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Old 12-03-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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Question what boots are you guys using?

OK, so i am in the process of buying all new gear for next season and getting rid of the cheap i have now, as far boots go, i have around $300-$350 to spend, here's what I am looking at so far

alpinestars S-MX
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I got a pair of s-mx, very comfy but I havent even ride wiith them yet, still as new.

and a pair of Oxtars, so comfortable, worth a look.
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I've been happy with my smx plus boots. The only complaint was they squeaked but I sprayed white lithium grease in the spots the plastic rubbed together and it solved that right away. Other than that they are very comfortable and I like the different adjustments on them to make them a tight safe fit. They have held up well even with my grippy vortex rearsets. It took about 5-10 hrs for them to really break in and they have been great ever since.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:18 AM   #5
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I've been happy with my smx plus boots. The only complaint was they squeaked but I sprayed white lithium grease in the spots the plastic rubbed together and it solved that right away. Other than that they are very comfortable and I like the different adjustments on them to make them a tight safe fit. They have held up well even with my grippy vortex rearsets. It took about 5-10 hrs for them to really break in and they have been great ever since.
if I'm not mistaken, you and I had the same instructor this past weekend
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:36 AM   #6
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if I'm not mistaken, you and I had the same instructor this past weekend
my bike is too distinguishable! LOL =)
how did you enjoy the day??? I had a blast!!
Shoot me a pm if you want more info on the boots!!!
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I love my Alpinestar S-MX .. R? I think... either way, I threw some Dr. Scholls in them and they are great! Good feel from the pegs and shifter and after a couple rides in them they are pretty mobile.
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i have smx plus too and theyre really comfortable
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Sidi, more comfortable, lighter and more protective.
For street and occasional track use the Vertigo boot works really well.

My second choice is the SMX but they're a bit more bulky and are prone to squeak when you walk.

You can't really go wrong with either of them. I stock the Sidis and have some rental A stars if you want to try some on.
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you can't go wrong with either of them. I had sidi and now Pumas and i love them. If i buy a new pair it will prolly be the new sidis with replaceable sole
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you can't go wrong with either of them. I had sidi and now Pumas and i love them. If i buy a new pair it will prolly be the new sidis with replaceable sole
sidi or the mx would be choice boots regarless
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Sidi, more comfortable, lighter and more protective.
For street and occasional track use the Vertigo boot works really well.

My second choice is the SMX but they're a bit more bulky and are prone to squeak when you walk.

You can't really go wrong with either of them. I stock the Sidis and have some rental A stars if you want to try some on.
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is there a big difference between the vertigo and the vertigo corsa?
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I really like my sidi vertigo corsa boots, also.
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Alipine Supertech R's are what I wear No break in time and very confortable. Not sure if I liek the inner bootie thing. Once they are on, I just keep them on all day cuz it is a PITA to take them on and off.

I liked my Dianese Torque Outs for the street. Still use them on the street.

And get white...all the fly guys wear white.

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is there a big difference between the vertigo and the vertigo corsa?
Yes there is, both in protection and in price.
The Corse is a full on race boot, as such it's not as comfortable to walk in.
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Had the A* and now the Sidi (vertigo). The sidi boots feel like I am wearing slippers (much lighter feeling) and no annoying squeak (even with lithium grease). My only issue with them is how much vertical movement my foot can get with applied downward pressure on the heel (it sucks to remove my overboots). I would definately look at the corsas if I was to get into heavy track use. So much better than the stupid Icon field armor boots (yuck, don't get me started on those).
Overall I like the Sidi better, but would never have gotten rid of the A* if not for the mold and crud from having the gulf in my garage.
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The corsa are no longer available, replace by vortice
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