Aerostich Combat Touring Boots
I am needing a new pair of riding boots. I have Cruiserworks boots that do a great job of keeping out the rain, but are not holding up very well. I am curious about the Aerostich Combat Touring Boots. I have no question about the build quality of the boot, but it is not advertised as water proof. Do any of you have experience in waterproofing the boots with leather treatment? Thanks for your input.
Combat Touring Boots are good...
... but it depends on your needs.
They take a looooonnnnggggg time to break in because they're so heavy duty.
They are great for adventure touring/light off-road, but there are better choices for street riders.
The soles are not adequately lugged for more serious off-road.
They are not waterproof, but Totes slip right over. They can be treated with Sno-seal or other similar product and work pretty good.
Mine finally gave up the ghost after 7 years and 200,000 miles. They were *hammered* and looked pretty rough, but still worked. I ground them up while exploring lean angle limits on the K12RS... so, Combat Touring boots got Killed in Action.
If you're a dual-sport/Adventure Tourer, I would recommend them. If you ride primarily on the street, the Daytonas are a better choice., IMO.