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Old 12-13-2011, 06:40 AM   #1
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I'm in the market for some new kicks. Should I get MX style or road race style?

I'm leaning towards either Sidi Vortice Airs, A* Supertech R, or for a cheap option A* S-MX 5s.

All of the MX boots look very bulky to me and seem like it'd be hard to shift or find the foot brake.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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MX style are way to heavy and bulky. I have some at my house u can try out. They give u 0 feedback on shifter pedal and feel like concrete socks lol. I'd do the road race boots....
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:53 AM   #3
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Don't you sleep? sheesh.

Yeah I was thinking that too. So, Sidis or A*?
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:18 AM   #5
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I have the Sidi air's, and they kick !

MX boots are way too bulky for the steet..
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they all price around 300-400, go to local shop and try them on, they all fit differently, 2 wheels toys have good selection of boots and they do price match.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #7
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I tried to use MX boots and honestly, unless you're riding dirt they're too much. They do make shifting difficult since the ankle is solid on them, and yes finding the brake and using it lightly also becomes difficult. Then as you already know, heavy and bulky. I have a cheap pair of MX boots just in case, but I end up wearing my road boots most of the time.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #8
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MX boots are usually too stiff and bulky for most street use and only useable on motards or dual sport / adventure tourers due to limited ankle movement.
I have Alpinestars Durban - great fit and protection but bulkier than I expected when I ordered them. They are stiff but I dont mind, I lift my feet off peg to shift anyway. Trials boots are more flexible and less bulky. Some adventure touring boots (cross between MX and street) look pretty good. The A-star Articulo 80 Alto boot looks like a great boot if you can get over the style.
I like taller boots and always wear pants tucked in.
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I think im gonna go with the Sidi Vortice. They look like they'll have enough ankle support/protection without being too bulky.
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I guess I'll be the lone voice for heavier boots then. I've got Gaerne Supermoto boots and love 'em. Big fan of Gaernes - got a pair of SG10's for offroad riding. Great boots.

Anything less than the SM boots and I don't want to put my foot down. I've got a pair of Sidi Vertigos but content to leave them in the closet until I get a bike more suited to them.
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Gaerne makes some supermoto specific boots.
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I have both, the sidi and supertech, the sidis are more comfy imo.
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