Boots matter

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Gregg Wannabe, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. justrider

    justrider Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have worn several brands of boots. By far the most protective road boot anywhere are the Daytona security boot they are expensive but unbelievably strong. A carbon fiber inner bootie with hinge. I also wore my Alpinestars Tech 2 boots on my Super Ten. I have a pair of Sidi Vertigo rains and a pair of Sidi street burners same as the vertigo from the ankle down. I have never ridden in shit boots or shoes. Back when I was still in high school I witnessed a motorcycle crash. After the dust cleared I saw his shoe in the middle of the road with his foot still in it. I never forgot that
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  2. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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    lkraus Long timer

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  4. psmcd

    psmcd Long timer

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    Crossfires saved my heel. I had a sub 10 mph single-track get-off last Sunday. Front wheel washed to right, I put left foot down coming off, have no idea what my heel hit but suspect back underside of the swingarm or more likely the rear of the sub-frame where there's rack mounts and a helmet lock. Fortunately this boot has a heavy rib across the heel and I think mine would be broken from point impact were it not there.
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  5. basketcase

    basketcase lifelong reject fixer

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    Wow! That is a nasty looking bruise. I'm glad it worked out for you with no more serious injuries.

    And I'm thinking my street oriented Kili Hi's would be next to useless in the scenario you just experienced. :eek7
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    psmcd Long timer

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    It was way worse yesterday morning, red and purple blood pooling around both sides. I was immediate with heavy dosing of ibuprofen and DMSO. Don't tell my wife.

  7. JayElDee

    JayElDee not saying what I mean Supporter

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    Or your Achilles tendon. World of hurt.
  8. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Unreal. Everybody should watch this video. Just an everyday looking ride, that could have turned lethal. I think most medics would say that they should have left the stick "in" and stabilize (I'm no expert), but that didn't seem possible, given the conditions.
  9. basketcase

    basketcase lifelong reject fixer

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    Hey, I'm a married man and understand perfectly! But I'll observe that our conversation has been overheard by ... oh, our 35,000 or so very best internet friends. My lips are sealed but I can't speak for the rest of them... :lol3
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  10. PropTP

    PropTP Been here awhile

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    I just crashed my bike on a relative straight and smooth 2-track forest-trail. As i flew over the handlebars i smacked my left foot hard onto the handlebars. Here 3 days after my foot still hurts. I was wearing my TCX riding sneakers. I put them in the closet and ordered a pair of Alpinestars Tech 7s the day after the crash.
  11. econwatch

    econwatch Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sidi Crossfire's and experienced a Maissoneuve fracture when the bike landed on my foot.
    Without these it would have crushed my ankle instead of just displacing it.
    Feel naked when riding without them now. The 'right' boots matter.

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  12. REALGRAVEROBBER

    REALGRAVEROBBER LEAVING GRAVES EMPTY

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    MSR Dual Sport MX Boots. Ive only worn them out riding about 8 times, and love them. More flimsy than my Alpinestars Tech 6's (which I hate because it's like having a cast on each foot with a shit designed slippery sole, and removing the buckles is so tough it'll give you a hernia).

    The best gear is that which you actually use.

    I tried for years to like the Alpinestars, but the experience has been poor. I'll give them two more years to try to get them to have me not hating them every time I wear them, but the MSR boots have been a dream at 1/3 the price.

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  13. Pohaku Rider

    Pohaku Rider Been here awhile

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    Got used up Boots?

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  14. alienbogey

    alienbogey Been here awhile

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    I'm posting to register my disappointment that this thread is not, in fact, titled "Boobs Matter", which is what I thought when I clicked on it. Boots? Never would have clicked.

    Carry on.
  15. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    I second that notion.

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  16. MaddBaggins

    MaddBaggins Having a beer

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    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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  18. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short guy

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    No but they are better than what most riders wear. I saw a cute almost naked girl on the back of a bike today. I don't think I could ride like that anymore. I hate the back seat.
  19. Karson

    Karson Been here awhile

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    I was standing up on my WR250R on some forest service roads in South Dakota two weeks ago Wednesday (riding the DAKAL). Front wheel washed out on my on a "easy going" left hander and sent me flying. My left foot got trapped under the bike hyperextending it to the point where I couldn't move it for a solid 5 minutes before even attempting to get back on the bike. Left arm tucked into my ribs, at least bruising/cracking a couple ribs under my left nipple. We were hours from help. First time in my life I was genuinely concerned about my well being as I was gasping for air.

    Sidi Crossfire 2 TA's and Klim Badlands Pro. Bike is fine.

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  20. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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    Boobs matter!