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Old 07-27-2015, 04:45 PM   #1
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So I picked up a new bike to commute to work on, mainly to save time in traffic by taking the HOV and to avoid putting a bunch of miles on my new car.

I have to dress business casual for work, but can get away with jeans as long as I wear a belt and nice shirt.

My question is if any one knows of some decent boots to wear for commuting that look decent enough for the work place.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:04 PM   #2
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Also hagger makes khakis (and a bunch of other colors) that breath alot better then jeans, i think they're called tour 18

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I just throw some shoes in my backpack and change when I get to work. Alternately leaving a pair at work also works great. May want to consider some kneepads to go over the jeans... I wear mine every day. I know that the likelihood of laying the bike down will probably catch up with me one day and when/if it does, I want to keep my kneecaps.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:13 PM   #4
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Tailbag with shoes.


No I don't know of any boots that look good with business casual.
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btw, commuting on the grom? watch the temps w/ reg. oil i seen temps over 300 deg. , changed to amsoil , hasn't gotten nearly as hot.

i have a oil cooler enroute.
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I leave a pair of shoes in the office. Anything that looks decent is not going to offer much protection, and besides, I don't want the shifter scuffs.
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The closest thing I've seen might be the Rev'It! Ginza or Mohawk boots. The problem is that most "casual" styled boots just end up resembling sneakers.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-ginza-boots
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-mohawk-boots

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/forma-slam-dry-shoes
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/forma-freeride-shoes
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ID:	87330. Shifter scuff. I work in a fab shop though. So it doesn't matter. I leave my boots at work though. I can't wear them and ride the R6, the Bolt isn't a problem though.
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Whether boots works or not depends on what's acceptable at your work place. This is Texas so I would think cowboy style boots are acceptable even for CEOs and board of directors. But they don't offer much protection. Offices attached to industrial/mfg facilities are usually okay with workman style boots that are motocycle specific. That's what I wear. If you want to showcase your fancy racing boots on the way to work, just keep a pair of office shoes at work.
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Attachment 87330. Shifter scuff. I work in a fab shop though. So it doesn't matter. I leave my boots at work though. I can't wear them and ride the R6, the Bolt isn't a problem though.
Place I used to work paid for a free pair of steel toes every 12months, so that was what I wore. that safety gear store even carried Harley brand steel toe boots. Trick to keep shifter scuff to a minimum is to saturate the boot leather with shoe polish when they are brand new. After that, clean and reapply polish occasionally.
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Place I used to work paid for a free pair of steel toes every 12months, so that was what I wore. that safety gear store even carried Harley brand steel toe boots. Trick to keep shifter scuff to a minimum is to saturate the boot leather with shoe polish when they are brand new. After that, clean and reapply polish occasionally.
Yeah, my boss kept telling me to treat them. It just doesn't bother me. They're work boots.
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btw, commuting on the grom? watch the temps w/ reg. oil i seen temps over 300 deg. , changed to amsoil , hasn't gotten nearly as hot.

i have a oil cooler enroute.
Excuse me for not updating my bike list. lol

No I bought a ZX6R to drive to work every day.

I thought about leaving shoes at the office, but then Id have to leave both a black and brown pair. Sounds like a headache.

As for the backpack idea, no a bad one. However, I'm in IT, so my backpack is already heavy enough with my laptop, charger, and other misc. .

I do like these though.
http://www.alpinestars.com/monty-boot#.VbeaYvlVhBc
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If you are okay with those, find a style that has a side zipper. Having to undo/tie the laces everytime gets old quick. A lot of riders complain they still have to do that even with the side zipper. Not true. The trick is to tie the laces just snug enough to allow your foot to slip int and out with the zipper open. That's what I do with mine. Zipped up, I could rip the sole off before my foot would come out.
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As for the backpack idea, no a bad one. However, I'm in IT, so my backpack is already heavy enough with my laptop, charger, and other misc. .
I don't see how you guys do backpacks in this heat. Without my tailbag my back would be covered in sweat from the lost airflow.
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I don't see how you guys do backpacks in this heat. Without my tailbag my back would be covered in sweat from the lost airflow.
It's nice and cool before 7am.
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