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Old 08-13-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
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Riding/racing boots

I'm looking at getting some boots in the near future. I want something that has a lot of protection, lightweight, comfortable, and slim enough that I can fit jeans over. I've looked at the Dainese torque pro ins and the TCX S-Race.

Anyone have any feedback or know of a better boot?
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #2
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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Sidi.
The Cobra Air fit right into what you're looking at.
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Sidi- Cobra Air is where its at. I have 2 pairs of them and swear by them. Even in winter.
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I would recommend the Alpinestars SMX plus. I fit them under jeans and they maybe a little overkill for the street, but they are comfy and well protected.
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Try some on. Not all boots are cut the same way, and depending on how wide your foot is some brands might not fit well. Case in point: I have wide feet. 9.5E to be exact. I wore sidi boots for years, but took a chance on a pair of TCX boots. For me the TCX was way more comfortable as they're cut wider.

as with anything YMMV (your mileage may vary)
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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I considered but they looked a little too large in the calf but it's probably just the picture, I'll look into them. I've also looked at the A* smx plus and liked them as well.

Do y'all prefer perforated boots or solid leather?
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Okay I think I'm going to get the vertigos
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I loved my alpine stars smx-plus. Light, comfy, fit under jeans. I crashed at the track and those boots were the only thing to come out untrashed lol. They still look new minus a few scuffs.
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I have the Dainese Torque Out boot that I like real well. They held up great in a recent crash.
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Do any of y'all use perforated boots?
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Do any of y'all use perforated boots?
I have a pair of the Sidi Vertigo Air. I love the air flow of those but I prefer the Dainese boots.
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Depends. I always wear thick athletic socks so it never made a difference for me.
I've had both in the SMX plus.

Maybe someone who wears thinner socks can chime in.
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I have sidi boots and wide feet. I got em cheap and they fit alright but I may look into TCX's because I don't like to walk around for more than an hr at a time in my boots.
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I have Dainese Air Boots. They are very comfortable and easy to take off and on but no air passes to the feet. I was told that Sidi is the best.
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I'm looking at getting some boots in the near future. I want something that has a lot of protection, lightweight, comfortable, and slim enough that I can fit jeans over. I've looked at the Dainese torque pro ins and the TCX S-Race.

Anyone have any feedback or know of a better boot?
dainese trq pro in, axial in or any Dainese IN are the best! If you can afford the axial that is the way to go, never had a boot with SO much protection and confortable at the same time. I found myself walking in the mall one day with them and felt as if I had a pair of tennis shoes.
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dainese trq pro in, axial in or any Dainese IN are the best! If you can afford the axial that is the way to go, never had a boot with SO much protection and confortable at the same time. I found myself walking in the mall one day with them and felt as if I had a pair of tennis shoes.
It's a toss up between the trq pr ins or the sidi vertigos, I just need to decide on color
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It's a toss up between the trq pr ins or the sidi vertigos, I just need to decide on color
Sorry, I have a different perspective, Dainese offers a unique twist protection.
You cant bend the calf sideways because of the protection system. This is key to me.
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Sorry, I have a different perspective, Dainese offers a unique twist protection.
You cant bend the calf sideways because of the protection system. This is key to me.
Yeah I noticed the vertigos from sidi allow the ankle to move side to side, which I don't want. I would have to buy the Sidi vortices to get that protection
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