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Old 09-07-2007, 04:04 PM   #21
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Bombshell boot are all about the "Tude" - Either you have, or you don't...

PS - I love heels. Closet FULL of heels. When I saw these boots, I bought them first. Then I signed up for BSC (this weekend) and then I bought the bike... I don't currently ride, but I plan to learn to ride in them. If you always wear heels anyway, they won't feel wrong. If you never wear heels, don't start here!
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #22
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Just wondering if any of the ladies on this site have these or know anyone that has them? I love the look, just not sure about how they feel when riding?

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I TRIED THEM ON AT PWR SPORTS, AND UMMMM NO! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND FOR RIDING, MAYBE A PASSANGER. BUT I COULD JUST SEE MYSELF STOPPING AT A LIGHT AND MY ANKLE GIVING OUT AND THE WHOLE BIKE FALLING OVER!

BUT THAT IS JUST WHAT I THINK.
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those look like boots for fun times in the bedroom





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Old 09-07-2007, 08:52 PM   #24
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thats a broken ankle in the making. DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER.
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^^ arent motorcycles broken ankles in the making?
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to a certain degree, but putting your feet at such and angle just makes it much more probable.

ICON again shows they make stuff.

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but I plan to learn to ride in them. !
i highly recommend to my female students not to waer such high heels, after having had 1 break her ankle in class. and i blame it mostly on the boots, i feel if she were wearing flats she wouldn't have broken her ankle.
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One of the girls wore them at the first girls' only ride. I forgot who it was but maybe she'll see this and respond. I had asked her about them and she said she is tippy-toing her bike and this actually gives her more footing, which makes sense.

I have no clue how safe they are in a crash and as folks know, I have gotten superpicky about boots since my crash, so I wouldn't get them anymore but if it gives a girl more confidence at stopsigns and lights and they can otherwise walk good in them, then good.

If they paired those Icons with Sidi Vertigo Corsa's, well, then we'd be talking.

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Old 09-07-2007, 10:23 PM   #28
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I TRIED THEM ON AT PWR SPORTS, AND UMMMM NO! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND FOR RIDING, MAYBE A PASSANGER. BUT I COULD JUST SEE MYSELF STOPPING AT A LIGHT AND MY ANKLE GIVING OUT AND THE WHOLE BIKE FALLING OVER!

BUT THAT IS JUST WHAT I THINK.
NOt even as a passenger [since i ride ]. Your feet would slip too much.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:40 PM   #29
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One of the girls wore them at the first girls' only ride. I forgot who it was but maybe she'll see this and respond. I had asked her about them and she said she is tippy-toing her bike and this actually gives her more footing, which makes sense.
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I TRIED THEM ON AT PWR SPORTS, AND BUT I COULD JUST SEE MYSELF STOPPING AT A LIGHT AND MY ANKLE GIVING OUT AND THE WHOLE BIKE FALLING OVER!

+ either twisting or breaking your ankle. becuase your feet are so high off the ground.

having your feet as close and flat to the ground is best. if you've looked at real riding boots, the heel is very low and the entire sole is flat, for a reason.

if your a shorter rider, you really have to think more about your stop and foot placement and the terrain your stopping on. vs buying high heels to try and compensate.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:47 PM   #30
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Sorry I didn't mean to read this thread. I thought it was titled, "Womens Bombshell " not boots
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:04 PM   #31
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if your a shorter rider, you really have to think more about your stop and foot placement and the terrain your stopping on. vs buying high heels to try and compensate.
I am always tippy-toing the VFR. Well, I get a bit of the ball of my foot on the ground and that is it. For that reason, I had seriously considered something with heels, just to give me contact with the heel. Needless to say, I won't buy boots for that reason anymore.

I really can't say how they work. I guess one can lose control with just their toes on the ground or boots in heels. On a girls only forum I am on, a few girls have boots with some heel (higher than normal) and they seem pretty happy and confident with them. Maybe the girl who actually has them will eventually chime in.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:17 PM   #32
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I think this "chat" has opened a whole new can. Proving how valuable a site like this can be for New riders full of P and V.

I can see the value of confidence, safety and responsibility. I have fallen off my "heels" plenty of times, just the odd mis-step and TaDa!

I would like to say, (In my defence - Duh) I don't care what anyone else thinks. Only, that's a lie. The reason I joined this site was to know what others think. You may be right. I don't ride, have never ridden other than, Uh... B****, and the boots feel fine for traction and stability to me.

BECAUSE of this thread, I AM wearing these boots and I'm taking my trusty, sturdy, metal shank, flat footed, ugly, hiking boots to the BRC tomorrow. I'm starting on the heels, but if for any reason I feel uncomfortable, at any time, for any reason, I can change and just wear the Bombshell boots for show (or in the bedroom "wink") when I ride behind Guitar Man.

So Thanks. Communal Education and a strong desire not to get hurt or die led me here. Hopefully respectful, back and forth interaction, will maintain my attention and continue my education long after the class is over.
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and the boots feel fine for traction and stability to me.
I have heard from and about several women how they lost confidence because they got a bike and dropped them at a stop sign while practising in the neighborhood or whatnot. One guy I know, his wife got a SV650 and dropped her three times with only 50 miles experience because she is tippy-toing and has barely any footing. Since she does fine on the dirtbike, that is all she rides. The SV is not being ridden for at least a couple of years.

Before one quits riding altogether, by gosh, get boots with heels, and if it is only for the sake of confidence.

Later, when you get more comfortable with the bike and get more confidence and it feels like you've always had it between your legs, then dump the heels. Your riding will get more advanced, you'll be doing faster paced riding. At that point, move to the safety strategy and get the best gear you can afford so you won't get a broken ankle or a gash in your foot.
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well meaner, the thing is today, your sitting on a low small bike, depending on what you get as a real bike, diff. story.

and you might feel fine for the most part, but it's in emergancy situations is when those heels are gonna kick your .

the lady who broke her ankle in my class, was coming into a quick stop, locked the ft tire, and rode it into the ground, planted her foot, becuase of the heel, her foot twisted and it went downhill from there.

btw, i tippy toe ever bike i;m on. like i said, when your shorter or have short legs (my case) you have to prepare early and always be thinking.

"dress for the crash" applies to footwear as well.

best of luck in class, have fun.
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WOW! Hubby bought me an 02 Yamaha Virago 250 last Tuesday, so I rode it in class today.

The Boot Class Facts. I did not feel unsteady, or wobbly, (most likely because I've been wearing them for awhile already) however, I DID change boots half way through the class because I found that I was actually feeling TOO tall for this bike. I didn't like the having my knees "in my ears" feeling. And while I still love the boots, I will wear low heels when I ride tomorrow and until I am more comfortable starting and stopping, because once I was moving, I couldn't tell the difference in the Bombshell or the hiking boots.

Hope this helps all those gals who are considering the Bombshell boots. I agree with Faylaricia - If the boots keep you learning, growing, confident, that can't be all bad...

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WOW! Hubby bought me an 02 Yamaha Virago 250 last Tuesday, so I rode it in class today.

The Boot Class Facts. I did not feel unsteady, or wobbly, (most likely because I've been wearing them for awhile already) however, I DID change boots half way through the class because I found that I was actually feeling TOO tall for this bike. I didn't like the having my knees "in my ears" feeling. And while I still love the boots, I will wear low heels when I ride tomorrow and until I am more comfortable starting and stopping, because once I was moving, I couldn't tell the difference in the Bombshell or the hiking boots.

Hope this helps all those gals who are considering the Bombshell boots. I agree with Faylaricia - If the boots keep you learning, growing, confident, that can't be all bad...

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