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Post  rodent4 on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 4:10 am

I'm looking to pick up some short boots as a Christmas gift to myself 

Looking for comfort riding and walking, durability, but not stand out like a belisha beacon. I'm not concerned about cost but I'm not looking to spend a fortune on a boot because someone thinks they look cool/sexy either.

What do you got, and why do you like them?

PS: I have a very broad foot(triple E), any of you guys suffer the same thing? What did you buy?

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 5:11 am

Mmmm....I've never owned a pair of riding boots.
My whole riding life, I've only ever used work boots.
I had an off, on a trail bike, on bitumen about 4 years ago, doing about 70 km/h, (nobbies don't like bitumen) , I slide and rolled down the road. When I eventually stopped sliding, I got up without a mark or scratch on me. My boots and gloves took all of the trauma, along with the back pack I had on.
The work boots hardly showed any signs of stress at all, and well and truly protected my feet. But...I always wear high cut boots. If they weren't, I reckon there may have been some lower limb trauma.
At the end of the day, if your not into a fashion statement, work boots work well, and some these days can look fashionable, along with being designed to stand in and walk around all day, as I do any how, as I need them for work as well.

Just an option, not saying you should.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 8:38 am

One of the problems that usually gets a mention wrt short boots are laces. Many people prefer not to have laced boots (in case the laces get caught on the pegs - which I have had happen a couple of times with just normal leather work shoes that I commuted with) and it's harder to find non-laced short boots than high boots. Good luck in your quest.  cheers
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Post  rodent4 on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 8:47 am

Probably going to go with a pair pictured below, assuming they're wide enough for my hoof  Very Happy


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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 10:26 am

I've over come the lose lace thing, by folding my socks over the top of the boot, which also contains the lace, and have never had a problem with lose laces.

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Post  madmax on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 11:50 am

Got a pair of these a couple of years ago
https://goo.gl/images/YkMsmk

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/alpinestars-smx-1-r-vented-boots

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Post  rodent4 on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 2:58 pm

@madmax wrote:Got a pair of these a couple of years ago
https://goo.gl/images/YkMsmk

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/alpinestars-smx-1-r-vented-boots


I looked at those also, even though they are a bit exxy.  

I ended up buying the the RST Stunt Pro's pictured above, AMX had them on their website for $99 marked down from $149  Cool
So I ring the guys and ask them to keep me a set aside, the bro and I ride over to pick them up and guy says "I put them aside for you, that'll be $50 please". 

That's right folks $50  Cool they have another brand there which are clearanced at $50 also, I can't remember the brand though.

I tried the suckers on and they were extremely comfortable ootb, hard to top that for a pineapple  Cool

@Ewok1958 wrote:One of the problems that usually gets a mention wrt short boots are laces. Many people prefer not to have laced boots (in case the laces get caught on the pegs - which I have had happen a couple of times with just normal leather work shoes that I commuted with) and it's harder to find non-laced short boots than high boots. Good luck in your q:cheers:uest.  

The laces finish high on these boots and there is a velcro strap at the top which you can tuck the laces under so they don't get tangled in the controls  Cool

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Post  truck on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 8:50 pm

Good deal at $99 even better $50.
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Post  madmax on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 10:34 pm

A damn good buy at that price.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 9:44 am

I hope you bought two pair for that price !!

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Post  rodent4 on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 11:18 am

@mtbeerwah wrote:I hope you bought two pair for that price !!

Nah, only one pair left as it end of line gear.

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