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Old 08-04-2015, 11:23 AM   #41
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theyll do just fine.

have you takn MSF?
You're joking right?

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They might offer a little light impact protection but they are still mostly about abrasion resistance.
Negative. Good motorcycle-specific boots offer some level ankle crush resistance and hyper-extension protection. Neither of which is offered by a thin layer of fashion leather.

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Negative. Good motorcycle-specific boots offer some level ankle crush resistance and hyper-extension protection. Neither of which is offered by a thin layer of fashion leather.
nope.

ive put over 150000 miles on lace up boots...and you?
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:22 PM   #43
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Riding miles is not when crash protection shows merit, lol
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Miles ridden has nothing to do with the fact that motorcycle-specific boots will in many circumstances prevent or drastically reduce the damage that would otherwise be done to your foot or ankle. They have a hard shell that protects your heel, and structural support that resists twisting hyper-extension.

In reality, racing style boots are probably the most effective piece of gear you can buy. For instance, the nicest jacket in the world won't keep you from breaking a collarbone, ribs, or doing other damage to your shoulder. But when was the last time you saw somebody crash in a pair of Supertechs and come out with a broken ankle?

If you want to squid it in dress boots, then that's your deal. But don't sit here trying to tell me that they're just as good as motorcycle-specific boots.
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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.

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.
How do they fit compared to SIDI? No venting at all on them, how were they in the heat?
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Miles ridden has nothing to do with the fact that motorcycle-specific boots will in many circumstances prevent or drastically reduce the damage that would otherwise be done to your foot or ankle. They have a hard shell that protects your heel, and structural support that resists twisting hyper-extension.

In reality, racing style boots are probably the most effective piece of gear you can buy. For instance, the nicest jacket in the world won't keep you from breaking a collarbone, ribs, or doing other damage to your shoulder. But when was the last time you saw somebody crash in a pair of Supertechs and come out with a broken ankle?

If you want to squid it in dress boots, then that's your deal. But don't sit here trying to tell me that they're just as good as motorcycle-specific boots.
150000 miles and counting. it has like preventative powers bro..
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150000 miles and counting. it has like preventative powers bro..
Yeah so what, I've got over 10 years, 15+ bikes, and knows how many miles. Has nothing to do with the mechanics of human physiology as it relates to force trauma.

Since you're apparently new to this whole logic thing, let me give you a few pointers. If you want to effectively win a debate, it helps to make a point or bring evidence that actually directly relates to the other person's claim (and hopefully contradicts it). In this case, help me understand how purpose-designed motorcycle boots offer no significant mechanical benefit to dress boots.

But instead, you've committed the "red herring" logical fallacy by redirecting your argument to another unrelated issue where you feel you have a better position (in this case, the number of miles you've ridden).

I kind of feel bad since you brought a knife to a gunfight here, but I'm also not a big fan of people giving "safety opinions" to other people when it comes to motorcycles. They're inherently dangerous, and people have to knowingly accept the risk. The "it'll never happen to me so I'll skip wearing proper gear" thing is what gets people into trouble.
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How do they fit compared to SIDI? No venting at all on them, how were they in the heat?
I had zero issues this morning. However, after work today I went directly to dinner with my lady.

Tomorrow I will commute home during rush hour, which would probably be a much better indication.

I will say that after wearing them all day at work and a 65 mile round trip commute I do not have any foot pain.
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