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Old 10-04-2011, 06:32 AM   #301
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Hi, Carrie

It took me quite a while to find a pair of boots for my size. Unfortunately, they look much better with pants than they do with a skirt. As far as I can tell, you are either stuck with Harley Davidson, which are only for looks, not protection, or maybe these might fit your purpose. I was told at the local dealer that these are really cute on, but I don't know, never having seen them in real life. she special ordered them for a gal and the gal loved them

Good luck in your search. If I spot anything, I'll be sure to holler at you. I bought the Vega Touring boots and I really like them. Comfy and actually good protection.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:27 AM   #302
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Here's what I did to get hiking boots that also work well for the bike:
I took my good Cabella's Hiking boots to our local cobbler (yeah, I had to search for a while, found a cobbler in the older part of our town) and had him put a leather patch on both shoes for the shift lever. Cost $25
Works great, looks good, the color of the patch is a good match and this can surely be done to other boots as well!
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:30 AM   #303
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Here's what I did to get hiking boots that also work well for the bike:
I took my good Cabella's Hiking boots to our local cobbler (yeah, I had to search for a while, found a cobbler in the older part of our town) and had him put a leather patch on both shoes for the shift lever. Cost $25
Works great, looks good, the color of the patch is a good match and this can surely be done to other boots as well!
But what about armor? The padding may work okay for ankles, but what about shins? And I hope they don't have shoe strings as the only thing holding them together. Shoe strings are useless in an accident. Shoes are the first thing to fly off unless you have more of a secure closure than strings. Just something to think about. Nice idea though to put pads on existing shoes. Never would have thought of that. :lol:
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:29 PM   #304
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...and you are right, those are definitely not the best solution at all.
My boots are fairly tall but nothing like the knee high dual sport boots that
buckle and offer the best protection.
Now of course I wonder if I can further modify the boots by adding say...one good buckle or two so that
I don't lose them in an accident. Furthermore I wonder just how safe a lot of lower end boots are that I looked at.
Some have not much but a single velcro strap.
Hmmmm......
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:04 PM   #305
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I've wondered about that one myself. That's why I don't recommend the HD boots. They are only for looks. The boots I have have a zipper on either side, and velcro adjusters on both side of the back of the boot. They're really comfy and look really good with jeans and probably slacks, but wouldn't work with a skirt, unfortunately. That seems to be a consensus around here that they just don't make decent boots for women.They are either for looks or for MX. If you've not posing or MXing, you're pretty much limited on what is out there. Now the men on the other hand.....Not FAIR
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:30 PM   #306
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....but wouldn't work with a skirt.....Not FAIR
I assume that you won't ride in a skirt, so you are already going to have to change anyway. Instead of riding in half ass boots, just throw a pair of shoes into the bag with your skirt and call it a day.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #307
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An option?

Hi ladies,

Thanks for your input! I agree about the HD boots... I stopped into a Harley Store store in WA state and spied some nice LOOKING boots 'till I picked them up. I can go to the mall for the style and nice soft leather. When I asked the gal helping me why was there no protection she gave me the same answer a few other HD riders gave me - well, I guess we ride safe enough so we will not need them :).

An option that another lurker suggested is here: http://www.revzilla.com/product/icon...ombshell-boots * And yes, there other options without the high heel. But with the heel I might even get a date with that cute guy "down the hall" Tehe.

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:10 AM   #308
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I assume that you won't ride in a skirt, so you are already going to have to change anyway. Instead of riding in half ass boots, just throw a pair of shoes into the bag with your skirt and call it a day.
ME!? Wear a skirt?! NEVER! I was under the impression that Carrie might want or need to wear a skirt to the office. Hell, you can't even get near me with one of those contraptions. :lol:
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:16 AM   #309
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Can anyone recommend a good pair of pants for offroad riding (good kneepads, roomy) for a 34 in inseam?
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:47 PM   #310
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Can anyone recommend a good pair of pants for offroad riding (good kneepads, roomy) for a 34 in inseam?
I wear fieldsheer men's mesh pants. Maybe Cuttle will have a better idea. She does a whole lot more off road than I do.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:31 PM   #311
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Klim Dakar pants. They come in talls. Very well-made. Most of the guys I know who ride dirt wear them.

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Klim Dakar pants. They come in talls. Very well-made. Most of the guys I know who ride dirt wear them.

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I tried on a pair last week and they're the first pants I've tried that didn't gap at the back and I have a (relatively) small waist and big hips. Reasonably priced too.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:36 AM   #313
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thanks

Will check them out. Square shapes on pants have been a problem as well as length in "women's" so far.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:53 AM   #314
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Can anyone recommend a good pair of pants for offroad riding (good kneepads, roomy) for a 34 in inseam?
34 inseam? you are lucky.

For off-road riding I wouldn't bather with kneepads, get yourself some shingurards and take the pads out of the pants. And definitely look into Klim, good stuff and roomy enough for shinguards. Another good brand is revit (just don't throw your pants over a hot exhaust and burn a hole in it... don't ask how I know it ).

In the long run you'll end up with more than one pair anyway, vented and non-vented....
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:47 AM   #315
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Can anyone recommend a good pair of pants for offroad riding (good kneepads, roomy) for a 34 in inseam?
I've got a pair of the Klim Dakar pants in Tall. The smallest size they come in is 28 and they fit me well with wool leggings underneath. I ditched the crappy knee pads and wear Forcefield leg tubes. I'm happy with them but they're still a bit short and I'm about a 33" inseam. They ride up when I'm sitting on the bike, but not nearly as bad as some other pants I have. I have a pair of FirstGear Escapes that ride up so high the boys call them my "riding capris".

Klim also make the Mojave (hot weather) in tall. Their new "adv" pants, the Badlands and the Latitude, come in talls but the smallest waist is 30".

Here's me in the Dakars on my DRZ.


Good luck in your search. I've spent my entire life searching for any kind of pants to fit. That's why I wear skirts
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