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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Riding boots

Wanted to get some input on what brand of leather riding boots people are using. I have to admit that I violated my first rule and bought a pair of Harley riding boots only because I didin't have any idea of what good brand riding boots are out there.
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Wow! That will be real confusing to see HD boots on a Kawi...

I'm sure every rider doing the wave will quickly retract their fingers when they see this violation.

LOL! If it makes you feel any better, I have a pair of POLO boots. The brand not the sport of polo type boots.

http://www.buytrendybrands.com/produ...Ralph-Lauren/#

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I wear Redwings. Any boot will work as long as it is comfortable and has a hard bottom.
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I have Milwaukee motorcycle zip-up boots. Love having zip-ups! But the quality is good, the soles can be replaced with some allen bolts (they are bolted on, not glued on) which is pretty awesome. Keep 'em oiled and they'll last a long time!

These are the ones I have:

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/120-...FcxAMgod1nEA0w

Only problem is, I couldn't find ANYWHERE local to try them on so I took a gamble. Ended up having to return them. These boots fit HUGE! I wear a size 13 tennis shoe, flip flop, my old pair of MC boots, my work boots. EVERYTHING is a 13. But those 13's were enourmous. I got 12's. I would definitely suggest getting one size smaller than you usually get.

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Sendra, hand made spain boots, amazing quality.
I have this biker classic ones:

http://www.mosquito-boots.de/popup_i...ID=178&imgID=0
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I have the same boot and I love riding with them. The soles give great traction when your feet are down. At first, the strap snaps were a bit tricky to get snapped on with one try, but it gets easier.

Romans5.8, what do you oil your boots with? I'm needing to do mine before the wet weather comes.
I never mess with the straps. Set once and done.

I used to just use mink oil but I've started using "Wet Pruf" from Kiwi. Works very well. Even if you don't get into any weather it's a good idea to keep the leather in good shape with mink oil every now and then.




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I just wear my old Georgia Logger work boots. Just get you a good constructed boot that is comfortable and it will all be good. I would stay away from the "Harley Boots". I have herd of some folks liking them. I had a set and in a little over a year the soles were very worn, zipper pulls broke, and the stitch work on the leather panels on the boot were ripped. There were places you could see my sock where the pieces had separated so much. My Georgia Boots, I have had for 6-7 years now, worked a few years as a surveyor in them (in the mountains doing land and mineral boundaries, not the guys you see in the sub divisions or on the highway) and they are still holding up well.

So in short I would get a decent boot, Red Wing, Georgia, Bates,... . Don't matter what they are labeled for, just well constructed.

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Check out the Bates tactical boots. Lightweight, comfy, water proof (if you can keep your pants from getting wet and leaking into them), side zip, TOUGH. They're the comfiest pair of boots I've ever owned, and have lasted quite a bit longer than my HD boots did. PLUS, with the laces, you get a custom fit combined with the quick on/off zipper sides.

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Check out the Bates tactical boots. Lightweight, comfy, water proof (if you can keep your pants from getting wet and leaking into them), side zip, TOUGH. They're the comfiest pair of boots I've ever owned, and have lasted quite a bit longer than my HD boots did. PLUS, with the laces, you get a custom fit combined with the quick on/off zipper sides.
I agree. I bought a pair of black tactical boots with laces in front and a zipper on the side. Very comfy and they fit nice and snug.

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Alpinestars goretex over-the-shin zip and Velcro. Also insulated. Not too warm to wear in the summer, but waterproof. It depends on the climate where you live. Make sure that whatever you choose has a stiff toe area so you can shift--the Red Wings I had were good but my toes didn't reach to the end and I couldn't shift the Vulcan with them. Also check out the soles--need to be NOT slick on greasy asphalt. Pictures when you get new boots?
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