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|10-16-2011 03:28 PM|
Originally Posted by jsuchland View Post
My only beef with them is that the buckles can be finicky. One of them was somehow damaged, and is now a little hard to snap. I bent it back with small needlenose pliers, and it's been fine since last year, a little recalcitrance aside. They all clasp securely, and the velcro -- which is not integral to the closure system, unlike my Alpinestars "Web" boots -- has held up well also.
I would definitely recommend them. Follow the instructions re: buckling order, bottom to top, and they'll wear in very well.
|10-14-2011 11:36 PM|
|jsuchland||dtalk, any more reports about the Scouts? I'm strongly considering them for my next boot. Currently I wear some entry level Alpinestars boots that are waterproof and breathable. The model escapes me, but I do love them. Anyway, time to shop for new ones. Your feedback is appreciated!|
|06-10-2010 03:03 AM|
Well, it sounds like you won't need this followup, but since the thread exists and someone might stumble across it someday hoping for information about its subject, I'll close the loop:
Wow, these are ... some boots. Here's a photo of them after application of Neatsfoot oil, shown next to my worn-out Alpinestars Web boots:
Believe it or not, these Scouts are only a half US size bigger than the Web boots shown there. They're just cut much taller, and have much more substantial construction. I have newfound sympathy for how young women must feel when they learn to walk in high heels -- I feel like Gene Simmons in these things.
What I like:
What I'm not crazy about:
Prima facie, they appear to be more than worth the extra $40 over the Web boot. I'll report back after 6 months or so, during which time I plan to expose them to plenty of extreme conditions.
|06-05-2010 08:04 AM|
Mortons in fredricksburg.
A tough part of planning for this trip is that I'm living and working in Williamsburg for the summer. Started about three weeks ago. Makes it difficult to just walk out into the garage to mess around with packing. So basically this is it.
|06-04-2010 11:56 PM|
Nice choice, congrats!
BTW which BMW shop 'round here in NoVA would that be?
|06-04-2010 11:03 PM|
Stopped by teh local BMW shop to see what selection they had.
SIDI Canyons Goretex $300: Felt awesome right out of the box but i wasn't so sure about their protection. Very few hard parts. But the actual fit was perfect and probably would require very, very little break in.
SIDI Discovery Rain $325: Didn't feel as great out of the box. Plenty of protection. Flexible enough at the ankle. The fit at the feet was uncomfortable. I think with adequate break in they would be good.
I figured between these two i could get a good boot....so just for kicks i tried on the Adventure Rains....
SIDI Adventure Rain: Great fit, Great protection, fit like a glove right out of the box....$375
Can you guess which one i went with...
Thats right, the Adventures. first ride in them will be an 18 day trip to CO and back.
|06-04-2010 12:39 PM|
Originally Posted by Stoopy View Post
Originally Posted by Stoopy View Post
|06-04-2010 12:25 PM|
Don't know about that specific type but Alpinestars seems to make a very good boot....I have a pair of their "Ridge" boots, very comfortable and very waterproof. I don't know if their other models follow the same trend but these were small for their claimed size, for instance I wear a 10.5 to 11 size boot (10.5 with wide feet) but the boots I purchased say they are size 12...and fit my feet perfectly. So you might have to purchase one size up if this is normal for them.
Only downside is the waterproof boots I have don't breath, and they're so comfortable I tend to leave them on longer than I should, so I'm starting to get a case of athlete's foot due to riding around with sweating feet in the muggy summertime. I was going to post a seperate thread about that with pictures of my feet, maybe I will post them here later instead...hang tight.... :mrgreen:
|06-04-2010 09:59 AM|
Can't wait a month . I leave June 11 on my trip. if you get them in the next couple days, let me know your first impressions.
|06-04-2010 12:27 AM|
Originally Posted by CollingsBob View Post
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