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Old 08-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #61
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I've looked at the Gaerne's but I don't know about them. Have you looked at TCX?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #62
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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?
nothing beats Dainese IN, in any of its flavors; Axial, trq, Torque pro....
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #63
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nothing beats Dainese IN, in any of its flavors; Axial, trq, Torque pro....
But I may buy a A* suit, and I can't wear the Dainese IN series with that.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #64
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I've looked at the Gaerne's but I don't know about them. Have you looked at TCX?
I just watched the video review on their top of the line R-S2 race boots.
They look pretty good, and the air pump seems like it would create a nice fit.
However, If I was going to spend the $400, I'd likely go Sidi, A*, or Dainese. Plus, these aren't perf'd.

I want a boot that is very well perforated so that limits my options a bit.
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I just watched the video review on their top of the line R-S2 race boots.
They look pretty good, and the air pump seems like it would create a nice fit.
However, If I was going to spend the $400, I'd likely go Sidi, A*, or Dainese. Plus, these aren't perf'd.

I want a boot that is very well perforated so that limits my options a bit.
I agree, I'm starting to get more attracted to the Sidi vortices
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By no means are they the latest and greatest like I intended on getting, but I decided on the Gaerne's that I posted above...
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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.
This...I LOVE my smx plus--the perforated breathe really well, and its a great fit--Sidi doesn't fit my foot well, either too long in the toe or too narrow across the ball of the foot.

I love me some Alpinestars
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But I may buy a A* suit, and I can't wear the Dainese IN series with that.
That is correct. I would recommend decide first on your suit and then buy the boots.
Personally, i find that when you wear outside boot with the suit you end up with a really bulky and uncomfortable combination. Not to mention that depending on the boot, the zipper coper might even get messed up with the rear sets. As it happens with the SMX 5 that have the inside zipper with a wide flap that covers it. it is a real pain.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #69
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Perf vs non-perf.

Helluva difference.

I bought a used set of sidis (not positive on model... shin gaurd, toe slider, outer ankle plate) that were non-perfed. I wore them for several months through the summer, but was wearing the sole out so I bought a 2nd pair of sidis (vertigo air... look VERY similar to the cobra air that Patrick stocks at Motorcycles Unlimited). So nice. If I stand around and feet get a little sweaty you can feel them cool as you ride off. I continued to wear the non-perf on cold days and perfed on hot days.

One cold day in Oct/Nov I took my girl to on a Katy -> Shiner -> Bluebell -> Katy tour... and let her wear my non-perfed as I wore the perfed.... my feet were FROZEN. Too much airflow, especially on a long trip.

I'd say perfed for hou no matter what... then cheaper pair or 2nd pair to switch off with.

My Jeans fit over every pair. And my Astar shin gaurds just barely slip into the front, so they don't slide down any.

Oh, and i put thick work boot insoles in my riding shoes.... WAY more comfy walking and kills the buzzing vibrations from the 650r.
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Newbie here... I recently purchased some SIDI vertigo's and noticed that my calves don't have a tight fit. Is this due to the fact that I am supposed to wear my boots over my pants or boots over my pads?
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Newbie here... I recently purchased some SIDI vertigo's and noticed that my calves don't have a tight fit. Is this due to the fact that I am supposed to wear my boots over my pants or boots over my pads?
Pants and or leathers are designed to tuck into those boots.

Most boots flow air much better when not covered by pant legs too.
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Could be it. Or you have chicken legs.

My vertigos have extra room, and also expand. I wouldn't say they are loose though. Like i said, the lowest portion of my Astar shin gaurds slips into the top 1/2 of sidis... perfect for me.

Some of the other sidi boots are very tight in the calves. Too tight if you happen to have full legs.
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Most boots flow air much better when not covered by pant legs too.
Pant + boot or boot + pant look the same to me, why would one flow more air than the other??
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Pant + boot or boot + pant look the same to me, why would one flow more air than the other??
Pant covers some of the breathable material in the boots.

I started tucking pant leg in because the boots flowed air better when I did so.
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Pant covers some of the breathable material in the boots.

I started tucking pant leg in because the boots flowed air better when I did so.
still you cover the breathable material from underneath... Whatever...if it works for you then its ok
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Are track boots such as the supertech-r's overkill for just street riding? I was also looking at some Puma v2 1000's or some SIDI vortices...
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If you care about protecting your legs below the knee, I don't think any boot is overkill...


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Are track boots such as the supertech-r's overkill for just street riding? I was also looking at some Puma v2 1000's or some SIDI vortices...
IMO, there is no such thing as overkill when talking about your safety, having said that, there are some considerations to be made like: do you need a metal toe slider? for example....
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Go figure, I finish work early today so me and a buddy go for a 100mi backroad ride...when I first came home round 4:15 I was bummed my boots hadn't made it to my door yet...then come home from riding and there they are

Looks like I'm gonna have to adjust my shift pedal before the weekend riding
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