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Old 03-27-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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whats the purpose of riding boots?

i see riders wearing riding boots likes sidi and a* but just wanna know whats the real purpose of these boots! plz keep in mind im a noob and just wanna learn about all kinds of gear and etc thx
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i see riders wearing riding boots likes sidi and a* but just wanna know whats the real purpose of these boots! plz keep in mind im a noob and just wanna learn about all kinds of gear and etc thx
do you like your ankles???

i dont know about you... but i like being able to walk....


also knee pads! at least on group rides and track days
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If you go down your feet are much more likely to stay in tact with your leg with proper riding boots on.. they support your ankle and calf so youre much less likely to break an ankle.

they also help in the event your foot drags the ground in a turn. Hard plastic or metal is a lot better than a rubber soul dragging on the ground
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do you like your ankles???

i dont know about you... but i like being able to walk....


also knee pads! at least on group rides and track days
^^ he knows all about knee pads.. but not from riding
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Regular shoes pretty much come off the moment you touch pavement... so after that its just a sock between your feet and the pavement grinder
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Regular shoes pretty much come off the moment you touch pavement... so after that its just a sock between your feet and the pavement grinder
Why is it, in any sort of accident, shoes always seem to just fly off?!
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Because rubber has a very high friction coefficient with concrete and is often enough to rip a shoe off that typically is easily slid on and off your foot while laced because the lace patterns werent designed to support that kind of force.
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If you go down your feet are much more likely to stay in tact with your leg with proper riding boots on.. they support your ankle and calf so youre much less likely to break an ankle.

they also help in the event your foot drags the ground in a turn. Hard plastic or metal is a lot better than a rubber soul dragging on the ground
What this guy said.
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Because rubber has a very high friction coefficient with concrete and is often enough to rip a shoe off that typically is easily slid on and off your foot while laced because the lace patterns werent designed to support that kind of force.
objects in motion stay in motion... unless disturbed by concrete.
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The boot will keep your ankle from turning an unnatural direction. I've seen laced tight sneakers come flying off still knotted up. The more gear the better imo.
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Because rubber has a very high friction coefficient with concrete and is often enough to rip a shoe off that typically is easily slid on and off your foot while laced because the lace patterns werent designed to support that kind of force.
Come again?
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do you like your ankles???

i dont know about you... but i like being able to walk....


also knee pads! at least on group rides and track days
thx for the info and yes i like my ankles and i like to walk! ive broken my ankle and torn my ligaments in my ankle and my knee i know how it feels to not walk for awhile!! lol but that pic freaked me out! so if n e one knows n e one selling some used boots that are good lmk i wear a size 9 in regular shoes!! pm or txt me 713 569 1710 thx
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Also, 2wheeltoys on Spencer sells vega boots for 99. Very comfy and good protection.
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Also, 2wheeltoys on Spencer sells vega boots for 99. Very comfy and good protection.
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Let me look. I might have a spair pair of riding boots id let go.
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