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Boots
« on: 01.12. 2015 22:28 »
I've been looking lately for a decent pair of "classic" motorcycle boots.
   I don't know if my testosterone level is lacking or something but I keep finding really nice boots then discovering they are in fact "ladies" boots.   ("sorry, we only go up to size 7 in this style. Are you aware they are for a lady?")
 
  Any suggestions? (Apart from get the operation and change your hair-style). *roll*
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Re: Boots
« Reply #1 on: 01.12. 2015 22:42 »
You're not alone. I found that too after I took a tumble and split the 'motorway' style boots I've had since I was 16. Yes, really.
Ended up with a pair of Daytona Oldtimer boots. I thought they were expensive but that's probably the effect of not buying any for 40 years. Anyway they've turned out to be very comfortable. Slightly shorter than my old ones but look the part with the seaboot socks turned down over the tops.
There was a post not so long ago about ex-army boots, from Europe. One of Greybeard's if I remember right.
Good luck with your search.
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Re: Boots
« Reply #2 on: 01.12. 2015 23:32 »
I love my jackboots. They are not new but they polish up well. They were selling new ones but I don't see them anymore.

https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/finnish-leather-jackboots-surplus/30216

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Re: Boots
« Reply #3 on: 02.12. 2015 00:51 »
If you don't mind them saying "Harley Davidson" or "HD" on them, there are all kinds to be had.

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Re: Boots
« Reply #4 on: 02.12. 2015 19:47 »
I have a pair of Stylmartin boots. Incredibly good fit and never any cold feet.
They also have an upper foot reinforcement patch both sides. Right foot gear change remember?  *smile*
http://www.stylmartin.it/
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Re: Boots
« Reply #5 on: 03.12. 2015 02:07 »
I was going to chuck out my 40 year old pair of Cuban heal Cowboy boots,
then I had a brain wave   *bright idea*
I got them resoled & healed with rubber... 
Best darn bike boots I've ever owned..  & I STILL look cool..   *good3*   *whistle*
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Re: Boots
« Reply #6 on: 03.12. 2015 09:37 »
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I got them resoled & healed

Ah yes I remember a time when every one got their shoes repaired, now they just get binned even before their worn out.

Stimpsons were cobblers in many towns/city's as I recall

for some reason WozzA I remember being told M/C boots should be flat soled, can't remember why tho
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Re: Boots
« Reply #7 on: 03.12. 2015 22:50 »
 I had a pair of flat-soled work boots with no actual heel and hated them. They're no good for kickstart pedal engagement, and I like positive contact on the footpegs- especially when on the Gutzzi I often use the rear pegs when on a haul (more than 100 metres of straight road *eek*), kinda like rear-sets.
 Good boots Wozza, I usually wear the RM's if I'm not going far, but otherwise have a pair of Redwing 968's as in first link, a different sole to second ones. I thought they're made in U.S, but made in China, and not cheap either.
 Those boots of Graybeards look likea good option

 
 I had a pair of work boots with no actual heel and hated them. They're no good for kickstart pedal engagement, and I like positive contact on the footpegs- especially when on the Gutzzi I often use the rear pegs when on haul (more than 100 metres of straight road), kinda like rear-sets.
 Good boots Wozza, I usually wear the RM's if I'm not going far, but otherwise have a pair of Redwing 968's as in first link, a different sole to second ones. I thought they're made in U.S, but made in China, and not cheap either.
 Those boots of Graybeards look likea good option

 http://www.redwingshoes.com/motorcycle-boots

http://www.redwingshoes.com/results/968/page-1/maxnum-0://www.redwingshoes.com/motorcycle-boots

http://www.redwingshoes.com/results/968/page-1/maxnum-0
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Re: Boots
« Reply #8 on: 03.12. 2015 23:17 »
Yeh OK, I heard you the first time!

Those boots are just comical!!!

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Re: Boots
« Reply #9 on: 03.12. 2015 23:45 »
Speaking of boots...  today I was just about to slip on my outside Blundstones
when I noticed someone had taken up residence...
a bloody Red Back...    *pull hair out*
Needless to say... I got a new pair of boots now...
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Re: Boots
« Reply #10 on: 04.12. 2015 03:33 »

 If you'd gave bought Redbacks to start with, they come preinstalled, all you have to do is boot 'em up... *smile*
http://www.redbackboots.com/

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Yeh OK, I heard you the first time!

Those boots are just comical!!!
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Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
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