Motocross Boots for Adventure Travel?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by RonSJC, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    There are many options. Walk a mile along a trail in your MX boots. If you don't get a lot of pain they will work. If it's going to be wet use some plastic bags for liners. Find some cheap and light camp shoes that pack small. Your golden. Spend the money for new boots on gas instead and take a longer trip.

    Buy memories not stuff. More stuff will clutter your life and make you poor. More adventure will richen your existence. Make do and make tracks.

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  2. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Been here awhile

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  3. mjt1577

    mjt1577 MinisterOfSillyWalks

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    Great words, Sparrowhawk...mind if I borrow them for my signature line?
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  4. The Breeze

    The Breeze Been here awhile

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    If your adventure riding involves dirt......especially if it involves sand or mud......do yourself a favor and get the Sidi Crossfires. I had to learn the hard way. Never again. From that day on, I always wear Crossfires. The Crossfires are comfortable out of the box and I've worn them on 30+ day trips without issue.
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  5. dragos

    dragos Belzebut

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    For offroad stuff use offroad boots. A lot of good options out there, don't get stuck in Crossfires (Alpinestars, Gaerne, Forma, Sidi).
    If you need waterproofness, you can use waterproof socks (SealSkinz, Klim).

    The guys doing the Sibirsky Extreme spent 3.5 months in offroad boots that way.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987
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  6. macbethandbanquo

    macbethandbanquo Been here awhile

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    I feel my new Alpinestars Toucan boots hit all areas well enough to be a good compromise.
    I have 2 other pairs of boots that round out ALL my needs:

    Forma Adventure Brown Nubuck

    Aero stitch Combat Touring.

    With these 3 I can ride and walk comfortably.

    I've searched a long time to come to these choices. An old saying is that you should have more than one pair of shoes to let the others "rest". I do that with my 3 pairs of boots.
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  7. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    This is wisdom.
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  8. armourbl

    armourbl Adventure Life

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    I'm new to adventure riding but have been using Sidi Crossfires for many years. They aren't waterproof like a purpose waterproof boot would be, but they are damn close. This is especially true if you keep water off the upper portion of the boot with an over the boot pant.

    You won't want to walk a mile in them, but they are in my opinion one of the safest boots you could wear.

    I prefer the TA version which as the replaceable sole, which makes them stiffer as well. The toe box on the boots is not nearly as high as other MX boots so shifting isn't difficult. I do find that I can't point my foot down so that kind of movement is harder when seated and you have to adjust some for movements such as using the rear brake.

    Another bit of advice, while the white ones look really badass, go for the black ones. The white are hard to keep looking nice past the first 6 months to a year if you are getting them dirty.

    ben
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  9. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    Never knew boots could be this comfortable, Gaerne SG12.
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  10. VanXR

    VanXR nOOb/NooB/noob/NOob/NOOB/

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    Are the Sidi Crossfires really $575?? I'm in search of boots. Didn't like the fit of the Gaerne GX. I did like the 2014 Alpinestar Tech 7's. The previous versions of Tech 7's were VERY stiff. The new ones have good flex the the Tech 10's. Have not made a purchase yet.
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  11. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    Got Crossfires and super happy. Even fairly water tight, even standing in puddles they stay dry.

    But wanted something a bit lighter for touring/dual sport and was Lucky finding Astars Toucan at half price. Haven't tried them while riding yet but the protection seems pretty good, miles better than road/touring boots and maybe even as good as cheaper mx boots. Except these seems way more comfortable and With gore tex.

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  12. 01001010 01000011

    01001010 01000011 AKA-JC

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    Loaded question but how about boot options listed price point.

    $200.00
    $300.00
    $400.00

    Some of us are on a budget and after spending $500-$600.00 for
    Jacket n Pants, $200.00-$400.00 for a helmet might find another
    $400+ for boots a real bite.
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  13. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    My Sidi chargers have been flawless in all aspects of riding. Street and dirt.
    I wouldn't change a thing.
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  14. clfarren5944

    clfarren5944 Adventurer

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    Aerostich Combat Touring for over 12 years and ready to be re-soled. Will not be replaced with anything else.
    Chris
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  15. basketcase

    basketcase lifelong reject fixer

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    CTB's are basically a 1970's era motocross boot made of high quality leather. Nothing surpasses leather for all purpose comfort. They are made by Sidi especially for RiderWearhouse.

    I bought mine several years back and think now they will never wear out. If I were to change to anything else it would be to the Sidi Onroad boot. Leather also, but without a buckle to worry with.
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  16. RonSJC

    RonSJC Been here awhile

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    Pingvin where did you find the Toucan at 1/2 price? That's the boot I want but not at retail price.


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  17. bradluke0

    bradluke0 Been here awhile

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    I have the Sidi Crossfires and the Alpinestar Scout boots . The Sidi's are heavy and kinda flexible . Excellent protection but somewhat bulky . I wouldn't want to walk around in them all day . The Scouts are super comfy and easy to shift with and feel the controls . I would rather crash in the Sidi's but would rather walk around in the Scouts . Same old dilemma ....protection or comfort . The Toucans seem to be in the middle somewhere .
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