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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anyone know where I can get a pair of boots like these,http://www.accwhse.com/photos/icon_super_duty_boots_tan.gif but with a higher cut. I want a pair that has laces. Not that I think laces and motorcycles are a good idea, but I can't stand the ones that look like ski boots or big, black slippers.
No need for the typical safety talk about riding boots cause I've heard it all.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I have a pair of those boots on there way to me. I think they should work great for around town and daily commuting. I just received a pair of Barrier gloves and Recon pants as well. I'll be reviewing them on the site soon as I get some miles in them.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Mangina said:
Anyone know where I can get a pair of boots like these,http://www.accwhse.com/photos/icon_super_duty_boots_tan.gif but with a higher cut. I want a pair that has laces. Not that I think laces and motorcycles are a good idea, but I can't stand the ones that look like ski boots or big, black slippers.
No need for the typical safety talk about riding boots cause I've heard it all.

Thanks in advance.
No need for "safety talk" ehh?? I've had bone bipes stickin' out of my right leg, and if I wore "ski boots" that might have been avoided.. If nothing else, the 6 months on crutches might have been 6 weeks.. You look pretty cool in "ski boots" as well :thumb:

Leg is shaved for your "viewing pleasure" :D




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Fire929blade said:
Leg is shaved for your "viewing pleasure" :D
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Mine are shaved anyway :D (BTW, the doctors missed a lot of hairs). But this was discussed in another thread (re: mountain biking). But I hear you Fire929blade! No substitute for actual protection, especially after viewing the "hiking boots" that Mangina is looking at :idunno: . Mangina, please reconsider and buy some "bling bling" boots! You know, something with a little armor. This is in no way meant to be a :poke: type of post. Just want you to buy something that will actually be a means of protection. There are many good manufacturers of quality MC boots out there, just ask what peeps on the forum are wearing and we will be glad to give you our input :thumb: .
 
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Bacchus said:
No substitute for actual protection, especially after viewing the "hiking boots" that Mangina is looking at
If you are referring to the Icon boots, they have all kinds of protection built in. For instance, they have a metal shank in the sole of the foot for protection and to prevent the boot from bending around the pegs. They have a hardened front toe and ankle area for better protection. Finish that off with an aluminum buckle that helps provide outer ankle protection as well as keeping the foot in the boot.

After looking into Icon's products recently, I've found that they add a lot of special safety materials in their boots, gloves and jackets that may not be apparent just by looking at them.

How many of you ride to work or around town in your racer boots? I think boots like these will give you better protection for everyday riding rather than wearing sneakers. I'll save my Sidi Vertebra II's for the more spirited riding days as I would get some strange looks at work if I wore them around the office. :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
BigKahuna said:
How many of you ride to work or around town in your racer boots? I think boots like these will give you better protection for everyday riding rather than wearing sneakers. I'll save my Sidi Vertebra II's for the more spirited riding days as I would get some strange looks at work if I wore them around the office. :)
I do! Granted, those boots probably are much better thank sneakers, but I personally wear all of my gear, including my Vertebra II's EVERY time I throw a leg over the bike. You can always change clothes once at work, eh? :thumb:
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
I have a pair of the Icon boots mentioned. For most riders they fit in the casual category which most street riders want. I for one don't care if people see me wearing my Sidi's, it's my feet I'm protecting. The Icon's are comfy and quite protective. They are fairly decent for your average ride, but I like to slip on the Sidi's when I pick up the pace a bit. IMHO, any type of boot that goes over the ankle is better then sneakers. I have seen first hand what wearing a pair of sneakers will do to your foot/ankle when you go down.

Dano
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I wear my boots all the time....around town, when I ride to work...anytime I ride.

Personally, I wouldn't purchase those boots. Sure, they may be less cumbersome than a sneaker or hiking boot, and may provide some protection but who wants to risk their feet? Anyone? Broken and shattered bones are certainly not a tradeoff to me.

I crash tested my boots....all I can say is thank goodness I didn't skimp on protection. No crushed ankle or broken bones which probably would have occurred if I was wearing my previous boots which had protection probably similar to the boots mentioned above.

And, almost everyone has a tankbag...put a pair of more comfy shoes in that but don't skimp on protection. When the time comes you won't regret it. :twocents:
 
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I wear my boots all the time..even when i ride to work. I feel naked when I don't wear them (no comments from the peanut gallery) .
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
HondaGal said:
I crash tested my boots....all I can say is thank goodness I didn't skimp on protection. No crushed ankle or broken bones which probably would have occurred if I was wearing my previous boots which had protection probably similar to the boots mentioned above.
During all of my get offs I was only wearing jeans and sneakers. Although I think good gear is always the best alternative, I've never sustained any feet or ankle injuries. Mostly knee, elbow and shoulder injuries. Unless your feet get trapped underneath the bike which is actually hard to do, the feet just seem to flop around a bit while the joints take all the force.

Disclaimer: The above opinions are gathered from my own personal experiences and in no way insinuates that I know more or think I am superior to anyone else.

On another note, I just received my Icon Super Duty boots. I was a little worried after hearing a scathing review of them on another website. I was very happy to find that they do indeed match the superb craftsmanship of the previous products I have recieved. Can’t wait to get out there and give them a try.
 
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