What boot are you riding with?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by SauceSquatch, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    Touring: Sidi Discovery
    Serious Offroad: Sidi Crossfire

    My Disco's are about done.. thinking about the Sidi Adventure as a replacement.
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  2. smj

    smj Been here awhile

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    alpinestars scout. It has been a good boot so far. Comfortable, with some support, dry. Not fancy.
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  3. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    Had Discoveries for 5 years and should have kept them, they were "water resistant" but never got wet inside. Upgraded to Gore-tex Sidi Adventures that I down graded to street use only or riding to Alaska, comfortable but not stand on the pegs for hours friendly. Gaerne SG10s are what I wear 90% of the time and are fine for long trips with many consecutive days in the saddle but will get wet if it rains. Gaerne Balance oiled for Adventure type rides when bad weather will be part of the fun.
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  4. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    I have been using the SIDI Crossfires (without the SRS soles) for over three years and have been very happy with them on the bike. Trips around town (short distances) are not a problem. Long walks are more problematic.

    Having good socks makes a big difference, too (with any boot).

    I've pondered the SIDI Adventure boots, but they just don't feel as if they protect as well as a good ol' MX type boot.
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  5. gkostolny

    gkostolny bay area adventurer

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    SIDI Adventure Rain (non-Goretex). Bought them after badly screwing up my ankle in a low-speed fall. Compared a bunch of the "adventure" boots and these were the only ones that had enough ankle protection for me without being full-on MX boots. Love 'em.
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  6. Snowhite808

    Snowhite808 Been here awhile

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    Orange A-stars Tech 8.
    Reallly heavy, really strong.
    Only thing I ride after having the 235kg falling on my right leg and almost braking the freakin thing in half.
    Real good in rough stuff and standing up.
    Not too keen when hot.
    Keeps water out, if not swimming in them.
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  7. Oldebonz

    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    Fly short adventure boots! Cheap,very well made,supportive,waterproof,comfortable,easy to get into,3 latches,short enough to wear large knee brace with,$100.00 on ebay,hard to beat considering!:lol3
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  8. cjmadura

    cjmadura Been here awhile

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    +1:clap

    The Chargers set me back $300, compared to $450-$500 for the Crossfires. They are super-protective (ask me how I know :p3rry), and amazingly comfortable; More so than my SIDI On-Road Goretex boots. It's a shame if they're discontinued.:cry
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  9. shoein

    shoein Been here awhile

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    Forma terrain tx for dirt riding. Sidi adventure rain for street riding when I want to be able to wear my jeans over the boot.
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  10. wheelriding

    wheelriding n00b

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    It depends on what fit your feet. Sidi boots fit me really well. Sidi Crossfires are the most reassuring boots I have ever worn but I don't think I would go touring in them. Sidi Adventures seem like a good alternative, mine appear to be waterproof, I didn't find them too hot in warm (26C) weather and they appear to be almost as tough as the Crossfires. I do like the Crossfires though...
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  11. beewill

    beewill Been here awhile

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    I have been wearing the Gaerne GX-1's for the past 2 years. These are far and away the most comfortable MX/Enduro style boots I have ever owned. For wide footed folks like me, the Gaerne's seem to always fit the best.

    I just got back from a 6 day, 2,000 mile trip of 70% on road and 30% off, in warm, rainy, muddy and chilly conditions. They performed flawlessly. I was comfortable all day long, and while they are not technically waterproof, my feet never got wet.

    I believe you can still find them around the $200 price point. For that price I can't believe there is a better option until you get to the $350 + price point, and even then I would be hard pressed to switch.

    My favorite boots I've ever owned.
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  12. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    They look less strong than my trainers i have on
    I wear hein gearicke rally2 gtx boots what look the same as the tcx infinity touring boot that i have used for about 5 years and use them on road and on dirt tracks and in woods are 100% woter proff and you can walk in them when you are off the bike.
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  13. jeepdude65

    jeepdude65 Been here awhile

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    Road only: Dainese Torque boots. Off Road: Gaerne SG10s.
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  14. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    I wear the heinGericke rally 2 gtx that look the same as those i have used mine for 5years and they still keeps the water out they also have metal pines in the sole to stop the boot twisting in a crash and great to walk in. i my get the new modle that is the rally 3 as my soles have not much tread left.
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  15. Bones_GSXR

    Bones_GSXR Will ride anything

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    Sidi Crossfire SRS (have 3 pair) with the Enduro Sole I add Klim Gortex socks when needed.
    Forgot I have Gerbing's heated insoles in them as well...
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  16. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    I like the Sidi Adventure Rain for the Summer and the Forma Adventure for the winter since the Forma has a wider/larger toe area for heated and or thicker socks.
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  17. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Commuting I wear a very worn pair of Sidi Discoveries.
    For travel I wear a pair of Crossfires.

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    Discoveries are on their second soles. The photo is from a few years ago when I got the Crossfires. The Discovery soles are nearly smooth now. They do leak so when it rains I carry a spare pair of socks to work.:lol3

    The Crossfires don't leak unless you step into water over the tops.
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  18. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    I'm betting those TCX boots are awesome.

    been using this boot for the past 10yrs http://www.revzilla.com/product/tcx-infinity-gtx-boots back when TCX was called Oxtar and it's still going strong. when I wear out this boots i'm buying another TCX.

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  19. 5 speed

    5 speed Been here awhile

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    Wear Aerostitch Combat boots made by Sidi. Very thick leather and really good protection for road work. Used them offroad until I got some Sidi Chargers. The combat boots are waterproof if you take care of the leather and after a couple of years are broken in enough to walk in.
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  20. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    Alot of Sidi Crossfire wearers here. Beware if you have a wide foot. Don't order them online without test fitting first. I bought some used for test purposes. I owned them for one ride. After wiping the tears of pain away, I went back to my Alpinestar tech 8's. Gaerne SG 10 fit wide feet also.
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