Adventure Boots

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Gringo Greenwood, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. driftinglobo

    driftinglobo Adventurer

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    Hi Guys,

    Looks I have a talent to find old threads.
    I m wandering which is currently a good boot / value for $$$$$ ? I'm not looking for the best of the best just for a good one.
    Also reading about boots and looking of pictures of rides and wondering how important for a boot to be water proof?
    As it looks that most river crossing is deeper than 200 - 300 mm therefore water will get it over the top?
    Any comment is appreciated.
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  2. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    The reason for waterproofness is not stream crossings. Its the general riding around on the road / gravel.

    I have Forma ATV/ Adventure boots. Three buckles. Been very good so far. Had them 3 yrs. Comfy. About $400 though

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    The boots need to be sturdy, & give good support / protection.

    Avoid Velcro. Doesn't work in mud.
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  3. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i have some Gaerne ADV boots.I wanted a comfortable boot with better protection than afforded by road boots.They are obviously more "clunky" than road boots too but i live with that for the protection.They are supposed to be breatable and waterproof.They seem to be waterproof but arent very breahtable.
    couldnt fina a pic of them but they look very similar to this
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  4. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    I've got the TCX Infinity's and while they could do with a bit more solid arch support and a leeetle more ankle protection, they're really, really comfortable and very waterproof. Although gorse has munted the toe and shin areas. They feel like they've got a 3 day growth of stubble.

    For off road, Erzberg stuff, I use a cheap pair of Gaerne SG10's.
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  5. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    Since my original post I have invested in a pair of Alpine Star Adventure boots for the long distance stuff.
    Very comfortable, and very waterproof.
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  6. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    I'm thinking the safest boots would be Zorb boots. In case ya bike in a Zorb. Probably best person to test would be our little chermann friend. He has the worst record for inspecting roads.
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  7. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Gotta black pair of those and they're my first pair of adv boots. I like 'em so far - seem to be waterproof so far (went splashing through some big puddles on their first outing) although not planning on having to wade through a river...
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  8. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Tiger Tamer

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    Tech10 Alpinestars for me. Expensive sure, but could have bought 10pairs with the money I've lost recovering from lower leg break and crushed foot. My previous Forma adventure boot was cumfy and cheap but offered little protection when I most needed it. Not blaming the boot at all but it wasn't the right tool for the job in the end.
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  9. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Sidi Adventure Waterproof boots. Full on pivoting ankle protection like the MX boots with slightly shorter tops.
    Best there is IMO. And I've tried quite a few.!
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  10. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I have Sidi Discos and they've been great. Mine need to be re-soled, but next time I'll be looking at the Sidi Adventure. I might blink at the price of them, though.
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  11. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    have been looking at a pair of those...
    one of the more flexable boots I have seen
    only $410
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  12. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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    Like Oscar I use a pair of Gaerne MX boots. They have lots of support in the right places but arent so stiff that you cant walk in them when needed.
    But like everything it is very subjective. what one person thinks is comfortable isnt the same for the next person. you can do all the research you like but what the net says is the best boots may not fit you properly and be uncomfortable as hell. Just try a selection of boots on and go with what feels the best.
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