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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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I got new ridin' boots over the weekend. They're these:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NJU6PC/..._M2T1_ST1_dp_1

I've never heard of Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company before but took a chance. They're great. The boots are very well made, they feel sturdy like they'll last me a few years. The leather comes already broken in so there's no painful period for your feet or ankles. They were only a hundred bones too...
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 11:37 AM
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nice looking boots man... try walking a few blocks in em and tell me how they feel.. I am always looking for boots that fit right and don't leave my back or feet in pain by the end of the day
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Those look pretty comfy. I like taller boots for riding too. I've seen their stuff around but haven't picked up anything yet. My boots are about 6 years old now and are nice and broken in. I use Corcoran zippered paratrooper boots. Still haven't fount a more comfy boot for myself, although my timberland work boots come close....only down side is that they are insulated steel toes so they are a tad hot and heavy for every day riding.

Let me know how those boots are in about a month and a half. I really would consider a pair if I knew theyheld up well.
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10 1/2 eh, LP...wish I'dda known...got all kinda nice 10 1/2s....most new...

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/clo/3173016455.html

...if ya ever DO finally get up here, theyre yours....unless I sell em first, lol....



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I've has a set like that for about 1/2 a hear now. They feel good and do OK walking around. The soles are soft, not as good as real Vibram and they wear quickly and cut easily too. Other than cheap soles, they seem good so far. I use them while rehab on my ankle goes on. Not bad for chinese though.
I bought some American boots by Chippewa that are far better materials for riding and they should last long after the Milwaukees are toast.
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Those look pretty nice, though I'm not a fan of the side zipper myself.

I've been looking for a new pair of boots myself. I've been using a pair of older style combat boots:Altima 4157
Had them for the past 16 years and the leather is starting to split and crack. Thinking of getting a new pair of the same, but thinking of getting something with sole with better traction and that's a little more comfortable for walking.

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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I'll break them in and let you guys know how they hold up.

No worries Wolfman, some of them look pretty darn cool though. I've never worn the cowboy style boot before but totally would. I like the distressed looking brown ones...
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Theyre nice fer ridin since the got a heel made for stirrups...fit on the peg perfectly...shame my feet swelled up to an 11 recently, else I'd still be usin em...



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Nice looking boots.

My wife got me a pair of Milwaukee boots as a gift last year.

http://www.mmccleather.com/motorcycl...ess-boots.html

So far they are good. I did have to get used to wearing them while riding however (different than the hiking boots I started out in). Feels like wearing cowboy boots (kindof).



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Ok, small problem: the toe of the boot is so tall (from sole to top of toe) that it barely fits between the peg and the toe shifter. I had to turn my ankle toward bike and kinda jam the toe in so I could upshift. I'm sure it'll wear down eventually but in the "mean" time, I'm going to raise the shifter peg up a notch. That wasn't a very fun ride. LOL!!
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