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Hey, I've finally found some ridin boots that I like, although I may have a different preference than some, as I don't like lug soles, I don't like heavy or zippered boots, I don't like metal plates or ding-o-lings (HD type boots)...lol...
Anyway here are the ones I have had for a pretty good while, and like very much...
I know, I know, they're not crotch rocket style, I'm just sayin, I like them...lol...
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Can't do the pull on cowboy boot. Its just not comfortable for me
That being said, those look really solid and pretty nice.
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Can't do the pull on cowboy boot. Its just not comfortable for me
That being said, those look really solid and pretty nice.
Hey, I know what you mean, I can't in no way wear Reg. cowboy high heel pull ons, but these flat heeled ropers worked...
BTW-Due to an old back injury I can-not wear any high heel boots or shoes...
These boots feel good brakin & shiftin, as well as have enough tread for normal ground or pavement feet down, but not in fine gravel or sand on pavement (do any??) and are comfortable standin or walkin...
Anyway thats just my opinion, and others may see different...lol...
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These boots feel good brakin & shiftin, as well as have enough tread for normal ground or pavement feet down, but not in fine gravel or sand on pavement (do any??) and are comfortable standin or walkin...
Mine do alright on gravel and sandy pavement... They're the kind you don't like though lol. Kind of a work shoe... big soles and hard tips.

I used to wear cowboy boots all the time when I was a kid... my family on my father's side has a few ranches and stuff and they're all cowboys, so that's how I grew up for a bit. I can definitely say that the regular cowboy boots will NOT give you any traction at all on any terrain lol. At least not enough for flat footing the bike securely or pushing it with your feet.
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Sorry, I wear jump boots. In fact I am wearing boots 90% of the time. I am just more comfortable in boots than shoes, and I'll never wear sandals. My wife says I look ridiculous because I'll even wear my boots with shorts.
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Sorry, I wear jump boots. In fact I am wearing boots 90% of the time. I am just more comfortable in boots than shoes, and I'll never wear sandals. My wife says I look ridiculous because I'll even wear my boots with shorts.
Ha, ha, been there done that too, aint a thing wrong with it, I know what you mean by wearin boots 90% of the time, I used to also, lace'em up in the morning and pull'em off at night... As a matter of fact I probably have near double the time in boots as anyone on here... Farm, Army, logwoods, power lines, construction, quail & grouse huntin, etc., plus bein older than dirt...lol...
But since I retired I just wanted something to jerk on and go ride, kick off when I got back...lol... As far as sandals or flip flops go, I have never worn a pair in my life, and don't want to start now, but I have worn GI boots, lace to the toe loggin boots, Star brand brogans & went bare footed...lol...
Hey, no need to be sorry, I'm not tryin to sell the boots, I was just sayin I like'em as ridin boots, that's all...lol......
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The only real problem with slip on boots is that they could "slip off" in an accident. I however got a pair of 14" tall slip on boots when I got my Vulcan.
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If you live on a farm, I can understand the dislike of lugged soles...a pain to clean out the mud, rock. and cow pies that get stuck in them.

Us city folk like the grip afforded on the road with them. So that's what I picked in that boot.

But truth be told....85% of my riding I just wear my New Balance leather running shoes. They are comfortable , cool, and provide a good grip. The other 15% I wear lace up over the ankle Sketchers , lug sole and steel shank, oil resistant.

I've worn steel toe work boots, zip up engineers, and insulated hunting boots.... But my running shoes are still the most comfortable for daily commuting. Maybe not the best protection .... but we all get to choose our level there ......

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If you live on a farm, I can understand the dislike of lugged soles...a pain to clean out the mud, rock. and cow pies that get stuck in them.

Us city folk like the grip afforded on the road with them. So that's what I picked in that boot.......
I should have stated that I didn't like lugged soles when ridin, as they tend to stick and hang up on cycle things a bit with me... I really liked them for fishin, huntin & other field work... The first ones I saw was in the early 60s, a co-op from England had them, I gave him money ($5) and he with sent me soles & heels when he got home...
I had them put on my grouse huntin boots, worked great, and then I found some here in the U.S. after that, they were probably here then also, but I didn't have google back then...lol... They sure are good on any slippery ground...
I just don't care for them when cycle ridin...
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MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
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I ride in hiking boots (Columbia/Merril). Comfortable as hell plus you can get them in light weight material.


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Hey folks, please forgive me, I about completly lock myself away from cycle ridin on holidays, and I rattle too much on the forum...lol...
I wanted to ride up to E. Tn. & E. Ky., and or maybe even S.C. & N.C. and do the "Moonshiner 28", but the holiday and the Tenn. football game kinda talked me out of it till later...lol...
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MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
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