FORMA Motorcycle Boots: Back in the USA

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Brtp4, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Liza

    Liza Dirty Girl

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    Thanks!
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  2. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Liza,

    I am trying to get some 39s or 38s pulled from Italy. I can get Terrain TX HPS in 39s, but Adventures are still a maybe...

    Monday.

    BP
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  3. Liza

    Liza Dirty Girl

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    Thanks for the effort. I'm contemplating sizing, especially since its a men's boot. I'll get back to you ASAP.
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  4. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Liza, they are on their way here. Let us know if you want them.

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  5. mototifosi

    mototifosi what does this one do?

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    Brian,
    boots arrived in 2 days!!! Being a "Sidi" nut for 20 years I was apprehensive...for naut! Awesome quality, comfort, goo gads etc...They are like your favorite pair of "Welly's" right out of the box! Schwing!

    Thanks meng!...
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  6. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Forma Predator Motocross Boots

    For the last several months, we have been comparing several high-end MX boots, to find their strengths and weaknesses. One of the models we've been using is a new off road boot model from Forma called the Predator:


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    I make no secret of my admiration for the Italian boot companies; in an endless industry trend toward cost-cutting they are committed to good product above all. Forma is an emerging brand from that region, and the Predator is their attempt to compete with the establish players.

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    It is a little heavy, and a little bulky, but super protective and comfortable. Really like the ankle action, it is the best we have tried so far. The interior padding is also excellent, which contributes to their great fit.

    By the way, we do our best to try and compare most all of them, back to back:

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    We are not pro MX flatbiller types, so we are admittedly not qualified to say how they are for 100' triples. But for offroad, enduro, DS, ADV, XC etc. use they are excellent.

    Hope that helps.

    BP
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  7. mikejohn

    mikejohn Long timer

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    I need some advice, after 15 years it's time to replace my Sidi On Roads, they've been great boots but I like to try something different. What would y'all suggest, I want water proof, comfortable to walk around in.
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  8. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Hello mikejohn.

    Going off your profile, for riding a Tiger, and presuming mostly road use, I would start with this as a short list:

    Gaerne Balance Oiled - super comfortable, well made, great looking, durable.

    Sidi Canyon - Gore-Tex, Sidi quality, good, non-narrow fit, smaller profile.

    Both these have some ADV styling and design cues, but in our opinion are slanted more toward road use and usability. They are very slightly stiffer than your onroads, but not significantly.

    If you are looking for something with more structure - always a good idea - then I would look at these models:

    Forma Adventure - About the perfect blend of comfort and protection.

    Sidi Adventure Rain / Sidi Adventure Gore-tex - Excellent protection and build quality, unusual fit (narrow), and a little clunky to walk in. The Rain model uses synthetic leather, the Gore-Tex is all full grain, plus has the GTX membrane.

    Alpinestars Toucan - In our opinion, the most advanced design in the category. Lots of plastic, outstanding protection, great walkability, slightly lower build quality (but still very good), and Gore-Tex.

    Let me know if you have comments or questions, and I'll do my best.

    Thanks,
    BP
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  9. mikejohn

    mikejohn Long timer

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    I should have added I have wide feet so narrow boots won't work. I have 3 tigers, one which I am going to convert for more dirt riding.
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  10. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    Got the Adv Boots...extremely happy with boots & the Service from Atomic is top notch.

    What are people using to protect the Leather & keep them Waterproof?
    Cheers
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  11. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Hi Mike. In that case, the second group of choices is better, minus the Sidi Adventures. Both are excellent, both good for wide feet. PM me your # and I can call to put more detail on it.

    Thanks,
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  12. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Hope you don't mind some input on wide feet. I am a EEEE fitting and have recently tried on about 10 different makes and models of boots.

    Tried on the Forma. Too narrow.

    Tried on the Alpine Star Toucan. Just a touch too narrow (but better then the Forma).

    Then I came across the Alpine Star Tech 3 Enduro Boots. Perfect. And they have broken in to be a comfortable boot (to walk short distances).

    Note, the Tech 3 were wider than any of the other Tech range.
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  13. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Thanks for the feedback, and glad those T3s worked for you. When comparing, I do feel it helps to point out they cross over categories, one is an ADV boot, the other an MX boot. It is better to choose which category first, then compare models within that category.

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    I have said it a million times, but it is always good to "wear as much boot as you can tolerate¬ô". I will even add a smiley. <label for="rb_iconid_10">:D</label>

    Hope that helps.

    BP
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