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Old 04-22-2013, 06:17 AM   #1
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Best waterproof boots?

I recently bought a pair of Forma boots because they were supposedly good and really waterproof.

Today my feet got soaked on the way to work after 35 minutes riding in moderate rain.

I'm following up with the shop regarding warranty on the waterproof aspect [I actually like the Forma boots, they suit my needs, just not waterproof],

Does anyone have a boot that is truly waterproof that they would recommend?

My riding is a combination of commuting, trail rides [not motocross style though] and long distance interstate touring so looking for an all round boot.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:20 AM   #2
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hmm. interesting. I was just about to purchase Forma boots myself thinking they were waterproof... interesting to see where this thread goes
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:21 AM   #3
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BMW Santiago boot try get them on sale they are not cheap but do work.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:23 AM   #4
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bummer .. though Forma was suppose to be waterproof
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:26 AM   #5
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Sidi adventures, best boot I've eva had.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:26 AM   #6
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hmm. interesting. I was just about to purchase Forma boots myself thinking they were waterproof... interesting to see where this thread goes
x2. Just good luck AndyStrapz is out of stock of 46's at the moment so I didn't buy today.

Watching with interest.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:33 AM   #7
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I have found my Forma boots waterproof so far and riden in torrential rain for over an hour and feet still dry.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:35 AM   #8
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Mmm, timely thread.

I'm thinking the Gaerne Adventure Aquatech boots might be the go.
Or maybe the G-Midland Aquatech.



I want to use them more as a touring boot with maybe some dirt roads thrown in. And Sidi Crossfires when its gets serious.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:36 AM   #9
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Sidi adventures, best boot I've eva had.
I just bought a pair of these and are in transit from Germany. I hope they are as good as everyone suggests they are.
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I just bought a pair of these and are in transit from Germany. I hope they are as good as everyone suggests they are.
Double the price of the Gaerne. Maybe the only let in 1/2 the amount of water.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:43 AM   #11
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anything goretex, the Sidi's would be my choice too. check Moto ind they do good deals.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:46 AM   #12
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Double the price of the Gaerne. Maybe the only let in 1/2 the amount of water.
These were half price compared to anything I could find in Oz.

Shit, maybe I just bought the left one.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:02 AM   #13
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Does anyone have a boot that is truly waterproof that they would recommend?

My riding is a combination of commuting, trail rides [not motocross style though] and long distance interstate touring so looking for an all round boot.
For your riding I would agree with Syd, have a look at the BMW Santiago Goretex lined boots. Used mine for over three years in the wettest summers for years up here, never had a wet foot unless the water pours in over the top.

Two buckles and a Velcro flap make on and off fast and easy.

Comfortable to wear all day at work, walking around and on the bike.

http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=44222

Made of cowhide with hydrophobic treatment, the Santiago boot has a GORE-TEX® liner which makes this boot permanently waterproof and breathable. Carefully selected top-grade materials make these boots capable of withstanding high stress. For high-mileage, long-distance, and all-year-round riders.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:03 AM   #14
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These were half price compared to anything I could find in Oz.

Shit, maybe I just bought the left one.
If it's from the place I think it is, you're getting both.
Good deals to be had from that place.
The Crossfires are nearly 1/2 what they cost in my LBS.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #15
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I just bought a pair of these and are in transit from Germany. I hope they are as good as everyone suggests they are.
I went 1 size bigger (46) than my steel blue workboots (45) & they are spot on.
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