Adv. Touring Boots?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by lqgsrider, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    I ride a GSA 70% street and 30% dirt. Any suggestions on riding boots?
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  2. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    I'm enjoying my Forma Adventure Boots. 3 buckles and not too stiff like MX, also able to wear them all day, walk around when off the bike etc. Still offer good protection tho, and waterproof, for when you park in a stream :D
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  3. tlwood99

    tlwood99 Been here awhile

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    One of the best, if not THE best overall boots has to be Sidi On-Road Boots. They have been around forever, are waterproof, very comfortable and reasonably protective. Whether they are enough protection for your 30% off road I think depends on how aggressive your riding is.
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  4. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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  5. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Sidi Discovery Rain...nuf' said..
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  6. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Sidi Canyons for what you describe :deal

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  7. firstwordisee

    firstwordisee Adventurer

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    TXC Infinity. Very comfortable, easy to walk around in. Waterproof, cool enough, warm enough. good protection. Buckles are a little funky though.
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  8. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    I'm thinking about the Aerostitch CBT but I'm a little concerned about the break in period?
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    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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  10. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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  11. monkeydad

    monkeydad Been here awhile

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    Don't sweat the break in. I used a brand new pair of these on a ten day tour of Italy using these as my primary footwear, no issues at all.

    After six years they are holding up extremely well, and besides a cut or two look new. Soles are in great shape also.

    I did replace the laces last year. Best bootsive ever owned, and they are heavy but comfortable.

    Made by Sidi btw.....
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  12. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    Sidi Adventure Gortex...

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  13. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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  15. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    What I have...
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  16. Epictetus70

    Epictetus70 Been here awhile

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    Sidi just came out with these....they're called "Armada." I have the Canyon boot and they're great.....feel a little naked when I'm out on the dirt. They are very comfortable. I had my local BMW moto shop order the Adventure Gore tex and the Armada's to see which one I like more. Here's a link to a youtube video on the Armada's as well. Good luck! :freaky

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKgOlozYQMw

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  17. freyke

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  18. Beekeeper

    Beekeeper Adventurer

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking to replace my HG adventure styled boots. Anyone got any experience or want to comment on the Sidi Adventure boot. It's top dollar but appears to be a decent boot, comments please.

    Ta

    Mike
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  19. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    I've got both the CBT Lites and the Gaerne Balance Oiled. I loved the CBTs right up to the point that I got the Gaernes, haven't worn them since, but....

    The CBTs are nice boots, and I'll probably use them more often in the winter since I don't need to worry so much about whether or not they're waterproof, or how comfortable they are walking around. They are reasonably comfortable, and I think they'd fare just fine in an on-road crash, as the leather is really heavy.

    Had I bought the Gaernes first, I wouldn't have looked at the CBTs. They offer slightly more protection with their shinguard, they don't have the goofy lace system the CBTs have, and they're absolutely waterproof. They're also more comfortable for riding and walking.

    Be honest with yourself about the kind of riding you do. If your 30% off-road is gravel driveways and farm roads, either of these boots are fine. If you're honestly doing gnarly MX stuff on your $20,000+, 600 pound BMW, you're a better man than I, and you'll want boots with more protection.
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  20. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    love mine, but they squeak loudly while walking. I would love to know how to shut them up. At first I thought they would break in, but 6000 miles into them and they still squeak. Beyond the public embarasment they are the most comfortable boots Ive ever ridden in
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