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post #1 of 102 Old 09-29-2010, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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riding boots for v-strom

does anyone know of a comfortable pair of riding boots that work well with the v-stom?
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post #2 of 102 Old 09-29-2010, 05:44 PM
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You need to add some details - there are literally hundreds of options. A pair that fits, do you need waterproof or vented? Do you have really big feet, mens or womens (less selection in womens) street only or off road. Pretty much any motorcycle boot will work, depends on your needs (and colour preference!)
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I typically wear my HiTech waterproof hiking boots. They come up over the ankle and are comfortable to hike in.

The only issue I have had is during heavy rains. I think the water comes in through my sock or around the upper part of the tongue and the boot really loads up with water even with the Frog Toggs on.

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man,s boot - sims like to me the angle is hard to shift with regular work boots, but maybe i need to give it more time to get used to it. would like to have waterproof but not a must, for street riding.

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Motorcycle boots have protection specifically designed for the forces in a crash - unlike work boots. They also tend to have lower profile toes to fit under the shifter easier. The height of the shifter is adjustable to help. Webbikeworld.com has reviews on footwear (among other good stuff). I use Alpinestars Web goretex boots and like them - they fit my narrow feet well and are waterproof.
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Alpinestar Web Goretex is a great place to start. I wear a 12.5 medium width and got a size 13/48. Extremely comfortable, have kept my feet warm and dry in all weather conditions. I'm very happy with mine and would buy again.

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I wear Alpinestars Scout boots - waterproof and very, very comfy. I did have adjust the shifter up a bit when I first got the boots, but they've broken in nicely and I recently adjusted it back down.
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Stealth boots...

If you ride to work and you work in an office, these look just like dress shoes as long as you don't pull your pants leg up too far...

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Boots are rider specific, not bike specific.

I'm super happy with my alpinestars web goretex.
The sidi onroad sympatex are also amazing.
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