Agree that they look like a good boot. I am an ex-salesman that specialized it top line footwear & clothing & carried that onto a sportshop business in Banff National Park in Alberta B.C. Cdn., & first thing I learned is that I do not wear a size 9 with a EEEE width, but a size 10.5 with C width in an oxford though size 11 with D width when it comes to heavy socks.
I am sure we won the contract for fitting out wardens & RCMP that were going to be on search or rescue programs, due to my knowledge in feet for believe me some of those chaps had sizes of 15.5 in length, but then a lot of m/c riders these days are over size 13.
In most boots the are max in size of 12 or 13 with EEE or EEEE width obviously not fitting everyone. So my m/c dirt comp boots were modified mountaineer boots built to my specs at the factory in Italy or France & since I have been out of the sportshop business since '60 I had some boots made over in the UK prior to the sportshop business in '53, since I am no longer into dirt comp or road racing, though I ride sportbikes I use a hunting or duty boot & mine in a Danner make in the USA which is called Fort Lewis with a lot of other good models by Danner & other hunting boot people in the USA.
So a tip to those above to look for the proper width rather then have your foot twisted in a wider boot but shorter in length that I suffered through for 18 yrs or that possibly you might feel the price of a competition boot is a bit to high. True there lacks the ankle support though that is only a must for a road racer & good thing if on the bike when you come off in a strange way. As for wear well my Danner boots were purchased it '58 & so far no wear (note since '89 I basically ride 4 or 5 days of the week & clock from 6 to 8 hrs on a run up into the Cdn Rockie Mtns when weather is acceptable) through they show a scratch on the side of my left boot as I struggled to drag my foot out from under the bike a few yrs ago--wear around the shifting lever is simply not there. Note a good hunting boot is basically waterproof along with being comfortable for walking for if you are out hunting for 3 to 6 days last thing you want is sore feet or blisters.
Last edited by Smitty; 02-24-2007 at 12:07 PM.