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post #1 of 16 Old 09-28-2009, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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short goretex boots

Hey, it's my first post on the forum! Hopefully it's a simple question.

I'm looking for a short (just above the ankle) goretex riding boot that doesn't use velcro to fasten (it wears out too quickly IMHO). Twenty-some-odd years ago when I last had a bike I'd get wet feet and hated it. With all the experience on this forum I'm betting there's some of you that would have some good suggestions.

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-28-2009, 04:42 PM
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Here's a great place to order stuff from...and they look like they have what you want.

http://www.newenough.com/browse/view...ct_images/2118

Just FYI though...I've have my taller boots with velcro for two years...and the velcro still looks like new. I wouldn't totally be against a boot just because of it...and it's better than laces...that break, or could get caught it your chain...I'm just sayin...

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not to be judgmental

But.....What the hell good are ankle high Waterproof boots??:rolleyes:

But in the interest of being helpful try these :
http://muckboots.com/hosr.htm

Or these: http://muckboots.com/jbr.htm

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Short boots will leak over the top ... so why bother with expensive Goretex boots?

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I like the Sidi line of riding boots. They are worth a look.
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+1 on all of the above. Badtraindriver has a good recommendation on newenough.com. I like Sidis too.

I understand that broken ankles are one of the most frequent moto injuries. I can just see a foot peg gouging in from the top of a short boot. Suggest you get good protective boots. Modern boot velcro should last at least 5 years.

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The excellent Cruiserworks short boot is on sale at Ebay, half price at $115 in several sizes. This is a heckuva deal, I bought the Touring boots. I also have a pair of Sidi boots which are excellent. Always waterproof although one has to wear rain pants in heavy rain to prevent the boots from filling up with water that comes in over the top.

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Thanks for the feedback! I think your comments about the short boots for safety are good points. I probably should have mentioned that the purpose of the short boots was for in town messing around, going to work, and "oops, got caught in the rain" type of riding. I think for trips (street/dirt) the full boot would probably be best.

BTD - I saw those today online and they seemed the best of the short ones.

Now, if I can just get my dollars together to get my bike! :biggrin5:

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I have two pairs of boots for different riding occasions.

Tourmaster Response SC (short cut) for day rides or when I plan to ride and walk. They are very comfortable with excellent ankle protection. They lace up and have a flap over the laces with velcro. I have worn these on tour, and been caught in the rain--they are waterproof. Unfortunately, if your rain pants ride up on your leg, the rain will run down into the boot. That's the only drawback for touring with any make of short cut boot. http://tourmaster.com/xcart/catalog/...ot-p-83_7.html.

My Tourmaster Solutions are my touring boots. They are a full boot with a zipper closure and velcro tab for a flap covering the zipper. Very comfortable after break-in, okay to walk around in, but not as comfortable for walking as the Response or regular shoes. Very waterproof. On my 6,200-mile big adventure this summer, I rode about 500 miles in rain and my feet stayed perfectly dry. http://tourmaster.com/xcart/catalog/...ot-p-82_7.html.

Keeping boots in good shape also keeps them waterproof longer--boot polish and mink oil. Keeps them looking good too.

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My Tourmaster Solutions are my touring boots. They are a full boot with a zipper closure and velcro tab for a flap covering the zipper. Very comfortable after break-in, okay to walk around in, but not as comfortable for walking as the Response or regular shoes. Very waterproof. On my 6,200-mile big adventure this summer, I rode about 500 miles in rain and my feet stayed perfectly dry. http://tourmaster.com/xcart/catalog/...ot-p-82_7.html
Those look like nice boots for a decent price. You often hear waterproof boots can get hot in summer. What's your experience with these?
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