Combat Touring Boots

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Shazam*, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Shazam*

    Shazam* Been here awhile

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    I need new boots, and was thinking about the CTB's
    But...
    I am reluctant to order boots without trying them.
    Does anyone know how these boots fit?
    Big? Small? Wide? Narrow?
    Any comments?
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  2. Shazam*

    Shazam* Been here awhile

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  3. kevbo

    kevbo Rubbery-Lip Flappin' PHI

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    At the top of the size range, (US size 14) they are pretty much dead on, I'd say. My foot is boney but not narrow, so many shoes (notably not Nikes) tend to have too much upper for me...the CTBs were slightly that way, but a thicker insole solved that little problem quite nicely.

    I think it is best if you can tuck your pants inside the boots, or can find some VERY tall socks to wear under them. They lace up fo a good fit, and there is a grippy collar at the top of the shaft. This will rub hair off your calf, and maybe cause a bit of a rash if the boot is directly on your legs.

    There is a lot of padding around the ankles, limiting how far you can bend the ankle....especially when new. They are hell to break in, and you may find it takes a LOT of getting used to the boots before you start shifting well again.

    The CTBs are one of the few "serious" MC boots that come this large. I was lucky to find a pair used, but nearly new condition. I think the previous owner didn't give them enough time...his loss.
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  4. Scary Mc

    Scary Mc hellgrammite Supporter

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    I believe that this topic has been hashed out a few times before on the board. You might want to do an archive search.

    As far as fit is concerned, my size 14 CTB's fit great. Dead on in their sizing.

    - Scary:flush
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  5. Shazam*

    Shazam* Been here awhile

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    Hi guys...
    Yeah, I saw the threads discussing the best boots, and it sounds like the CTB's would work for me, but the piece of info I am looking for specifically deals with fit.
    I have small feet.
    I ususally go for size 39 or 40 hiking boots. (size 7 US)
    Yeah, I blow over in a strong breeze.:):
    Just trying to figure out is they fit large or small, etc.
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  6. sinnyc

    sinnyc Ride harder, not smarter

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    Combat Touring Boots, and Aerostich in general for that matter...

    R()><()R :super :super :super

    Fit, finish, and wear are all excellent.
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  7. markgsnw

    markgsnw WTF?

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    best thing to do is call them up and ask them. very reasonable people, and you could always trace your feet and send that to them.


    mark
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