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Old 07-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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Aerostich Combats...with an attitude!

I bought these used and they had the wedge soles on. They were worn funny and I damn near tipped the bike at a gas station because my foot slipped when doing a graceful dismount. I took them to a local repair guy and he said he couldn't fix them....loser. I took them to another guy a few towns over and asked if he could resole them. I was going to get some Sidi cleat soles from Aerostich. He said he had a better idea...yup...he did.



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Old 07-02-2014, 10:59 PM   #2
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Excellent! I have the SIDI wedge soles on the CBT Lites that I just got used. I like the boots very much (especially since they are already broken in) but the soles leave much to be desired. They are slippery and not at all confidence inspiring, especially when moving around on the bike. My feet keep slipping on the pegs at times when I need to be secure. Where did you source the new Vibram soles?
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:49 AM   #3
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Those look great!
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:02 AM   #4
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Have you found any laces that the velcro won't shred. I haven't. My CBT's are on the shelf at the moment.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:06 AM   #5
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Have you found any laces that the velcro won't shred. I haven't. My CBT's are on the shelf at the moment.
I've had my CTBs since 1998. They've been my only street boot in all that time - except for occasionally wearing my track boots, if I'm going out on my GSX-R for a real scratching session. They have WELL over 100K miles on them. I still have the original laces (and Velcro and buckles and straps). My laces have gotten a bit fuzzy, but not enough to make me care about replacing them.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:12 PM   #6
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Have you found any laces that the velcro won't shred. I haven't. My CBT's are on the shelf at the moment.
My laces are fuzzy but not bad enough to ditch yet. My buddy has replaced his with parachute cord and that seems to work well for not catching the velcro.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:10 AM   #7
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The soles were what the cobbler used for resoling various boots. Yeah my laces are fuzzy too but I'll keep using them till they break.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:52 AM   #8
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I spent a little time trying to find what those soles are called, or a model number, so I can tell a cobbler specifically what I want. I really like the looks of those soles. How much did the job cost at the cobbler, total?

My laces are fuzzy but It doesn't affect anything. This seems to be a common complaint but people will complain about anything. Paracord sounds like a good replacement for when they actually fall apart.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:21 AM   #9
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Gotta love welt soles! Well done!
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:37 AM   #10
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Sorry, I'm not sure of a model number or anything. He had a stack of a few different sizes on his shelf and said they were the soles he used for work boots and motorcycle boots. The place was Peterson's Shoes in Anoka, MN. It was $60 total. A little more than I figured it would cost me but the Sidi soles would have cost me about $35 just to get them shipped to me. If you want to call him to ask what soles they are I'm sure he would help you out, really nice guy.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:03 AM   #11
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Nice work. They'd look/work even better with some buckles.

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Old 07-04-2014, 01:43 PM   #12
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Sorry, I'm not sure of a model number or anything. He had a stack of a few different sizes on his shelf and said they were the soles he used for work boots and motorcycle boots. The place was Peterson's Shoes in Anoka, MN. It was $60 total. A little more than I figured it would cost me but the Sidi soles would have cost me about $35 just to get them shipped to me. If you want to call him to ask what soles they are I'm sure he would help you out, really nice guy.
Perfect, thanks!
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:11 PM   #13
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Have you found any laces that the velcro won't shred. I haven't. My CBT's are on the shelf at the moment.
I changed mine for a set of kevlar laces; no problem since.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:00 PM   #14
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Have you found any laces that the velcro won't shred. I haven't. My CBT's are on the shelf at the moment.
Go to an outdoors store and buy some 3mm tent line. You can buy it by the foot, or REI of course sells it in pre-measured packs. It will not interact with the velcro and will last a long time. It also can be cut short and square-knotted if you don't like that slider thingie.

I buy the kind with reflective stuff blended in.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:42 AM   #15
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Aha! They are called the Sierra sole. Hopefully this will help other interested parties.

http://www.vibram.com/index.php/us/I...es/Sierra-Sole
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