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Old 10-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #61
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My Disco's are about done.. thinking about the Sidi Adventure as a replacement.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #62
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alpinestars scout. It has been a good boot so far. Comfortable, with some support, dry. Not fancy.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #63
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Had Discoveries for 5 years and should have kept them, they were "water resistant" but never got wet inside. Upgraded to Gore-tex Sidi Adventures that I down graded to street use only or riding to Alaska, comfortable but not stand on the pegs for hours friendly. Gaerne SG10s are what I wear 90% of the time and are fine for long trips with many consecutive days in the saddle but will get wet if it rains. Gaerne Balance oiled for Adventure type rides when bad weather will be part of the fun.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:14 PM   #64
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I have been using the SIDI Crossfires (without the SRS soles) for over three years and have been very happy with them on the bike. Trips around town (short distances) are not a problem. Long walks are more problematic.

Having good socks makes a big difference, too (with any boot).

I've pondered the SIDI Adventure boots, but they just don't feel as if they protect as well as a good ol' MX type boot.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:01 PM   #65
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SIDI Adventure Rain (non-Goretex). Bought them after badly screwing up my ankle in a low-speed fall. Compared a bunch of the "adventure" boots and these were the only ones that had enough ankle protection for me without being full-on MX boots. Love 'em.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:24 AM   #66
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A-stars

Orange A-stars Tech 8.
Reallly heavy, really strong.
Only thing I ride after having the 235kg falling on my right leg and almost braking the freakin thing in half.
Real good in rough stuff and standing up.
Not too keen when hot.
Keeps water out, if not swimming in them.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #67
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Fly short adventure boots! Cheap,very well made,supportive,waterproof,comfortable,easy to get into,3 latches,short enough to wear large knee brace with,$100.00 on ebay,hard to beat considering!
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #68
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Oops, wrong boot. I wear the Sidi Chargers:



I originally looked at the Crossfires but these are much lighter for long days. Doesn't look like they make 'em anymore
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The Chargers set me back $300, compared to $450-$500 for the Crossfires. They are super-protective (ask me how I know ), and amazingly comfortable; More so than my SIDI On-Road Goretex boots. It's a shame if they're discontinued.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #69
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Forma terrain tx for dirt riding. Sidi adventure rain for street riding when I want to be able to wear my jeans over the boot.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:37 AM   #70
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It depends on what fit your feet. Sidi boots fit me really well. Sidi Crossfires are the most reassuring boots I have ever worn but I don't think I would go touring in them. Sidi Adventures seem like a good alternative, mine appear to be waterproof, I didn't find them too hot in warm (26C) weather and they appear to be almost as tough as the Crossfires. I do like the Crossfires though...
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #71
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Gaerne GX-1

I have been wearing the Gaerne GX-1's for the past 2 years. These are far and away the most comfortable MX/Enduro style boots I have ever owned. For wide footed folks like me, the Gaerne's seem to always fit the best.

I just got back from a 6 day, 2,000 mile trip of 70% on road and 30% off, in warm, rainy, muddy and chilly conditions. They performed flawlessly. I was comfortable all day long, and while they are not technically waterproof, my feet never got wet.

I believe you can still find them around the $200 price point. For that price I can't believe there is a better option until you get to the $350 + price point, and even then I would be hard pressed to switch.

My favorite boots I've ever owned.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #72
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I'm eyeing these up for road/ touring use. Nice to be able to actually walk around and not look too dorky.
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tcx-x-move-wp-boots
They look less strong than my trainers i have on
I wear hein gearicke rally2 gtx boots what look the same as the tcx infinity touring boot that i have used for about 5 years and use them on road and on dirt tracks and in woods are 100% woter proff and you can walk in them when you are off the bike.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:02 PM   #73
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Road only: Dainese Torque boots. Off Road: Gaerne SG10s.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #74
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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.
I wear the heinGericke rally 2 gtx that look the same as those i have used mine for 5years and they still keeps the water out they also have metal pines in the sole to stop the boot twisting in a crash and great to walk in. i my get the new modle that is the rally 3 as my soles have not much tread left.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:08 PM   #75
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Sidi Crossfire SRS (have 3 pair) with the Enduro Sole I add Klim Gortex socks when needed.
Forgot I have Gerbing's heated insoles in them as well...
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