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Cheap adventure boot by Aussie mob Fusport

Discussion in 'Australia' started by B1, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    These guys are only selling in Australia so thought I might drop this here.

    I've only had six rides in these but then got a back injury so it's not a long term review... when I get back on the bike I'll post about any long-term issues that arise with the boot. I've included comments from other users below.

    It's only $199 but has been working out well so far. Sturdy leather. Comfortable, although one boot felt a bit lumpy just for the first few rides... all good now. It's been too dry to test out the waterproof claims, again I'll post later on if there are any issues.




    Fusport is an Aussie brand but eventually had to move their manufacturing overseas. The boot is made in Pakistan, and I figure probably by the same mob Dririder and Shark are using as most of the boot is identical... but a lot cheaper. Parts of the boot look similar to Forma's adventure boot too, so there's a chance the company behind Forma has licensed their designs to be used by other manufacturers.

    It looks as though these will give you pretty much the same protection as you'll get with any cheap to mid-priced adventure boot... good shin protection, reasonable protection around the toe cap, and not much ankle support at all (compared to good motocross boots).

    DISCLAIMER: There's always a trade off between protection and boots that are easy to walk around in. I regard these as 'light' adventure boots (e.g. a mix of paved roads and easy dirt roads) but always wear fully motocross boots for serious adventure rides to get full protection.

    LONG TERM COMMENTS FROM OTHERS
    Half length Fusport, roughly 700km. Miss the shin protection in the rougher areas but are perfect for a pure roadbike rider. Seems to be a good waterproof boot after hitting a fair few puddles, very comfortable on the longer rides! So far I'm a big fan. The ease of walking makes up 10 fold the lack of protection that is only really necessary in the more nastier stuff. A.S.

    I own a pair riding in North Queensland, They fit well, good leather, tough soles and great tread pattern, very sturdy had a few get offs and mishaps and they're still in great shape. I'd recommend them. - J.K.

    New mx boots offer way better protection while still being able to walk comfortably. I had the fusports, had 2 holes in the leather after 3 rides. Wouldn’t ever cheap out on boots. E.F.

    I bought a pair back in about May 2018. Find them very comfortable and for the price, great. The leather isn't top notch - but its all about price point. Still seem fine to me for the price and happy with them - H.E.

    Got pair yr or two ago. We're comfy. - S.B.
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  2. sages

    sages Been here awhile

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    How do you get a back injury after six rides from motorcycle boots? (asking for a friend)
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  3. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Long timer

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    maybe she threw him off onto the floor?
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  4. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    I have a pair of the lower Fusport boots.
    I bought them in Townsville after riding over from Perth in 2018, in late July and my original boots were leaking like a sieve.

    My riding mate recently bought a pair of the low ones too.
    We both did the “Not Quite The Border Run” to Mundrabilla a month back.
    It pissed down on our last day back into Perth.

    Both our Fusports leaked, socks were very wet.

    I have since put a heap of Dubbin on them.
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  5. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    The low ones.
    $169.

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  6. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    I bought these just before I was locked off the GSA.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MTECH-A...201456?hash=item41d50be7b0:g:XqQAAOSwGphbVRqT

    Except they were only $124 devoured back then a few months ago.

    Most comfortable boot I have ever worn.

    Stood up to the prang well too.. no foot damage to me but a lot of deep gouges around the toe area on the left hand one.

    Also made in Pakistan and fit really well. First motorcycle boot that I have found is true to sizing!
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  7. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    They look good and you got a good price, but I am too frightened to buy any clothing items off the ‘net.
    I like to try things on first.
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  8. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    OK, Chickenbeak...
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  9. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    It takes a very special skill. :lol3 And it happened in motocross boots attempting our usual hard enduro stuff on the dirt bikes.
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  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    they look almost identical to my Shark shortys boot that I paid $99 on sale for 3 years ago use as my general touring boot, dubbined them when new and about 18 months ago

    i’d def buy them again for their purpose

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  11. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    i bought a pair back in about May 2018.
    find them very comfortable and for the price, great.
    The leather isnt top notch - but its all about price point.
    Would I like a pair of proper boots - yes, does my budget allow that - not then (and not now either)

    I cant comment on the waterproofness as the probably let rain in down from the tops
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  12. B1

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    Just to clarify, was this a pair of the Fusport boots? or the Shark shortys in the previous post?
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    saltyD Been here awhile

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  14. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Or same manufacturer with just minor changes.
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  15. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    yes - sort of what I meant. Same OEM, different seller. They've obviously adjusted stuff like the logo, and minor changes to the soles, but plastics, stitching, panel layout ets is all the same.

    Still - they don't look bad. Are there hard plastic inserts in the malleolus, and toe and heel cups?
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    Now compare them to the Romanian made Forma Adventure Low.
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    How did they taste?

    Mick
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  18. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Not bad.. needed a lot of salt though :-)
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  19. B1

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    There's been an interesting discussion in the Youtube comments section. S.D.E. Motor Sport is the Italian company behind Forma boots. There's a good chance they have licensed the design to other manufacturers as the Forma adventure boot and the Fusport look very similar.

    The Dririder C1, Shark and Mtech boots look even more similar and are all probably made in the same factory in Pakistan... although usually priced at $100 higher than the Fusport.
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  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    My boots are the high 3 buckle Fusport boots, pics here
    The toes are a bit scuffed from kneeling in the dirt etc but still seem fine to me - for price and happy with them
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