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Old 09-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #21
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Never.

A good pair of leather "racing" boots cost $59 at Cyclegear. Boots are never uncomfortable even in the hottest summer days.
I concur. I have the $60 Bilt boots and they're nice. I wore my converses the night I got my bike, and another time I went to a friend's party, other than that, Always boots and ATGATT
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #22
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Sometimes I'll wear shoes to ride around the block to warm up my chain for lube.


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Old 09-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #23
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #24
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:01 PM   #25
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I used to wear shoes on short rides. Crashed about a mile from my house and had my foot severed off (sowed back on later that night). When I can ride again it'll be sidi race boots everywhere.
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All the time unless I'm wearing flip flops. Then ofcourse I will wear the flippy floppies to ride
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #27
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Never - unless you count in the paddock for tech or gas.

I've got a lighter weight pair you can walk in for around town, and Vortice for the track or a SMR
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I used to wear shoes on short rides. Crashed about a mile from my house and had my foot severed off (sowed back on later that night). When I can ride again it'll be sidi race boots everywhere.
sorry on that broda
too bad some of us have to wait for a misfortunate event to correct our bad habits..
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #29
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Before I knew better, I used to wear skate shoes for riding. And I laced them so they'd slip on and off. Surprisingly, the one time I fell at speed, they stayed on snug. lol
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I used to wear shoes on short rides. Crashed about a mile from my house and had my foot severed off (sowed back on later that night). When I can ride again it'll be sidi race boots everywhere.
and how fast were u going Grimeybob.. do tell..

Dainese TRQ raceout here.. with the metal toe sliders. =P
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I used to wear shoes on short rides. Crashed about a mile from my house and had my foot severed off (sowed back on later that night). When I can ride again it'll be sidi race boots everywhere.
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Used to think it was okay to ride to the corner gas tation with sneakers and shorts... until a car coming out of the gas station surprised me by cutting the corner too sharply and came in my side. It was right outside the carwash so the concrete was somewhat slick. That combined with cold tires and me grabbing a handful of front brake cause me to lowside the ZX10R I was riding at the time. Thanksfully it was at crawling speed and I had frame sliders on, so very little damage to the bike. My lower calf was caught between the bike and the ground and it got bruised up bad. It hurst so bad I couldn't walk straight for 3 days, and it took 2 wks for the black-n-blue to go away.

I am sure that tall boots would have save my calf from getting banged up as bad. Any more riding boots I buy, they will be as tall as I feel comfortable.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #33
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I wear boots now every day but not riding ones like I should. Since work requires steel toes that's what I rock.

before then I did have a shoe go sailing across 1960 after getting hit by a truck. good times!
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #34
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I always wear my boots. On a couple of occasions I did tennis shoes around the block testing out my bike, but that's it.

The majority of accidents happen within 5 miles of home. Don't assume you'll be safe going to the corner store.
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I went down doing about 55mph last year. At the time I was wearing a pair of Doc steel toe boots. The boots stayed on my feet but the rubber sole was melted from dragging on the concrete. Had I just had tennis shoes on I would have been in a world of hurt, not that I wasn't already but still.
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Gotta wear boots anywhere/everywhere. Had a buddy of mine dropped his HD Lo-rider at parking lot speed, bike fell on its right side and the pipe burned through his sneakers and damaged the tendons in his ankle before he could get it off. He still can't walk properly after two years.
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