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Old 02-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #16
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I rode into Aerostich in Duluth and tried on their combat touring. Holy crow they were stiff and must take a long time to break in. So I settled for BMW Santiago boots which I really like. I will note that a lot of famous long distance riders ride the Aerostich, I just did not have the confidence they would ever break in. So I recomend the Santiago's. Dave
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:36 AM   #17
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:57 AM   #18
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Sidi Adventures...pay the extra $$$ for the Gore-Tex version! I just bought mine from a vendor in Germany for $370 SHIPPED to my door in Virginia! They list for $500+. Several of my friends and I have taken advantage of this GREAT deal!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SIDI-Adventu...#ht_4760wt_969
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:50 PM   #19
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Similar to the OP

Searching for boots tonight I have a similar question. I picked up a set of tech 7's on TT and they are WAY too stiff. I have big feet and without changing the configuration of my pedals, these will not cut it. I normally wear leather pull on boots for street riding but looking for a dual sport boots.

To the guys wearing the Sidi adventure rain's, do you feel you have good foot/ankle protection? Had the three metatarsal break when I was a kid, and do not want to repeat that one.

To the guys wearing the Sidi Crossfires, does this boot provide any flex?

I ride trails, no motorcross, no jumping. Just need a solid boot to give enough confidence to ride in.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:28 PM   #20
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It depends. Crossfires if it's real dirt. BMW Santiago's if its more like dirt roads, especially if there's going to be much walking.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:07 PM   #21
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I'm looking closely at the new AS Toucan.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/a...ucan-gtx-boots
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:43 AM   #22
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To the guys wearing the Sidi Crossfires, does this boot provide any flex?

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Where?

In the ankle, yes. On the sole, no.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:47 AM   #23
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #24
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Where?

In the ankle, yes. On the sole, no.
HMM now I am officially confused. The tech 7's are unusable for me, so I stated thinking comfort. The oiled balance or adventure gortex looked like good options until I ran acroos your thread from 2 years ago. I am scared to pull the trigger on the crossfires because I want to be able to shift but also have protection. What size feet do you have? Any
trouble shifting? Not I am worried that the two options will not have enough protection
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:43 AM   #25
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I use these, Love em.

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #26
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I use Aerostich combat tourers for regular mixed dirt/tarmac riding.

I use Gaerne SG10's for when I'm actually riding goat trails or doing anything silly.
full motocross.



Which required the installation of this:




Which has to do with both the size and stiffness of the boot and, maybe most of all, this:

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:36 AM   #27
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To the guys wearing the Sidi adventure rain's, do you feel you have good foot/ankle protection? Had the three metatarsal break when I was a kid, and do not want to repeat that one.
I also use the Sidi Adventure Rain. I've had my foot pinned under the bike in more than one awkward get-off, and never had any issues. Only "problems" I have with the boots is that I had to install a longer shifter (I wear a US size 12), and the lack of any sort of "feel" with the boot essentially turns the rear brake into an on/off switch
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:37 PM   #28
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Sidi Adventure Rain I wear when I ride off road, Yoda. The proper ones with GoreTex, not the cheap Lorica ones.
I have 20,000 miles and a lot of " proper'' offroad on the "cheap Lorica ones " . When they wear out I will go out and look for the latest and greatest .
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:48 AM   #29
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18,000 miles ridden in Sidi Adventure Rains (the cheap ones....haha) Great support and protection. Ride on the GSA and DR650SE. Miles and miles and miles in rain and dry feet. Wading out many shallow creeks and streams and mud holes checking out crossing path and still dry feet. Very comfortable out of the box. Only issue was them squeeking a whole bunch, nothing a little WD-40 didn't cure!! I will buy them again if and when I ever these ones now out!!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #30
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Gaerne Oiled Balance
Looking to get a pair of these but am unsure how much protection they provide. Lots of praise about how comfortable they are to walk in but how stiff is the sole and how good is the ankle protection? I am currently wearing Fox F3 and while they are comfortable, they are also a full MX boot so very stiff and miserable to walk in. Fox boots seem to fit me very well, at least the two pairs I have owned. I have a R1100gs and KTM 530EXC so looking for something that is good for both for the less serious riding.
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