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Old 02-25-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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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

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Old 02-25-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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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

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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.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:09 AM   #3
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I looked at those after you suggestion

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

Thank you

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:28 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:45 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:54 AM   #6
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I am looking at several you tube videos on the boots

I am just trying to make a inform decision

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:54 AM   #7
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I looked at those after you suggestion



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



Thank you



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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.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:12 AM   #9
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My SIDI crossfires are not waterproof, my Gaerne balance oils are really waterproof, and incredibly comfy
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:37 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:55 PM   #11
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+1 on the Gaerne boots especially if you have large diameter calves.

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:18 PM   #12
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Perspective is important. In moderate rain most good boots will keep you dry, but any boot can be "overwhelmed" in the right situation.

To wit: for a while four of us locally owned DR650's and we regularly rode the fire-roads in the nearby national forest. We would set a date and then ride rain or shine.

One of the guys wears only the best gear and his BMW gore-tex lined boots had always kept him dry.

But one memorable rainy day he went down in a deep mudhole. I was behind him and it unfolded as if in slow motion. He and the bike started down.

The bike disappeared under the water so that only the right handlebar tip was sticking up above the surface.

Then he slipped and fell and half-disappeared into the same water hole.

I skidded to a stop behind him and parked my bike and waded into the hole and grabbed his bike and stood it up (based on the theory that if he could get his feet under him he could stand up of his own volition). Hey, what are friends for?

Needless to say his gore-tex lined boots failed the test. They filled up with water, as did my waterproofed and usually "keeps me dry" work boots. We both sloshed water the rest of the day.

Later that year I bought a pair of Aerostich Combat Touring Boots and no sooner than I unpacked the box I applied a liberal coating of Aquaseal.

So far my feet have never gotten wet in the CTB's. But the boots are 14" high - I suspect that in 15" of water I would be in trouble!

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Old 02-26-2014, 09:03 PM   #13
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Forma Adventure

Just bought a pair of Forma Adventures. Have only gotten to use them a few times but two weeks ago I waded into a low water bridge to check the surface under the fast running water that was about 8 to 10 inches deep. Came out with warm dry feet and no problems throughout rest of the ride on melting ice and snow covered roads.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:31 PM   #14
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Just bought a pair of Forma Adventures. Have only gotten to use them a few times but two weeks ago I waded into a low water bridge to check the surface under the fast running water that was about 8 to 10 inches deep. Came out with warm dry feet and no problems throughout rest of the ride on melting ice and snow covered roads.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:53 AM   #15
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Perspective is important. In moderate rain most good boots will keep you dry, but any boot can be "overwhelmed" in the right situation.

To wit: for a while four of us locally owned DR650's and we regularly rode the fire-roads in the nearby national forest. We would set a date and then ride rain or shine.

One of the guys wears only the best gear and his BMW gore-tex lined boots had always kept him dry.

But one memorable rainy day he went down in a deep mudhole. I was behind him and it unfolded as if in slow motion. He and the bike started down.

The bike disappeared under the water so that only the right handlebar tip was sticking up above the surface.

Then he slipped and fell and half-disappeared into the same water hole.

I skidded to a stop behind him and parked my bike and waded into the hole and grabbed his bike and stood it up (based on the theory that if he could get his feet under him he could stand up of his own volition). Hey, what are friends for?

Needless to say his gore-tex lined boots failed the test. They filled up with water, as did my waterproofed and usually "keeps me dry" work boots. We both sloshed water the rest of the day.

Later that year I bought a pair of Aerostich Combat Touring Boots and no sooner than I unpacked the box I applied a liberal coating of Aquaseal.

So far my feet have never gotten wet in the CTB's. But the boots are 14" high - I suspect that in 15" of water I would be in trouble!

You eloquently describe a condition known among professionals as "OBT" (over boot top)
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