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Old 07-11-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Road/Dual sport boot recommendations

I have my heavy dirt boots, and some wimpy street boots that I use for commuting. For an upcoming KLR-ish trip, I would like to get something between. Water resistance would be a plus.

Any suggestions on models and places on the front range to buy from?
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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SIDI Discovery Boot

I think that the SIDI Discovery Boot is a good boot - you can get it at Performance too.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:10 PM   #3
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I Like my SIDI Adventures. They've served me well this last year. They're waterproof and I find them really comfortable. You can get them at Performance as well.


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Old 07-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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I wear the SIDI pivots on my KTM & DRZ.

Maybe I should have included another criteria alluded to, but not specifically spelled out by "KLR-ish"

Cost.

$200 or less would be great. Plenty of leather than can be snow-sealed would be fine.

If not terribly waterproof, I can always compensate with a rubber overboot.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #5
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Gaerne Balance trials boots. Can be found for $200ish if you shop wisely.

Great boots.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:42 PM   #6
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+1 on the Trials boots. I wear Novogar trials boots. They are as comfortable as hiking boots when walking around. I have walked in ankle deep water with them and my feet stayed dry. They may be a little over your $200 price point. I think I paid $225 for mine a couple of years ago. Fit is true to size also.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:47 PM   #7
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You want something high, that at least covers the knee area











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Old 07-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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I felt my X-Fires were overkill for my 80-20 riding.

I squeezed many boots feeling for stiffness and didn't want to pay $300 plus for another pair of SIDIs. I don't want a comfy business shoe, I want a riding boot.

The stiffest I found were the Joe Rocket Sonic boots and they felt pretty good to boot. They're pretty light for DS, and I'm sure I'll cuss like a sailor if I get hurt wearing them instead of the X-Fires. I don't ride a KLR, so I do have some standards.

Motogear Outlet, 58th & Sheridan. $125 IIRC
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:02 PM   #9
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Gaerne Balance trials boots. Can be found for $200ish if you shop wisely.

Great boots.
The Balance Oiled is the expensive one, priced at $325-$350 and seldom discounted. It's got a waterproof liner that the Pro-Tech doesn't have.

The Balance Pro-Tech is very close to being the same boot, and much cheaper. Lists at $285-ish and can be found discounted.

$239
http://www.atomic-moto.com/servlet/t...h-Boots/Detail

http://www.cli-maxridinggear.com/ser...FQMPbAodsUAvYA
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I really like my Oxtar Infinity boots. They are very comfortable, fully waterproof, and high. They are a good balance between my hard core dirt boots and my street boots.

If you can find them any more.

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Old 07-11-2011, 08:14 PM   #11
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Aerostich Combat touring boots, made by Sidi, they have lasted me for over 20 years now(can be resoled(sp?)) and are the ONLY boot I have ever owned that have shown themselves to be waterproof.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:23 PM   #12
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I really like my Oxtar Infinity boots. They are very comfortable, fully waterproof, and high. They are a good balance between my hard core dirt boots and my street boots.

If you can find them any more.

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Oxtar makes an awesome boot, my street boots are Oxtar Matrix.
They're now TCX, and still make the Infinity, but it's a $360 boot (gore-tex)
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:06 AM   #13
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Aerostich Combat touring boots, made by Sidi, they have lasted me for over 20 years now(can be resoled(sp?)) and are the ONLY boot I have ever owned that have shown themselves to be waterproof.
+1 on the Aerostich Combat touring boot. They are not "waterproof" as others advertise because they don't have a waterproof liner. They are however extremely water resistent to the point that I have never had wet feet, even after walking in 8" deep water to pick up my bike after I ate it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:57 PM   #15
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Here ya go!

Sure, I'll rush right out & get some sandles. They let your feet breath really well.
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