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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Riding shoes

anybody own a pair of riding shoes? I am looking for a pair of casual looking riding shoes, that offer good protection. I would consider boots but the ones I have seen look to racey, or harley style.

Anyone know of some shoes or maybe even boots that look casual and are comfortable to walk around in?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 11:56 AM
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I have a pair of these:

http://www.motonation.com/championair.htm

They don't look like racey boots at all. You can walk all day in them, and they pass for casual footwear at work.
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And I've these, in black:

http://www.alpinestars.com/Guys_Stro.../p/251104.html

Astars Stroke boot-sort of thing. Ankle protection is very important no matter what you get. I've seen too many pictures of really messed up ankles on the 'net.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks, I found a great deal on a pair of sidi scorpion boots I got them at newenough.com

http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/b...cle_boots.html
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Personally I have woren work boots, to a pair of mountaineering boots modified, to a pair of Danner 'Fort Lewis' duty boots since '89 & no signs of wear-----in fact they look like new & from day one they have felt like slippers at home. Some competion boots like Big John to Alpine Stars though do not wear then now as not as comfortable, totally waterproof & such as Danner. Dial up www.danner.com & remember thier boots are made in the USA & do not come from China as so many do now.
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Hehe, I recently upgraded my footwear to a pair of Sidi Vertigo Corsa Airs. My feet love the extra air on the freeway.

Used to use a more casual riding boot, but they just didn't hold up very well to anything at all. I'd rather just carry a backpack with another pair of shoes for work. Or better yet, leave them at work!
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I wore calf-length lace-up work boots until I bought the new bike. The guy gave me his boots, which fit me perfectly. They're nothiing flash (just a big velcro flap on one side), but they're warmer than the work boots and are waterproof.

209' - I wouldn't feel safe in anything that wasn't calf-length.




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^Agreed. Nothing but calf length. With my knee/shin guards on as well as my boots. My leg is covered just over the knee. Some friends have started calling me robo cop....
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^Agreed. Nothing but calf length. With my knee/shin guards on as well as my boots. My leg is covered just over the knee. Some friends have started calling me robo cop....
They'll be calling you "clever" if you ever go down.




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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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check on line Cycle Gear. Frank Thomas (house brand),
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