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    Quote Originally Posted by JStrube View Post
    +2, I'll take the ankle armor even if it helps a little. I've ripped open hiking boots in the shop.
    Leather?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider88 View Post


    Georgia Boots.
    mine have seen many a mile.
    'bout due for a new pair, ya think?
    Polish those boots or risk expulsion from "The Brokeback Mountain Boys Club"!

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    Broke back mountain, hell. I just wanna figure out how he got the lock on that right saddle bag to face that way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregfuess View Post
    Broke back mountain, hell. I just wanna figure out how he got the lock on that right saddle bag to face that way...
    You wear boots like that, ain't much you can't do backwards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregfuess View Post
    I just wanna figure out how he got the lock on that right saddle bag to face that way...
    The locks were originally installed that way; a later version of the Integral bags had them turned outward -- IIRC in response to user complaints about the inward-facing locks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    You really think motorcycle boots are tougher?
    No, I'm sure of it. I was shown the inside of an ankle once on TV from a bike on a GoldWing who was clipped by a car at 60mph. He was wearing jeans, hiking shoes (half-high, over the ankle) and a lumberjack-type shirt. Obviously, he was in great pain as his shoulderblade was turned into a 4 pound steak and his boot was showing a big red hole where his ankle is/was.

    It is not for nothing that motorcycle boots have ankle and shin protection. Hiking boots may look sturdy, and they are...for hinking. Not for motorcycling.

    Currently I have the Daytona GTX boot, which is a wonderful boot. Gore-tex, so waterproof, comfortable and they can replace the sole for you. Great customer service too. It's also a good walking boot. Here in Holland, the police got 'm and driving instructors too, which means a lot. The police over here get a certain budget and get to choose their own equipment. I did considerable driving in the rain and not a drop came in (2 full days in a monsoon, not just a few drops).



    They're expensive, but 100% worth the money. My experience is that good gear (not just expensive gear) makes driving much better since you don't have to worry about it, and it doesn't irritate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Philippens View Post
    No, I'm sure of it. I was shown the inside of an ankle once on TV from a bike on a GoldWing who was clipped by a car at 60mph.
    And you think things under those same conditions would have been totally different in those Daytonas?

    The original poster is looking for...
    What would you suggest for a good pair of boots for touring, running around town, and doing other stuff when on the road like walking and just hanging out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    And you think things under those same conditions would have been totally different in those Daytonas?
    Yes, since there's an ankle protector in these boots. The ankle is a hard protruding piece of bone, pressing against de inside of your boot/shoe. Leather may be tough, but as you slide over the asphalt, the bone is causing the leather to wear more on that contact spot. That was what happened to the guy on the GW.
    The original poster is looking for...
    I'm running around town on these boots and my BMW Atlantis leather suit. No problem. If it's very hot, I always wear a sport short under by leather pants, and take off my motorcycle gear. Having said that: I have an RT with cases, so I can stow everything away easily.
    But other than that, the leathers and boots don't hinder me at all in walking around. It's just one of those things you have to consider when driving a motorcycle. It's not a fashion show, and wearing protective gear is one of those things that come with the territory. No way I'm going to compromise on that. I've seen too many accidents with knuckle heads who thought they could ride a bike in shorts/shirt and flip-flops...
    -=- if you always see the road ahead of you, it's not worth the trip -=-

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    Like those Daytona Boots... Except here in the US... Let's see, price $419 without shipping from the UK. Eeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Philippens View Post
    Yes, since there's an ankle protector in these boots. The ankle is a hard protruding piece of bone, pressing against de inside of your boot/shoe. Leather may be tough, but as you slide over the asphalt, the bone is causing the leather to wear more on that contact spot. That was what happened to the guy on the GW.
    Whatever you believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Whatever you believe.
    Why do you say that? Do you have another experience? Please share it with us.
    I didn't make up the guys injury. The camera zoomed in on it, and you could look into his ankle through the big hole in the boot. Do you believe this would have happened with a motorcycle boot too?
    -=- if you always see the road ahead of you, it's not worth the trip -=-

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRw2ge View Post
    Like those Daytona Boots... Except here in the US... Let's see, price $419 without shipping from the UK. Eeks!

    http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/...6&Currency=USD
    They are quite expensive, here in Holland too. I was lucky that I could buy them together with the BMW Atlantis suit from a guy who had a knee operation and could not ride his bike again. So he sold his suit and boots, practically new for a steal...lucky me. The Daytona's replaced the 15 year old BMW boots, which were also quite good to walk in.

    Daytona also sells half-high motorcycle boots. Check out their catalog. I guess they'll always be quite expensive for the US, since it's a German company.
    -=- if you always see the road ahead of you, it's not worth the trip -=-

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Whatever you believe.
    I totally agree with this.
    It is my opinion folks put way too much faith in their gear.

    While in the city... I ride like I'm naked. (sorry for that visual)

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    Here is the US site for ordering Daytona boots. Me? I will stick to my Chippewas.

    http://www.helimot.com/shopbootsdisp...d=19&cat=Boots
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    While in the city... I ride like I'm naked. (sorry for that visual)
    You could put photo's up in the Photos - Free Association thread. That thread could take off in a whole new direction.

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