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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Boots question

hey everyone. i searched the site, but could not find an answer...i apologize if this question has been posed before.

anyone have any suggestions for motorcycle boots for someone who has chronic foot and ankle pain? probably need to find some with a bit of an arch, and less heel.

thanks!!!
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I ride in my old Georgia Work boots with a set of insoles for people with high arches.

http://www.georgiaboot.com/products/...ed-Work-Boots/

First thing we got to think about is what is causing the foot and ankle pain. Then some one might be able to chime in. I have a wide foot that has a high arch. I have tried a few types of "riding boot" and just decided I would rather wear my good ole comfy work boots.

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First thing we got to think about is what is causing the foot and ankle pain. Then some one might be able to chime in.
for me, it's running and age. i referee a lot of basketball eight months a year...and, now that i'm 51 i just not recovering after the season ends. (mid-may) dang college and high school kids get faster every year!!!
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for me, it's running and age. i referee a lot of basketball eight months a year...and, now that i'm 51 i just not recovering after the season ends. (mid-may) dang college and high school kids get faster every year!!!

You may want to try a pair of Wolverine Durashocks. They are very comfortable and durable.

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I asked the same question after I bought my bike. During the six year lay-off I'd both twisted and broken my ankle. Got me some Bates Tacticals at Dick's Sporting Goods. Above the ankle. Lace up and side zippers. Highly recommend.
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I wear Bates Tropical Seals Durashocks exclusively, no matter what I'm doing and have for over 15 years now. The key is proper support and light weight. Although these boots are breathable and highly water resistant, the light weight and proper fit are most important. Heavy soles and stiff leather uppers are too constrictive to be safe while riding and in a wreck they're going to allow little aid anyway.
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I have this is black suede. Great POLO boot!
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 09:38 PM
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How about this?

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/t...gore-tex-boots

Have a plan to buy them.

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Have you considered a custom made boot? I wear Bates Leathers (Lakewood, CA) boots, custom measured and made for me. I own two pair. Motorcycle only boots. VERY comfortable, little break in. Bates only makes motorcycle boots and leather one piece suits and jackets and pants. Wife had a custom jacket made for her last fall.

Another recommendation I can make for you from personal experience is to have your ankles and feet evaluated by a good Podiatrist. I wear orthotics, though not in my MC boots, and they make a huge difference in dramatically reducing pain and joint degeneration of the foot and ankle. I have been heavy into running and many other athletic activities over the years. The main issue in most cases is the geometry and design you were born with. Thus, orthotics.
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