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Old 11-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #61 (permalink)
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thanks Don. I rode that day with my Locoste's. that's the day i jacked my laces on my shifter. I'll keep the laces length in mind. I'm sure the posts were meant to help, but withough me knowing them and their sarcasm, how am i supposed to know that?
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #62 (permalink)
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So those Chucks are $70 right? Here's a link to 16 different motorcycle boots for under $100.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...0-0-0-24-3-1-1
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #63 (permalink)
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thanks for the link. My thought was if i spend 70 on a pair of ride shoes i'll end up buying the gasolinas later and have a pair of shoes i don't want to wear anymore. if i get the converse and then save up for early next season i'll have the chucks that i'd still wear other places... Maybe its a stretch to you guys but it works for me. I'll keep this link in mind though for the future. If for some reason i'm uncomfortable or need boots again before i get the gasolinas i'll go here. If i breat my ankles and can never walk again i'll have no problem saying i was wrong guys. I'm not saying they're prefect...And, if you all really do only say abrasive things cause you care then i owe you an appology, and thank you for caring.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #64 (permalink)
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It's not just the road that can put a kink in your step, the bike can do that as well. I once T Boned a drunk driver and went over the handlebars, skidded across his roof top and back flipped Mary Lou Retton-style and landed on my feet.

But on the way up, the toe of my thrift store, USAF flight boots caught an exposed threaded stud that retained my bike's spare tire. It ripped the **** out of the steel toe but saved my skin. If I'd been rocking Chucks [which I love by the way for non-riding use] I would have less digits on my feet than I do on my old Hang Ten muscle shirt.

I find these USA made Redwings [again, a thift find at $9] solid, simple and good for both the street and work.

http://www.amazon.com/Red-Wing-Iron-Ranger-Amber/dp/B001IOGMTA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352397915&sr=8-4&keywords=red+wing+boots http://www.amazon.com/Red-Wing-Iron-Ranger-Amber/dp/B001IOGMTA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352397915&sr=8-4&keywords=red+wing+boots

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I used to wear hi-top Cons and Vans back when I was young ( not to ride in...). I still rock a pair occasionally, but I can tell you that they actually offer no support for your feet, which, of course, you won't realize or care about at 23, but more importantly you WILL catch the laces whenever on 2 wheels. That includes bicycles. A wrap of gaff tape can save you the embarrassment of slowly falling over to one side at a stop.

Let's have a beer...I'm having an Ommegang Abbey ale...if the boots that you want are out of your price range, and buying a less expensive pair and the custom Chuck's also out of your price range, I'm guessing you are like most of us and can't afford a long "vacation" because you injured your ankle. Why not minimize that risk? It's pretty easy to break your tibia ( trust me ) and even easier to prevent it. A pair of cool Chuck's on sale at Journey's End or Zappo's and a pair of decent motorcycle boots isn't much more $ than a pair of custom Chuck's. The sneakers aren't getting all scuffed and cruddy looking while they ride in your backpack, so they look good longer too. Plus, putting on a pair of MC boots puts one in the mindset of being a motorcyclist, and makes the fashion statement "I am a motorcyclist", which, IMHO, is cooler than "I'm a hipster".

Unless you are a Hipster, in which case I mock the PBR you are drinking.
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Jeez man this is a motorcycle forum. We aren't gonna baby you. I do wish you would put some good leather, preferably with armor in the right places, on your feet.

I do wear a pair of good leather harness boots most days I commute so I don't have to change at work. I know it is not the best choice but it will work for anything short of direct impact.

I also picked up some $300 SIDIs for $100 recently simply because I have big feet and it was the last pair left. I also have Joe Rockets that are still good.

When I started I had inexpensive leather cowboy type (justin ropers) that I wore full face helmet and a textile riding jacket.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #67 (permalink)
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First of all....I love Ommegang. Second, i wont drink beer you see in a commercial. So if you wanna talk beer i'm all game for that. One of my favorites is Allagash Black. Or Russian River of any form really, especially Pliney the Elder. But then again that Rochefort 12 is amazing too, but for $10 bucks a bottle i've only had 2 bottles since i turned 21

Back to boots. I do have a pair of Irish Setter Hunting boots that i tried to ride in but the boot was too bulky to get under the shifter. It made shifting and breaking very clumsy and i didn't feel safe in them. Other boots look thinner and better designed for riding. Especially the Gasolinas. But then again i see that there are some better priced options out there too.
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Hey Wind,

I think you said that you liked the Gasolina boots. I do too, and I have worn several of my many pairs of Chuck T's to ride in occasionally. However I usually ride in some form of motorcycle boot, and I like Mrs. Irish to ride her Bonneville in similar attire.

If you like the Gasolina boots, but don't have the cash to spend I highly suggest these:

http://www.leatherup.com/p/Mens-Moto...ot/195560.html



Mrs. Irish and I both have a pair and I love mine. Great fit, comfortable and seem to offer better protection than other forms of footwear, but possibly not as much as some motorcycle boots.
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Thanks Irish. I'll put those on the list too.
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Hey Wind,

I think you said that you liked the Gasolina boots. I do too, and I have worn several of my many pairs of Chuck T's to ride in occasionally. However I usually ride in some form of motorcycle boot, and I like Mrs. Irish to ride her Bonneville in similar attire.

If you like the Gasolina boots, but don't have the cash to spend I highly suggest these:

http://www.leatherup.com/p/Mens-Moto...ot/195560.html



Mrs. Irish and I both have a pair and I love mine. Great fit, comfortable and seem to offer better protection than other forms of footwear, but possibly not as much as some motorcycle boots.
Hi Micah,

I know you're holding out for a pair of Gasolina's and it's very likely these are already gone, but if you're near a size 9 you should drop a note to J.Danger.

He's selling a new pair at a great price! More than the Chuck's but might be worth counting change for...

http://www.triumphrat.net/for-sale-g...yle-boots.html
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