MX boots vs ADV boots - which to choose??

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  1. a2zworks

    a2zworks Así es la vida

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    This ones? I googled M Roberts boots
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  2. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    Yeah
    They double as an inflatable splint after an off
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  3. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    Just tried on the Alpinestars Tech 7 at Peter Stevens and was totally impressed with the comfort and overall feel of the boots. I think they will be easily comfortable enough and with just enough flex for ease of shifting/braking for daily commuting. If not, I expect they’ll be great for trail/ADV work.
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  4. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Yes that's the one... And you also get a free green toolbox with it...
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  5. seancampbell

    seancampbell Been here awhile

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    A little patience and a bit of luck...... 20180419_123617.jpeg
    Alpinestar Tech 8 $200 from Gumtree.
    (Almost brand new)

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    Sidi ADV $70 on ebay (a slight scuff on one clip and one toe)

    So for $270 I'm covered for commuting/casual rides and faster off road rides.
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  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    In reference to ATGATT, rider comfort/egonomics and the economics of what (quality/price of) gear to purchase... I once read a comment that summed this up pretty nicely; dress for the ride - prepared for the crash... fork out the cash - or pay the price.

    My little bicycle parable (lighthearted as it was) touches on the first two points... in general, road cuyclists "dress for the ride"... the lycra cycle nix and shirts that 99,99% wear off nothing in terms of abrasion protection in the event of a fall, and (in that particular incident) the only piece of crash protection (cycle helmet) did not even touch the ground... but the bloke looked like raw hamburger from arsehole to breakfast time.

    So I guess the multi-day/everyday Advrider gear issue (and in this case - which type of boots to choose) adds a third parameter for consideration:

    1. ride comfort vs. performance, 2. crash protection - in the event of and 3. "off the bike" when walking around in general comfort/practicalities.

    Any "adventure riding" boot is always going to be a combination/trade off between thosde three things, I reckon.

    Glad to hwear that @DeLewis found a pair that he feels will fit the bill for him... just interested (for clariofication) though - were they the Tech 7 or Tech 3 Alpinestars that you went for...? :ear
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  7. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    Yeah I went for the Tech 7 but I tried the Tech 3 and they were just as comfortable. No criticism of the Sidi Crossfires or Adventures but it felt like I was wearing a couple of cardboard boxes compared the Astars.
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  8. Dover

    Dover Adventurer

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    So apart from the Forma Adventure boots, does anyone have any feedback on the Forma Terra boots?
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  9. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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    I've used them for a couple of years, about 30,000 km mainly offroad, no complaints, they certainly don't offer MX boot type protection but they're a decent step up from the Forma Adventures, stiff steel shank sole, decent tread, not bad to walk in once they're broken in and they're a nice wide boot, most other boots are way too narrow for me... and the price was right:
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Forma-TERRA-waterproof-adventure-motorcycle-boots-unboxed/262832518622
    (5% cheaper with coupon code PULL5)

    My first pair leaked, Forma happily replaced them after I had used them for 11 months and done a lap of the country in them, they're an easy company to deal with...
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  10. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    I've had my Forma Terra boots for about 12 to 18mths or so now I love them, comfortable on and off the bike, in the wet so far they have not leaked so very happy with mine.

    Baz.
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  11. abhibeckert

    abhibeckert Long timer

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    Of all the riding gear I've ever purchased, boots seem to be the most likely to include poor quality materials that fall apart after a minimal number of rides. I've never had a pair fail under warranty, but most have barely got there.

    This is definitely a product where buyers should be careful and ask for advice.
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  12. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    Then i would say Tech 7's if you ride as loose as me.



    This was from a few rides back
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  13. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    wow...! :eek7 You have to use sticks to pry open the buckles on your Tech 7's Darren...? :eekers

    I'd recommend going up a size then mate... :lol3
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  14. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    unfortunately i have the same issue with my nylons...
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  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    them sticks cause terrible runs in them... so I've heard...? :rofl

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  16. a2zworks

    a2zworks Así es la vida

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    I was having a terrible time on my first ride with my first pair of MX boots by the 3rd ride the other day it all seem fine.
    Shifting gears and braking as usual without problems.
    Someone did say to me that it was the way it was going to happen.
    I thought nah, these boots are shit can’t feel the leavers at all how is that going to change.
    It did happen, still can’t feel them but now my brain has readjusted to that extra thickness around my foot.
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  17. wass

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    +Tech 7 Enduro all the way, wacked a pole with the outside of the boot and still have all my toes. Paint from the pole is now part of my boot.
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  18. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    Tech 7's are ok in the water too

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  19. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    :cry ... just one goat...

    I've actually just got a new pair of these for summer...

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