I Want A Pair Of Boots, That Do It All !!!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by FREDO RIDER, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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  2. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER Enjoying the path !

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    the Orbit Boots from Joe Rocket.
    Looks really like a fancy Doc Martens.
    I use to wear Doc's, as a everyday biking boots in the 80's and they were doing a pretty good job. But no much protection.

    But the Orbit suppose to have a Molded ankle reinforcement and a Gear shift pad. that's pretty cool.
    And newenough.com has a sale from $149.00( how much ? I don't know !:dunno ) So that looks like the best deal, if you are short in cash.
    Good job :thumb Sun Tzu and thanks
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  3. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    On Road Sympatex is the boot I pull out the closet for riding in the rain, canyon carving and cooler weather. Good protection, waterproof, breathable and comfy too for walking and it cleans up good enuf for casual days at the office.
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  4. kres

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    +1 for the Combat Boot. It takes a while to break in, but once done they are the cat's ass. The sole can be replaced on these boots, meaning that they will be with you for years.
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  5. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER Enjoying the path !

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    I'm a little bit disappointed today. :bluduh
    I knew that the boots I order was coming today ( thanks to the tracking Nº ).
    Knowing that the Fedex truck comes at noon every day.
    At 11h 40 AM I had to go ( The kind of "When you gonna go, you gonna go" :jive )
    So I'm rushing to do my business in the bathroom, Pushing to the risk of bursting a blood vessel.
    At 11h 42 still AM, I'm flushing and washing my hands ( because I'm part of the 20 % that wash hands before going back to work )
    And then I see at the door " sorry we missed you at 11h 41 AM " Fedex sticker. :huh
    I was exited to give you my first impression
    Oh well !
    hopefully tomorrow .
    Cheers
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  6. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    I covered 700 miles (back and forth + some out-of-state errands, quite an Iron-butt ride, on a KTM 950 with the original supposiory they call saddle), but the staff of the BMW shop in Iowa City had already planned its week-end.
    I called them from KTM Moline telling them that my GPS put me at their door some minutes around 3:00 PM, but after having made sure that I was not buying a motorcycle,they told me that nobody was willing to stay there for my eyes only.
    I covered the 70 miles from Moline to iowa City in less than one hour (don't tell the cops) and arrived at the store at 3:05 PM, found a gentleman idling his K 1200, that one was "almos helpful" because he went in and confirmed me that the Owner had left.
    So I went back home under a 75 miles downpour that left me soaking wet, thinking of the waterproof equipment I would have bought from Gina's BMW.

    Thank you Gina's BMW (Caveat Emporium) ,

    By Tuesday I'm gonna order my stuff online thru Sierra BMW
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  7. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER Enjoying the path !

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    Wow Dakar-Blues. We feel for you.
    And I was complaining about missing the Fed-ex guy
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  8. mintaka

    mintaka beyond the pale

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    Ditto, a fine example of the BMW AG marketing principles… positively ascertain that your sales staff has experience in LA (as in the twit saleswoman at the dress shop in Pretty Woman) and then sell ONLY to upscale rich people who desire abuse.

    :baldy :baldy: baldy: baldy

    IMHO, Gina's would do well to review the corporate policy of Max BMW.
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  9. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    +1 These are great boots! :thumb
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  10. nashopolis

    nashopolis Been here awhile

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    here is the link to a pretty involved Marathon review at webbikeworld
    http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-boots/index.htm

    now if only someone would write a review like that about the setup adventure
    and also stock all the boots I want to try on in a store near me!
    and give me a bar of gold
    :)
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  11. Big77

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    thanks bro
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  12. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER Enjoying the path !

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    Here they are !
    I've received them saturday.
    You know. I've just seen pictures of them on the web.
    And now I can Say my first impression.
    WOW ! what a boot !


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    They are design in Italy.

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    Closely, the details show, what's looks like a very well crafted boot.

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    Nice touched !

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  13. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER Enjoying the path !

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    I'm wearing them around the house, to break them in.
    They are no..ooo... sneakers ! But they seem to give up easily after few hours.
    They are getting pretty flexible.


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    Now, I have to find out, if they will hold there promises.
    Of been " A Pair Of Boots, That Do It All !!! "

    So far they are doing a great job. When I'm drinking tea in front the Cartoon network.

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  14. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER Enjoying the path !

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    Does anybody know, what is the best way to buckles up ?
    Should they be very tied or a little loose ?
    Is there a way to calibrate them ? :deal
    Or a trick that everybody Knows, except me ?

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  15. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    I have the Sidi's and I can't imagine walk'n around an office or work place all day in them...............They ain't for walk'n. Buy good motorcycle boots and leave a pair of shoes at work, that's what I do :nod
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  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    You should have several places on the buckles that can lever it either looser or tighter. Also the silver piece should be able to retract and extend to suit you as well. I've had Sidis as mountain bike shoes with similar buckle system and also my Oxtar Infinity as well. I like this system as it allows so much adjustment as your foot expands and contracts during the day. Good luck.
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  17. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Any chance you've got pics of the soles on the Contour Plus?
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  18. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER Enjoying the path !

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    Today I had to do some stuff for couple hours around town.
    So I decide to take my boots for a test drive.
    First, on the bike. The boots feel still pretty stiff.
    On the right side of course it didn't really matter.


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    But on the left side, in the beginning, I thought that I would Have to move the shifter up a bit.
    But then after a hour or so. I've got the hang of it and start to have a better feel.


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    It was a pretty hot day ( close to 90º )and the boots feel hot for sure. I was happy to get in air conditioned places.
    Walking in them around town make me realize. There is no arch support.
    So I went to buy some insole.
    I couldn't decide wich one, so I got those two?


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    I'm trying first Dr Scholl's and just putting my feet with them in it, made a big difference.
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  19. Graybeard

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    How are the Contours when you stand up on your Fastway Pegs?

    John
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  20. Sycamore

    Sycamore d00b

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    Looking at those close-ups, it seems the construction of the boot is almost the same as the Aerostich/Sidi CTB lite. Same sole, same stitching, same buckles, same "made in Romania" tag. Boot seems to be the same height too.
    Differences are that the Discovery seems to have a higher toe area (CTB is flatter), a gear shift pad and extra buckle where the CTB has velcro. And more 'bling' of course.