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I feel like maybe I'm not posting this in the right place. Mods, move as appropriate.

I just wanted to give a heads-up on what looks to be a really good deal on Forma Adventure Low boots on ebay. These normally run $239 pretty much everywhere, but this listing has them available at $150. I guess these are surplus stock, and they are a "limited" edition dark grey color (normally they're only available in brown or black).

I ordered a pair, and I have my fingers crossed that they turn out to be what they seem to be. Seems like a pretty good deal.
 

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I have a pair as well and they are great. They are comfortable and supportive, and I can walk in them easily. It would take a fairly unique accident to cause an injury that would not have occurred with full length boots.
 

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On paper, these are exactly what I'm looking for. I have large-ish calves, so full height boots are generally uncomfortable for me. Also, per the reviews I've read, these run towards being wide, and that suits me as well.

The downside in this case is that the seller stipulates no exchanges or returns at this price. So, if they don't work for me, I'm stuck with 'em. Fingers crossed.
 

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Thanks for the heads-up, Scott. I had kicked around getting a pair of these for a while. But for a buck fifty? Trigger pulled. I've had Forma Terras for almost 4 years and I absolutely love them, but sometimes I just don't want to wear the heavy full height boot. Looking forward to seeing them.
 

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Hmmm... how do we know they are not knockoffs? I don't have much experience with ebay. I suppose since you can't return them, you're taking your chances with the quality/fit. That's the only thing holding me back right now. One positive is the ebay seller has high ratings, so that would seem to indicate it's all legit.

I've had the Forma Adventure high boots since last fall (from Motostorm in Italy), and I absolutely love them. Buckles are easy and work well. Boot is super comfortable, and nice and wide in the toe box for Sasquatch-wide tops of the feet like mine. Boot quality seems top notch. Everything on it just screams "We take pride in crafting these boots." It feels great for this newbie to have my feet protected by real riding boots.

By the way, the Forma fit guide was spot on for me. You can find it on Revzilla if you look at any Forma boots.
 

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Great boots.

Just be aware that you may need to adjust your shifters a little to compensate for the higher height near the toe area for these Formas.
I had to because I have been using cruiser type boots.
 

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Great boots.

Just be aware that you may need to adjust your shifters a little to compensate for the higher height near the toe area for these Formas.
I had to because I have been using cruiser type boots.
Good point- I forgot about that. That happened with me; once I rode with these boots, my shifter was too low (uncomfortably low), and I had to have the shifter raised. All good now.

For what it's worth, I contacted the seller with a question about how we can be assured these are not knockoffs. Here is the reply I just got, below. I ordered a pair. We'll see how they look when I get them next Friday or so.
 

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Just an FYI to those concerned about knock-offs or exchange issues if they don't fit, Motostorm in Italy has these for $169.96 US. I'm attaching a screenshot from today to show that exact price.
I've spent beaucoup dollars with them for boots, jackets and even Givi Outback Trekker cases and never had a problem while saving hundreds of dollars. Sure it takes a bit longer to reach me but hey, it's winter time and I can wait. ;)
 

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I guess that like hands, our feet vary as well. All I can say is that my Forma adventure lows felt comfortable from the moment that I put them on. No "wearing in" required at all.
I still remember years ago filling new dirt bike boots with water and walking around the back yard in them until they dried out!
On the no returns policy when using eBay I always look at the "sellers other items" as well as the rating and the age online of the seller to determine if I will buy there. I always use PayPal anyway. I NEVER buy where PayPal is not accepted.
 

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I guess that like hands, our feet vary as well. All I can say is that my Forma adventure lows felt comfortable from the moment that I put them on. No "wearing in" required at all.
I still remember years ago filling new dirt bike boots with water and walking around the back yard in them until they dried out!
On the no returns policy when using eBay I always look at the "sellers other items" as well as the rating and the age online of the seller to determine if I will buy there. I always use PayPal anyway. I NEVER buy where PayPal is not accepted.
I bought the Forma Adventure High (in black) last summer because I was headed to a long gravel trip in Newfoundland and Labrador and wanted a bit more protection. I also found that they felt great right out of the box. I ordered the same Euro size (45) as a pair of Dainese Touring boots I bought from Motostorm a few years ago and they fit perfectly.
I'll be using them again this coming September on a 3 week trip out West with my son, we plan on doing parts of the New Mexico and Colorado Backcountry Discovery routes. Really looking forward to that trip! :)
P.s, I did have to move the shift lever up and ended up ordering Rick's (@AdventureTech) Gear shift Relocation/Extension piece that is an add on to the foot peg lowering kit that I already had installed. That gave me the right amount of adjustment to make the shift lever right.
 

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It did cross my mind that these could be knock-offs, but I guess I was in a take a leap of faith kind of mood. I’m not too concerned, given the seller’s high rating. At the end of the day, $150 isn’t gonna break me. It’ll pi$$ me off, but it won’t send me to the poor house.

At any rate, by this time next week, I suppose I’ll know one way or the other.
 

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Just an FYI to those concerned about knock-offs or exchange issues if they don't fit, Motostorm in Italy has these for $169.96 US. I'm attaching a screenshot from today to show that exact price.
I've spent beaucoup dollars with them for boots, jackets and even Givi Outback Trekker cases and never had a problem while saving hundreds of dollars. Sure it takes a bit longer to reach me but hey, it's winter time and I can wait. ;)
I’m a big fan of Motostorm. I purchased several things from them, including Kappa Venture sidecases and Givi racks. I had a slight problem with the racks, and they made it right.

I almost bought the Forma boots from Motostorm, but then I found the eBay listing and decided to take a chance.
 

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I’m a big fan of Motostorm. I purchased several things from them, including Kappa Venture sidecases and Givi racks. I had a slight problem with the racks, and they made it right.

I almost bought the Forma boots from Motostorm, but then I found the eBay listing and decided to take a chance.
Thanks for letting us know about the deal! I feel pretty good about the boots (and my order) given the seller's response to me and his high reviews. He has many other Forma boots for sale as well, so it all seems legit. Like you said, we shall see when the boots come in.
 

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Order placed for the US size 12. $188USD all duty and taxes in and shipped to Canada by Mar 20. Looks legit. Will advise if there's anything out of sorts.
 

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Got these boots today- a few days early! I think they are legit, authentic Forma Adventure Low boots as stated by the ebay seller. They look identical to the brown Forma Adventure (high) boots I have (from Motostorm in Italy). Let me know if you have any questions, but I think these are the real deal. Thanks again to the OP, ScottKY. Now I have a lower but sturdy, waterproof CE boot to wear in warmer weather.
1st picture is the new grey low Forma boots. 2nd and 3rd pictures are the new grey Forma low on the left, and my brown Forma high on the right.
 

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Sizing?

Going by the chart on his page you want the inside measurement of the boot to be at least 3/4 inch bigger than your foot is. I wear a size 12 in most although a 13 lately has been better for my sensitive big toes. My foot measures 11 3/4 inch from heal to toe. Even the size 14 would be too short?

Measure your feet length against the boot's inside length (see below).
The inside length should be at least 3/4 inch longer than your feet.
This measurement gives you the correct toe clearance for safety and comfort.
41eu = 7 mens = 10.63" inside length
42eu = 8 mens = 11.02" inside length
43eu = 9 mens = 11.22" inside length
44eu = 10 mens = 11.42" inside length
45eu = 11 mens = 11.81" inside length
46eu = 12 mens = 12.00" inside length
47eu = 13 mens = 12.20" inside length
48eu = 14 mens = 12.40" inside length
49eu = 15 mens = 12.60" inside length
 
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