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    Kool Aid Dispenser! jimvonbaden's Avatar
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    Originally posted by knary

    I'll have to see them in the flesh and on my feet.

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    I Bought the Daytona Road Star GTX

    Knary,

    I know you mentioned the Daytona boots to be too pricey, but I looked and looked and they seemed to be the only boots I liked that were big enough for my duck feet. (14 ish)

    Granted they were around $300 and I had to wait for Germany to kill enough cows to make them, I'm pretty happy overall. Helimot was terrific, even with the rotten delevery time. (seems I ordered them over December and Germany shut down?)

    I use to drag a little in tight corners before, not at all since I started wearing these. Guess I'll see how they are in the heat of a CA summer.

    Good luck in your search.

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    Re: I Bought the Daytona Road Star GTX

    Originally posted by ScottM
    Knary,

    I know you mentioned the Daytona boots to be too pricey, but I looked and looked and they seemed to be the only boots I liked that were big enough for my duck feet. (14 ish)

    Granted they were around $300 and I had to wait for Germany to kill enough cows to make them, I'm pretty happy overall. Helimot was terrific, even with the rotten delevery time. (seems I ordered them over December and Germany shut down?)

    I use to drag a little in tight corners before, not at all since I started wearing these. Guess I'll see how they are in the heat of a CA summer.

    Good luck in your search.

    Scott
    Thanks for the recommendation. I'm heading up to Seattle some time in the next couple weeks. I seem to remember one of the shops up there carrying the Daytonas. I'll try them on.
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    Originally posted by knary
    would You wear those?

    I'll try them on at some point. If they're a perfect comfy fit, I'll do what I can to ignore their hideousnous. But I can only do so much. Maybe they look better in person?
    Mother's Back to Black ought to take care of that

    I just ordered some Combat Touring Boots earlier. I think they'll
    be just the ticket.

    Ian

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    CTB's arrived the other day and I must say they are nice
    and cozy.

    They're not as stiff as an mx boot but they're not as flexible
    as a regular riding boot either. I liken mx boots to ski boots.
    Great to ride in but you sure wouldn't want to walk in them.

    CTB's are easy to walk in but I doubt you'd want to walk
    any distance because your feet would end up in little puddles.
    But you could. Wore them around yesterday just to break them
    in. I was comfortable.

    They're quick and easy to get on or off.

    They do take some getting used to as well. The toe box doesn't
    fit as well under the shifter (on the RT), brake side took
    time to learn the feel of lever. I had a couple of panic like stops
    when I misjudged the pressure on the lever

    Haven't ridden them any distance yet. Perhaps this weekend.

    Ian

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    I use the Combat Tourers. Treated as recommended by
    Sidi, they are pretty much waterproof. In touring use, have been through several downpours, and have not had a damp sock. One thing I have been told by two major boot makers is never to put anything containing animal fats on leather, as it will eventually rot the leather. Many of the recommended treatment products are beeswax/silicone mixtures.

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    Thanks for the info guys.
    The CBT's are looking better and better for my needs.

    I was looking at my old BMW Gortex boots yesterday. They have a few failure points: 1. the soles. 2. the stitching. The CBT's aren't made up of multiple panels like the BMW boots, and can be resoled by any decent cobbler. Sounds good to me.
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