MX boots vs ADV boots - which to choose??

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  1. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Well.. Just to keep this thread going into the same direction...

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    BTW... they are all waterproof and cool as most of rest above this post... :lol3
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  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    So many fashion conscious choices for the vertically challenged ADV midgets amongst us... :clap
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  3. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Alpine stars are the prefered heels

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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    are they customized soles - bootmaker...?
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  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Yep rode with the guy in the high country, 70+ year old italian guy on an F700GS, pretty short new rider and had them glued/stiched on

    Good on him for having a go, we had to pick him up a few times :D
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  6. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    So, that's what it takes to ride the High country with you... :lol3
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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    You should see what we wore :evil
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    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    ??? :ear
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  9. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    I think he left the 'h' out.
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  10. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    100% Tori. I have Forma Adventures and Gaerne SG10's. The Formas are water proof and very comfortable but they are road boots, very little protection and no ankle support. They are what I wear if I am not going off road.

    The SG10's are a much wider fit, I can't feel comfortable in the trendy SIDI Crossfires as they are too narrow for my feet. The SG10's are like tanks, so much protection, very comfortable but the downside is they are not waterproof and you don't have as much feel on the controls. I am used to this now and it's just a matter of adjustment.

    A day after I got the Gaernes I smacked my foot hard on the ground going up a hill and I felt the ankle hinge thing take the shock up the back of my calf (as designed) rather than transferring straight through my heel.

    I had been lamenting the cost of a second pair of boots prior to that moment but as someone said to me on here they are cheap at twice the price if they save me from an injury. Which they did.

    Having said that, I fell awkwardly in the sand in Little Desert last year with my bike on my ankle wearing the SG10's and really hurt my achillies. You know what, even though I still received an injury thank goodness I wasn't wearing the Formas. My leg would have been toast without the solid protection they provide.

    I now wear the SG 10's all the time and I think that pretty much speaks for itself.
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  11. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Hey, I'm not judging... Just merely connecting the dots... :lol3

    I could use my new pair if I can join the ride...

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  12. troy safari carpente

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    haw haw haw... :rofl good one ! :lol2
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  13. Rider 101

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    Gaerne SG12. Dropped my bundle after a chopper ride due to 5 fractures in left ankle,leg. They are a bastard to walk in but after a few rides you get used to the total inflexibility.
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    Saw them in a shop at the top of the escalator at Kings Cross station. My old dad wanted to know what sort of woman had feet that big.In response I took him to a rather shady shop along the strip. His first question on entering was " what is that line of black conical things for and why do they go from small to big?" :jack
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  15. david61

    david61 Been here awhile

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    Definitely MX boots for me, A for the protection which a quality pair of boots will provide, and B, I find I generally just don't need to walk around all that much in them. Ride all day, stopping occasionally fuel/food/whatever, then camp at night and mosy around in a pair of thongs or similar.

    Right leg has plate in tibia, left ankle has some weird screw in it, I don't need anymore grief in the bone department.
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  16. dgp

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    I was about to pull the trigger on some Forma Adventure boots until I read this post. I have since tried on some Astar Tech7's which fitted superbly but I don't want to walk around in MX boots and the sole is not aggressive enough.
    I have the shop bringing in some Astar Corozol and Toucan, one of them will get the win if they fit like the Tech 7's.
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  17. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    @dgp I tried a pair of Corozal's, Toucans are much easier to get your foot into and what seems a wider footbed.
    I really like my Toucans and I had a Forma Adventures previously.
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  18. DeLewis

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    There are two models of Alpinestars Tech 7 - the MX has the smooth sole and the Enduro (which I bought) with the aggressive tread. After a month or so with the Tech 7 I really like them. So far I have only used them for commuting and they have worn in nicely making shifting easy and walking in them is ok too.
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  19. grrant1058

    grrant1058 Motorcyclist 24/7

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    After 3 pairs of Sidi Crossfire, I bought a pair of TCX Drifter about a year ago. Very tough, protective, waterproof boots. Generous size across the toes and after of couple of rides they are SO comfortable!

    Love them.
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  20. dgp

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    Thanks for the feedback, the Toucan's do look a little wider, I was so pleased with the comfort fit of the Tech 7's I will be buying which ever offers the best comfort, even cleared it with the wife, just in case I like the dearer Toucans :)

    I did actually see there was an enduro model too but the store didn't have them, how are they for walking in?
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