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shopping around for new boots - anybody got any favourites. here in canada we dont get too many choices but maybe if they really are the best i might order'em
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I work in what's basically a steel mill (except we melt titanium) and we're required to have a pair of steel toed boots. The pair I have is made by Carolina, just your basic 6" heavy duty work boot. They work great for riding but the best part is my company foots the bill. (no pun intended) :-D
 

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I've got some Cruiserworks zip-ups and like them. Oddly enough, they're marked "Made in Canada"! If you want more Canadian content, chech out Specter Road. I was just on their web site and they've got some special promotional pricing on. They've gotten good reviews on Web Bike World and Motorcycle Cruiser also.

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Same here (as pabonne)... I generally just wear my everyday boots to ride. They're plain ole black Justin original (slip-on) workboots.

However, I've been looking at a few riding specific boots lately. The ones I probably like the most so far are the ones below, made by CHIPPEWA. Also, they're currently on $ale HERE.



But... there's other things I need worse than riding boots right now. Maybe next winter or some time in the future I'll get 'em.

[ This message was edited by: road_dog on 2007-01-01 00:35 ]
 

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Carolina's are good boots. I wear Timberland lace ups when weather is "normal". I have military insulated high lace ups for colder months. I haven't had the money to buy "motorcycle boots" per se, but several I ride with have various brands and really like the ergos (no racer colors, basic black). Around here you can catch some good clearance boots/gear at the dealers, you just have to check often to catch the sale. I don't like Internet/mail order until I can try that manufacturer for my size, maybe try on what you like and surf for that brand-size on the web.
 

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Timberland shoes and boots are all I wear on or off the bike.
I really swear by them.

They're reasonably priced, very comfortable, last forever and the outlet stores have great sale prices around holiday weekends.

I have 3 different pair for the bike, all black, lace-up. One is lighter for the dog days of summer, another is for most of the year riding, and I have a lined pair for the very cold winter days.
 

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On 2006-12-31 15:42, pabonne wrote:
we're required to have a pair of steel toed boots.
You will hear about amputated feet from steel toed boots. It doesn't have to do with the toe box being crushed by impact, but the toe box being articulated back onto the foot at great force.

I've not read an account where this happened, so it may be urban legend. However I bought a motorcycle specific boot for greater weather, ankle and shin protection.

The protected toe box could actually help in some cases, but none of the mc boots had steel toes where I was shopping.
 

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I've been wearing Sidi boots for the past two seasons. I may go for a new pair early this spring, and will probably go for another pair of Sidi's. Like these:

S I D I B O O T S

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I wear Redwing Motorcycle boots. My job pays $70 toward boots for work and I pay the rest. So sometimes I wear them riding,shhhhh! :wink:
 

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I use US Army surplus combat boots (black leather and high top). Well made, and inexpensive at around $40 - $65 for a pair of new, unused boots. Works well for me.
 

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You will hear about amputated feet from steel toed boots. It doesn't have to do with the toe box being crushed by impact, but the toe box being articulated back onto the foot at great force.
From: http://kwc.org/mythbusters/2005/11/episode_42_steel_toe_amputatio.html

"Mythbusted: They had to mount a blade in order to get amputation with the steel toe boot and all their other tests showed much more damage to the foot when regular boots are used."

I wear waterproof steel toed boots.
 

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On 2006-12-31 20:58, black-bonnie wrote:
You will hear about amputated feet from steel toed boots. It doesn't have to do with the toe box being crushed by impact, but the toe box being articulated back onto the foot at great force.
"Mythbusted
Right, that myth was based on crush. The point made in the motorcycling application is the toe box being articulated back over onto the instep. So the toe box remains intact.

And I don't know that motorcycle boots do not come with steel toes (general rider/touring type boots), but they weren't available when I was shopping.
 

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I wear steel cap boots too. For the same reasons....work provide them. I wear Doc Martens chelsea boots - slip on and cover the ankle. I have several other pairs of DM's that I wear on days when I'm not at work but the Chelseas are so comfy, I tend to live in them.

And as for the cutting your toes of rumour, I keep hearing it, but I didn't get my toes chopped of in my accident....
Also I suspect the standard that the toe cap has to be, it would have to be an almighty smash that you were involved in, you wouldn't be worried about your toes at the end of it. You wouldn't be worried about anything....
 

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I wear a old well broken in pair of Magnum Midnite 6" boots.
Made with both leather and cordura so they offer some protection in the event of a fall.

Happy New Year Everybody.
 

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I wear a old well broken in pair of Magnum Midnite 6" boots.
Made with both leather and cordura so they offer some protection in the event of a fall.

Happy New Year Everybody.
 

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I wear cowboy boots...but the type with a hiking boot-type of sole. They're made of all leather uppers, are water proof, good grip on the pavement, and they are super comfortable when walking around. The Justin "George Strait" model looks great (I'm currently wearing a pair of Ariat Work Style Boots).

I also wear combat boots when I commute...but I'd wear the cowboy boots if Uncle Sam would authorize them with my BDUs! :wink: ken
 
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