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Old 07-28-2015, 02:42 PM   #21
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I currently wear some el cheapo over the ankle steel toes when commuting. I have a pair of shoes that I just leave under the desk for those days....would like a new lighter pair of boots here in the new future....these cheap ones only weigh about 10 lbs.
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I still wear my Ariat Work Hog steel toes nearly every day. At this point I think I've crashed in both pair and they've worked well for me.

http://www.ariat.com/WORKHOG_SQ_TOE_M_FOO.html

Have a pair in "rugged bark" and "dark earth", both courtesy of my previous employer. I think one pair I've been wearing for about 5 years, still the most comfortable pair of shoes I think I've ever had.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:16 PM   #23
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here are a couple of boots i use!

Not moto-specific but peace of mind enough for me.

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I used to wear these around all day at work, but now I just keep a spare pair of shoes. Good boots too.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:43 PM   #25
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I used to wear these around all day at work, but now I just keep a spare pair of shoes. Good boots too.
I have a nice pair of hiking boots that I have been wearing, I just don't feel they are entirely appropriate for my work environment. No one has said anything to me yet, but I'd like to keep it that way.
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here are a couple of boots i use!

Not moto-specific but peace of mind enough for me.
I dont think those are going to do for you in a crash. Might as well not worry about it and wear what you want.
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I dont think those are going to do for you in a crash. Might as well not worry about it and wear what you want.
theyll do just fine.

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I also keep two pairs of dressing shoes at work (black & brown).
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I dont think those are going to do for you in a crash. Might as well not worry about it and wear what you want.
Not as good as a good pair of motorcycle specific boots, of course, but I wouldn't say they are . A good pair of over-the-ankle leather boots is still far better than tennis shoes.

You get run over by a 10-ton dump truck, $500 racing boots won't do either. They might offer a little light impact protection but they are still mostly about abrasion resistance.
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Had cycle gear order me a few sizes of the AlpineStars Monty boots. I'll see how they fit, and will review them for you guys if I end up making the purchase.
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It's nice and cool before 7am.
And it's nice and hot on the way home. Is your commute a logic defying one way trip?

Not the only reason I dislike backpacks.
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And it's nice and hot on the way home. Is your commute a logic defying one way trip?

Not the only reason I dislike backpacks.
No, but it's also typically cooled off 12 hours later when I head home as well. And even if it hasn't, I guess I don't see the big deal about being hot and sweaty when I get home because I can just hop in the shower. It's different if it's hot as on the way in though because then I'm gross all day long.
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No, but it's also typically cooled off 12 hours later when I head home as well. And even if it hasn't, I guess I don't see the big deal about being hot and sweaty when I get home because I can just hop in the shower. It's different if it's hot as on the way in though because then I'm gross all day long.
I'm hot enough on a bike that I don't need a pointless backpack making it worse. I let the bike carry a Cortech tailbag and my perfed jacket can do it's job properly. I'm also leaned over enough that 20 pounds on my back is more than a nuisance.
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My laptop = my job, pretty sure op is the same, as his company used to work in our building. That said, clothes at work, shoes also, and 13 macbook pro with air card makes a 5lb backpack.

going to be hot because of the leather jacket or gear not a backpack.
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My laptop = my job, pretty sure op is the same, as his company used to work in our building. That said, clothes at work, shoes also, and 13 macbook pro with air card makes a 5lb backpack.

going to be hot because of the leather jacket or gear not a backpack.
I actually quit there. LOL

Got a better job just off I10. But yes, I need my laptop, aircard, chargers, and other peripherals so I kinda have to use a backpack. Honestly a good backpack flows lots of air. Also, almost all my bikes are super sports, and super sports look super gay with tail packs.
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going to be hot because of the leather jacket or gear not a backpack.
Perfed leather jacket = hot

perfed leather jacket with backpack = hotter


Leaned over on sportbike = uncomfortable

leaned over on sportbike with backpack = more uncomfortable

I came to these conclusions a few years ago. YMMV
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Just keep it light, or get a fany pack in your case like bevo.
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I got my AlpineStars Monty boots yesterday. They run very true to size. I usually wear an 11, but had them order a 10.5,11,11.5. 11 fit perfectly.

The toes and heels are very reinforced. There is ankle protection also built in, which is nice.

The leather was soft, but very dry out of the box. I have put two coats of oil conditioner, and they are sucking it up. I'll have to do a few more. The soles are solid rubber, so they should last quite a while.

Rode with them to work this morning. The rubber soles do an excellent job of absorbing vibrations from the foot pegs. They were a little stiff, in riding position, but I think after a few more conditionings and sweating in them, the leather will loosen up.

So far no issues, And I might consider a black pair.
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