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Old 11-19-2011, 05:04 AM   #4051
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I had my cast changed today and was waiting behind some dude with a broken foot/lower leg.
Turns out he broke it while on a KLR.
He just set the sidestand on soft ground and the bike fell over on to his left leg.
He broke his foot and leg in a few places, if memory serves me right.
To complicate things, he now has a blood clot in his leg.
I know what that feels like.
Memories from my last accident from three years ago.

I blame these injuries on poor foot protection.
Personally, I've been looking around for proper footwear but haven't found a decent wide boot that I can stand for more than a minute. The selection in Ottawa stores is very limited, unless I've missed one that has a better selection. There is no sense buying online and having a boot that I can't wear. Money was not the issue as I pay big bucks for a thick hunting boot. I will try to find a decent boot this spring as i don't want to go through this again.
Sidi Crossfires are as solid as you're gonna get. Sizing is a bit tight, I'd bump up one. They show up in the flea market frequently.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:21 AM   #4052
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http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ326706688

Boots are definitely on my list but I will get new ones for around $150 from store no doubt these are better but not that I will ever notice
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:26 AM   #4053
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http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ326706688

Boots are definitely on my list but I will get new ones for around $150 from store no doubt these are better but not that I will ever notice
You'd be a lot better with offroad or adventure boots like these:



The ones above are $229 US. Click the image above to go to the RevZilla site for more detail. And if they don't fit you can send them back and get a different size.

I have these. They were $279 from RevZilla.

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Old 11-19-2011, 07:44 AM   #4054
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Absolutely apparently you can barely walk in the mx boot

Thanks for the tip does anybody in ottawa sell these
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:22 AM   #4055
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Absolutely apparently you can barely walk in the mx boot
I walk fine in my mx boots...little stiff when new, but break in quick. They offer more protection than street boots.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:24 AM   #4056
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Back in the stone age when I rode enduros I wore motocross books and they didn.t work well for walking. Course who walked anyways ?
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #4057
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To be honest, I think I'd be better off with some stiff boots and running shoes in my luggage.
The twisting of my ankle was fast and effortless.
I had no idea it could happen like that, at such a slow speed.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:52 AM   #4058
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Without my mx boots I would have broken bones on several occasions, I can't imagine riding without them. They also make it easier to stand on the pegs for hours on end
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:32 AM   #4059
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Absolutely apparently you can barely walk in the mx boot

Thanks for the tip does anybody in ottawa sell these

mx boots break in, you can walk fine in the after you spend the time in them.... too much flex in the boot won't protect you from busted ankles but keep you from road rash....
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:42 AM   #4060
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... They also make it easier to stand on the pegs for hours on end
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:20 PM   #4061
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I am convinced MX boots it will be!
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:25 PM   #4062
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To be honest, I think I'd be better off with some stiff boots and running shoes in my luggage.
The twisting of my ankle was fast and effortless.
I had no idea it could happen like that, at such a slow speed.
I would never have guessed that could happen either. I did find out though that you can burst the sheath around the muscle in your lower leg by running into a stick end pointed at your lower leg. Left me with a permanent hernia in my shin. Bought the motocross boots after that.They are long gone though so I guess we both need to upgrade even though we just do some trail riding now.
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:39 PM   #4063
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Boots

A buddy bought a pair of these this summer, and they are a very nice and solid boot. Not too pricey and very little breaking time.

http://www.atomic-moto.com/Gaerne-GX-1-Boot_p_82.html
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:45 PM   #4064
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I walk fine in my mx boots...little stiff when new, but break in quick. They offer more protection than street boots.
My AlpineStar DS boots were almost as bad as MX boots to walk in initially, but I don't even notice them now.
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:54 PM   #4065
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We managed 410 kilometers today doing many of our favourite roads including 511, and the Opeongo, ending up in Barry's Bay. Highest temperature we saw was +10C and lowest was about +7 at the higher elevations.

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