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Old 04-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Dress Boots for professional work with suit???

What's up inmates? Long time lurker, firtst time poster here. I have a shoe/boot question if anybody has any input I sure would appreciate it. I need to wear black professional looking shoes for work. I need a motorcycle boot/shoe that would be able to pass for wearing with a suit. Any suggestions would be a huge help.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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Black combat boots.

Most are cheaper and better made than bike boots anyway.

Not as much protection as a full on MX boot, but they look like shoes if you keep them polished.
(Tuck the lose ends of the laces in though ;) )

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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Cruiserworks boots?

http://www.cruiserworks.com/Products/Footwear.aspx

https://www.denniskirk.com/cruiserworks
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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I've had a pair of these for about 6 years. I wore them on a tour to Newfoundland and wore them daily as I rode my Wee Strom during my days as a home care nurse. Keep them shined and they fit into most situations. They have yet to leak a drop and provide a reasonable degree of protection. They're so comfortable that I sometimes forget to change into other shoes when done riding.
Both of mine developed squeaks in the insoles and new soles didn't help, so you would want to make sure that was addressed.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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Justin Boots

I spent many years in the cockpit in dress uniform with the Justin Boot. Round toe and low heel. Looks great with a suit and takes a great shine. I also used them to ride my Honda ST -1300 street bike to the airport for work.
These boots are very comfortable and last a long time. YMMV. Good luck in your search.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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Would BMW city boots work? They look dressy to me - but what do I know, at my work place every day is Hawaiian Shirt Friday....
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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What's your budget. There's tons of boots out there.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #8
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Here's some made by Gasolina, they're slow shippers though I had to stay on them and got mine in about 6 weeks, still not bad as they're made to order.

http://www.gasolinaboots.com/dress_boots.html

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #9
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Another option might be to keep a pair of shoes at the office.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #10
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Here's some made by Gasolina, they're slow shippers though I had to stay on them and got mine in about 6 weeks, still not bad as they're made to order.

http://www.gasolinaboots.com/dress_boots.html

They are great boots and they come in black too.
They may be slow but they are good people. They have several styles and all are made to order to fit the tracing of your foot.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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Check out Belstaff's line at britishmotorcyclegear.com. These boots look the part, but I don't know much else about them. Vendramini has a few that look dressy as well.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:49 AM   #12
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Another option might be to keep a pair of shoes at the office.
That is what works for me...don't have to compromise on either end.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:58 AM   #13
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Wow all the reccomendations are great you guys are awsome! Another compunding problem for me is that I live in Las Vegas and I don't want to get something too hot it's freaking hot here in the summer! So I go back and forth with whether I am willing to put up with laces or not. I don't like that laces can get caught on stuff but outside of a fully closed boot the laces would provide a little better airflow just from leakage know what I mean? Unless there is a dressy boot with ventilation, this is probably going to be trial by fire.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:01 AM   #14
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That is what works for me...don't have to compromise on either end.
Very true. My problem is I don't have anywhere to store them at work. Unless I carry them with me, but that would be a huge pain in the you know what.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:17 AM   #15
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I leave my work shoes at work, and just change out of my motorcycle boots when I get there.
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