Higher end touring boots

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 30Bones, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    I have two pairs of the DAYTONA BIG TRAVEL GTX

    They are terrific

    https://shop.helimot.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=73
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  2. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    I have a pair of Dainese Fulcrum C2s that are Gore Tex. Love them for all of my on-road travel. Off-road I go straight to my Sidi Crossfire boots.
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  3. Yankee Dog

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    If you got 10 years and 100K miles then you have found the boot for you. You will be hard pressed to do even close to that with most boots.
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  4. riceaterslc

    riceaterslc Urinal Cake Engineer

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    another vote for Daytonas. They do have a zipper, but I have about 30k miles on mile without any problems.

    didn't need to break them in, were comfortable from the get go.

    i ordered mine from a shop in germany and paid about $200 for my Spirits.
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  5. 30Bones

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    I haven't found another set to replace these with or I would. I got them on clearance under $100 when I was cheap and didn't know what I was buying. :rofl I agree, if I can find another set I might buy them, but they lack in a lot of areas where a newer boot would excel.
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  6. birdie_xx

    birdie_xx Been here awhile

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    If they are anything like the Infinity, then they are like slippers ;)

    They look like they have more protection, but Infinity have plenty as well, probably better boot for street only, where the Desert boots are dual purpose, looks like...
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  7. JohnnyTh

    JohnnyTh Been here awhile

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    Daytona. Days in rain and never wet.
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  8. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    Not in the market for a rain boot. It's a perk, but far from a priority
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  9. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Altberg Clubman Roadsters get really great reviews. I know you're not necessarily looking for wet weather boots, but these seem to excel at everything and are even CE approved for protection. Very few boots are considered PPE

    They look to be similar style to the boots you're replacing. Do some googling-people love them and they seem to last forever. Custom made too, but from England.
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  10. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    Those look nice. Reason I am wanting to avoid zippers is one of my pulls came off and no repair man can fix it, let alone find a pull that matches this zipper. It's not a typical YKK piece apparently. I was quoted $50 for a zipper replacement which is not happening on a boot this old and worn.
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  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Fair enough. Check out the marathon steels. They're really great boots and no zippers! Mine are about 4 yrs old and 40,000 miles or so. Still going fine, but the soles need to be replaced.
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  12. waturz

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    Gaerne Balance Oiled? They may be too "offroad" for what your looking for. I love mine and they do wear much like a tall topped hiking boot rather than a stiff MX type boot. I wear mine while riding my street bikes too and have enjoyed their protection and comfort. Good Luck!
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  13. browneye

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  14. SpeedyK

    SpeedyK Lone Rider

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    Aerostich is having a sale on distressed Combat Tourings right now. I like my lights, tend to reach for them even though I have a pair that is sort of like the OP's also.

    Best thing to do with CBT's or lights is to replace the lacing that sticks on the velcro with something harder-surfaced, like tent guy rope, cheap enough at any outfitter. I use square knots, so don't need all that extra line stuffed down in there and no loops to untie themselves. I also put in a pair of well-used Superfeet that were hanging around.
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  15. 30Bones

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    ^ Too bad none of them fit me or I would pull the impulse trigger :1drink
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  16. Camarodude

    Camarodude Been here awhile

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    Sorry if I missed the name of these boots.
    What are they?
    Waterproof?
    What do you use them mostly for?
    Thanks!
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  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Combat Touring boots from Riders Warehouse, AKA AEROSTICH. They also have the 'Combat Lites' which is a shorter version. Fairly popular for the touring crowd: http://www.aerostich.com/clothing/footwear/combat-touring-boots
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  18. mervingry

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  19. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    +another vote for Daytona! I've had a pair of Evo Sports for about 5 years now, and they're by far the most comfortable boots I've ever worn, and probably the 2nd-most protective boot on the planet (after the Daytona Security Evo).

    https://shop.helimot.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=78

    I'm very lucky to have Helimot local to me so I was able to go try them on. If you see them in person you'd understand immediately why they're superior to just about any other boot out there.
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  20. Uncle Bucks

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    I have TCX Infinity bought in 2010 and they have 35,000 miles on them in every kind of weather. Most comfortable boot/shoe I think I have ever owned and would buy another pair except for one major problem - the soles keep coming off.

    The manufacturer responded to my inquiry for help and does not offer replacement soles or any solutions. For an expensive boot they are basically a non-repairable, throw-away item if the soles give you trouble or wear out. Also, not aware of any one else having this problem so my pair may be the only problem pair out there.

    The uppers are in wonderful condition and I would expect to have many more years of usage if they were designed to be repaired. In an attempt to have the soles fixed many visits to old and new shoe repair stores have produced only "we cannot fix these...." responses.

    Yes, there is frustration and disappointment the boot hunting process has to begin all over and TCX Infinity boots are not even being considered. Also, only boots that can have new soles put on them will be part of the purchase equation.

    Good luck with your search. Will follow the responses closely.
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