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Old 08-23-2009, 02:11 PM   #16
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I went for a pair of Alpinestar Tech 3's with the knobblie sole. Maybe I do too much pushing but flat sole MX boots suck on snow, mud etc. The Tech3's are nice and comfy, I can walk in them no worries (everything is comfortable compared to plastic alpine climbing boots) good protection and they seem to be lasting well. Not waterproof but they can handle the odd splash and its better that what water gets in can get out I reckon.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:46 AM   #17
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Breadbags , Underground told me about those in Reefton, and it is one of the best tips I have ever got. I don't go riding without breadbags in me boots now.
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:30 AM   #18
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These look good

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=237424720

Anyone tried them?
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:40 AM   #19
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I think li'll bro has some. Good protection and articulation but still with the MX reinforced sole.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:59 AM   #20
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I have some old Gaerne MX jobs. Not bad to walk in. Certainly a lot easier to walk in than the old style (20 years ago) boots.

Only fault is that they have 2 leather panels on the inside leg. Seam catches on the footpeg. Next boot I get will have a single flat panel all the way down the inside leg to the foot. I see those new ones even have a protruding hinge thingy.

I gave up on dry feet a long time ago. You go for a ride, you get wet feet. Big deal.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:01 AM   #21
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Hi Guys,

Looks I have a talent to find old threads.
I m wandering which is currently a good boot / value for $$$$$ ? I'm not looking for the best of the best just for a good one.
Also reading about boots and looking of pictures of rides and wondering how important for a boot to be water proof?
As it looks that most river crossing is deeper than 200 - 300 mm therefore water will get it over the top?
Any comment is appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:24 AM   #22
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The reason for waterproofness is not stream crossings. Its the general riding around on the road / gravel.

I have Forma ATV/ Adventure boots. Three buckles. Been very good so far. Had them 3 yrs. Comfy. About $400 though



The boots need to be sturdy, & give good support / protection.

Avoid Velcro. Doesn't work in mud.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:19 AM   #23
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i have some Gaerne ADV boots.I wanted a comfortable boot with better protection than afforded by road boots.They are obviously more "clunky" than road boots too but i live with that for the protection.They are supposed to be breatable and waterproof.They seem to be waterproof but arent very breahtable.
couldnt fina a pic of them but they look very similar to this
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:04 PM   #24
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i have some Gaerne ADV boots.I wanted a comfortable boot with better protection than afforded by road boots.They are obviously more "clunky" than road boots too but i live with that for the protection.They are supposed to be breatable and waterproof.They seem to be waterproof but arent very breahtable.
couldnt fina a pic of them but they look very similar to this
I've got the TCX Infinity's and while they could do with a bit more solid arch support and a leeetle more ankle protection, they're really, really comfortable and very waterproof. Although gorse has munted the toe and shin areas. They feel like they've got a 3 day growth of stubble.

For off road, Erzberg stuff, I use a cheap pair of Gaerne SG10's.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #25
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Since my original post I have invested in a pair of Alpine Star Adventure boots for the long distance stuff.
Very comfortable, and very waterproof.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #26
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I'm thinking the safest boots would be Zorb boots. In case ya bike in a Zorb. Probably best person to test would be our little chermann friend. He has the worst record for inspecting roads.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:00 PM   #27
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The reason for waterproofness is not stream crossings. Its the general riding around on the road / gravel.

I have Forma ATV/ Adventure boots. Three buckles. Been very good so far. Had them 3 yrs. Comfy. About $400 though

The boots need to be sturdy, & give good support / protection.

Avoid Velcro. Doesn't work in mud.
Gotta black pair of those and they're my first pair of adv boots. I like 'em so far - seem to be waterproof so far (went splashing through some big puddles on their first outing) although not planning on having to wade through a river...
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #28
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Tech10 Alpinestars for me. Expensive sure, but could have bought 10pairs with the money I've lost recovering from lower leg break and crushed foot. My previous Forma adventure boot was cumfy and cheap but offered little protection when I most needed it. Not blaming the boot at all but it wasn't the right tool for the job in the end.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #29
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Sidi Adventure Waterproof boots. Full on pivoting ankle protection like the MX boots with slightly shorter tops.
Best there is IMO. And I've tried quite a few.!
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:08 AM   #30
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Sidi Adventure Waterproof boots. Full on pivoting ankle protection like the MX boots with slightly shorter tops.
Best there is IMO. And I've tried quite a few.!
I have Sidi Discos and they've been great. Mine need to be re-soled, but next time I'll be looking at the Sidi Adventure. I might blink at the price of them, though.
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