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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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I currently ride using some steel-toed boots that are actually designed for another purpose but, of course, the shifter is starting to wear a hole in the top of the left boot and this causing me to look for some more motorcycle-specific footwear. Has anyone tried the Firstgear Express Boots?

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Or for that matter has anyone tried any of the "vented" boots for summer riding?

(Fire Ant - in the meantime you can get some "shoe goo" at the local ACE, cut a scrap of leather and make a pad for the top of your boot. That stuff sets up very well and should keep whatever you put on your boot there for a good long while. I use it to repair hiking boots and cycling shoes.)

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Or for that matter has anyone tried any of the "vented" boots for summer riding?
I have Oxtar's AirTech boots. They are Gortex lined, have good angle protection, waterproof and breathable. I wear SmartWool socks when it is cold and Thorlos when it is warm. No problems with temperatures between 40 - 95 degrees. I found them at 50% off retail because Oxtar changed its name to TCX and wanted to get rid of the old inventory. Oxtar, now TCX, makes very high quality stuff with a high retail price to match. However, TCX still makes the exact same boots as they did under the Oxtar label. So search for Oxtar labeled ones which are usually listed with the clearance items for a steal (try NewEnough.com).


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These are not motorcycle specific but my nephew just bought a pair of Bates ,they are made by Wolverine for law enforcement apparel companies,Galls in Lexington Ky sells them I know and probably others they are eight inch boots with lace up front . and velcro top closure with side zip,Gore-Tex liner Waterproof for $119 , number GT or GX 8 I think.I saw these in person and they are a well made shoe with leather in all the critical places and cordura nylon inserts to keep the weight down . If I was worried about shifter wear check out the little thing the teenage C-rocket kids wear over their $300 sneakers to keep from wearing them out,from Dennis Kirk, that is not a bad Idea if worn over a proper boot,Denny




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I have these and love 'em. In addition to all the features listed I would add they are very comfy and very grippy in all conditions, even flat wet/oily. If you shop around you can find them cheaper.

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until next year blackhawk can kiss my ass..... they dont make the holster i want for my gun till sometime next year!! ahahah not a bad brand but they can get expensive...
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until next year blackhawk can kiss my ass..... they dont make the holster i want for my gun till sometime next year!! ahahah not a bad brand but they can get expensive...
Yeah, I don't buy directly from them. I look at the catalog, then go elsewhere to buy at sometimes pretty significant discount or sale.

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