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Online richardbd

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Re: your advice to choose my boots
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2021, 03:38:23 PM »
Sidi Adventure or Alpinestars Toucan are the best two options IMHO.  They are a good compromise between protection and comfort/walkability.  Both have goretex liners to keep feet dry.

Most of the other are made to look like dual-sport boots but donít have enough lateral (side-to-side) stiffness to properly protect in an off-road tumble from a fully-laden adventure bike.

Another (even tougher) option would be Alpinestars Tech 7 Drystar.  Full enduro boot but with waterproof liner.  Not so good for walking though.

When I did the Silk Road as part of London-Beijing, two riders had Forma Adventure boots.  Both had the sole fall off one boot...

Offline ollythefrog

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Re: your advice to choose my boots
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2021, 12:16:06 PM »
Boots are such a hard choice to make and everyone has their own view. I'm part of the RideCamTV YouTube channel. We have reviewed lots of boots and some you would not expect to wear. I have had a pair of the Forma Adventures for over two years now and cover around 40,000 miles a year. They are very good but I may not buy them again.
The best boots I have ever owned were some UK Military Goretex boots called ECW Boots. My next pair may be a set of Russian cold weather boots.
Be realistic about how much you want or need to pay and don't follow the crowd...


Offline buckjump

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Re: your advice to choose my boots
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2021, 09:14:59 PM »
I second Tioli , with the Sidi adventure boots for mixed or some off road ,dirt riding.they suit my feet ,ankles and calfs but might not be to everybody taste .its a shame you can't try a set of each you fancy for a good ride out .Comfort and safety are paramount in boots and getting the balance right is the key. My pair are now in there third season and wearing very well ,getting more comfortable each time I Put them on, but great straight from the box.