Forma adventure. Low or high. The low are super comfortable, hiking boot sole and ce 2. Pretty waterproof, more if you oil them.
Excellent - thanks - as far as you know, OK for walking around? I take long trips and don't bring a 2nd pair of shoes - so when I'm parked for the night and want to walk around a town for dinner, etc., that's when a nice "walker" pays off, and/or pulling off the road in a Nat'l Park and taking a hike, etc...Sidi Adventure Goretex 2 would be my recommendation. I have had a pair for quite a while and they tick all your boxes that you mention.
However......boots are quite personal and you will get many recommendations.
excellent thanks -If they have a welt sole you can get them re-soled at a cobbler.Shop around because some cater to the “trendy folks” and are stupid costly.l’ve had my sides resoled twice in the $60 range.
Easy to get the boots under the shifter and comfortable to walk in.Gaerne Balance Oiled Motorcycle Boots
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Yeah, post #2.anybody try these? - they look pretty good
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Yes, you need to adjust your shift lever to fit your foot size and boots. On every motorcycle everI like my Forma Adventures and they fit well on my DR650 and XT225, but I would need to adjust the shift lever on my Strom. I thought the short version would be more comfortable, but the tall turned out to be more comfortable. Some Cycle Gear locations stock them so you can try them on. I needed to go up one size but I have wide feet.
Rode 1200 miles last weekend. Only thing not wet from rain and snow was my boots. Now, you can't walk in a stream with them but they breath pretty well and stay dry under normal conditions. I do oil them once a year since leather doesn't stay watery.My Forma's leaked water from day one.
I purchased them from Italy and they would not repair or replace them.
I sealed them up by painting them with power steering stop leak but would never buy anything but Gore-Tex again.
Like most things, this is a bit of a compromise. You will find others that are better for walking around but you will trade off protection. From my personal experience:Excellent - thanks - as far as you know, OK for walking around?
I'm a Revzilla fan - I appreciate their vids.. if anyone is curious - these are spendy but look great:
SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots - RevZillaYou'll appreciated the full-length Gore-Tex waterproof gaiter in the ADV 2 every time you ford that stream or ride all day in the rain. Comfy, too.www.revzilla.com
As soon as you oil them the leather stops breathing so sweat becomes the problem.. I do oil them once a year since leather doesn't stay watery.