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mqo233 02-25-2014 10:38 AM

Some off road boots
 
I am looking for some off road water proof boots

I am asking for advise from the group on which brand and model would you suggest

Thanks to all for any help

James

C-Stain 02-25-2014 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mqo233 (Post 23552860)
I am looking for some off road water proof boots

I am asking for advise from the group on which brand and model would you suggest

Thanks to all for any help

James

Alpinstars Tech 7.

http://roadridermca.com/wp-content/u...014-Tech-7.jpg

I replaced my Sidi Adventures with a set of these after I busted my leg. They're stiff, but easy enough to walk in. Comfortable enough and the price point wasn't bad.

mqo233 02-25-2014 11:09 AM

I looked at those after you suggestion

They are not water proof and that is something I am requiring

Thank you

James

smithe 02-25-2014 11:28 AM

I am not sure there are any actual waterproof offroad boots in the true sense of the word offroad. I know there are various opinions on what is a real offroad boot, that's up to you. I have been doing a ton of boot research recently trying to find boots and it's a PITA! The Alpinestars Toucan might be the closest you are going to get? I have read a number of posts about people wearing true offroad boots with waterproof socks as well, hopefully others will chime in.

Good luck.

BaldKnob 02-25-2014 11:45 AM

I just bought a pair of AStars Toucan (stupid name) boots. They feel great! Not sure on the waterproofness but if it says GoreTex it is usually pretty good. These boots are very light weight, lots of protective plastic and hinged for your ankle's pleasure. It will be a big hit to the wallet but you pay for what you get.

Other options in waterproof offroad are the Sidi Adventure, Forma, Gaerne and TCX. Good luck in your search.

mqo233 02-25-2014 11:54 AM

I am looking at several you tube videos on the boots

I am just trying to make a inform decision

James

C-Stain 02-25-2014 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mqo233 (Post 23553077)
I looked at those after you suggestion



They are not water proof and that is something I am requiring



Thank you



James



Quote:

Originally Posted by BaldKnob (Post 23553356)
I just bought a pair of AStars Toucan (stupid name) boots. They feel great! Not sure on the waterproofness but if it says GoreTex it is usually pretty good. These boots are very light weight, lots of protective plastic and hinged for your ankle's pleasure. It will be a big hit to the wallet but you pay for what you get.

Other options in waterproof offroad are the Sidi Adventure, Forma, Gaerne and TCX. Good luck in your search.


Finding an off-road boot that is waterproof is damn near impossible. Secondly, it depends on the type if riding you are doing. Given my experience, while the Sidi Adventure were very good, they can't be considered a "true" off road boot.

Plus, my Sidi Adventures LOST their "waterproof-ness" very quickly. The best solution I seal skin socks.

macbethandbanquo 02-25-2014 01:24 PM

Toucan
 
Toucans were the best compromise for me too. The Crossfires were "too much" for my moderate dirt riding.
Bonus is they look and work fantastic!
One of my best boot buys!
Also get lots of compliments on them. Weird!

JTucker 02-25-2014 09:23 PM

Gaerne Balance oiled, great boots depending on the riding you're doing. They're a little short and not hinged but they're waterproof.

rpet 02-25-2014 10:22 PM

Gaerne GX1

35xj 02-26-2014 05:12 AM

My SIDI crossfires are not waterproof, my Gaerne balance oils are really waterproof, and incredibly comfy

400psi 02-26-2014 05:37 AM

Another option..
I have used the Klim covert socks to achieve waterproofing with a motocross boot in both a sidi crossfire and tcx oxtar boot. I do not need waterproofing all the time but on a ride where there is potential for a soak or cold wind I will wear them. Keep in mind that these socks are a two layer system and will feel tight in your boot. To compensate for this , I remove the insole of the boot. I have had good luck with this system for the riding I do.

guyfawkes 02-26-2014 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stained (Post 23553443)
Plus, my Sidi Adventures LOST their "waterproof-ness" very quickly. The best solution I seal skin socks.

the regular Sidi Adventures or the Gore ones ?
would be hard to believe that the Gore let water through...and even if you can always claim warranty from Gore.

C-Stain 02-26-2014 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by guyfawkes (Post 23561209)
the regular Sidi Adventures or the Gore ones ?
would be hard to believe that the Gore let water through...and even if you can always claim warranty from Gore.


They were supposed to be the Gore-tex models, and as far as the Gore-Tex warranty - well the Paramedics who cut the boot off my foot pretty much screwed up that opportunity.

MotoDaveL 02-26-2014 01:28 PM

I bought some Canadian military goretex socks which come up to the top of my A* tech3's. They were about $30 and I have stood in water and can confirm that they are 100% waterproof.


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