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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 2:47 pm

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bought a new pair of boots back in feb this year. I kept them for when I do track days and the drags so they havent had alot of use. if you include today ive used them 4 times. I have to say that describing them as shit would be fair.
the calf support adjusting ratchet straps have fallen apart. they squeak as all the plastic flexes, and on the bike they do not give you any real feel or feedback as to whether or not ypu are on the lever resulting in missed shifts and my foot slipping off the brake lever as it did today. now they feel floppy and I may as well as wear gumboots... feels the same.
I asked the manufacturer / seller if I can get the adjusters repaired or replace the boots I was quickly told that they only carry a 3 month warranty. Evil or Very Mad
my alpine stars smx5 boots are 7 years old shortly and apart from some minor cracking on the shift lever pad and ive worn to soles down a fair bit they could go for another year. these boots have been soaked with water when caught in the rain, baked in the hot sun, worn heaps during their current service life and they crap all over this other brand even in the conditon they are in now.

in short buy the known good stuff. alpine stars, berik etc... check the warranty length and conditions.
buy cheap.... buy twice. after the price is paid all that remains is the quality.

ill never ever buy this other brand again..... ever.

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Post  madmax on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 6:47 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:These days I'll only ever use Alpinestars. They last and last.

Good to know, although a mate of mine did break a zip in a pair of their boots. I'm going to put it down as his fault

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Post  Dekenai on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 7:13 am

I've worn Sidis my whole life...just recently moved to Daytona...expensive but I believe their reputation for protection, comfort and quality is (so far), well justified. 

BTW, you order your shoe size.
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Post  Chook on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 10:31 am

@madmax wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:These days I'll only ever use Alpinestars. They last and last.

Good to know, although a mate of mine did break a zip in a pair of their boots. I'm going to put it down as his fault

The only problem I've had with my 2 pairs of Rossis in well over 20 years, this year I had to get one of the zip sliders replaced, less than $20
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Post  Re-Cycled on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 1:19 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:These days I'll only ever use Alpinestars. They last and last.

Good to know, although a mate of mine did break a zip in a pair of their boots. I'm going to put it down as his fault

The only problem I've had with my 2 pairs of Rossis in well over 20 years, this year I had to get one of the zip sliders replaced, less than $20

Did you have to send them back to Rossi for that?

I know of a couple of people who have sent theirs back to Rossi to be re-soled for another run.

Looking at their web site there's nothing under "Motorcycle Boots" I hope this doesn't mean they're not making them anymore. Shocked

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Post  Chook on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 3:00 pm

A local boot repairer did it, dropped them off one day, picked them up the next, he'll resole them for me if they are still in good nick when the soles are gone
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Post  Kiwisteve on Wed 28 Dec 2016, 9:54 am

@mtbeerwah wrote:I`ve never owned a pair of riding boots.

I`ve only ever worn steel capped work boots, weld burns and all. I can`t see me ever owning a pair either.
I only get 2yrs out of them, sometimes less, but that's wearing them day in day out.

I must say, I also get 2 years out of my work boots. They get a mid life major service, (new laces & inners), & a few more pair of inners during their life. I always used to use them for riding too, but bought a pair of short summer bike boots. Now I find that the steel cap toe gets in the way for changing gears!

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Post  Chalkie on Wed 28 Dec 2016, 10:08 am

I wear Rossi work boots too but have wanted more protection mid calf in case I came down to greet the gravel. Tried lots of brands but the only ones my 4e feet could fit into were Johnny Rebs. Just bought them this morning for $200 on special.
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Post  Ironman on Thu 29 Dec 2016, 5:28 pm

Well I received my Berik boots the other day. Look the goods. Here's hoping they hold up waaaaaaaaay better than the others did.

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