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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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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. :2cents:
 

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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.... :rolleyes:
 

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poppincaps88 said:
^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.... :rolleyes:
They'll be calling you "clever" if you ever go down. :thumb:
 

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I like my good old icon motorhead boots. Quick to put on, comfortable enough to walk around on for a while, though I wouldn't recommend wearing them if you're on your feet all day unless you get new inserts for them.
 

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One of many advantages of hunting boots IS that they were made to be comfortable all day or all week if one is out for that long when hunting, camping & such.
 

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Almost forgot to mention, the soles of the motorhead are the only kind I've found that don't melt when they are against my pipe for too long. With the hotbodies undertail, it's hard to keep your foot off the pipe while riding.
 

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I have ICON field armor boots. They obviously look like riding boots but they are ok to walk around in. The only flaw is they take a whike to break in. I couldn't bend my ankle enough to let the shifter reset resulting in alot of missed shifts. after about a month they were fine.
 
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