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Old 03-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Boot question.

Do any of you guys wear lace-up boots when you ride? I've exhausted every motorcycle boot know to man and I still can't find a pair that fit.

I wear a size 12 4E. I have huge calves and a very high instep. I've tried the Gaerne's, which had the best chance of fitting from what I've read here and around the web, but they don't fit.

My last resort is a pair of boots from the "Shoe Department". They have a pair of quarter boots with steel toes that fit me. They appear to be very durable so I guess I'll just go with those. I'll look like a squid!

Hey boot manufactures, people's feet come in varying widths you know!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Belleville 770's here for the same reason, EEE wide feet. They've been good and are waterproof and warm, but of course offer no ankle protection to speak of. I somehow got lucky and picked up a brand new in box with tags pair on ebay for $27 and couldn't be happier. I make sure the laces and loops especially are tucked away so as not to snag on the peg or anything and I had a low-side on asphalt in mine two years ago and they held up beautifully, but for Forrest Service road riding I just really feel a little unsafe in them. Been wearing the same pair almost four years now and have logged around 35K miles in them.

I'm still looking for a proper pair of boots but have yet to find anything that fits.

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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boots

I wear a 14...tough also.

I finally have started wearing Red Wing work boots w/o steel toe. Very comfortable 6-8" all leather in brown. The lighter color helps in the summer.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #4
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West Coast Boots! http://www.westcoastshoe.com/wesco/info.asp Great boots that can be custom made to fit anyone. I spent ten years selling footwear at REI and these people never once failed me in fitting those of us with less than standard sizing (I'm a 13 A). Definitely worth the cost but take note. Custom footwear takes time and there's no such thing as a rush job. Plan ahead.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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I wore laces once... for about a week.
Then i got attached to the shifter and damn near went down.
Lucky for me the laces broke before the bike saw the ground.

I'm a 13 with a wide foot and guess I've just been lucky.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #6
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i got a pair of Bates and Danners. cant go wrong!
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:13 AM   #7
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+1 on the Belleville's. They are great boots! Just be sure to tuck your laces into the tops of the boots...that will help keep you from getting hung up 98% of the time.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #8
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I wear a pair of Rocky lace up boots with zippers on the sides. You can unzip to get in and out quickly and use the laces only for cinching them down. I have never had to re-tie the laces. Magnum makes the same kind of boot as well. They are really intended for police, fire and rescue use. They have a wide, no-slip tread which I like for a firm footing.

As for feet, I have the opposite problem, I have very narrow feet. So I don't know how these will fit for you.

Here are various Rocky boots with and without side zippers:
http://www.rockyboots.com/Products/S...ch-AlphaForce/
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #9
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I've worn lace up boots without problem. companies like Alt-berg will make custom sized boots. Shipping costs are pretty steep though.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies guys! Can always count on the inmates to come through!
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #11
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Thor Motocross 50/50 Boots

Has anyone with a stable foundation tried these boots?
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
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Has anyone with a stable foundation tried these boots?

Those are a great solution for getting one of these..

http://ortho.smith-nephew.com/uk/Sta...sp?NodeId=2958
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #13
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Those are a great solution for getting one of these..

http://ortho.smith-nephew.com/uk/Sta...sp?NodeId=2958
I'm too old for MX stunts. This is my first duelsport and I'll mostly be on road with some dirt road and fire road cruising thrown in. BTW, I played rugby in college last century so I'm well acquainted with airport jewelry. But my biggest issue is I have a size 11EEEE foot which doesn't fit most boots.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #14
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FWIW I bought a pair of Joe Rocket boots once that were my correct length but were very wide. Maybe worth a shot.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #15
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FWIW I bought a pair of Joe Rocket boots once that were my correct length but were very wide. Maybe worth a shot.
Thanks, I'll give them a look.
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