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Old 07-28-2011, 03:53 PM   #16
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interesting. I posted a question on your thread about the Balance oiled.

Do you have a weight comparison between the Balance and these?

I need a new pair of boots and I am not sure if I should wait or get a pair of Balance.
any weight idea?
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #17
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any weight idea?
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Will check and reply next week.

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Old 07-28-2011, 03:59 PM   #18
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Will check and reply next week.

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Thank you. I posted a question on your other thread about the oiled balance. I am trying to figure out which to order from you.
Oiled balance or G-Midland. something I can walk with yet provide good protection.

Also wondering about sizing. I wear sidi cross fire size 11.

What would you suggest?
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:19 PM   #19
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Thank you. I posted a question on your other thread about the oiled balance. I am trying to figure out which to order from you.
Oiled balance or G-Midland. something I can walk with yet provide good protection.

Also wondering about sizing. I wear sidi cross fire size 11.

What would you suggest?
AFA sizing, I prefer not to cross against other moto boots, it usually ends up wrong. Instead, look at the EU size of a 3-4 pairs of your athletic or hiking shoes and get an average. That should guide things.

The conversation on DS boots occurs with varying context. Some people feel that MX boots are the only choice, because they have the maximum protection. This is true. Some people feel that MX boots are too stiff, too heavy, and too uncomfortable for DS use. This is also true. Trying to define a mid point between convenience and protection will satisfy some people and not others.

The G-Midland looks to be a lot more rigid and supportive. The will certainly sacrifice some "walkability" but should be nowhere near an MX boot.

Probably best thing I can say about the topic is this: people should try to wear as much boot as they can tolerate.

Hope that helps.

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Old 07-29-2011, 11:08 AM   #20
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Thank you for the detailed answer. I'm going to look at the sizing of various shoes and boots.
I'll be in touch with you next week.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:45 PM   #21
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any weight idea?
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A quick weight check, a pair of size 8s is just under 5 lbs for the pair. For comparison, Balance Pro Techs in same size are 5.04 lbs on our scale.

Difference is likely caused by the fact that plastic is lighter than full grain leather.

FWIW, SG10s, Crossfires, etc would be 9+ lbs.

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #22
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Cool looking Boot, but....

I really like the look of this boot, but the toe box looks really thick (or is it tall?), which makes me wonder if its going to be a bitch trying to get your foot under the shifter easily. Also wondering about the "feel" when operating the shifter/rear brake?

Can you tell us how the boot is performing in these instances? I just ordered the A-star Scout Boot, so I would like to hear from anyone who has had both of these boots as well!
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:18 PM   #23
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I really like the look of this boot, but the toe box looks really thick (or is it tall?), which makes me wonder if its going to be a bitch trying to get your foot under the shifter easily. Also wondering about the "feel" when operating the shifter/rear brake?

Can you tell us how the boot is performing in these instances? I just ordered the A-star Scout Boot, so I would like to hear from anyone who has had both of these boots as well!
That photo is of a SIZE 41....the proportions look stubby because it is a smaller size. They are not any thicker than normal.

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Old 08-01-2011, 02:39 PM   #24
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A quick weight check, a pair of size 8s is just under 5 lbs for the pair. For comparison, Balance Pro Techs in same size are 5.04 lbs on our scale.

Difference is likely caused by the fact that plastic is lighter than full grain leather.

FWIW, SG10s, Crossfires, etc would be 9+ lbs.

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Thank you. Much helpful. I'll call you this afternoon.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:04 PM   #25
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I'm a road rider looking for winter boots. (I wear the Dainese Torque Out boots in the warmer months, and i really like the protective features of that boot. Plus they're fairly light, easy on-off, not ricky racer and fairly easy to walk in).

I've been looking at a whole range of different boots, and most of the road boots are pretty lame in the protection department, unless they're full on sport rider boots. Would you suggest these G-Midlands or one of the other boots you currently stock for a good protective winter boot. Some of the criteria that matter to me - waterproof, very good protective features while still being reasonably comfortable to walk in, prefer to not have to relocate the shifter, reasonable weight.

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Old 08-31-2011, 11:34 AM   #26
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Looking forward to trying a pair of these. Subscribed!
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:43 AM   #27
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I will have more info for them on Friday. Will post at that time.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #28
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is it friday? looks to be a little more moto then the G-Adv and still cheaper then the sidi offerings.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #29
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I received them, and actually ended up selling them...first pair sold in the US goes to an inmate!!

They remind me of a higher-quality Alpinestars Scout. Similar in weight, feel, flex, but better fitting (I like the Scout but it is not on the same level fit-wise as EU made boots). Low 2lb range for the size 8. I still like the Balance, but the Midland has more ankle support, and many people are asking for that.

It looks to be a very solid ADV Boot.

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Old 09-16-2011, 03:48 PM   #30
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As a Balance Oiled owner, I kind of wish I had waited. The Balance Oiled's are an amazingly comfortable, easy-to-wear boot, but I like the idea of just a little more foot protection.

But then again, hindsight prevails in this evaluation, obviously.
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