MX boots vs ADV boots - which to choose??

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  1. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    How much walking does one do in riding boots?
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  2. Wodger63

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    Depends on how piss poor a rider you are.
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  3. dgp

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    Well I'm obviously not talking about taking the dog for a walk. However, if you are out camping and geared up, you will be walking around, if you stop for lunch somewhere, you will be walking around, if you want to stop and take some photos, you will be walking around, you get the idea.
    What I should have asked is, are the Tech 7 Enduros the exact same construction as the Tech 7 MX's with a more aggressive sole or are they a little more forgiving/flexible for doing a small amount of walking in?
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  4. LivingdeadCamo

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    Any walking I do in mine they've been fine but they squeek.
    From bike into the pie shop or from the side of the road into the pub, they're as comfortable to walk in as any other riding boots for me... good enough that it's not something i think about.

    They're not loafers or ugg boots but not uncomfortable at all for me.
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  5. Hoots

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    If you do a lot of standing riding, you'll get very sore arches in ADV boots like the Sidi Adventure with flexible soles - even with wide pegs - may also get sore ankles

    Rigid sole (eg Sidi Crossfire) gives far better protection from sticks / rocks, but for many it's the comfort re' lots of standing riding that's the big factor

    That said, you can't really 'walk' (as in go for a walk) in any MX / Enduro boots
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  6. Nanin

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    I don't need MX boots anymore because I don't do MX or enduro,done and dusted, I do a lot of ADVriding,I bought the TCX Drifter and never look back, best boots I ever had
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  7. DeLewis

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    Like Hoots says, you can’t really walk in them over any great distance - but they do flex quite easily at the ankle hinge making it easy enough to walk. But it’s more the stiff sole that means you can’t ‘roll’ from heal to toe. I would happily use them for multiday ADV trips (wouldn’t consider anything less protective now) with the expectation I would be doing some walking.
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  8. a2zworks

    a2zworks Así es la vida

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    I would imagine that it’s only a sle difference like my Forma TX in MX or Enduro.
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  9. mudmonster

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    If you do any multi day rides and don’t take spare shoes you’ll want comfortable Adv boots imo
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  10. XRman

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    We finally agree on something!
    I tried the RST boots and they are fine for sit down road rides. The soles are too soft for standing up for long and my Pivot pegs have chewed out the tread quickly.
    Sidi Crossfires despite the squeaking are great boots.

    Lange ski boots are good for skinny feet FYI
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  11. Happy Snapper

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    After a break of nearly 25 years off "trail" bikes.. I bought new KLR in 2009.

    I have wide feet and found a magic pair of MX boots that fitted me well.

    Decided for my first trip on this new bike, I would ride from Brisbane to Maleny to visit my brother.

    Suited up.... and..... couldn't lift my leg over the bike.

    Fuck are these new boots heavy or what?

    Ended up in my RMs for that trip.

    Eventually bought some (no longer available) SetUp boots. And managed to get a second pair from an inmate.

    Came off my bike in Winton two years back and the Set Up took some damage.. but my ankle is still in the proverbial one piece.. as are the boots still.
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  12. Cruz

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    I didn't know they sold motorbike boots in The Shire Mr Baggins.
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  13. diabolik37

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    Is that a fact?

    I do stand when off road riding and I never experience either sore arches or sore ankles... Could be maybe just your personal experience and not the standard?
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  14. thumper-darryl

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    I have both sidi boots. The crossfire and the adv boots. The crossfires are ok to walk in and wear all day, while the adv boots are way better to have on for days at a time. The flexible sole on the adv boots give me very sore feet if I am on the pegs a lot. A friend with the Forma can not ride for very long if he needs to stand a bunch I am going to retire the adv boots and stay with the extra protection of the pure MX boot.
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  15. troy safari carpente

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    MX boot: stiff sole, braced ankle region, stiff upper boot.
    Combined with modern kneebrace (lateral, ergonomic and hyper-extension support).
    = very solid/sturdy lower limb support to the mid femur region.
    The added benefit to standing on pegs over rugged ground/whoops etc. is remarkable.

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    Regular calf-length, full ankle coverage boots (soft soles)...
    Reasonable protection and adequate walking comfort - but not the support of "full on" mx/enduro boots.

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    "Adventure boots"... along with a pair of regular knee guards...
    as you'd imagine - a compromise between the two...
    or "best of both worlds" - depends on perspective.
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  16. Cruz

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    So how does the new low cog bike ride? _20180604_194619.JPG
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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    It's hit bottom... :rofl

    The COG is only lowered when he's standing up apparently... :dhorse

    :hide
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  19. Cruz

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    Has anyone tried the new Fox 180 boots yet?
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  20. troy safari carpente

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    I tried on a pair (EUR 45 / US Size 11) a month or so back, when I was looking at new MX slippers...

    They were comfortable enough to put on and the upper calf cuffs acommodated my kneebraces nicely...but with only two buckle closures and the upper cff/clip... they did not feel quite as snug ast the 2018 model Tech 7 Alpinestars I also tried back to back...

    They also gave a bit of a "moon boot" feel/impression... Similar to the SCOTT genius boot (all plastic) I tried about three/four years back...

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    I theorized that the FOX 180's gave that impression because of the one piece injection moulded instep of the boot... very stable fit... but "clumpy" - compared to the Tech 7's I felt... so I forked out for two pair of these:

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    Which still feel a bit "clumpy" at first - compared to the older generation Tech 7, 8's and 10's (inner boot) I have used for last ten years or so...

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    But they stopped making the "old" style leather and heel sole and have gone to the newer moulded version...

    guess I'm not "old school" anymore...?

    Im sure the FOX 180 boot offer good comfort and protection (I use Fox apparel) ... in the end I went with the Alpinestars - probably cause I have used their boots for last 25 years or so and always had good use/wear from them.