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Old 10-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #16
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DRmajor - I too wear a US size 14 TCX Infinities fit mr perfectly. I will get the size for you if you wish. 49 I think.
I think the SIDI canyons look great though. RD
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:16 PM   #17
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If the velcro bothers you (it still works fine on the Infinity I have) than this would be the boot for me to buy to replace the Infinity

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/t...gore-tex-boots

And I would buy them if I didn't score the Crossfire TA for less than that

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Those look terribly uncomfortable.

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Similar thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=907779

I just posted that I have Falco Raids coming (pic below), should be here in a day or two and will report how they are. My thinking is they'll be slightly better than canyons and infinities for about half the price, based on reviews on webbikeworld. The distributor is blowing them out pending new inventory. Guess we'll see.

Was serious about the santiagos and combat lites, but former isn't all that supportive and latter has no armor. Both are stupid expensive.


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They compare them to the Sidi Onroad,not the Canyon. The Canyon is a little more offroad oriented than the Onroad or this Raid and is shorter, has a plastic shin plate and buckle closure. That being said, these Raid boots look like a fantastic deal for someone looking at the Onroads. I was torn between the Onroad and Canyon, and opted for the Canyon only because I didn't know how long that Velcro closing straps would last. Having owned Sidi Adventures, I know the buckles are pretty durable.

To the OP, most boot manufacturers use Velcro on their boots nowadays. I wouldn't rule them out. Most just use the Velcro to secure the top calf part of the boot and it's not used to tighten you into the boot if that makes any sense. The Sidi Onroad does use Velcro that way and that's what turned me off from them. However, I'm sure it lasts a long time and could be repaired/replaced by Sidi. I wear my boots everyday for commuting and know how Velcro barely lasts a year for me under hard use, so I went with a buckle strapped boot.
Those falcos looks promising. Thanks.

Yes I realize Velcro is a mainstay on most boots. I can deal with that, zippers I can not.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #18
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Here's what I'm replacing. I like them but they are very old and lack a lot of protection. Hein Gericke




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Old 10-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #19
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Vendramini Marathon Steel. They do have velcro, but about the same amount as the combat touring I replaced.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #20
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Just rec'd my roadstar GTX's from Helimot ... damn, nice boot. Very adjustable. I am a US 10D-E, and i ordered the 44 wide. First 100 miles in today and they are breaking in well. Excellent fit and finish, great reputation. Will provide feedback month by month, but so far they live up to the hype.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:58 PM   #21
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Just rec'd my roadstar GTX's from Helimot ... damn, nice boot. Very adjustable. I am a US 10D-E, and i ordered the 44 wide. First 100 miles in today and they are breaking in well. Excellent fit and finish, great reputation. Will provide feedback month by month, but so far they live up to the hype.
I have two pairs of the DAYTONA BIG TRAVEL GTX

They are terrific

https://shop.helimot.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=73
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:16 AM   #22
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I have a pair of Dainese Fulcrum C2s that are Gore Tex. Love them for all of my on-road travel. Off-road I go straight to my Sidi Crossfire boots.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:21 AM   #23
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I ..........................even though they have taken me a lot of places over 10 years and well over 100K miles. ...............................+
If you got 10 years and 100K miles then you have found the boot for you. You will be hard pressed to do even close to that with most boots.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:44 AM   #24
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I have two pairs of the DAYTONA BIG TRAVEL GTX

They are terrific

https://shop.helimot.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=73
another vote for Daytonas. They do have a zipper, but I have about 30k miles on mile without any problems.

didn't need to break them in, were comfortable from the get go.

i ordered mine from a shop in germany and paid about $200 for my Spirits.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:51 AM   #25
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If you got 10 years and 100K miles then you have found the boot for you. You will be hard pressed to do even close to that with most boots.
I haven't found another set to replace these with or I would. I got them on clearance under $100 when I was cheap and didn't know what I was buying. I agree, if I can find another set I might buy them, but they lack in a lot of areas where a newer boot would excel.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:12 AM   #26
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Those look terribly uncomfortable.

Yes I realize Velcro is a mainstay on most boots. I can deal with that, zippers I can not.
If they are anything like the Infinity, then they are like slippers ;)

They look like they have more protection, but Infinity have plenty as well, probably better boot for street only, where the Desert boots are dual purpose, looks like...
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:34 AM   #27
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Daytona. Days in rain and never wet.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:59 AM   #28
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Daytona. Days in rain and never wet.
Not in the market for a rain boot. It's a perk, but far from a priority
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #29
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Altberg Clubman Roadsters get really great reviews. I know you're not necessarily looking for wet weather boots, but these seem to excel at everything and are even CE approved for protection. Very few boots are considered PPE

They look to be similar style to the boots you're replacing. Do some googling-people love them and they seem to last forever. Custom made too, but from England.
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Altberg Clubman Roadsters get really great reviews. I know you're not necessarily looking for wet weather boots, but these seem to excel at everything and are even CE approved for protection. Very few boots are considered PPE

They look to be similar style to the boots you're replacing. Do some googling-people love them and they seem to last forever. Custom made too, but from England.
Those look nice. Reason I am wanting to avoid zippers is one of my pulls came off and no repair man can fix it, let alone find a pull that matches this zipper. It's not a typical YKK piece apparently. I was quoted $50 for a zipper replacement which is not happening on a boot this old and worn.
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