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1st pair of boots

Post by 2wheeltrundel » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:07 pm

I am looking into buying my 1st pair of dedicated motorcycle boots ,up till now I have just used work boots ,I do use my 125 mainly for transport but am thinking of maybe a short camping trip later this year ,looked online for some RST tundra being one Diora Deuce another I want to be able to walk around in them are these suitable ? or are they too uncomfortable for walking ,I guess if the weather is warm they will ,any help with either these particular boots or general thoughts would be much appreciated .

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:11 pm

You really need to try boots on. I just replaced my RSTs which have been very comfortable and it took me a couple of hours trying different boots. It’s worth going to somewhere like J&S, you will pay a bit more but they have stock you can try on.
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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by APR » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:23 pm

Yeh J&S are great for stock. We’ve got M&P in South Wales too, which also have a great stock. I bought mine from the Swansea branch after trying on so so so many pairs. The problem with my boots is they’re no good for walking, but that’s not what they’re designed for. There’s loads of options now in the “commuter” style/range that could be ok for you though? Any decent places near you to go and try some on?

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by skyrider » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:45 pm

yes these companys should start making boots for all round use ( riding your bike and walking ) which also would need to be waterproof, i have been on the lookout for such boots for a while now and some boots dont come in a wide fitting :(
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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by Guest » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:08 pm

Forma Adventure. Walking comfort + water resistance. Tall version is softer around ankles and shins, which makes them comfier to walk in than the short version. Geko gaiters are a useful addition
http://gekoracing.co.uk/gaiters/boot-gaiters/

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by FallingDown » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:13 am

Sidi Adventure 2 for me. Pricey, squeaky, but soooooo good.

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:51 am

I'll chime in with if you can keep away from race boots, whilst being comfortable they normally aren't very waterproof and most of them squeak annoyingly and theres not much you can do to stop it
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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by 2wheeltrundel » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:42 pm

The nearest big motorcycle shops are about 20mile away and yes it would be much better to try some on, i do like to get of the bike and look normal as it were, i was wondering if somthing like Altburgh army type boots and gators would be worth a try, not sure how warm they would be in cold weather.

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by dynax » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:48 pm

I would get 2 pairs, one for summer that is lightweight and comfortable to walk around in, and a winter pair and allow room for a couple of pairs of thick socks :thumb:
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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by FallingDown » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:01 pm

Sportsbikeshop have a fantastic returns system and customer service if you need to try something on you're not sure about. Also do price match too. I'm not affiliated, just a really satisfied customer.

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by Pie man » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:33 pm

My two penneth...Which ever you buy, try to buy Gore-tex. I have a pair of TCX Explorer Boots & Sidi Adventure 2 boots, the TCX are great, and far more comfortable for walking in. The Sidi boots offer far greater support and fit higher up the leg, but not as easy to walk in, like others have said, go and try them on :shock: :D

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by raesewell » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:48 pm

Whilst I love my Gore-Tex gear it's not the be all and end all for boots. I have a pair of Altbergs that are not Gore-Tex and have never let in a drop of water, they are not the cheapest or best looking boots but they will keep you dry and safe. They are purported to last at least 10 years I've had mine about six years and they are still going strong. So when you take the price of the boots and divide it by 10 it works out to a very reasonable yearly price.
Many Police forces wear them.
https://www.altberg.co.uk/

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by Bender » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:53 pm

skyrider wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:45 pm
yes these companys should start making boots for all round use ( riding your bike and walking ) which also would need to be waterproof, i have been on the lookout for such boots for a while now and some boots dont come in a wide fitting :(
They do, I have a pair 😁
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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by MikeHorton » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:46 pm

raesewell wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Whilst I love my Gore-Tex gear it's not the be all and end all for boots. I have a pair of Altbergs that are not Gore-Tex and have never let in a drop of water, they are not the cheapest or best looking boots but they will keep you dry and safe. They are purported to last at least 10 years I've had mine about six years and they are still going strong. So when you take the price of the boots and divide it by 10 it works out to a very reasonable yearly price.
Many Police forces wear them.
https://www.altberg.co.uk/
V popular boots with the police they do last for ages

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Re: 1st pair of boots

Post by skyrider » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:20 pm

Bender wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:53 pm
skyrider wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:45 pm
yes these companys should start making boots for all round use ( riding your bike and walking ) which also would need to be waterproof, i have been on the lookout for such boots for a while now and some boots dont come in a wide fitting :(
They do, I have a pair 😁
right lets have a price,and make + photos and supplier
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