybrids. A few have been noted above, I personally love the Alpinestars Scout. Absolutely awesome boot. Waterproof. Comfortable. Looks great. Super tough. Easy to walk in. Simple on and off. Breathes well so no funk. Fits under pants. Relatively inexpensive compared to other similar options.

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post #8 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 01:43 PM
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I really like the Sidi Adventure (and I have skinny legs). I switch between these and Combat Lites.

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post #9 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 02:43 PM
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Do you want motox or adventure boots? None of those adv boots have hinged ankle systems. They are just a heavy boot. Gaerne sg10 or 12's and Sidi crossfires would be my choice for a full on boot that you can still walk in.
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post #10 of 49 Old 11-30-2013, 06:32 PM
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Mx boots are very stiff and not really great for road riding. You could get some hinged boots but by & large mx boots will be bulky and also difficult to walk in off the bike. I'd look for some Sidi crossfire srs if you want that kind of protection. You can put 3 different soles on them, mx, supermoto & a cleated sole.
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