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Old 11-26-2011, 03:35 AM   #106
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I went with the US 10/euro 44 size. Anticipating it'll fit snugly, which is what I want.

Also picked up a full suite of Forcefield body armor. :) Extremesupply did well luring me in with that great price on the boots...and their customer service was prompt and friendly. No worries on a size exchange for the footwear should I need it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:27 PM   #107
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What seems to be going price on the pro-techs right now?
Anyone finding them on sale for the holidays?
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:39 PM   #108
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Just a clarification,

"I recently purchased a pair of Balanced Pro-Tech. Same as the Oiled without the waterproof lining."

This isn't exactly true...they are VERY similar but the Pro-tech use a less supple, stiffer leather.

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Old 11-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #109
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Pro-tech $204.99 http://www.extremesupply.com/product...OTECHBOOT.html
Balance $279.99 http://www.extremesupply.com/product...OILEDBOOT.html
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:04 AM   #110
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Do the Pro-Tech and Balance Oiled use the same clasps? The reason I ask is I seem to recall riding with a guy with Pro-Tech's who broke one and they were very flimsy compared to the ones on my Balance's.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:42 PM   #111
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Aaaaand... I snoze, I loze, I guess. Extremesupply sold out of everything I wanted and I find out a week later, partially due to my spam filter.

Grrr, the search continues.

Tempting to just get the cheaper version without the liner and just sno-seal them, but I really do want these for adverse weather.

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Old 12-03-2011, 08:53 PM   #112
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Damn. That's enough for me! Sidi Adventure it is!
Crossfire TA. Had a similar experience recently, and was lucky to be wearing mine.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:57 PM   #113
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I have both the Adventure and the Balanced and from the top of the foot to the toe area the Adventure does not offer any more protection. The Adventure has more protection from the heel upward.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:42 PM   #114
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How is the toe protection on the balance oiled? is it a hard composite shell, or something softer, like thick leather?
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #115
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How is the toe protection on the balance oiled? is it a hard composite shell, or something softer, like thick leather?
Old thread!

No toe protection. Just leather. That's why they're so comfortable.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:28 AM   #116
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I went for the falco mixtos boot,its a similar look to the Gaerne but alot cheaper and I dare say perhaps does not perform quite as well,,but for the money a great fitting boot.And just looking now they look pretty good quality ..
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #117
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It is an old thread, but I'm glad it was brought to the top as I'm looking for similar boots. I'm just riding pavement and a little bit of FS roads on a CB500F, but when I finally offload my house I'd like to add a dualsport bike - can't see buying boots that won't do both now, instead of waiting and having to break in two pair. I like MX boots because every time I've put a bike down (save one on the track) my feet and ankles took the brunt of it.

I don't want to derail a Gaerne thread but since they've been mentioned - any other thoughts on the Alpinestars Scout WP, others who wear them, etc.? I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair as they have the level of protection I want, and it would be good to know what others who wear them think. I know people will look at me funny on the street, but their my ankles and feet.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #118
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I bought the oiled balance boots a few months ago.... 2,000 miles later, I can report, I am very happy with them.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:44 AM   #119
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A couple weeks ago, I rode over Berthoud Pass in Colorado in one of the hardest rainstorms I've ever seen, let alone ridden in and though my GBO's were absolutely SODDEN, my feet were dry. I couldn't believe it.

One of my riding buddies was POURING water out of his boots on the back patio of the bar...
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:30 AM   #120
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i tried the Gaernes and the Alpinestars Scout on today, they have 'em down at Performance on Broadway, first seemed to me that the Gaerne was just a better quality boot and felt better on my foot, it was very flexible and comfortable, my feet are somewhat wide, but i passed on both because I was concerned that the ankle/toe protection may not be worth compromising for excessive comfort....riding a big bike, 950 adv, on rocks all day makes me think more of a moto boot would be necessary for adequate protection from the jagged rocks we ride on in Colorado but if you just ride smooth dirt roads they would be fine
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