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Old 04-25-2013, 05:51 AM   #16
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+1 for Sidi Adventure Gore-tex. Great boot.

Pros: Great protection. Not quite moto-cross good, but better than most street boots.
Waterproof so far, yet not sweaty as some have reported. Then again I am not in the desert.
Warm enough to ride in freezing temps with just regular socks.
Ease of putting them on: two ski boot like buckles and velcro = fat mans friend.
Very comfortable to walk in.
Shank is good enough to allow standing on the pegs for extended periods.

Cons: A bit squeeky but by no means untolerable. I use silicone spray on the hinge. Virtually eliminates the squeek.......until the next puddle.
A bit subjective, but a little too snazzy a look for me but I wear my pants over them as all ADV'ers should.
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I think of them as a bit of an investment. Hopefully I will get many years of riding from them.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #17
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Motocross Boots For Adventure Travel

I use Alpinestars Scout boots. Soft enough to walk in comfort yet still offer good protection. Only complaint is that the buckles are hard to work.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #18
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Shank is good enough to allow standing on the pegs for extended periods.
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I disagree wrt the Sidi Adventures.

SG-10s are great for that.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:46 PM   #19
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I got sidi chargers too that I wear with klim goretex socks. However I am looking to switch over to Alpinestar toucans. They got a half ankle hinge and are a waterproof boot from the get go so they kind of cover all bases.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:10 AM   #20
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my crossfires are nowhere near waterproof!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #21
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There are many options. Walk a mile along a trail in your MX boots. If you don't get a lot of pain they will work. If it's going to be wet use some plastic bags for liners. Find some cheap and light camp shoes that pack small. Your golden. Spend the money for new boots on gas instead and take a longer trip.

Buy memories not stuff. More stuff will clutter your life and make you poor. More adventure will richen your existence. Make do and make tracks.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:03 PM   #22
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More stuff will clutter your life and make you poor. More adventure will richen your existence. Make do and make tracks.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:15 AM   #23
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There are many options. Walk a mile along a trail in your MX boots. If you don't get a lot of pain they will work. If it's going to be wet use some plastic bags for liners. Find some cheap and light camp shoes that pack small. Your golden. Spend the money for new boots on gas instead and take a longer trip.

Buy memories not stuff. More stuff will clutter your life and make you poor. More adventure will richen your existence. Make do and make tracks.

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Old 01-19-2014, 10:17 AM   #24
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I just looked at the Sidi Crossfires online. They look pretty much like an MX boot to me. Are they really that lighter or less restrictive then an MX boot?
If your adventure riding involves dirt......especially if it involves sand or mud......do yourself a favor and get the Sidi Crossfires. I had to learn the hard way. Never again. From that day on, I always wear Crossfires. The Crossfires are comfortable out of the box and I've worn them on 30+ day trips without issue.

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Old 01-19-2014, 12:14 PM   #25
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For offroad stuff use offroad boots. A lot of good options out there, don't get stuck in Crossfires (Alpinestars, Gaerne, Forma, Sidi).
If you need waterproofness, you can use waterproof socks (SealSkinz, Klim).

The guys doing the Sibirsky Extreme spent 3.5 months in offroad boots that way.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:46 PM   #26
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I feel my new Alpinestars Toucan boots hit all areas well enough to be a good compromise.
I have 2 other pairs of boots that round out ALL my needs:

Forma Adventure Brown Nubuck

Aero stitch Combat Touring.

With these 3 I can ride and walk comfortably.

I've searched a long time to come to these choices. An old saying is that you should have more than one pair of shoes to let the others "rest". I do that with my 3 pairs of boots.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:38 PM   #27
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There are many options. Walk a mile along a trail in your MX boots. If you don't get a lot of pain they will work. If it's going to be wet use some plastic bags for liners. Find some cheap and light camp shoes that pack small. Your golden. Spend the money for new boots on gas instead and take a longer trip.

Buy memories not stuff. More stuff will clutter your life and make you poor. More adventure will richen your existence. Make do and make tracks.

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Old 01-19-2014, 03:37 PM   #28
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I'm new to adventure riding but have been using Sidi Crossfires for many years. They aren't waterproof like a purpose waterproof boot would be, but they are damn close. This is especially true if you keep water off the upper portion of the boot with an over the boot pant.

You won't want to walk a mile in them, but they are in my opinion one of the safest boots you could wear.

I prefer the TA version which as the replaceable sole, which makes them stiffer as well. The toe box on the boots is not nearly as high as other MX boots so shifting isn't difficult. I do find that I can't point my foot down so that kind of movement is harder when seated and you have to adjust some for movements such as using the rear brake.

Another bit of advice, while the white ones look really badass, go for the black ones. The white are hard to keep looking nice past the first 6 months to a year if you are getting them dirty.

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Old 01-19-2014, 03:50 PM   #29
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Gaerne SG12

Never knew boots could be this comfortable, Gaerne SG12.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:53 PM   #30
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Crossfires

Are the Sidi Crossfires really $575?? I'm in search of boots. Didn't like the fit of the Gaerne GX. I did like the 2014 Alpinestar Tech 7's. The previous versions of Tech 7's were VERY stiff. The new ones have good flex the the Tech 10's. Have not made a purchase yet.
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