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Old 12-08-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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3/4 Length Boots

Alright guys, I'm looking at some options for 3/4 length boots for everyday use/riding. I think I'm leaning a little more towards a walkable riding boot as compared to a ride-able shoe. Make sense?

I currently wear a set of two wheel pumas I bought a couple years ago, but they don't reach above the ankle. So, I'm looking for something with a little more protection but the versatility of a regular shoe.

Here's a few I have my eye on:

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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You guys are useless!

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:23 PM   #3
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Personally i dig those S-MX1 Alpinestars....... but thats just a first look opinion i have no idea how they wear
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:46 PM   #4
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Sorry, I don't have any experience with the shoes you posted up. But I do have a pair of the Shift Fuel leather boots. These things are very very comfortable. They come in the black suede, black or white leather too. Couldn't find a pic of the black leather but you get the idea.

Anyway, you might wanna consider these, they're a bit cheaper and you can actually try them on at your local Cycle Gear. I got mine during one of their sales for about $90 and I'm even thinking of buying an extra pair for when these wear out.
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from what i understand, its pretty obvious what you get with those type of "boots". its better than wearing regular shoes, but if you have a get-off (the whole point of wearing gear to begin with) they are much more likely to come off your feets than full boots are. if you insist, get the ones that seem like they would stay on the best instead of the ones that look coolest
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from what i understand, its pretty obvious what you get with those type of "boots". its better than wearing regular shoes, but if you have a get-off (the whole point of wearing gear to begin with) they are much more likely to come off your feets than full boots are. if you insist, get the ones that seem like they would stay on the best instead of the ones that look coolest
I will gladly pay you $500 if you can pull either of these off my feet.

There is NO WAY these suckers are coming off. Trust me.

They are 3/4, lace up quite snug and the velcro strap is adjustable to any tightness you want. Borderline cutting your blood flow off.
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Yeah, Helios, I was looking at those Shift ones also. How tough do they feel durability wise? Are they basically extra tough shoes?


And I realize these aren't full boots, but most of these have a latching system near the ankle which would make them hard to pull off. What I'm wearing now is not good but I don't want to wear my full race boots around all the time. I realize this has been beaten to death but I'm looking for specific suggestions.
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i have the s-mx 2's and i really like them. pretty comfortable. and they crash well.
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i have the s-mx 2's and i really like them. pretty comfortable. and they crash well.

These are the ones I'm seriously considering. Glad someone has them!

How is mobility? Do they breath well? Didn't slip off in the crash? Etc, lol Anything you can tell me about 'em please do!
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These are the ones I'm seriously considering. Glad someone has them!

How is mobility? Do they breath well? Didn't slip off in the crash? Etc, lol Anything you can tell me about 'em please do!
mobility is good. i got the water proof ones so they dont really breathe a whole lot. they are quick to get on and off because there is only a zipper on the side and the buckle over the top. i find them very comfortable and i don't mind wearing them all day. and above all fairly fast. in less than a day.
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the ride i was on was spirited and i was well over the posted speed limit. and im still wearing the boots. i would tell anyone to get time. i use them for all my rides even though i know i need some full riding boots.
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For me, I have a locker at work and work shoes.

Riding boots will wear on the top from flex even if you apply leather conditioner so often and prolong the leather.

Otherwise if Im riding local I bought a 40 dollar pair of water resistant(been in showers and socks stay dry) of ankle covering hiking shoes. After approx 30k miles w them the left boot began to open where the shifter contacts it for downshifts. I'll be getting another pair for sure.
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the ride i was on was spirited and i was well over the posted speed limit. and im still wearing the boots. i would tell anyone to get time. i use them for all my rides even though i know i need some full riding boots.
Very cool! Couple more questions.. lol Sorry I'm grilling you about them. How do they look with jeans over them? Can you tell they are boots?

Also, fitment- do they run big, small, etc?


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For me, I have a locker at work and work shoes.

Riding boots will wear on the top from flex even if you apply leather conditioner so often and prolong the leather.

Otherwise if Im riding local I bought a 40 dollar pair of water resistant(been in showers and socks stay dry) of ankle covering hiking shoes. After approx 30k miles w them the left boot began to open where the shifter contacts it for downshifts. I'll be getting another pair for sure.

I would do the same (wear them to where ever and swap shoes) but I never have a set destination. Either I'm going to class, then work, then lunch, then back to work, then to the library, then to get coffee, then finally home. I can't really store them and keep swapping them out everytime I stop. Ya know?
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ive been considering either those shift shoes/boots and the icon super duty 2 for quite some time. Usually just wear hiking boots or some other just plain shoes. Kinda like the look of the super duty's because i can still wear them on the office, the shifts look to much like tennis shoes, office is buziness casual. Still on the lookout.
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I have the Shift boots. I think they are great for riding around town. I really want to get a full length boot soon. The Shift boots are great, comfortable, and I don't think there is any way they would come off, but I don't want to test that theory.
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i've never had a prob. wearing reg. boots all day long.
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