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Old 07-23-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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What boots should i get??

hey guys i am working on buying a pair of boots soon. I have been looking at a few different kinds. I need a pair that i can wear everyday; i do a lot of riding 15k miles in a year so far. I like the sidi street burners look. I need something that i can wear to ride and still walk around in them all day. Im also a size 13 so some brands do not carry my size. Thanks guys I posted a pic of some of the ones i kinda like. boots
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Why do they have to be motorcycle specific if you are going to walk in them all day? How about Dr. Martins of something similar.
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I have a pair of riding boots and then leave my work boots at work.
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Can't say about the middle pair (they do look cool), but the Icons would not be comfortable to wear all day. They are too stiff in the forward to back direction for walking in my opinion (my current boot).
The reason to wear motorcycle specific boots is to protect the easily destroyed ankle from strains, sprains, and breaks. For that to work you want to distribute the forces as far from the ankle as possible (talk to Falkryte and others for first hand experience). So for the given choices you will be safest with the first pick pair. I love the look of the second, but think they are the worst for safety. I wear the Icons, but miss my A*s.
Good luck and buy what you will wear. 'cause they won't help sitting in your closet.
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Top and bottom boots are OK... SIDI boots (middle pic) are too short to provide a good protection IMHO.
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Silverbird has dainese torque in boots and I have axial regular, both great boots that are comfortable for a motorcycle boot. They look understated without all disco graphics and provide good protection. Work great on the bike, absolutely no complaints. With that said they are protective riding boots and although I will wear them all day riding, you could make a better choice if you plan on walking around all day. More protection=less comfort.....Less protection=more comfort....
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My recommendation would be to get a pair of high riding boots for spirited/weekend riding. They will wear out wearing them throughout the day and start to crack where you bend your foot.

I have an ankle-covering pair of water proof boots I wear around town, rain or shine, movies, outtings etc. They cost around 40-60 at Academy.

Just my 2 cents.
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hey guys i am working on buying a pair of boots soon. I have been looking at a few different kinds. I need a pair that i can wear everyday; i do a lot of riding 15k miles in a year so far. I like the sidi street burners look. I need something that i can wear to ride and still walk around in them all day. Im also a size 13 so some brands do not carry my size. Thanks guys I posted a pic of some of the ones i kinda like. boots
all mighty...Sasquatch. I keed. I keed. Get anything that is comfortable to walk in if you are really going to wear them all day.
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The newer sidi boots have replaceable soles. And i jave done some walking/bike pushing in mine and it was suprisingly comfortable.
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hey guys i am working on buying a pair of boots soon. I have been looking at a few different kinds. I need a pair that i can wear everyday; i do a lot of riding 15k miles in a year so far. I like the sidi street burners look. I need something that i can wear to ride and still walk around in them all day. Im also a size 13 so some brands do not carry my size. Thanks guys I posted a pic of some of the ones i kinda like.
Nice to find someone else on MH with a normal sized foot.

I am quite happy with my Icon Superduty 3 boots (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...y-3-Boots.aspx). I find them quite comfortable for just wearing around. That being said, I would want to get something with more protection for track days.

Keep us posted as to what you get.
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This question comes up quite a bit. You are basically balancing comfort and safety. What you "should" do is buy the most protective boots you can afford and have another pair of shoes left at work, school, etc. Not having a foot would be pretty shitty

PS: I went with what I couldnt afford, sidi B2's and love em. I also use them for trackdays.
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hey guys i am working on buying a pair of boots soon. I have been looking at a few different kinds. I need a pair that i can wear everyday; i do a lot of riding 15k miles in a year so far. I like the sidi street burners look. I need something that i can wear to ride and still walk around in them all day. Im also a size 13 so some brands do not carry my size. Thanks guys I posted a pic of some of the ones i kinda like. boots
I prefer Sidi's, however I understand that there will be a vendor display on Saturday at MSRH where they'll be demoing boots. TCX, perhaps. Apologies, I've forgotten the name. I understand Andy from STX is going to be there.

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thanks guys. I had a feeling that i will be giving up comfort with a higher safety rating. The problem is that i ride my bike all the time and I usually take it to school then walk around; there's no lockers so i can't leave a comfortable pair at school, and i do not necessary want to keep a pair in my backpack all day. So im still not sure which ones to get but i will let yall guys know soon. thanks
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