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Footwear for Motorcycle Riding?

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by rat-7, May 1, 2017.

  1. rat-7

    rat-7 Loaded Pockets

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    What do you wear when riding your bike? I had a pair to the Icon Field Armor II but the eyelets for the laces are fabric and tore out after only a single season. Lately I've been wearing a pair of Redwing 877 boots but I want to get into a true motorcycle boot for protection. Preferable something on the comfortable side for all day wear.
     
  2. Westerdutch

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    I wear alpinestars boots with all the pieces of plastic left and right (don't recall the exact models as they are old and there are so many different ones). I have a pair of vented ones for summer and a waterproof set. I also have a pair of motorcycle sneakers with the proper ankle protection of course that i like when im not riding in full skintight leather ;)

    I never ride any bike with 'regular' footwear.
     
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  3. rat-7

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    I looked at Alpinestars. I also hear they are good for guys with wider feet which is a plus for me.
     
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    Yeah that's exactly why i wear em. I've also had sidi but they run narrower.
     
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    Alpinestars SMX4, 3 years daily worn...
    They're still in good shape and the zippers fully work !
     
  6. randyo

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    I'm not riding anymore but when I was I wore Paratrooper Jump Boots with side zippers. Lots of protection and still reasonably comfortable.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
     
  7. baccar-3

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    Dingo harness boots.
    Look on amazon.
     
  8. ItsHardToKnow

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    I have a pair of Sidi boots for casual riding.

    And an old (discontinued now) pair of Sidi drag race boots (they have the toe sliders on the inside for drag launches).

    I like Sidi.
     
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    Thorogood or Clark's. Wore boots for years , but switched to good shoes now . Darn tough socks too .
    Just remember they will take a beating.
     
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    Bates Delta 6 or TCX Street Ace WP. I find low cut boots to be more comfortable on long rides.
     
  11. Loadout

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    I prefer Sidi.
     
  12. ak415

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    Back in the day I had BMW boots (a short and a tall) that were OEM by either Sidi or Alpinestar (I don't remember). They were quite good and didn't scream "I arrived on a motorcycle".

    I do want to throw out that it is generally recommended to have footwear without laces as that is one less opportunity to have your foot get stuck on a foot peg when it would instead be really helpful to have that foot on the ground. As well, proper motorcycle boots have extra material to protect the top from upshift wear and increasing the boot's longevity.
     
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    I've got Kaiman Boots from Bergemann in Germany. Well, sure, it is easy to get them here in Germany. But they were my choice, because they are waterproof. And that is an important feature for me, because it means I need no further waterprotection when I am on tour. I am sure, you can get something similar in your country, whereever that is ;-)
    You should also check Daytona, they have a lot of good boots.