MX Boots for big calves?

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  1. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    Okay, I could stand to lose a few more pounds, but even then, I have unusually large calves.
    I'm about 260lbs (yeah I gained a few since I got married 7 years ago):D But even when I was 190-195lbs and was racing enduro's, I had to adjust the buckles almost all the way out to fit over these cows.
    I've been doing cardio and eating right for a few months now and dropped from 290lbs, all because I knew I'd be buying a bike and wanted to be in better shape.
    The problem I have now is, I can't buckle my friggin new boots! I can make, er umm force, the buckles close without my riding pants on, but they won't buckle over my pants. It just ain't happening. :cry

    What are my options? ...besides keeping on losing weight.
    Do they make boots for fat calf people?

    I'm dropping the weight pretty good, but even at this pace it'll be a while before I can buckle my boots.

    If anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it.

    Let the fat jokes begin. :1drink
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  2. Edwards

    Edwards Gravel Eddie

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    I am sure you have thought of this, but is there a Cycle Gear or a motorcycle shop that has a variety of boots you can try on? There has to be a boot out there for big guys.

    Best of luck.
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  3. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    I did that, but the few bike shops we have locally don't have much of a selection.
    The best thing I can think of is double up the cardio and get some over the boot pants.
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  4. hardpackrider

    hardpackrider Been here awhile

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    I have large calves and my Gaerne sg12's have room to spare.. I think they'll still have room even w my knee guards tucked in..


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  5. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    After researching last night, it looks like my 2 best options are Sidi Crossfire and Gaerne SG10's or SG12's.
    It looks like I'll be returning my boots today for some Gaerne SG10's as Rocky Mountain MC has a really good price on them right now.

    Thanks!
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  6. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Was going to recommend the SG10.. I just got a pair, and while my legs arent HUGE.. after 23 years of running and hiking in the Marines.. and backpacking my whole life, they are not toothpicks either... I had plenty of room, and in fact they were probably too wide for my over the boot pants.. definately give them a try.
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  7. KS Jay

    KS Jay Been here awhile

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    Your on the right path with Gaerne SG10, can't speak for SG12.
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  8. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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    Check into Thor 50/50 boots if you don't mind a shorter boot. You'll need to get an outside the leg MX pant, but honestly, I love them.

    100% motocross boot for sure and durable as hell like a motocross should be, but short, light, and comfortable enough that I'm wearing them right now at work.

    Calf size doesn't matter with these cause they don't go up that far. Size wise, I have 50lbs on you.
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  9. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    I ordered the SG-10's last night, so I guess I'll find out if they're good enough.

    As for the shorter boots, I gave that a thought, but figured that would be a last resort.
    My calves measure 19", and from what I've been reading, the SG-10's can handle a little larger.
    If not, then it'll be the shorter boots with knee/shin guards.
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  10. MtnRider2

    MtnRider2 Been here awhile

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    Very curious as to how they work out for you as we have similar size calves.
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  11. pdxthmper

    pdxthmper Been here awhile

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    how big are your calves? without that number we are all guessing what the hell will fit you.
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  12. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    My calves measure 19 and I tried on SG10's last week! could not close the boot. Same problem I got now with my Quadrants. Crossfires are the oonly boot that will close around my calves. I had problems with ski boots all my life! Sucks! Let us know, but I think you'll have problems! :eek1
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  13. Jake Mountain

    Jake Mountain Been here awhile

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    I am 6'6" and have huge calves from years of carrying a few extra pounds and lots of ice hockey. I have alpinestars tech3's and they fit my size 14 feet perfect and don't crimp the calves.
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  14. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    interesting..my calves are 17.5 and I am on the tightest settings on my SG10s... i would have figured there was at least 2-3" more space available.. but I do wear over the boot pants.
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  15. goin2alaska

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    Just go to a bigger size, thats what I did with my street boots, I have the same problem, my mx boots are old tech 6 and they are very wide in the ankle and fit very well with the proper size, hope this helps.
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  16. MtnRider2

    MtnRider2 Been here awhile

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    I wear a 42.5 (8 1/2-9) and tried on my friends 14 1/2 A* supertech and they were not even close to fitting my calves.
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  17. atravlr

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    I am a 18 and half without socks . The 12 and 1/2 "s Fit well once broken in after a few rides.
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  18. Tork

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    Send this inmate a PM he might be able to help.
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  19. wiz.au

    wiz.au Been here awhile

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    I'm 5'8" 275lb. (175cm and 125kg) and my calves are 19.7in/50cm (I say from being a competition weight lifter!)

    I wear Alpine Star Tech 6's in EUR45.5, US11. They JUST fit with Thor Phase in-boot MX pants, and fit better with over the boot pants. The velcro tab at the top doesn't quite make it, but the buckles snap up OK. Where the neoprene web folds in, sometimes the outer hard shell doesn't quite join up, and you can see a gap, and the neoprene. I have no hope of getting a shin/knee guard or knee brace in there as well.

    I also tried on a pair of AXO Boxers, and they were close, but had to get a size too large for my feet, to get a size that would go around my leg.

    The SG10's were on my short list to try as my Tech6's now smell like a cat's pissed in them after all the river and creek crossings I did two weeks ago! Also got two rashes under each ankle in the same place on both feet. Think it's time to dispose of them! :cry
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  20. KradmelderSA

    KradmelderSA Banned

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    Im 95 kg and not fat, just stocky build with large calves from playing rugby as a front row forward. I battled with boots as well. The BMW rallye boots wont fit my calf. Sidi crossfires just too tight and narrow. The Gaerne 10s are perfect.
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