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post #31 of 61 Old 08-14-2019, 10:22 AM
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TCX X5 Plus

Revzilla has a great deal on TCX X5 Plus Gore Tex boots. 168 and they have most sizes in stock. I have a non Gore Tex version of these and I really like them. Couldn't resist upgrading to Gore Tex and I had a $10.00 coupon to use too!
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Second pair of Gaerne G-Adventure boot

Can't really give you an in-depth review. I put 18,000 miles on my first set and have about 8,000 on my current.
I keep them coated with Obenauf's leather oil and just ride.
-Easy on and off, easy to adjust depending on sock layers
-Good traction
-Comfortable to walk in

Not really an off-road boot and I don't need them for that purpose.
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Went with Redwings myself. Yes, they are not true motorcycle boots, but they are waterproof, and have the hardened cap (HDPE or the like). They have a proprietary lacing system that uses a dial and a quick release that really opens them up almost like a zipper. No shoving or wriggling at all to get my foot in. Probably not as much protection as a dedicated MC boot, but it's better than I've been using up to this point. Just got them, so it'll be interesting to see how they work out.
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I have been wearing a pair of TCX Adventure boots for some years and apart from the pain that is the first few weeks of wearing due to stiffness I have been very satisfied with them. As such I have replaced them with another pair of TCX Drifter Adventure boots. The old ones continue to be used also.

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post #35 of 61 Old 08-30-2019, 09:03 PM
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Lowa Trekker hiking boots with a set of thick leather gaters.
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Forma adventure.
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The Forma Adventures come in both high and low versions. I'm running the low ones. Their sizing guide was accurate for the length of my foot, but the toe box was very roomy. I added a reasonably thick insole and it solved the problem. The upper is essentially all leather, so they have been totally waterproof for me so far, but they can get a bit sweaty in the summer.

There was a thread a while back about someone on eBay liquidating a bunch of grey special order ones (Forma doesn't normally offer them in grey) for a really good price. They appear to be legit based the stories of those that have ordered them. I was tempted to order another pair just so I wouldn't have to pay full price if these ever wear out.

They are comfortable enough to hike around in if you don't go crazy. For example, when visiting National Parks and one must hike from the parking lot to the overlook. I think Bridges NP was at least a mile or so hike each way to some of them... but don't quote me on that.

Also, since the uppers are actual leather and they whip through the air at amazing speeds while astride my Vee2, they can dry out faster than a normal service hiking or hunting boot. So be sure to treat / moisturize the leather more often to keep them soft and flexible.

One last thing... when I started using the boots, I found that it was nearly impossible for my giant clown feet to operate the shifter. AdventureTech offers a fantastic controls repositioning kit if you find yourself in that same situation with whatever boots you get.
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Tour Master Solution WP Air Boots
On my second pair, waterproof, well priced and comfy for walking. On-road use only. Well reviewed and ranked. Bang for the buck resides with these. And Revzilla, my go-to on-line retailer.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...n-wp-air-boots
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At the powersports shop I bought some clearance Tourmaster Response 3.0 boots. Unfortunately these were the cheapest pair in the shop (for safety stuff I don't like buying the cheapest) but they were the only boots of the dozen+ I tried on that fit well enough to walk in.

Later on I tried on some Icon Patrol 2 boots that have this BOA system instead of laces. For me it worked really well and it's way fast. I wonder how durable that laces system is.

Looks like those redwings but with d3o panels on the ankles.


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I really like my Dainese TRQ-Tour boots. Gore-Tex which is a must for me, totally waterproof so far. They replaced a pair of BMW All-Round Gore-Tex boots that started leaking after about 5 years/100k km of use. Gore-Tex gave me back the full amount I paid for them through their lifetime warranty. Gore-Tex customer for life now.

Besides the Gore-Tex, they have some lateral ankle protection which too many "motorcycle" boots do not. Far too many boots only have a sliver of foam over the ankle bone as the extent of their protection. They're also decently low profile so they don't look ridiculous in a casual environment.

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My neighbour swears by these. I couldn't justify the $400+ price tag. But Fortnine has them for 50% off:

https://fortnine.ca/en/tcx-explorer-evo-gore-tex-boots

Just ordered a pair to retire my old non breathable, non waterproof, bates leather boots (which I LOVED).
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