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Offline Savoy Brown

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Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« on: May 17, 2010, 01:30:00 pm »
Since this is my first connie ( 2010 ) I'm looking at new pair of riding boots and would appreciate any members experiences .... pros and/or cons.    My research has led me to two choices for a waterproof boot, Sidi Canyon Gore or Revit Rival. I have a revit jacket with pants and have been very pleased with their clothing line.    I currently use a waterproof half boot from Ariat the H20 but I need something taller.      

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 01:40:00 pm »
I have some form of Sidi.  In my case it is more IF a boot will fit at all then if it works best for the job.  I am 13 AA and most boots are basic D or E widths.  I like my boots but would never buy something like that from the internet unless I had tried them on in a store first.  If it is very wet out I have had my sock feel damp by the end of the day though.  Good fix for that is putting your foot in a grocery, thin plastic bag and then into the boot.  Photos[/url]
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 01:56:00 pm »
Hello,  I have the Sidi Canyon's.  I love 'em.  Very water tight and comfortable.  I'm a little short legged and they have a thick heel and sole which makes it easier to reach the ground.  Later,  Norm  

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 07:16:00 pm »
I have the tourmaster very comfy watertight, great price. I do however have a rather narrow foot.  
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 05:13:00 pm »
I went a different way with boots.     For years and years I have worn and swear by Browning hunting boots. They always keep me dry no matter the amount of rain and are comfortable to walk in when off the bike. You can get them in black or brown for around $100. My current pair is six years old and still very functional.    I know they aren't that motorcycle 'hip' but they work great.    Just my $.02,    UP  

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 07:15:00 pm »
I use Alpinestars Ridge water proof boots. Comfortable, easy on/off, warm and completely water proof. My only complaint is that the velcro wears out after a couple of years. But in 6 years of riding more then 10,000 miles per year, I am only on the second pair. The first pair look fine but the velcro is completly useless now.  
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 10:30:00 pm »
I use the Hi Tech Magnums that served me well for years in the boonies in all kinds of weather. Having said that, they are a pain in the wazoo to lace and unlace, so I plan to buy TourMaster Solution WP Road Boots.      
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010, 09:17:00 am »
I just bought the Tour Master SC response waterproof boot.  It is ankle height.  Very comfortable, even when walking for some distances in them.  For the price ($119) I think they are definately worth it.  98 Windsor Green Connie "Nicodemus"  20k  COG #8566  AMA #1084059  CMA #140229  CDA #0308
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010, 04:19:00 pm »
I have the Sidi Canyons and am very happy with them.  

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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2010, 07:11:00 am »
SB, my favourite boot for some 18 years has been Danner's 10" Ft. Lewis, with the lighter (200gm?) insulation. Great quality materials and construction, Gortex, lace up, and they offer recrafting at their factory. They also fit my EE feet, something those nice looking Italian boots don't do. I just bought my third pair after having two other pairs recrafted twice.  http://www.danner.com/product/boots/fort+lewis+mens-womens+200g+insulated+uniform+boot.do    If you are used to lace up hunting boots you'll probably like this military issue footwear.  :)  Pat  COG 1887   IBA 5830  NRA LIFE  VSSA LIFE  Assorted bikes own me.
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2010, 10:50:00 pm »
Tourmaster Watersolution boots.  I wear a size 13D.  I've had mine 2 years and find them to be really comfortable but most important dry. I ride in the rain so dry is good. For $129.00 they're a pretty good deal IMHO.  
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 10:57:00 pm »
Just bought the Neos Adventurer Overshoes from Aerostich/Riders Warehouse.  Durable, easy and quick to put on, covers the entire boot and calf, and you   can comfortably walk in them.  I just returned from a long road trip, and   they got a good workout.  Best boots yet.    They're $82., but worth it in my book.  It's the price to stay dry.  They should  outlast most other choices out there.  Stock number is 414.    brgenck      

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2010, 03:49:00 pm »
Hello,  Get waterproof boots.  Any type of cover, overboot etc. is one more thing to carry and if you need to get yourself covered up in a hurry one more thing to put on.  I have the Sidi's as stated earlier, some friends swear by Cruiserworks and some have other brands but one thing in common is a good waterproof boot is really waterproof.  I've gone through some pretty heavy rain with some of those friends and all of our feet stayed dry.  Later,  Norm  

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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 07:59:00 am »
I have the TCX Airtech boot, very comfortable out of the box, they let air flow through to hit the waterproof liner and it helps keep your feet cooler and they are 100% waterproof.  I am glad I got these, but not cheap.    On the 2010 you should not have to worry about the heat at your feet, but the 08-09 would be hot if not for the heat deflectors I got from SteveZ.        

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Re: Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2015, 10:57:43 am »
Yes, I know that this is an old thread, but it has some good information in it, so if anyone that has an issue with me reserecting it .....  :nananana:

Now I do have a relevant question.

Is there anyone that provide me with first hand knowledge of Neos Adventurer Overshoes?
I'm looking to buy an "Overboot" for cold & wet weather riding and want to know how good or bad they work.

Thanks!
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Re: Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2015, 11:46:27 am »
I think that's the brand I've got. I'll check this evening and let you know. They don't pack small like an emergency cover but my feet have never gotten wet in the worst of weather. They are not insulated so any warmth comes from dry feet and whatever footwear you start with. They are easy to put on and remove. I don't leave home without them packed with my rain gear.

Now that I think about it I'm not sure if I have the Neos or Frogg Togg. I'll check and get back.

It is the Frogg Toggs I have and am satisfied with their performance.

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Re: Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2015, 03:51:04 pm »
Tourmaster Solution II is a comfortable boot, 100% waterproof, and reasonaly priced - yes, but...
Bought a pair. In a little more than a year, all the seams in the front of the boots were coming apart. I contacted Tourmaster, and they asked me to send to them, and they replaced the pair  :-). The replacement pair was clearly made differently than the 1st pair (as well as from a different country).
The seams on the 2nd pair are still holding up OK, but the heel areas on both boots have started to come loose from the boot after about 6 months of use. I gllued them back with Gorilla Glue, and they seem to be dong OK, but they clearly still have issues.
Can't say I would recommend them :-(

First Gear boots seem to have a nice boot, and when I tried them on, the fit is very similar to the Tourmasters.

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Re: Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2015, 02:46:35 pm »
I find it beyond strange that alot of guys just insist on buying and wearing non-motorcycle specific gear??!  :-[
...millions upon millions spent on R&D for this stuff, and still you THINK you know better...
meh -- to each his own, I guess.

That being said....

I bought a pair of these last fall.  WELL tested on a 4,000 mile trip to Yellowstone and back!



http://www.revzilla.com/product/tcx-infinity-gtx-boots

I paid full boat for these,and now they're damn near HALF OFF!
That's a good deal for ALOT of boot.

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Re: Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2015, 03:01:55 pm »
I find it beyond strange that alot of guys just insist on buying and wearing non-motorcycle specific gear??!  :-[
...millions upon millions spent on R&D for this stuff, and still you THINK you know better...
meh -- to each his own, I guess.

That being said...
I find it strange that you don't think I know better as far as what would suit my needs instead of drinking the made for motorcycles koolaid. As you said ...to each his own.

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Re: Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2015, 05:36:26 pm »
I bought Sidi Canyons, but should have originally exchanged them for a larger size. They come in these wierd Euro sizes, and you have to interpolate from your known USA size when ordering. I guess I goofed. To wear them, I must remove the insoles, and wear the thinnest of socks. But I'm too much of a tightwad to toss them for a bigger size. Yet. Such are the hazards of e-commerce.

But the boots themselves are great...just too small. Maybe if I lose weight?? Hmmm....
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2015, 12:39:38 pm »
I find it beyond strange that alot of guys just insist on buying and wearing non-motorcycle specific gear??!  :-[
...millions upon millions spent on R&D for this stuff, and still you THINK you know better...
meh -- to each his own, I guess.

That being said...
I find it strange that you don't think I know better as far as what would suit my needs instead of drinking the made for motorcycles koolaid. As you said ...to each his own.

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Re: Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2015, 03:37:44 pm »
I have tried a few entry level boots and could have saved money buying a better product first time, but over 300 bucks seems silly.
First try was SP1 Fusion, on sale for 88 bucks. the only good thing I can say is they where waterproof, otherwise hot and bulky, uncomfortable.
Next was Rocket Ballistic, $150. Better boot but front shield is a problem and pants ride up each time my feet go to the highway pegs and require fiddling to lower. waterproof and hot. After a few days of overheating I had to switch to mesh sneekers to finish my 18 day trip.
So now I have a few pairs that I'd like to just give away. maybe a pair of TCX X-Cube Air will be my next pair.

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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2015, 04:31:23 pm »
Overheating feet/ankles is my problem too. I have a pair of Sidi On-Road Sympatex that I can only wear in COLD weather.  Only thing I've found that's tolerable in summer is Icon Tarmac.  Mesh vented ankle boots.  Stealth black, easy walking.  All the rest of my mesh gear requires stopping to put on rain gear so pulling on the Tingley fold-flat rubber boots is not much of an added chore.
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Re: Which Waterproof Boots to Buy ??
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2015, 09:29:54 pm »
I bought a pair of awesome boots back around 2007, they were such a good deal, and felt so good, I immediatly ordered a second pair, to be stored, till the first pair gave up... I still wear the first pair when it aint raining, but after putting many miles of abuse ( when wearing them to work, I weare them all frakin day...) the sole seams became compromised.. resealed them with Seal All and they keep on giving.. just pulled the second pair outtta the box last summer, and they are tight, and need breaking in, but removing the insoles yielded better fit... I paid $70 per pair when i bought these on a closeout from Iron Pony..

I hate the thought of having to replace them.

mfg was Made 2 Ride, and they currently offer other boots, but none have a waterproof liner. These boots were stellar as far as dry feet went.




I find it beyond strange that alot of guys just insist on buying and wearing non-motorcycle specific gear??!  :-[
...millions upon millions spent on R&D for this stuff, and still you THINK you know better...
meh -- to each his own, I guess.


mehhhh
let's just say, wearing flip flops is dumb, anything more is going in the right direction. anything that protects the ankle from grindage, well that's a good move also..
old school engineer boots always worked, for thousands of Knarly Harley riders... but then, if they were wearing a do-rag instead of kevlar or even plastic, a ground down ankle was moot compared to a cracked skull..

I remember wearing extremely expensive moto-x boots in the 70's, that had a metal external shin protector... ( i know a bunch of other old farts here did also) and if you crashed and burned, and someone ran over your leg, you couldn't get the damned boot off... coupled with the shin bone damage... you pretty much had to cut it off...

yeah, they progressed, but spending $300 for m-x boots in 1975, shoulda been an indicator.

any protective equipment is good, some is better, some ain't, and a lot are a wallet drain based on hype. personally I don't need polymer injection moulded ski boots, to ride a motorcycle. just my silly mindset. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

but then, I can't seem to find old style nordic leather cross country ski shoes, or even quality nordic cross country skis, just so I can use up all the expensive temperature rated ski waxes and specialties... mehhhhh most people wouldn't have a clue about wooden cross country skis, with proper waxes, and measuring snow temperature.. i'm just tooo old... :rotflmao:
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