what to do with old boots?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by trc.rhubarb, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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    I bought my Combat Touring Boots in 1998. I am finally about to get them resoled for the first time. And I'm quite happy that RiderWearhouse sells the actual original soles as replacements, so I can get them redone back to OEM-specs ;).

    I have worn them to work before. They are scuffed up, but since they're just basic black leather, I'm pretty sure a little black shoe polish and a small amount of elbow grease (and new soles) will have them looking like brand new again shortly.

    Oh, and actually, I crashed in them once and scuffed up the buckle on one side. But, RiderWearhouse also sells replacement buckles and straps, so I'll be putting those on at the same time as the new soles. So, I think they really will look like brand new.
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  2. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Gotta love the internet, ask how to get rid of old boots and get 15 guys telling you that you buy the wrong stuff, and what to buy. :huh
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  3. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    We donate any clothes we can't/don't use to AMVets . . . there are numerous other organization who'd be happy to see yhour boots put to good use . . . . ..
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  4. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    If there is any life left in them, I try to give my old boots away to beginning riders who are assembling gear but are low on funds.
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  5. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Been here awhile

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    Donate to charity.

    Take tax deduction.
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  6. Phat

    Phat Banned

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    Adopt a puppy from your local humane society. Puppy's love boots :D
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  7. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Make a leather knife sheath.
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  8. T

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    What to do with old boots....

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  9. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    These last few ideas are good ones! :D
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  10. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    First snow today,time to get the winter boots out of the attic and maybe add to the line ups. RIP boots......:pope:rofl
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  11. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    craigslist, Salvation Army, Play It Again Sports, Churches, Missions
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