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Old 10-20-2013, 03:54 PM   #76
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I like the Sidi Adventure Rain for the Summer and the Forma Adventure for the winter since the Forma has a wider/larger toe area for heated and or thicker socks.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #77
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Commuting I wear a very worn pair of Sidi Discoveries.
For travel I wear a pair of Crossfires.


Discoveries are on their second soles. The photo is from a few years ago when I got the Crossfires. The Discovery soles are nearly smooth now. They do leak so when it rains I carry a spare pair of socks to work.

The Crossfires don't leak unless you step into water over the tops.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:00 PM   #78
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I'm betting those TCX boots are awesome.

been using this boot for the past 10yrs http://www.revzilla.com/product/tcx-infinity-gtx-boots back when TCX was called Oxtar and it's still going strong. when I wear out this boots i'm buying another TCX.




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I ride mostly off road with my 950 so I run full mx gear most of the time (mx helmet, off road boots, pressure suit, neck brace, etc). So I wear 95% of the time my TCX Pro 2 boots. I prefer extra protection over not enough. :)

that being said, I have been looking at some other boots recently, mainly wanting something more waterproof but without a compromise for protection. IMHO in order to have a good comfortable boot that also has great protection, you really need to have some sort of exoskeleton built into the boot. I've had alpine star tech 8 and tech 10 boots, and while both have great support, once they are "broken in' and are comfortable, you have given up a lot of the support for your ankles IMHO. I really only consider the TCX, Gaerne, and Sidi boots to have a high level of protection that have the flexible hinge system to keep things protected but comfortable. I still use these as my go-to boot for most off road riding. But I am looking at something very close but maybe dropping down one level in protection, but adding some additional features like waterproofness and maybe comfort in walking?

i have been taking a serious look at the TCX Desert Goretex boot. I don't know how long they have been out, and finding a local dealer for them is difficult, but having had three pairs of TCX boots over the years, I've been very very satisfied with the construction, fit and durability of the boots.

here's a photo of the Desert, might be worth a look:



Goretex, great protection
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #79
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Wear Aerostitch Combat boots made by Sidi. Very thick leather and really good protection for road work. Used them offroad until I got some Sidi Chargers. The combat boots are waterproof if you take care of the leather and after a couple of years are broken in enough to walk in.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #80
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Alot of Sidi Crossfire wearers here. Beware if you have a wide foot. Don't order them online without test fitting first. I bought some used for test purposes. I owned them for one ride. After wiping the tears of pain away, I went back to my Alpinestar tech 8's. Gaerne SG 10 fit wide feet also.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:46 PM   #81
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After a crushed foot and broken tib & fib from my 990 landing on my leg while wearing "adventure" style boots I now use Tech 10 A/Stars ! Crossfires would be my next choice.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:07 AM   #82
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I went from Sidi Crossfires to Goretex adventure. Adventure fits a little wider and bigger in the toe box IMO. Not as much squeaking either.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:25 AM   #83
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Alpinestars Tech 10.
Looking into Alpinestars Toucan for an "adventure" type boot.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:26 AM   #84
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I went from Sidi Crossfires to Goretex adventure. Adventure fits a little wider and bigger in the toe box IMO. Not as much squeaking either.
I just tell everyone it's my knees making all that noise.

Sad thing is, they believe it..

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Old 10-23-2013, 08:09 AM   #85
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I'm happy that this thread got such good activity and it's really educated me on the options out there. I ended up going with the Gaerne SG-10's, the fit is great (I have a slightly wide foot) and they are very comfortable, can't wait to get them out this weekend. But wow, I'm going to have to get used to shifting with these lol this is a whole new ballgame from my Chippewa Rally boots.

Pretty sure the shifter is going to have to move up a notch or two.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:38 AM   #86
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Pretty sure the shifter is going to have to move up a notch or two.
The 990's shifter is already set up for MX boots. It took me a couple of rides to get used to it, wouldn't change it now. But yes, it takes a while...
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:01 AM   #87
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The shifter on my R is a little high for the Sidi Discovery boot, but right on for the Crossfire. I damaged the nerves in my right ankle when I forgot I didn't have the side stand down on my CBR. Peg into the soft tissue inside the ankle. Makes it so my foot doesn't move up very well.
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The 990's shifter is already set up for MX boots. It took me a couple of rides to get used to it, wouldn't change it now. But yes, it takes a while...
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