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post #1 of 34 Old 05-07-2019, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Please post the brand and model of your boots, and a brief review why you like or hate them, and what you would recommend if you had to buy a single pair for riding.

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post #2 of 34 Old 05-07-2019, 09:03 AM
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I got a set of these from Fleebay when they were on sale and free shipping. A little tight in the fit but with a little stretching and lots of leather conditioner and a good break in period, I find them very comfortable. they are not thick and hard like moto boots and they actually fit under my shifter


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I have these:

https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...tex_boots.html

I haven't had a chance to test them in heavy rain yet, but they are comfortable, nice hard sole for stand up riding, and appear to breathe quite well for a full leather boot.

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I got a set of these from Fleebay when they were on sale and free shipping. A little tight in the fit but with a little stretching and lots of leather conditioner and a good break in period, I find them very comfortable. they are not thick and hard like moto boots and they actually fit under my shifter


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sidi-Aria-G...sAAOSwi5dceUxm
Those look like they would breathe really well. Do they?

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Those are a little more expensive. theses are mine sorry yes the breath somewhat, and they are waterproof for wet riding

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sidi-Stival...GNwUEo-OtvppHw
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https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...cle_boots.html

Sidi On Road, my current boot. replaced a Sidi City boot after the shoe guy botched a zipper repair.
Replaceable soles and waterproof. The City boots were on the third vibram sole change. probably 10 years old.
BMW dealer had them in sale.
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Like:
- Metal buckles
- Tough sole has held up very well
- Look good and clean up alright
- Good fit, comfortable enough to walk short distances

Dislike:
- Were only ever water resistant brand new and do get wet in the rain
- Seam on the left boot opened up where the toes bend - newer models look like they have been revised there
- Velcro creates pulls in jeans if I'm not careful
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https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...cle_boots.html

Sidi On Road, my current boot. replaced a Sidi City boot after the shoe guy botched a zipper repair.
Replaceable soles and waterproof. The City boots were on the third vibram sole change. probably 10 years old.
BMW dealer had them in sale.
Same boots. I got them on sale for $200 (CDN) last year on clearance.

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For me the important things are Fit/Comfort (I have wide feet) and, since I ride in rain a lot, totally Waterproof.

I've been using Alpinstar Web-Gortex boots since fall of 2006. I ride a lot in all kinds of conditions and am very hard on gear and generally get a new set very couple of years. They have proven to be very comfortable for me in all kinds of conditions keeping my feet nice and dry. In conjunction with my Tilley Travel Dress Socks I have used them in temperatures up to 126f/52c and down to 0f/-18c (when I was younger just with Tilley Travel socks. Now with age need heated socks below freezing.) They are also comfy off the bike as well.

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I have been using the Alpinestar Web-Goretex about as long as V-Tom. Extremely comfortable, waterproof, comfortable to walk in as well. My current pair I had resoled with a vibram "waffle stomper" (takes you back, right?) layer. They should last a good number of miles longer now.
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