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Old 10-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #31
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:58 AM   #32
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I'm a fan of Daytona boots, I have some custom made Evo sport GTX boots for the summer and Trans Open GTX for off road and winter (pretty indestructible and still water proof after 100K km)
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:15 AM   #33
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I'm sporting these:

After 2 years and about 30k km they're stll waterproof (goretex) and comfy as hell.
The straps are a bit fiddley but no problem once you get your head around them and the plastic 'gear-change' protection seems to assume you change gear with your foot apposed to your toe but all in all a great boot.
That said I want Sidi Adventure's next.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #34
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What boot are you riding with?

Sidi Crossfires here too , I have a few pairs of them now and I couldn't see myself wearing anything else.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:43 PM   #35
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #36
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Astars tech7

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Very nice boot, protective and comfy to wear and walk with.




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Old 10-16-2013, 01:51 PM   #37
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When riding off-road I wear the Sidi Crossfires. For touring, I have the Sidi Adventure Goretex. One thing I learned about waterproof boots is that rating works both ways.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #38
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Question Tread or no tread

Currently riding in Icon Patrol boots. Waterproof, easy on and off comfrotable to walk in.





I'm looking to buy some new boots for my up coming Baja ride next spring. Don't have any off road boots yet, nor much dirt experience.
I have been looking at the Thor Blitz boots they are priced right and they come in 2 styles MX and ATV.

The only difference between the 2 is the sole. The ATV boot has a heavy lug tread and MX not.
Leaning towards the ATV boot, I like the idea of more tread when I have to put my foot down or have a small hike.
But I have offroad pegs on bike and afraid the tread on sole will make it difficult to move foot around on pegs off roading.

Any advise from out there, tread or no tread ?

Do we really need much tread at all when doing the adventure and only minimal off road stuff?
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:25 PM   #39
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Just switched from Tech8 to Sidi Crossfire, and will never return.

For off road: Sidi Crossfire.

For touring: Sidi Crossfire.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #40
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Just switched from Tech8 to Sidi Crossfire, and will never return.

For off road: Sidi Crossfire.

For touring: Sidi Crossfire.
+1, best boots I've ever worn.

The only time I've had an issue with them was riding outside of Moab last July. Riding around the White Rim Trail one day, where there is absolutely no shade for about 100 miles, I poached both my legs from the shin down. It was close to 110 degF, and my sweat soaked the boots from the inside. That, combined with the direct sunlight on my boots all day long, gave me 2nd degree burn blisters all over my lower legs.

Really strange. Never thought that could happen, but it did. I can't blame the boots for that happening though. Sidi Crossfire are what I wear when dirt riding or dualsport touring.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #41
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Man, I have seen some truly, truly horrible injuries in short boots.

Yes, I rode to the bank in my tennies today, so I'm not preaching perfection, but lemme tell you straight up-if or when things go bad on the big girl, tall boots with real protection will help keep all the pieces where we can find them.

FWIW, YMMV, all that crap....

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Old 10-16-2013, 03:02 PM   #42
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I'm sporting these:

After 2 years and about 30k km they're stll waterproof (goretex) and comfy as hell.
The straps are a bit fiddley but no problem once you get your head around them and the plastic 'gear-change' protection seems to assume you change gear with your foot apposed to your toe but all in all a great boot.
That said I want Sidi Adventure's next.
+1 on these. Had them 2 years and extremely comfortable. They're designed slightly more for a 'taller' foot, as my flat feet needed an insole inside so I wasn't swimming around. But really comfy, especially at the top where I have no problem securing around a bare leg (under my riding pants, that is...)

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Old 10-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #43
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Forma Terrain TX

One of the most affordable mechanically hinged boots on the market ($280 at atomic-moto.com). Comfortable, rugged, good protection but noisy and somewhat clumsy to walk in for extended distances. I like them a lot and fail to see why I should pay double. These are good.

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Old 10-16-2013, 05:00 PM   #44
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One of the most affordable mechanically hinged boots on the market ($280 at atomic-moto.com). Comfortable, rugged, good protection but noisy and somewhat clumsy to walk in for extended distances. I like them a lot and fail to see why I should pay double. These are good.
I was just looking at those after breaking my foot this weekend wearing a pair of Gaerne G Midlands which will now be used for road or easy camping trips.

Crossfires were my first option till I saw these. Still undecided and it will be at least 6 weeks before I'm back on the SE so I have time I guess.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:53 PM   #45
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