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Old 01-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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Adventure Boots?

So I've been looking into getting a bit stiffer boots for more off road riding.
Does anyone have thoughts on "adventure boots" like the TCX Track Evo?
Do these kinds of boots really offer any more protection than standard high top boots with a bit of protection?
I was thinking hoping they would protect against breaking an ankle in a crash or bad twist but after trying them on and feeling how soft they are I'm not so sure.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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I ride with the Icon Elsinore boots. They are nice and stiff, light and comfortable to wear all day, and waterproof so far. Keep them treated and it would appear they could last longer than the bike. I don't have a lot of familiarity with other off road styled boots. I mostly wore work style motorcycle boots with good ankle protection and what not.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:16 PM   #3
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Adventure Boots

I wear Sidi Crossfire dirt riding boots. They are absolutely comfortable the first time you adjust them for your feet/calves and wear them. They are also absolutely the best, or tied for the best, protection available for your lower legs.

They can be very hot when wearing them in temperatures over 100 deg F.

I wore them last July for about 12 hours a day for 23 days straight. I would do so again. Not everyone would.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:49 PM   #4
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Sidi Discovery's

I've had mine for about 10 years, worth every penny. It's about time to get them re-soled, which is nice you can get new sole for them for another 10 years



http://www.revzilla.com/product/sidi...ery-rain-boots

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...WT.MC_ID=10010
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:31 PM   #5
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Alpine stars Toucan

I think the ALPINESTARS TOUCAN fits your needs extremely well.

I, too, wanted a little more protection. I can't see myself needing more.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:33 PM   #6
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These boots already saved my foot and lower leg form much more serious damage than just a broken ankle.......so I am a believer in these

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Old 01-26-2014, 07:36 PM   #7
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Sidi ftw
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:55 PM   #8
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These boots already saved my foot and lower leg form much more serious damage than just a broken ankle.......so I am a believer in these

Forma Adventures

Those Formas are my "everyday" boot! And I really like the Brown Nubuck. Very sexy looking to boot!!
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:03 PM   #9
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Those Formas are my "everyday" boot! And I really like the Brown Nubuck. Very sexy looking to boot!!
I love the look of these boots, but the sole isn't replaceable. On my 3rd set of sole for Sidi On Road Boots..not longer water proof though. . really want to get the Cross Fires...
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:15 PM   #10
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Dainese Carroarmato

I have these Dainese Carroarmato and am very, very happy with them. All leather, Gore-tex lining.

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:48 PM   #11
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A-star Toucans!

I have the Toucans, and I love them! Very comfortable right out of the box and they have great protection for your feet, ankles and shins. They also happen to look bad-ass if I don't say so myself ( come on...you care!).

The fit is a bit wider than Sidi boots
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:36 AM   #12
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Sidi Canyon

On the lighter side of Adventure boots. I wear mine even for light enduro riding. All leather, GoreTex, what more could you ask for?
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:36 AM   #13
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Alpinestars Toucan are in my opinion the most protective boot you'll find this side of a motocross boot.
There's a quite elaborated multi-part video review online, talks a lot about protection.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eTyL0QykF8

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:17 AM   #14
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Alpinestar Scouts.

I did WI to CO and back in mine and they are great.

Comfortable on the bike, waterproof, easy in-and-out, and relatively comfortable to walk in (considering the level of protection.)

I would buy them again in a minute.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:44 PM   #15
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Scouts to Toucans...

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Alpinestar Scouts.

I did WI to CO and back in mine and they are great.

Comfortable on the bike, waterproof, easy in-and-out, and relatively comfortable to walk in (considering the level of protection.)

I would buy them again in a minute.

I actually had the Scouts before the Toucans. I sold the Scouts soon after buying them becuase of their lack of feel for the controls and pegs. In other words, I was constantly looking down to make sure my foot was positioned properly to shift because i couldn't feel my shifter. Im sure they would have broken in eventually, but i wasn't willing to wait it out. Surprisingly, the Toucans were both way more comfortable out of the box, but they also have better feel in the toe box.
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