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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Riding Shoes, recommendations out there?

So, I've been riding with these Wolverine boots for a couple of years, sort of like hiking boots that are waterproof. In the fall and spring they're fine, but in the summer my feet melt. I also wear the thinnest socks. When we ride to eat which is most of time, I always end up taking them off in the restaurant. Then I get the "look" from my wife, but TFB.

So what do you folks wear that are still rugged enough for riding but also can breathe?

Any recommendations will be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Dave
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 04:43 PM
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I ride with military jungle boots I got new back in '74 when I went to my first base on Okinawa. I have two pairs.

My feet have never been too hot nor too cold.

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I really like these. http://www.scoyco.com/en/displayprod...?proID=2348665

Lightweight, look like shoes, but fit snug with some toe/heel/ankle protection.

Kawsaki green laces for bonus points.

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Nice boots AND they seem to have zippers on the sides for easy in/out.

Don't know if they'll last as long as my jungle boots but they look comfortable.

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Bought these for hiking, waterproof, lightweight, good ankle support and a flat sole.
https://www.sportchek.ca/product/332...%5Bcolor%5D=01
I like a boot over shoes. Need a wide flat bottom for loose gravel manouver.
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I got these http://a.co/d/cIcfdDn about 10 years ago.
All riding protection and quite comfy as well.

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Red Wing mens 8-inch boot brown

Coolest leather boots I've found. Great protection and comfortable enough to walk all day in. On my 3rd pair in 15 years.

I've had a few different dedicated "riding boots" but always go back to my Red Wings.
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Thanks folks....when I was Machinist (still am by trade) I always wore Red Wings. May have to check out the 6" high ones. As long as they have no inside lining I think I'll be OK.
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I have 2 pairs of boots for various riding conditions/applications

1. TCX Hero WP boots - casual style for on/off the bike application and comfort while still providing full suite of protection and true waterproofness

2. TCX Fuel WP boots - again casual style but a little more beefy and higher for touring but is still not out of place in almost any off the bike application and true waterproofness. Also, good for colder weather when socks are layered/using boot liners or have heated insoles

A little pricey compared to non motorcycle specific options but I figured feet are pretty prone to injury (especially with our heavy weight cruisers) and I might as well invest in something that will last. I think with TCX you get high end quality for mid level pricing. The casual aspect of the boots allows them to look good in any application and they are still usable for anything from the office to hiking at the same time as providing the protection of a full on touring style boot.

This might sound like more an advertisement than a recommendation but I work in sales so forgive me... alternative brands I would trust are Forma, Sidi and Stylmartin.
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I buy my safety shoes for work at Walmart. I picked these up for riding to work amd ended up wearing them for all my riding.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Men-s-Int...-Boot/55332794
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