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Old 01-29-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Thick-soled riding boot?

I'm once again in the market for a good riding boot and want one with a nice thick sole to give me a bit more stability at a stop. Every boot i've looked at has a nice heel but under the ball of the feet, where I usually stand at a stop (and need the height most) is lacking. I'm looking for a good touring or mild street boot that has decent lift under the toe area. Any ideas on who to look for?
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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Might want to take a look at aersticth combat touring boots. Look like the real deal.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:38 AM   #3
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Sarahp, here's a nice write-up on some Daytona boots designed to give height:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...dy-star-boots/

I have some of their Roadstars and they are great, but pricey and maybe a bit over-engineered.

There are other boots made for the cruiser market that have higher soles and heels.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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I love the Lady/M-Stars but.....

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Sarahp, here's a nice write-up on some Daytona boots designed to give height:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...dy-star-boots/

I have some of their Roadstars and they are great, but pricey and maybe a bit over-engineered.

There are other boots made for the cruiser market that have higher soles and heels.
Believe me THOSE are my dream boots, but with my feet I'd need the M-Stars (the larger version) and they only go up to a 43 (my EU size). What I've read on the boots they run small, and I'd absolutely hate to shell out $400 for a pair of boots that won't fit. If I could be certain they'd fit I'd gladly lay down the dough but since it seems their availability in the States is VERY limited I don't think I'll find anywhere that'll let me try them on.

TB, thanks for the 'Stich recommendation, I'll look into it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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May I piggy back on your thread please? I was going to post this exact same thing today myself. I need some ideas also for men's boots The thickest I can get the better. This tippy toe thing on my R1100RT is not a confidence builder.

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Old 01-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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May I piggy back on your thread please? I was going to post this exact same thing today myself. I need some ideas also for men's boots The thickest I can get the better. This tippy toe thing on my R1100RT is not a confidence builder.

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Lol piggyback away, just try not to pull my hair.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:22 PM   #7
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Alpinestars Lady Star boots
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:21 PM   #8
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My wife has a new lady star with the thick sole, note, it has a raised insole too. We have worn Frey Daytonas for 25 years or more. I have written on here time and again, so I hate to expound, but they are waterproof forever! And ours always fit to our size. Only USA place I know is Helimots. I think he would take them back and definitly exchange. She wears a 5 and the 36 always works and toe wiggle room. Also the lady star is not quite as tall as her previous Travelers, maybe an inch shorter. Hope this helps. BTW, my Trans Opens are 16 years old and in very good condition, and did I say still waterproof.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:32 PM   #9
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Joe Rocket Meteor boots have a moderately thick sole under them. Much more than my Sidis. Pleasantly surprised with the JR boots -- good ankle protection and a reasonable price.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:39 AM   #10
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I took my boots to a shoe repair shop. For about $90 they increased the sole however much I wanted. One caution; this reduces the amount of room between peg and shifter. Not a problem if shifter is adjustable as it was on 1200GS. I could not use these boots on my K1200RS
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:46 PM   #11
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I'm once again in the market for a good riding boot and want one with a nice thick sole to give me a bit more stability at a stop. Every boot i've looked at has a nice heel but under the ball of the feet, where I usually stand at a stop (and need the height most) is lacking. I'm looking for a good touring or mild street boot that has decent lift under the toe area. Any ideas on who to look for?
Don't mean to be too picking, but have you thought of lowering the bike a little rather than wearing platforms.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:54 PM   #12
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I'm once again in the market for a good riding boot and want one with a nice thick sole to give me a bit more stability at a stop. Every boot i've looked at has a nice heel but under the ball of the feet
Keep in mind, heel to ball is usually a fairly fixed value. That is usually footwear has a certain amount of lift under the heel in relation to the ball.

1/4", 1/2", whatever it may be. When it lacks this lift and is flat heel to ball you get some weird things like tripping over your toes, particularly with a lift. Whenever I apply any lift to a sole I always add more to the heel than the ball, and as I go higher under the ball, I go even higher under the heel.

How much build up do you want to have?
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:45 PM   #13
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I bought my Daytona Boots at Scuderia in SF about a year ago. They are a good group of folks. If you are ever in San Francisco, you may want to try on a pair:
Scuderia West Motorcycle Parts
69 Duboce Avenue, San Francisco, CA(415) 621-7223




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Old 01-30-2011, 01:47 PM   #14
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My touring boots (garne somethingorother) have standard, ~.5" thick soles. My roadrace boots (oxtar tcs-txc-ti-pro or something like that) have very thin hard soles. I've noticed much improved bike feel and shifting with the roadrace boots. I can't imagine how awful the feel and shifting would be with 1.5" platform boots. I'd just hop off to one side when you stop and buy boots that work for riding rather than stopping.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:56 PM   #15
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My touring boots (garne somethingorother) have standard, ~.5" thick soles. My roadrace boots (oxtar tcs-txc-ti-pro or something like that) have very thin hard soles. I've noticed much improved bike feel and shifting with the roadrace boots. I can't imagine how awful the feel and shifting would be with 1.5" platform boots. I'd just hop off to one side when you stop and buy boots that work for riding rather than stopping.
Yes this has to be true. I just do not know where the compromise will be in all this. I certainly don't want a pair of clod hopper plow boy boots. Nor do I want the engineer type Harley boots either. Then to make matters much worse I actually wear a 7.5 EEEE shoe. That's right 4 E's. So mail order is going to be a crap shoot at best even on a good day.
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