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View Results: What are your Favorite "All-Purpose" Safety Boots that work around town?
Vendramini Marathon/Marathon Steel 6 20.69%
Forma Cape Horn 4 13.79%
Daytona Roadstar GTX 5 17.24%
Other (Suggest in a post) 16 55.17%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #121
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Those icons look nice skooter! Especially with the added protection.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #122
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Sorry I've had no time to catch up to this thread! Just added a poll, let me know if you want to suggest any other boots for it. I am more gearing this towards safety/comfort for a really protective boot that is not awful for around town, if that is alright
not sure if all these made the thread but I've been working on a list of dream boots and there's lot of overlap with this thread... mostly because I've been reading the thread for a while.

Style martin impact http://www.stylmartin.it/index.php?l...rodotto=impact

Gaerne Balance oiled boots http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/g...ce-oiled-boots

Aerostich combat lite boots http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-c...-boots-20.html

Forma adventure http://www.getgeared.co.uk/forma_boo..._source=google
Vendramini Marathon Motorcycle Boots (steel or not steel either way): http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-boots/

Forma cape horn https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CC4QwBMwAA

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Old 09-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #123
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not sure if all these made the thread but I've been working on a list of dream boots and there's lot of overlap with this thread... mostly because I've been reading the thread for a while.

Style martin impact http://www.stylmartin.it/index.php?l...rodotto=impact

Gaerne Balance oiled boots http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/g...ce-oiled-boots

Aerostich combat lite boots http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-c...-boots-20.html

Forma adventure http://www.getgeared.co.uk/forma_boo..._source=google
Vendramini Marathon Motorcycle Boots (steel or not steel either way): http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-boots/

Forma cape horn https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CC4QwBMwAA

Oh man, forgot about the Style Martins. Has anyone ordered these from overseas? How was your experience ordering/ with the boots?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #124
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Oh man, forgot about the Style Martins. Has anyone ordered these from overseas? How was your experience ordering/ with the boots?
Are those repopped Gaerne
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #125
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Are those repopped Gaerne
They look exactly like the gaerne balanced oiled.. hard to say. Those are nice lookin boots tho.

I just moved into a new apartment or else I'd be considering shelling out to replace my SMX-5's.. They are definitely not as protective as I want.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #126
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Sidi make a couple different boots that are very low-profile.

I had a pair of the Sidi Tour Rains, lorica (syn leather) construction, clean lines, waterproof, narrow profile (but also come in wide sizes), low-profile sole, no buckles, no squeaks, very comfortable for walking and look just fine with business casual! Also comes in genuine leather + gore tex + $110. These will probably be my next touring boot if I ever wear out my Santiagos (which, by the way, are perfectly comfortable on and off the bike 8-12 hrs/day but look pretty burly even without the metal toe caps). I've used other Sidi boots for track days and several pairs of their cycling shoes and all have been bombproof.

The other one which caught my eye is a shorty with a more traditional lug sole, the Traffic. Comes in Rain or Air version, waterproof or perforated lorica, respectively.

Edit: Just saw the TCX Urban and the Spidi X-Style H2Out over at Revzilla. Less ankle protection in both, but I like the Urban a lot!
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:43 AM   #127
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Falco boots from Italy

I had forgotten about this little-known brand, but they are high quality boot at a really good price. They are not easy to find online, there's just one importer for the US. There used to be a guy from Seattle that had the line but it seems he's gone away. Here's the new importer/retailer: http://www.advancedmotorcyclegear.com/

Good write-ups on the product at webbikeworld.

Here's a nice ADV boot, one of seveal styles they offer. This one is waterproof and $150. Saw the lineup at the IMS show a couple of years ago. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna pick up a pair at this price. They have one that looks like the Sidi Canyon as well.





These are $188

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:03 PM   #128
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Just had my Aerostitch Combat Lites re-soled. The toes on the soles were getting a bit work after 5 years.


Got me some Vibram lug soles in black. They look kick ass now! (But still subtle enough for work.)
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:34 PM   #129
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I had forgotten about this little-known brand, but they are high quality boot at a really good price. They are not easy to find online, there's just one importer for the US. There used to be a guy from Seattle that had the line but it seems he's gone away. Here's the new importer/retailer: http://www.advancedmotorcyclegear.com/

Good write-ups on the product at webbikeworld.

Here's a nice ADV boot, one of seveal styles they offer. This one is waterproof and $150. Saw the lineup at the IMS show a couple of years ago. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna pick up a pair at this price. They have one that looks like the Sidi Canyon as well.





These are $188

These honestly look pretty awesome for the price. How do they fit? I wonder if they run narrow or wide. Again, I am in desperate need for wider front-beds. Also, for that low of a price you have to imagine they skimp on quality somewhere. Are they as protective, as comfortable..etc?
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #130
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These honestly look pretty awesome for the price. How do they fit? I wonder if they run narrow or wide. Again, I am in desperate need for wider front-beds. Also, for that low of a price you have to imagine they skimp on quality somewhere. Are they as protective, as comfortable..etc?
They are a top european brand. What you are seeing are discounted pricing for a non-recognized brand in this country. IMO they are of similar quality to SIDI, Alpenstar, or any of the other regular manufacturers. At regular list prices they're not that much less. Just trying to make a name for themselves.

If I can get my shit together and order a pair I'll gladly provide a comprehensive report. I would also encourage you to call the importer, I'm sure they would be happy to discuss their product with you. I have not done that, having seen the product in person a couple of years ago. I'm just a poor white boy with no extra $$ to send out on product.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #131
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I'm still eyeing this thread, and have an update. On a whim, I stopped by the SD BMW shop the other day. I like the shop and got my Shoei there some time ago. Good guys.

Anyhow, checked out the boot selection and turns out BMW has two boots for "around town" folks that you might want to check out.

The "Urban" : http://showroom.bmw-motorrad.com/Boo...en_US-EUR.html

And the "City": http://showroom.bmw-motorrad.com/Boo...en_US-EUR.html

Keeping in line with this thread and wanting more protective boots you can walk in, the Urbans look like a good call.

I ordered the City's for my work/meeting clients situation. They are not as protective as the Urban's or say, Marathon Steels, but they do have protection and are a pretty stealth "dress" boot. They're supposed to get here tomorrow.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #132
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I'm still eyeing this thread, and have an update. On a whim, I stopped by the SD BMW shop the other day. I like the shop and got my Shoei there some time ago. Good guys.

Anyhow, checked out the boot selection and turns out BMW has two boots for "around town" folks that you might want to check out.

The "Urban" : http://showroom.bmw-motorrad.com/Boo...en_US-EUR.html

And the "City": http://showroom.bmw-motorrad.com/Boo...en_US-EUR.html

Keeping in line with this thread and wanting more protective boots you can walk in, the Urbans look like a good call.

I ordered the City's for my work/meeting clients situation. They are not as protective as the Urban's or say, Marathon Steels, but they do have protection and are a pretty stealth "dress" boot. They're supposed to get here tomorrow.
No thanks for either on a ADV bike. For urban jaunts and for business casual I'm sure they're ifne.

BMW's most casual boot I could possibly stand was one they call 'All Around'. It's very 'touring' oriented though. I was out to LB BMW and they had the former model on sale for $150 or so, but didn't like them near as well as the current version so I passed. I think they're like $250 or so.

I wrote Todd at Avanced Motorcycle Gear for a recomendation of either the Mixto or Raid but haven't heard back. Both are under $200 and both look to be substantial. Will be picking up one or the other. Will do a full report on receipt.

Perhaps our readers here could recommend one or the other? I'm leaning toward the Mixto or even their ATV version with the lugged sole and brown split-leather.



Mixto

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Raid



Mixto ATV




EDIT: BTW, this boot is new from Falco for 2012 and has some really unique features including a removable waterproof and dustproof inner bootie, lugged sole, armor throughout. A little more boot than I really need but for $216 might be worth it to just jump in and call it good. They would then also replace my TCX Pro-Comp mx boots I wear for offroad on the two bikes. I'd still wear the TCX's for singletrack on the litebike.
There's even an optional 'winter liner' option for this one.

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Old 09-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #133
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I sent a reply and hopefully soon they will have a boot on their feet to give a report.

There are others that have ordered from us on this forum, they might pop in and share their thoughts on the Falco's.

We have been importing them for about 5 years, and we are here in the Seattle area.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #134
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Tourmaster Response 2.0 Boots are the the most comfartable boots that I have owned.I am able to walk in them all day at work and thay are decent motorcycling boots.

I had a pair of SIDI on Road Symptax on when I carshed my Strom .Ended up with a broken tibula fibula and large ankle wound that needed skin grafting.They were water proof boots made out of leather but you could fold them up and put in a shoebox not much protection.

The tourmasters are a lot better and cost less.I will be getting another pair if I ever wear these out.http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/t...Fcvm7AodxQ0AGQ
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #135
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^^ Cool. However I won't were a low-cut boot on a motorbike...just sayin'.
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