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Old 02-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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What Do You Guys Think About These Frank Thomas Boots?

http://www.frank-thomas.co.uk/cgi-bi...pstream%20Boot

I can get them for $60

If you have used them, give your review. Even if you haven't, what ya think?

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Old 02-15-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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dunno that pair.... but had a $100 dollar pair. In less than 6 months one had, and I have no clue how, cracked at the heel and tore along the boot/sole 1/2 the length.
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dunno that pair.... but had a $100 dollar pair. In less than 6 months one had, and I have no clue how, cracked at the heel and tore along the boot/sole 1/2 the length.
It's originay $130...

Should I just wait and save up for some better ones?
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #5
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so you're auditioning for the 2011 Power Rangers? You asked what I thought. I think they're seriously ugly. Is there not something that looks nicer but is just as high of quality with a comparable price?
Thanks for your completetly usefull information...

I guess I should have said, what do you guys think: Quality? Protection? Durabillity?


Not taking them to a fashion show...

Didn't see anything as nice...and the ones I saw are completely black, they don't have the colors on it.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:11 PM   #6
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They look similar to my Alpinestars which are good when i'm riding but not too comfortable if I am going to wear them throughout the day like at school or work. I think I would like a boot that isn't so high over the ankle. I still think the ankle coverage is needed but just not so much if your going to walk around in them.
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Dude, any boots are better than no boots. Alot of people look down on FT and say stupid like "Cyle Gear makes it". FT is big in Europe and Cycle Gear has the exclusive distribution rights here in the U.S..

I'm not saying it's the best, but any gear is better than no gear and for the money?????

Plus there is a member on here who was wearing an $800 Dainese jacket when he went down, it exploded. My point is nothing is perfect. I say get 'em and use them until you can afford to drop a few hundred on Sidi's or A*.

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I found a pair of Oxtar boots online for what I thought was a smoking hot deal. Found out later how much cheaper Motorcycles Unlimited could have gotten them for me.
Set-Up makes good boots(for the price) from what Ive heard, and Patrick will get you the best deal out there.
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Don't go cheap on gear.
Something to look for in boots is ankle hyperextension protection. Oxtar and A-star and I think Sidi have boots that have this feature.
Without it, so called, "motorcycle boots" are just fancied up, racy looking boots. When it comes to actual protection you could buy sturdy work boots at Academy and do just as well.
I know they have ankle impact protection, heel cups and shin guards but good leather work boots will give you nearly the same for less money and don't look as dorky.
Ankle hyperextension protection may actually keep you from snapping bones in your ankle that can take a really long time to heal.

Of course this is just my opinion (and it's right) and you are free to ignore it like most everyone does, lol.
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The Sidi boots are going to protect you a lot better and are more comfy! Never trusted anything from Frank Thomas.
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They look similar to my Alpinestars which are good when i'm riding but not too comfortable if I am going to wear them throughout the day like at school or work. I think I would like a boot that isn't so high over the ankle. I still think the ankle coverage is needed but just not so much if your going to walk around in them.
I was just planning on using them on the morning Navasota rides or when going to track.
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Dude, any boots are better than no boots. Alot of people look down on FT and say stupid like "Cyle Gear makes it". FT is big in Europe and Cycle Gear has the exclusive distribution rights here in the U.S..

I'm not saying it's the best, but any gear is better than no gear and for the money?????

Plus there is a member on here who was wearing an $800 Dainese jacket when he went down, it exploded. My point is nothing is perfect. I say get 'em and use them until you can afford to drop a few hundred on Sidi's or A*.

Just my .02.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:18 PM   #12
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Don't go cheap on gear.
Something to look for in boots is ankle hyperextension protection. Oxtar and A-star and I think Sidi have boots that have this feature.
Without it, so called, "motorcycle boots" are just fancied up, racy looking boots. When it comes to actual protection you could buy sturdy work boots at Academy and do just as well.
I know they have ankle impact protection, heel cups and shin guards but good leather work boots will give you nearly the same for less money and don't look as dorky.
Ankle hyperextension protection may actually keep you from snapping bones in your ankle that can take a really long time to heal.

Of course this is just my opinion (and it's right) and you are free to ignore it like most everyone does, lol.
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The Sidi boots are going to protect you a lot better and are more comfy! Never trusted anything from Frank Thomas.
Por que? Tu nombre es Frank...
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Por que? Tu nombre es Frank...
Frank Thomas has, in my opinion, an undeserved reputation for being not so good.
I know people that have crashed in Alpinestar leathers that failed horribly, others crashed in F.T. and had no trouble.
The crash itself probably makes the most difference. F.T. is less expensive and probably not as high in quality as some of the others but, that does NOT mean it is no good.
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Por que? Tu nombre es Frank...
Si me llamo Frank jajajajaja...... Te recomiendo esperar y comprar los Sidis ya que a mi me sirvio mucho cuando tuve mi accidente!
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I have a frank thomas jacket that I got for a good price and have been very happy with the quality for the price
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Si me llamo Frank jajajajaja...... Te recomiendo esperar y comprar los Sidis ya que a mi me sirvio mucho cuando tuve mi accidente!
Sale Y Vale...


Someone made a point that they don't cover my shins, so I might just hold off and check for some nice used ones, for the time being...
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look on here and the "other" forum for used ones. there should be plenty around.
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