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Old 11-08-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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Riding boots that can pass as dress shoes

Any reccomendations on a decent pair of riding boots that can be used with a business suit. Or should I say not look like I am wearing riding boots under a suit. ??
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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I've gotten away with wearing my Aerostitch Combat Lites to court a couple of times. As long as I'm standing (and I've cleaned them up the night before) they look ok. A few years ago I had some Hein-Gerike (sp?) boots that were really good for wearing with a suit but I didn't feel they offered much protection.


Usually I just carry a pair of loafers and stuff my boots in one of my Jesse bags.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:03 AM   #3
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guess it all depends on what your idea of looking good in a suit is



As for real and protective riding boots, I can't think of any that won't look like well riding boots.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
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You Might want to check out this mamoth thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144802
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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I just addressed this point yesterday.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post17257522
Now I wouldn't go as far to say they pass as dress shoes but they are not 'in-yer-face' riding boots.
Show us what you buy and a pic of you suited and booted!
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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Three Sidi boots I'd consider because they are plain black, have no toe plates or other external protective parts, and have minimal graphics. They all have shifter pads on the instep.

Way Rain - I had these, small logo on the side of sole at heel, 100% waterproof, very comfortable, mildly trekkie-looking sole, zippers on the inner ankles
Traffic - similar sole, not as tall as Ways, no zipper cover, lorica sides instead of fabric
Sport Rain - also mid-height, zippers on outer ankles, lug sole is more normal-looking

I also have a pair of BMW Santiagos (same as TCX Infinity, I think), and they look like normal boots with lug soles. Depending on your setting, they might be a little beefy-looking for business wear, but they don't scream "motorcycle boots!"

I'm considering getting another pair of Ways for reasons of plain looks, or maybe one of the Air series. The B2s I have now are a little more flashy than I'd like on the road sometimes, but they see double duty as my track boots.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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I work on a military base, so boots are mandatory to ride on/off. They're also hot and uncomforatble to wear all day... What I did to remedy that is to leave a pair of comfortable slip-on shoes at work. I ride in, change my shoes, and change back to boots to ride home.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #8
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BMW "City Boots":
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #9
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Hey now--pretty nice! Hadn't seen those. Best-looking yet.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:30 PM   #10
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The Denver, part of Stylmartin Urban Series.

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Old 11-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #11
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BMW "City Boots":

Winner - exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #12
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BMW "City Boots":
I'm going to have to get me a pair of these. Although the protection is not up to everyday riding snuff (IMHO), they should be sufficient for the occassional ride to court. Thanks!
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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Theirs a company in Lakewood California called bates leather, I have a pair of their boots could where them anywhere jeans or tux. Super quality
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:41 AM   #14
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I seriously doubt the advantage of the "City Boots" over your dress shoes. Do the words "motorcycle boots" magically make unprotective boots more protective?

Just sayin'.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:30 AM   #15
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Belstaff makes a pair sold through British motorcycle gear. I have them and I think they are just about the right compromise between looks and safety. They are passable as dress shoes. The best idea is probable to ride in boots and change at work.
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