1 GS owner to another GS owner (off road riding boots)

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by GS73, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. GS73

    GS73 Adventurer

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    This maybe not the proper forum for this question but I feel being among brothers I can ask it. What kind of foot wear if you ride off road do you wear?
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  2. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    Sidi Crossfire....fits like a glove and no break-in required. And if you like riding with sharp footpegs, the soles can be replaced in a few minutes (just make sure you have extra sole 1/4 turn screws just in case the front ones wear out).
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  3. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Sidi Adventure Rain I wear when I ride off road, Yoda. The proper ones with GoreTex, not the cheap Lorica ones.
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  4. cottonwood

    cottonwood Adventurer

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    +1 for Crossfire. Great boots.
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  5. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    Sidi Adventure Goretex.
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  6. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    Sidi Adventure Goretex:D
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  7. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    I have the Sidi Adventure Goretex as well, but they do not offer anywhere near the same support and protection as the Crossfire.
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  8. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    I used to own a KLR, so I'm still getting over being a cheap ass. I picked up some AlpineStars Tech 6's out of the fleamarket for around a benjamin. I've had no complaints for the price! Saved my ankles more times than I can remember.
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  9. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I don't wear dirt bike boots on my stone road touring bike.

    Alpinestars Tech 2

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  10. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    Wrong question, you should have asked, "Do if you tuck your riding pants into your boots?
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  11. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Alpinestars Tech 3.

    I don't believe in waterproof boots for dirt riding; it's too wet in the UK and I do too many river crossings. A pair of Sealskinz socks with non-waterproof boots is what works for me.
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  12. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    If I plan to touch dirt, need to stand on the pegs to ride through something, or need to dab. No question. Full MX boots. Tech 7's, I've worn for multi day rides, no problem.

    If i'm going to ride 100% pavement, I have A-Star Touring Goretex.

    Race track. S-MX's

    Since I crushed many bones in my foot in a crash years ago i'm even more careful about my gear than I used to be. Nothing will stop every injury, but skimping is not an option.
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  13. SkiFly01

    SkiFly01 Govna Racepipe

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    Sidi Discovery or Thor 50/50
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  14. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    Aerostitch combat touring... made by Sidi.


    Still trying to breakem in after 100,000 + miles

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  15. taosgsr

    taosgsr Been here awhile

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    +1 :clap. Comfortable and good protection. I have a pair of Gaerne SG 12s that are the best off road boots I've ever had but I feel like the 'stich boots are the best all rounder. But what the hell do I know?
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  16. CheckerdD

    CheckerdD Long timer

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    I rode into Aerostich in Duluth and tried on their combat touring. Holy crow they were stiff and must take a long time to break in. So I settled for BMW Santiago boots which I really like. I will note that a lot of famous long distance riders ride the Aerostich, I just did not have the confidence they would ever break in. So I recomend the Santiago's. Dave
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  17. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Sidi Crossfire TAs
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  18. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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  19. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    Searching for boots tonight I have a similar question. I picked up a set of tech 7's on TT and they are WAY too stiff. I have big feet and without changing the configuration of my pedals, these will not cut it. I normally wear leather pull on boots for street riding but looking for a dual sport boots.

    To the guys wearing the Sidi adventure rain's, do you feel you have good foot/ankle protection? Had the three metatarsal break when I was a kid, and do not want to repeat that one. :cry

    To the guys wearing the Sidi Crossfires, does this boot provide any flex?

    I ride trails, no motorcross, no jumping. Just need a solid boot to give enough confidence to ride in.
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  20. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    It depends. Crossfires if it's real dirt. BMW Santiago's if its more like dirt roads, especially if there's going to be much walking.
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