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post #1 of 30 Old 08-05-2016, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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It was just a short ride, so I didn't bother with my riding boots. Coming to a stop leaving the neighborhood I went to put my foot down and it was stuck - the lace had caught on the clutch slave bleeder. Not a good feeling. I said to myself, "Self, we are NOT going down." So I jammed my foot down hard, broke the lace, and got my foot down with not a millisecond to spare. Got a nasty bruise on my ankle and learned my lesson about riding in street shoes.
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post #2 of 30 Old 08-05-2016, 11:56 PM
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Been there.... I wear my boots now for every trip short of driving it into the garage, lol!
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Another good trick is to wear your jeans outside your boots then, when you put your foot down, the jeans cuff gets caught on the footpeg and down you go.
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Been there.... I wear my boots now for every trip short of driving it into the garage, lol!
What..No CROCS !
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It was just a short ride, so I didn't bother with my riding boots. Coming to a stop leaving the neighborhood I went to put my foot down and it was stuck - the lace had caught on the clutch slave bleeder. Not a good feeling. I said to myself, "Self, we are NOT going down." So I jammed my foot down hard, broke the lace, and got my foot down with not a millisecond to spare. Got a nasty bruise on my ankle and learned my lesson about riding in street shoes.


This exact thing happened to me a month or two ago. I ride to work so I wear my work shoes not my riding boots. I went to put my foot down at a traffic light but my laces got caught on something down there. I yanked my foot so hard and it came off but it was close. Laces are one thing that is a no-no on a motorcycle.

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Grown men with laces? Haven't y'all heard of Velcro straps? Or boots with zippers?
The big loose loops on Tennis shoes are classic foot traps. It's happened to most of us.....in our youth!
I absolutely hated that sinking feeling!
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tennie laces are always MUCH too long. the first time on, i tie with short bows and cut off the access. i know, no aglet, but MUCH less likely to tangle.

my other riding shoes are kinda like slip-on work shoes with medium heavy soles. not ATGATT approved, i'm sure.

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That happened to me the day I picked up my 650 I was running late and no time to change shoes. Third stop sign and the sneaker lace was caught on the shifter! Got it off and won't do that again.

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I like riding my Harley with flip flops
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