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Old 07-12-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Converse Tactical Boots?

Anyone out there have any experience with them? I'm going to be purchasing some new riding shoes/boots soon and saw these today at Gander Mountain. I tried the 8" ones on and they seem to be super comfortable and light, alot more comfortable than my current Astar riding boots. I was impressed with how soft the insole seemed to be. Here is a link. Tell me what yall think.

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never knew they made them. Not a fan to be honest
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never knew they made them. Not a fan to be honest
Neither did I, I stumbled on them today. They make a low top as well thats 6". The link is an 8", which is also what I tried on today.
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I had the desert tan ones and the black leather ones...very comfy boots but HOT as !!! They have zippers on the side so that they are easy to get in and get out of...They issued them to me when I was working out on the flight line and did alot of standing on my feet and walking.

As far as using them for riding boots....The ankles were really stiff and the steel toe would be hard to feel the shifter...better than regular sneakers but why not just go buy some real riding boots?
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I had the desert tan ones and the black leather ones...very comfy boots but HOT as !!! They have zippers on the side so that they are easy to get in and get out of...They issued them to me when I was working out on the flight line and did alot of standing on my feet and walking.

As far as using them for riding boots....The ankles were really stiff and the steel toe would be hard to feel the shifter...better than regular sneakers but why not just go buy some real riding boots?
I currently have a pair of Astar octane riding boots but I've gotten to where I don't really care for them anymore. The pair of Converse boots I tried on didn't have the composite safety toe, so I don't think feeling the shifter would be a big problem, but the heat might be. I dunno, I actually dig the desert tan a lot but most of my friends I've shown them to say they are ugly. So ill probably buy them just for that reason. Lol
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I currently have a pair of Astar octane riding boots but I've gotten to where I don't really care for them anymore. The pair of Converse boots I tried on didn't have the composite safety toe, so I don't think feeling the shifter would be a big problem, but the heat might be. I dunno, I actually dig the desert tan a lot but most of my friends I've shown them to say they are ugly. So ill probably buy them just for that reason. Lol
I love them because they were so comfy but I got some serious swamp foot action when I was deployed because of them..I had them on almost 24-7 and the showers were pretty nasty so that could have contributed to it too

Go try em on and walk around in them...

edit: if i remember right the rubber on the front of them started to come off fairly quick so just be aware of that...
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I have them...i am not a fan though..i have had to re glue the soles twice and have not even had them for 3 months. They also do not give a lot of support IMO compared to other boots out there.

I suggest buying a pair of Under Armour Tactical boots...I have had a pair for more 6 months and they still look brand new after wearing them everyday at work. They are by far the most comfortable boots i have worn. They come in black and also desert tan


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The Bates are also pretty decent in that price range. REALLY light, and decent breathing. Only problem with desert tan is that they tend to get "shifter toe" and the left boot starts looking a little dirty on the top after a while.
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FYI, I was told that Grainger carries the converse boots too.
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I love my bates. light and wear well. I also have some altimas, they are wearing well but are heavy as .
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I have them...i am not a fan though..i have had to re glue the soles twice and have not even had them for 3 months. They also do not give a lot of support IMO compared to other boots out there.

I suggest buying a pair of Under Armour Tactical boots...I have had a pair for more 6 months and they still look brand new after wearing them everyday at work. They are by far the most comfortable boots i have worn. They come in black and also desert tan



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I dig those too. I wonder if academy sells them? They usually carry a lot of UA.
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They don't look like they would hold up very well in a crash. It's the potential for crashes that makes sturdy boots a good choice over tennis shoes.
They call these boots but they are no more than high top sneakers.
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They don't look like they would hold up very well in a crash. It's the potential for crashes that makes sturdy boots a good choice over tennis shoes.
They call these boots but they are no more than high top sneakers.
they are good boots, but not for the function of motorcycle riding. they are COMBAT BOOTS.... not MOTORCYCLE BOOTS
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function of motorcycle riding. they are COMBAT BOOTS.... not MOTORCYCLE BOOTS[/QUOTE]

What is the definition of a "Motorcycle Boot"?
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function of motorcycle riding. they are COMBAT BOOTS.... not MOTORCYCLE BOOTS
What is the definition of a "Motorcycle Boot"?[/QUOTE]


a boot designed for the intended use for motorcycle riding. hence the extra armor and protection an actual motorcycle boot has to offer. any other smartass questions?
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What is the definition of a "Motorcycle Boot"?

a boot designed for the intended use for motorcycle riding. hence the extra armor and protection an actual motorcycle boot has to offer. any other smartass questions?[/QUOTE]

Gimme a sec to think.....
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a boot designed for the intended use for motorcycle riding. hence the extra armor and protection an actual motorcycle boot has to offer. any other smartass questions?
Gimme a sec to think.....[/QUOTE]
what is there to think about. look at a* boots, sidi, puma etc...

combat boots are designed to be light and protect the sole, motorcycle boots are designed to give ankle protection from impact and tortional movement. it's a no brainer
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I was needing the extra sec for another smartass comment. But I got nothin.... I understand what your saying, and I have owned multiple Astar boots including their Smx-2 street boot, and a pair of SMX Plus track boots. The SMX-2 is what I currently ride in but ill be honest, I don't have much faith that they would stay on in an accident. They fit good, I'm just not sure if the single buckle and side zipper would keep them on. Isn't one of the main concerns when choosing appropriate footwear to ride in the ability for it to stay on your foot during an off? What else are some things that need to be taken into consideration when choosing "street" riding footwear?
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I was needing the extra sec for another smartass comment. But I got nothin.... I understand what your saying, and I have owned multiple Astar boots including their Smx-2 street boot, and a pair of SMX Plus track boots. The SMX-2 is what I currently ride in but ill be honest, I don't have much faith that they would stay on in an accident. They fit good, I'm just not sure if the single buckle and side zipper would keep them on. Isn't one of the main concerns when choosing appropriate footwear to ride in the ability for it to stay on your foot during an off? What else are some things that need to be taken into consideration when choosing "street" riding footwear?
personally, I never cared for the sm-x series. too bulky. I am a sidi fan. I wore the out of mine and somewhere in MH world another rider is wearing them some more. they even saved my foot in a wreck. some people swear by work boots and such. which a boot of any kind would likely be better then tennis shoes or flip flops.
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