Few questions about starting up
My dad has decided to take the MSF course with me. However, we need to get helmet, boots, gloves, + jacket before we can take the course. Herein lies the problem. My dad wears a size 16 shoe, although sometimes a 15 will fit him. The largest boot i've been able to find is a 14. What options does he have if there's nothing available?
Another question, this time regarding gear for me: I have enough saved to cover all the gear and the course. However, is it better to get high-end gear off the bat, or wait a bit and start with middling quality stuff at first? In some hobbies of mine, it's been best to get good stuff right off, and other times it's been better to wait until later. Where does m/c gear come in?
Textiles, leather, or a mix? (for the jacket)
Are shoei's worth the price? (helmet)
For boots, I was looking at the PUMA flat 2's. I've worn puma's before, and since nike or adidas don't make boots, i'm kind of starting with what i know. However, while puma, nike, and adidas are really the king of cleats, what kind of quality do puma boots have? Are there any other brands that I should look at? I want something that i can be comfortable with on and off the bike, because I don't want to have to take an extra pair of shoes everywhere.
Anything else I should know about gear as a newbie?
I'm willing to spend as much as reasonably required on gear, I don't feel like missing games or practice because i ripped all the skin off my back or busted my noggin.