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

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

  1. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    The sizing chart on http://www.bikerworldusa.com/vendramini.html is accurate. I wear a size 9 which correlated to a EURO 43. Mine are 2 1/2 years old and are holding up extremely well. They are sooooo comfortable.
  2. shalbleib

    shalbleib Been here awhile

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    this needs to be turned into a poll! - if anyone gets bored over the winter! chances are the first 20 pages of recommendations are nol longer made, but it would be great just to have a list of say the top 10-20 boots and have everyone vote for a quick overview of the 80 page, 5 year thread! :wink:
  3. esblow

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    I tried to rise to the challenge, but 5 years of boot banter is way too much to handle in one evening.

    The best I could do is a "by the numbers" list based on how often these words were used in this thread in the past 5 years. It isnt an accurate account of which boot is best , I just thought it might show which boot is most talked about. This is just a word count. Not an opinion.

    SIDI 486
    GAERNE 174
    Vendramini 166
    Disco (SIDI) 161
    Oxtar 161
    bmw 157
    discovery (SIDI) 137
    MARATHON (Vendramini)118
    Daytona 114
    Infinity (Oxtar) 94
    Aerostich 90
    alpinestars 89
    velcro 88
    Santiago (bmw) 86
    Combat (Aerostich) 59
    Matrix (Oxtar) 55
    Thor 46
    goretex 35
    Explorers (GAERNE) 30
    gore-tex 28
    contour (bmw) 26
    AXO 24
    Sympatex 23
    Combat Lite (Aerostich) 20
    CBT 18
    tourmaster 16
    Triumph 15
    Champion (SIDI) 15
    Diadora 13
    gortex 12
    Road Star (Daytona) 12
    Setup Adventures 10
    Forma 9
    Prexport 8
    Travel Star (Daytona) 8
    Chippewa 8
    Gericke 7
    Cowboy boots 6
    Tech10 (alpinestars) 5
    Icon 5
    Red Wings 5
    vector (alpinestars) 4
    Joe Rocket 4
    orbit (Joe Rocket) 4
    Redhead 3
    savannah (bmw) 3
    Thunder (SIDI) 2
    Tevas 1


    In case anyone is interested, if you were to print five years of boot banter on regular sized paper, you'd have 362 pages of boot reading to take to the john with you. There are about 224 pictures of boots, one picture of a cute girl :evil , and one picture of a dude in a leather harness (thanks for that contribution FT BSTRD) :puke1.
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  4. Blizzard Beast

    Blizzard Beast Been here awhile

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    I'd like to see that.
    Thanks.
  5. esblow

    esblow Adventurer

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    Post #209
    Page 14
  6. shalbleib

    shalbleib Been here awhile

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    nice work esblow! definitely helps!
  7. TRitt

    TRitt Been here awhile

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    From Webikeworld .... $625 .... They be smokin too much Weed ...



    November 18, 2010 - Sidi announced six new boots for 2011, including the Sidi "Adventure" boots with Gore-Tex.
    Sidi said "Based on the outstanding success of the Sidi Adventure Rain boots, Motonation (the U.S. importer and distributor) has decided to import a new Gore-Tex version as well.
    The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidi’s best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design! The Adventure boots have a Gore-Tex breathable and waterproof membrane, which adds a water-resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider’s feet.
    The retail price of these boots is $625.00, due to an abnormally high import duty rate (tax) of 20%.
    Features of the Sidi Adventure boots include:
    • Soft rubber sole for maximum grip.
    • Replaceable strap system.
    • Top grain leather construction.
    • Composite inner sole.
    • Removable arch support.
    • Exclusive cam-lock buckle system.
    • Cambrelle lining.
    • Slim, cool non-bootie design.
    • Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection.
    • Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel.
    • Single Flex System upper.
    The Sidi Adventure boots will be available in metric sizes from 40 thru 48 (U.S. sizes 7 to 13) in black only. The boots will be at your Sidi dealer in late February 2011
  8. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    Nice work! So, how do you open the entire thread or download it all or do whatever you did to accummulate this data (I'm hopping that you didn't go through it page by page).

    Thanks.
  9. bootman

    bootman Rider

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  10. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    Sidi On Road Sympatex. Best boots I've ever owned. This model has been around for a long time. Waterproof, re-soleable and very high quality. Also comfortable off the bike as long as you're not planning on doing any 5 or 10K runs. :lol3
  11. esblow

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    Glad to help. I used the Thread Tools tab at the top then > Show Printable Version > Show 100 post(s) from this thread on one page.

    That made 12 pages I printed to pdf then combined into one searchable file. Wasnt to hard, but thats the kind of stuff I do at work everyday.

    Speaking of helping out, I saw a pair of Daytona's same as mine, but for women European size 36 / US 6 on the SF Bay craigslist for $60 if there are any lady's out there reading this.
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  12. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE First on the brakes, last on the gas...

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    I'm sure they've been posted before but Sidi Discovery's / Rain or whatever the call them now are great and for my money the way to go:clap
  13. jamraqui

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    (this kind of "service" is why I walked out of the BMW dealership in Orlando and bought a Suzuki DR650 instead of an F800GS. BMW says they are trying to expand their presence in the United States... well, they would have more business if they had more concern for their customers, IMHO.)
  14. yaw

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    I have very narrow feet. I bought a pair of Sidi Crossfire SRS's and they are too narrow! A first for me. So, I tried on a pair of Sidi discovery's today, same size. My feet swam in them. They also seemed to not offer much protection. So, I am wondering if anyone has tried the Sidi Chargers. How do they compare with the Crossfires in width and protection. Thanks.
  15. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    Another vote for Vendramini Marathon Steels. Have had mine for a year now and will never not have a pair.
  16. stin987

    stin987 R1200GSA

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    Why wear riding boots at work. Why not just have an extra pair of shoes at work to change in to. Thats what I do.
  17. MKorn

    MKorn 2whl Addict

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    If you are referring to the OP's orginal question ... i think he has to make stops during the day and walk through their places. so he wanted a less obvious looking boot.

    i also have spare shoes at work for when i ride in
  18. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Jeeeebus!!! :eek1. $650 for a pair of fuckin boots?!?! :rofl :rofl :rofl

    Dude, I could buy airfare to Tijuana, get a hotel, food and beer for the weekend, watch a donkey show ( :nah ), get a BJ ( :viking ) and a bottle of illegal mexican Viagra ( :gerg ) and STILL have gas money to go to work for the week for that price!!

    Those boots better massage your feet or something. :huh
  19. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    Love mine, but hate that the soles are almost toast. Very comfortable walking or riding.
  20. TekurRides

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