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post #21 of 29 Old 02-24-2016, 03:41 PM
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The issue I have with waterproof boots is they keep the water IN
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The issue I have with waterproof boots is they keep the water IN
Same with me. I get caught in the Florida daily afternoon showers occasionally and by the time I get home my waterproof boots have a cup or so of water in them.

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Same with me. I get caught in the Florida daily afternoon showers occasionally and by the time I get home my waterproof boots have a cup or so of water in them.
The boots may be waterproof, but depending on your pants and other scenarios, the boots can still get full of water? I have the Alpine Stars Web Gor-Tex boots.....and I can assure if used right, they are in fact waterproof.
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depending on what I have worn for pants, I've had water inside my boots, but never with my Kathmandu pants



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The boots may be waterproof, but depending on your pants and other scenarios, the boots can still get full of water? I have the Alpine Stars Web Gor-Tex boots.....and I can assure if used right, they are in fact waterproof.
Yes, I meant when I wasn't wearing waterproof pants. I tend to wear mesh in the summer so the water goes right through, runs down my legs and fills up my boots.

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The boots may be waterproof, but depending on your pants and other scenarios, the boots can still get full of water? I have the Alpine Stars Web Gor-Tex boots.....and I can assure if used right, they are in fact waterproof.
Have the same boots and love them! Made the switch from Danner's when a low-speed low-side effectively demonstrated how a regular hiking-type boot does nothing to prevent ankle hyper-extension. (Only going about 15 mph yet was gimped up for about a month!)

I've periodically given the A-Stars a healthy dose of Kiwi Camp-Dry, seems to work. That and always wearing decent socks, like Randy-O mentioned.

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The instructions that came with my SIDI leather boots from several years ago said to treat them with WD40 !

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I've been using Frye Leather Conditioning Cream, on the can it says "Weatherproofing Dressing" bought on Amazon on my Forma Adventure boots. Seems to work well, I haven't had the chance yet to wear them in a real gully washer down pour but have had them in drizzle to steady rain for hours and so far dry as a bone. I use a soft tooth brush to work it in well along the seams and a soft cloth to work it in on the flat areas, let them sit for 30 minutes or so and then wipe off the excess.

If I get the chance or maybe an unfortunate occasion to ride a really hard rain for extended period of time, I'll do a followup on how well the Frye product works. But so far so good.

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