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#1002520 - 12/19/17 06:07 PM Re: Boots  
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Alas my current boots I've been wearing the last ten years have basically blown out. They've been very comfortable to walk in all day. My only complaint is they aren't water proof. They are the ones in link below.

http://www.harley-davidsonfootwear.com/US/en/bonham/27141M.html

So....I decide to buy some waterproof boots. I bought the ones in the link below. As far as the foot goes, they are ok, not great but ok. If I had to walk a long way or long time I would need to change shoes. They are waterproof...........but and the big but, I wore them on a ride of about 6 hours. My shins were killing me. Reminds me of wearing ski boots that are too tight and hurt.
https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/alpinestars-gunner-wp-boots

I've been looking all over Houston for something but not many people really stock boots. I don't want a high boot, nothing above 8 inches. I do prefer the taller hill but isn't a requirement as not vertically challenged.

Any thoughts on something you really like that are all day all walking comfortable, water proof ( it rains a lot here) and in the 8 inch category.

Thanks all.


David
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#1002523 - 12/19/17 06:26 PM Re: Boots [Re: Skywagon]  
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Daytona M star.
High quality boot with all the features you want.
Has elevated heel.
These are a tall heel version of the well regarded Daytona Roadstar.
Revzilla has a review.
Can be bought thru US sources,but save some money and buy thru Motostorm or FC Moto.
Be aware,they run one size large,so if you are a 44, then order a 43.
I own 2 pair Daytona boots,with good care they should last 7-10 years.
If you want a ventilated waterproof boot,look at their Spirit XCR.
Another less costly good option in vented WP boot is TCX Airtech EVO XCR.
All these boots are 10-11 inches tall,but all day comfortable.

JR356

#1002531 - 12/19/17 09:58 PM Re: Boots [Re: Skywagon]  
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Also a fan of Daytona, however mine are the GTX model. All day comfortable, on or off the bike, right out of the box. Have also proven to be very waterproof with feet staying dry through downpours.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/daytona-road-star-gtx-boots


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#1002545 - 12/20/17 06:12 AM Re: Boots [Re: powwow]  
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Roadstar are my other Daytona’s,just wore them on half day trip Saturday with a lot of standing and walking(nearby dealership Christmas party)
The Spirit XCR are my 3 season boots.
M Star is identical to Roadstar except sole and lift insole.Revzilla review shows it best.

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#1002552 - 12/20/17 02:01 PM Re: Boots [Re: Skywagon]  
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I have a pair of these and I love them, but they might be a bit over the 8" mark - https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tour-master-solution-wp-air-boots
Breathable AND waterproof. I was totally skeptical, but they really work. I also find them perfectly comfortable for walking around.


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#1002554 - 12/20/17 02:30 PM Re: Boots [Re: Skywagon]  
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https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/gaerne-balance-oiled-boots

the most comfortable pair I've owned. my current pair are about 5 years old now, I put beeswax on them about once a year, the waterproof "ness" of them has faltered of late but you can walk around in them all day comfortably.


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#1002580 - 12/21/17 02:18 AM Re: Boots [Re: Skywagon]  
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I have been wearing BMW Allround boots for several years now. I find them to be extremely comfortable, easy to walk in, and totally waterproof.

Doug


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#1002582 - 12/21/17 03:02 AM Re: Boots [Re: Doug_Baliko]  
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Thanks all...i'll take a look at all these recommendations and buy something shortly. When you can see your socks through your boots, it's time to upgrade.


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#1002598 - 12/22/17 12:54 AM Re: Boots [Re: Skywagon]  
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They cost a little more but as said above, the BMW All-Arounds are great. Two Doug's wouldn't steer ya wrong. grin


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#1002612 - 12/22/17 12:07 PM Re: Boots [Re: Skywagon]  
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Here is another consideration. After about 15 years, one of my BMW Pro Touring boots finally lost its waterproofness. They were great up until then, and all day comfortable. So, I bought another pair a few years ago. One thing had changed. While they still have Gore Tex and are as comfortable to wear as the first pair, getting them on and off was much harder because they moved the zipper from the inside to the outside of the boot. I believe the rationale was to prevent scratching the bike, but the consequence of that makes them more difficult to manipulate, particularly after you have added a few pounds. I note that because I see that the GTX models mentioned above look like they have an outside zipper. (I think that the BMW All Around boot has the zipper on the inside.) A friend who also purchased another pair of Pro Touring boots recently flexed over to some Alpinestars and is quite happy.

Good shopping.

Randy Shields

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