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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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After some hard experience, I've decided that I need to find a good pair of over-the-ankle boots to wear while riding. But I don't like the style of most motorcycle-specific boots.

Can anyone recommend a boot that provides a fair amount of protection that is also comfortable for everyday wear?

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I've always worn insulated steel toed work boots on the bike. Find a good comfortable pair and they will work just as good as motorcycle boots. You can use them to work in and they are cheaper in some cases.

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I LOVE my Bates boots! I can wear them all day long and they feel like I'm wearing cozy house slippers.

http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en-u...S|p|3834263947

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I bought blackhawk ZW-7s and they are the best boots I have ever owned. You have to get over the fact that the zipper is not for getting them on and off without the laces. The zipper is part of the system to get a nice snug fit. I had virtually no break in and the souls are very grippy on slippery surfaces.

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I wear Herman Survivors in the Commander style. As comfortable as tennis shoes with an oil resistant sole and composite toe (some folks like steel toe but others claim they can be a risk on a motorcycle). I actually found them on clearance at Wally World for $25.

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Shift racing makes an ankle high motorcycle shoe,comfortable enough to wear all day for 99 bucks that looks like a high top sneaker ut have motorcycle specific safety features,The Icon Tarmac is supposed to be comfy also.




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If you are like me and have a wide foot, Bates makes up to 4E widths. About the only manufacturer in my size and price range.

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My son gave me Desert Storm combat boots last Christmas and I wear them everywhere - walking, to work, on the bike. Very comfortable, lace up, American made by Danner - I expect them to be the last pair of boots I'll ever need.

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I found a pair of these at "Famous Footwear" for about 40 bucks. Well made , comfy and good traction soles...all with not feeling "heavy" as many boots like this do:
http://www.skechers.com/shoes-and-cl...-_bully_2/bol/


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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 06:24 PM
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If you would like a set of boots that are specifically designed for motorcycle duty (wet, or dry), and don't like the style of most motorcycle boots (too much of a "Star Wars" look)--then welcome to my world, Fellow Rider...

I have used Cruiserworks brand boots for quite a while, and you can wear them in the office or out and about, and blend right in with the rest of the world. But they will keep your feet warm & dry on a ride in an all-day driving rain. They also offer good protection for your feet/ankles in a crash. Their grip is excellent when you put your feet down off the bike in slippery conditions.

But they don't come cheap, either.

I wear their sidezip version:

http://www.cruiserworks.com/sidezip.php

Usually, they have a schedule for rallies and other events. Pay attention to this schedule on their website, and then you can try a pair on when they come to near your part of the world...

Let us know what your finally decide on, ok........?

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