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Old 04-06-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Ok guys I am almost done piecing together my riding gear. But I need some boots or riding shoes.

I dont plan on going to track anytime soon. I am the occasionally spirited rider. I want to keep my ankles and I want to use them as much as I can with out looking like I am from spaceship troopers.

Any suggestions on brands, comfort, reliability, price range. I wear an 11us tennis shoe. I believe I am a 44euro.

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Highly recommend boots with ankle restraint built in. Nothing can prevent injury in every crash but having ankle restraint can keep you from hyperextending and damaging things you don't wanna damage.
SIDI, Alpinestar, TCX and others, make them. They cost more but something to consider... boots without restraints are just fancy looking, expensive boots. Sure they have toe sliders and ankle pads but leather work boots give you the same protection for less money.
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Do it right and get one with ankle protection.

I have Alpinestars SMX+ that I got over 5 years ago and are holding up well. They are actually pretty comfortable, too!

I got to test them in a high-side getoff on the KTM Motard, and I walked away with no ankle/foot injuries.
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I were the Sidi Canyon, kinda warm in the summer but overall decent boot.
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I like Icon Field Armor boots. I can wear them with racing pants or with a pair of jeans. Solid, tough, well made boots that run about $130. http://images.motorcycle-superstore....oots_Black.jpg
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Nice, Thanks, This all helps
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I agree with everyones suggestions about getting something with ankle supports. (In the for sale section there are a nice pair of Sidi Vertices in size Euro45. A great deal considering thats almost a $500 boot). I'm not sure if you commute to work on your bike or use it a lot just for getting around town, but if thats that the case a heavy duty boot with ankle supports might be a little impractical (IMO). I just bought a pair of Teknic Chicane Street boots so that I can ride to and from work without have to change shoes and have something comfortable to wear all day long. Out of the box they looked nice. They have some sick aluminum toe slides that look pretty sweet. They are cut like a high work boot going about 3-4 inches above your ankle bone with hard inserts that fit over your ankle bone, some sort of hard toe support, a thicker grippier portion for the shifter, and a velcro strap to hold the laces in place so they don'y get caught on something on your bike. I wore them around a couple of days and they were awful uncomfortable and as soon as I took out the insole I realized that was why. It was like a 1mm thick piece of plastic. So I went to CVS and got some Dr. Scholls work insert and now they are comfy as can be and not too hot (I have very sweaty feet). So if your looking for something you can wear around all day in the ~100-150 price bracket I would recommend these, but as pointed out earlier lateral ankle support is important and these don't offer much in that department. I'll probably be getting a different boot for weekend riding. Here's a link for you if you're interested.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=8461
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I agree with everyones suggestions about getting something with ankle supports. (In the for sale section there are a nice pair of Sidi Vertices in size Euro45. A great deal considering thats almost a $500 boot). I'm not sure if you commute to work on your bike or use it a lot just for getting around town, but if thats that the case a heavy duty boot with ankle supports might be a little impractical (IMO). I just bought a pair of Teknic Chicane Street boots so that I can ride to and from work without have to change shoes and have something comfortable to wear all day long. Out of the box they looked nice. They have some sick aluminum toe slides that look pretty sweet. They are cut like a high work boot going about 3-4 inches above your ankle bone with hard inserts that fit over your ankle bone, some sort of hard toe support, a thicker grippier portion for the shifter, and a velcro strap to hold the laces in place so they don'y get caught on something on your bike. I wore them around a couple of days and they were awful uncomfortable and as soon as I took out the insole I realized that was why. It was like a 1mm thick piece of plastic. So I went to CVS and got some Dr. Scholls work insert and now they are comfy as can be and not too hot (I have very sweaty feet). So if your looking for something you can wear around all day in the ~100-150 price bracket I would recommend these, but as pointed out earlier lateral ankle support is important and these don't offer much in that department. I'll probably be getting a different boot for weekend riding. Here's a link for you if you're interested.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=8461
Very Informative. Basicly I dont want to be a squid. 90% of my riding is city.I like to ride to work, church, wherever I can, but I dont want to look like a robot. I think I am going to start doing some sunday riding. So I just may need both. But I think your suggestion will do until I become more aggressive. Thank you very much.
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