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    New Boots what do you wear Thanks All
    on: October 05, 2021, 03:36:23 pm
    October 05, 2021, 03:36:23 pm
    Thank you for all your advice & telling me your choices & why.
    Now brought some Sidi ST Gore Tex...
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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 04:17:46 pm
    October 05, 2021, 04:17:46 pm
    Finally retired my Daytona’s and bought a pair of Alpinestars Web gortex touring-style boots (broadly similar in style to the Daytona’s.). Lots of bargains at this time of year.

    I would still use the Daytona’s for a short day run out in good weather, but the goretex membrane is fraying and the soles are a bit thin from testing for ‘gravel’.

    I would never consider MX-boots for road riding, as you say - not likely to have much ‘feel’ to them.

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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 04:37:23 pm
    October 05, 2021, 04:37:23 pm
    Dyed in wool Daytona man as well, bought a pair of Strive GTX that had never been worn and have come up big despite being the size I always wear, so the hunt is on for a pair of 43's but I do have a new pair of 44's for sale :002:

    Motocross boots on a road bike... blimey no thanks, and I say that as someone who gave up road bikes for 10 years to race enduro and wore nothing but motocross.

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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 04:59:26 pm
    October 05, 2021, 04:59:26 pm
    Alpinestars SMX-6 V2 GORE-TEX BOOTS for the winter and SMX-6 V2  the rest of the year
    After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.

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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #4 on: October 05, 2021, 09:58:42 pm
    October 05, 2021, 09:58:42 pm
    OK guys thanks for the advice I'll look for Road boots..

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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #5 on: October 06, 2021, 07:42:33 am
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    I wear Altberg Clubman’s. They’re hand made by a British company and at around £270 of similar cost to what you’ll be looking at. You can even go to the factory where they’ll measure you for best fit.

    https://www.altberg.co.uk/boots/motorcycle-boots16

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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #6 on: October 06, 2021, 01:09:41 pm
    October 06, 2021, 01:09:41 pm
    I've got Alpine SMX-5s for the last 2 years, before that I had RST Paragon v2s, The alpines were immediately comfortable with no break in required even though they weren't the most ideal fit (I got thick calves and the SMX is made for twig people, but there is still enough room to do the zip up and about 1/3 of the velcro, and I've found them amazing, even  decent to walk in, I personally never feel hot in the feet, so next boots I'd consider the SMX6 V2 Gore tex as someone mentioned above, top quality boots either way.

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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #7 on: October 06, 2021, 03:49:21 pm
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    TCX Fuel boots. Not a motocross boot as such but a bit bigger/heavier than Daytona's, Very comfy and fully waterproof. Never had cold feet in them but can be hot in the middle of summer. More comfy off the bike than a lot of motorbike boots I have used in the past so good if your touring includes stops for a bit of exploring on foot.

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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #8 on: October 07, 2021, 06:44:51 pm
    October 07, 2021, 06:44:51 pm
    I wear Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex in the cool and wet weather.  I have had these boots for 5 years now and still keep my feet warm a dry.  I believe these are still available.

    In the warm and hot weather, I use Alpinestars Multiair XCR Gore-Tex.  Tons of airflow and still waterproof for the occasional rain.  I don't think these are readily available anymore.

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    Re: New Boots what do you wear
    Reply #9 on: October 07, 2021, 08:24:21 pm
    October 07, 2021, 08:24:21 pm
    TCX pro race ventilated here. Surprisingly easy to walk in due to the hinged ankle design. I like the additional protection these types of boots provide. This one has an internal boot you lace up first. It's not that other boot with a rigid kevlar sock you have to put on first. One of the few boots brands available up to euro size 49. Mine are 48, wear normally 46 shoes, but have wide feet. Other than that i wanted (metal) sliders. Although I'm slowing down it only takes a couple of good deep corners to wear out boots without, or with plastic sliders. I ruined two pair of boots because of that. And when it rains I stop. When no choice I've two (different :001:) plastic bags.
    Re ventilated: If i turn my feet inwards I can feel the air going thru the boots
    Last Edit: October 07, 2021, 08:26:37 pm by Salem