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Old 10-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #16
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Gaenre balanced oil. As pictured above. Waterproof. Awesome on road or off. Comfortable. I use the. As my dirt boots. 10 x more comfortable then my Tech 7s. As good or better as my SMX Alpinestars.

Wish they weren't brown but if color is my only complaint, that's not bad. Combined with my Klim gear I stay 100% dry.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:22 PM   #17
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I second the Sidi Adventure!
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:09 PM   #18
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Sidi Discovery's, less coverage, Euro footbed (which fits me perfect), ok price. I can hike in these. I take these on long trips, along with light sandals for my only shoes.

I'd like to check out the Sidi Adv boots, but they are the American footbed and more dollars.

Where can you try on M/C boots in the northwest? No one stocks them. If you order them, you've bought them.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:02 AM   #19
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Alpinestars Tech8 KTM boots here.. saved my ankle more than I could count. I prefer more protection over the comfort.. as the saying goes.. even the less comfortable protective wear is more comfortable than the most comfortable wheelchair.. so that would be my atitude..
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:03 AM   #20
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typically n the 950 I wear the gearne balance oiled, if im headed into a real offroad day, ill put on my SIDI crossfires.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:18 AM   #21
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Garne G Adventures For Me. Good Balance Of Price, Protection And Walkability.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:56 AM   #22
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Alpinestars Toucan Tech series Gortex adventure boot.

Love it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:18 AM   #23
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I'm eyeing these up for road/ touring use. Nice to be able to actually walk around and not look too dorky.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:29 AM   #24
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I've never regretted the stupid money I spent for my Crossfires. Ever.

Not waterproof. Not hiking boots but better than you'd think for walking short distances. Noisy. Can't wear em on the VFR.

Don't care.

I've taken some huge hits in these boots and simply feel unprotected in anything else, especially on the big KTM.

When in doubt, PIN IT! It may not help, but it'll sure end the suspense...
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:38 AM   #25
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SIDI Crossfires SRS. most comfortable boot i have ever owned. My next will be Garne SG-12.



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Old 10-16-2013, 08:47 AM   #26
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No doubt those crossfires are incredible looking, just out of my price range. I am however talking myself into the Gaerne SG-10's... Which are out of my price range too
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:53 AM   #27
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I have Sidi Adventure Goretex which are fantastic as already mentioned. But for my last trip in the heat, biking and hiking in the mountains of Southern Europe I took these:

and wore a set of hard armoured dainese knee/shin pads. This combination worked really well for me both on and off the bike. Went through a couple of proper torrential days early in the trip and, paired with some cheap gaiters to keep the water out of the top of the boot, my feet stayed bone dry.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #28
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Alpinestars Tech series with All Terrain Soles ( mine are older Tech 4, but similar to newer Tech 3). For rough, rocky off road I like these. They're a lighter motocross style all purpose riding boot. I clean and spray the stitching with sealant when I can. Good protection, not too stiff and have lasted 5 years in my rotation. I can wear them all day long with minimal walking, short hiking required.

Sidi On Road Gortex for light off road terrain combined with foot touring. These boots are incredibly comfortable. They're thick leather with extra layered/ padded ankle and shin support. These have a strong shank along with a great thick boot sole with the right deep tread. I've used Alpinestars waterproofing boot polish and they keep dry and warm to the high 30's with a single layer riding sock.

Alpinestars Octane Supermoto style ankle boots. These are my commuting, canyon carving and light fireroading boots. Velcro shorty tabs and an inner zip allow super quick and easy access ( major feature). These are extremely easy to fit under a jean. And they stay under cover when running errands or stopping off at the tavern on the route back from the canyons. Their treated leather to handle road grime, soot or oil build up and clean up easy. The inner soles wear quickly and a gel replacement goes a long way here. Alpinestars makes a nice light desert hiker adventure boot that's popular with the Southern Hemi adventure crowd.

All of the Sidi boot line is top notch. Their boots set the bar and you can't go wrong with any of their products.

Ankles are precious here. Also even more delicate are knee caps. I buy riding jeans with CE knee pad inserts, and have other jeans stitched with pockets to fit the CE pads. An ankle can repair itself... A knee cap cannot.

A best piece of advice I adhere to off this sight is to pack good light weight comfortable hiking shoes on long adventure rides if worst case after a breakdown... you have to hoof it back to civilization.

Just more fast food for thought...
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #29
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Sidi Adventure Rains. (Not the goretex) Best boots I have had to date an they are extremely waterproof even though they are not the GoreTex model.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #30
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I use the "Forma Adventure" boot. Seriously comfortable, waterproof and shin protection.
Since I bought them I have tried them out in some very heavy rain, and feet stay nice and dry. I haven't done enough off roading to be able to say how they measure up there. I
also find that it takes only seconds to get them on and off - no zips.
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