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    These are BMW MC Boots?

    These are Motorcycle boots? BMW goes for the buck? See any protection?



    I guess they are going after the RR that would not wear a real boot any way.

    Just want to know what PU is on the right shoe

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    Well the new "boots" along with the new bikes and new target market may just be the harbinger of things to come. Perhaps the great Al Kooper's lamenting look at the past tells the future story WRT your BMW boots...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwawD33xpXc

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    Yep Amazon

    Ask a young guy about Amazon, he say he just purchased something from them. Ask an old guy, you get a river, the old guy may not know where it is but he thinks river.

    Yep, future could be interesting, I think about my grand parents, they use to get around on horse carriage. Now my wife spend money on a carriage and horse she does not seem to have time to use (even retired).

    I guess just ride and wear what you like, and enjoy the ride. it can be too short.
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    I'm not sure what the old guy/young guy has to do with these sneakers, but ok...

    Must be a 'casual' line of BMW items. But since loads of people wear these things as mc boots, why not join in?
    By the way: I see a lot of 'old' people riding 'old' bikes on loafers and casual clothing. I guess it's an old people's thing to call everything they don't like something of the new generation.

    (I'm 'old' too, by the way)
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    They are hand made in Germany, Right?

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    Sneaker Boots

    As an old guy looking at the picture of the BMW sneaker boot, I am reminded of the PF Flyer "tennis shoes" of my youth in the 1950's. The PF's were high tops just like the ones in the picture and could be identified by a red ball at the back of the heel.

    Anyone else remember those or am I the only geezer on this forum?

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    If this is there attempt at marketing to a younger crowd they sorely missed the mark.

    Isn't there anyone at BMW that has an ounce of style in their bones.

    Whenever I go to a BMW/Ducati/Triumph I'm amazed at how beautiful the Triumph and Ducati gear is. It is possible to make something safe and good looking.
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    I think I have it figured out. The boots go with this bike:





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    Unhappy

    BMW would gladly sell the "Man's Riding Thong" if they thought it would make a buck.
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    My 16 yo son just got a pair of Nike's that look just like these. He won't be using them to ride, but to wear to school. I have plenty of BMW T-shirts and ball caps that don't offer any riding protection, though they are sold by BMW.......

    I would think the RR crowd would be wearing track boots and leather, but you never know. Most sport bike riders I see at least have a helmet, unlike the cruiser guys around here.
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    PF Flyers... . man... it's been a while. But actually, I was, and still am, more of a Converse low-cut All-Stars kinda guy.

    By the way... PF Flyers are still around!

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    PF Flyers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    PF Flyers... . man... it's been a while. But actually, I was, and still am, more of a Converse low-cut All-Stars kinda guy.

    By the way... PF Flyers are still around!

    Didn't those make you "run faster and jump higher?"
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    Didn't those make you "run faster and jump higher?"
    I was going to say, "No, . ... . those were Keds, with the blue label on the back."

    Turns out it was BOTH Keds and PF PF FLyers... almost.

    Run faster, jump farther...
    Keds commercial (go into 0:37 seconds): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op3uz24dqXw

    Run your fastest, jump your highest...
    PF FLyers commercial at 0:11 secs): http://youtu.be/1rUFlXZzbE8

    And when was the last time you sat through a 60 second commercial on a daily basis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdogs2 View Post
    As an old guy looking at the picture of the BMW sneaker boot, I am reminded of the PF Flyer "tennis shoes" of my youth in the 1950's. The PF's were high tops just like the ones in the picture and could be identified by a red ball at the back of the heel.

    Anyone else remember those or am I the only geezer on this forum?

    Bill
    Bill.... Your not the only old geezer here. PF Flyers are what I had on when I
    walked down to the grocery store to test the tubes from the black and white TV in the
    tube tester machine. Must have been around the late 50's. If only life could be
    that simple again.

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    You had shoes!

    Seems like it was only yesterday, sitting around the radio. Wakin' barefoot to the general store.

    Okay I not really that old, but yep things change: many times to fast it seems.

    25 cent a gallon gas anyone.

    I just think if BMW was to make boots for some who like sport type shoes, I would think they could do a better job. They did such of good job with the RR that appeals to the sport rider, why suck at the shoe?
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