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Well it appears my Icon SuperDuty's have failed me, make some weird popping noise when I walk like the glue on the sole is coming apart, not cool. So "The Parts Guy" has given me two options, send them back as defective and he'll order me up a new pair, or give them back and seek another pair. I'm looking for a non-race boot, something I can wear when going out to eat or going to the local tavern, to a store....everyday trips. Leave feedback below.... :thumb:
 
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I have been using a pair of Stanley workboots for a few months now and absolutely love them. There is extra padding in the ankles and around the foot. Super comfi to wear every day and pretty supportive (although I dont know how they will hold up in a crash..thankfully :D )

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TGZ13 said:
I have been using a pair of Stanley workboots for a few months now and absolutely love them. There is extra padding in the ankles and around the foot. Super comfi to wear every day and pretty supportive (although I dont know how they will hold up in a crash..thankfully :D )

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Safety 1st :thumb: , I'm looking for something that I feel will protect my feet if I fall over.
 
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Safety 1st :thumb: , I'm looking for something that I feel will protect my feet if I fall over.
Yeah, my boots had the same popping that you describe, but as I wore them a little more it stopped in the right foot. I was thinking if I continued to wear them longer, the popping in the left boot would stop, but I crashed tested them last weekend so I don't think I'll be wearing them again anytime soon.

http://www.pioneerforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17437

I think the popping sound is a result of the metal shank the put in the sole to prevent wrapping around the pegs. I think it may become a little unseated during wear and I can't say for sure if the left boot would have stopped doing it or not.

Other than the popping, which wasn't that big of a deal to me, I think the boots were very comfy and protected me well during my collision with a mini van. No injuries to my ankle or feet whatsoever.

Joe rocket makes a casual riding boot that looks pretty good:

http://www.streetbikereview.com/sbr_reviews/sbr_reviews_jr_orbit_boots.shtml
 
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Sidi boots These look good to be able to wear everyday. Might have to try them out
A bit pricy for an everyday boot. Not something that I would wear around the office either... :)
 
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If you really want the best in protection, look for boots that have armor around the ankles. Some Alpinestar models, like the SMX and Supertech have it. Also check out Frey Daytona boots which are some of the best boots on the market. They have a lot of different styles to choose from.

Edit: Oh, and stay away from boots with laces, they have the potential to get wrapped around the shifter and/or brake levers. Not cool.
 
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If you really want the best in protection, look for boots that have armor around the ankles. Some Alpinestar models, like the SMX and Supertech have it. Also check out Frey Daytona boots which are some of the best boots on the market. They have a lot of different styles to choose from.
But he is looking for everyday boots.
 
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But he is looking for everyday boots.
I think some of those models that Daytona offers can be everyday boots. What do you want, a boot that looks nice to walk around in, in other words, a fashonable street boot that doesn't look like a motorcycle boot (and also won't give much protection)? Or a motorcycle boot that does what it's designed to do, although it may not be the most "fashionable" thing out there? I haven't yet seen a choice that lets you have it both ways. I have a pair of Daytona Winners. They are very comfortable to walk around in. So are my pair of Alpinestars Supertechs. He said safety first, he wants a boot that will give him protection. Work boots aren't going to do that. If you're going to work or whatever, bring a change of shoes.
 
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Edit: Oh, and stay away from boots with laces, they have the potential to get wrapped around the shifter and/or brake levers. Not cool.
Yes I had this happen to me on the main road in the city I live in, heres the worst part...both my feet were hooked, my bike was rocking side to side as I tried to go near 0 to let the light change but, had to run it...nothing happened luckily but the potential for personal harm to me or others was there. The strap on top keeps the laces out of the way thats why I liked these.
 
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Also I agree with what you guys are saying about fashion and safety, I'm more concerned with safety I'm just wondering whats out there that will still be somewhat wearable for everyday use....thanks for the links gave me a bunch of new options to look into! :D
 
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Yes I had this happen to me on the main road in the city I live in, heres the worst part...both my feet were hooked, my bike was rocking side to side as I tried to go near 0 to let the light change but, had to run it...nothing happened luckily but the potential for personal harm to me or others was there. The strap on top keeps the laces out of the way thats why I liked these.
That's what I liked about the Icon boots. You can hold the laces down under the main strap.
 
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HondaGalToo said:
Also check out Frey Daytona boots which are some of the best boots on the market. They have a lot of different styles to choose from.
:thumb: I'm on my second pair of Daytona Roadmasters. I could walk around in them all day and often don't change out of them when I get home. For some reason, they seem to be a tough sell to friends, though. Maybe the styling ain't so great? :idunno: I'm no expert there.

I do have a co-worker who started riding a year ago and asked me about boots. I suggested the Daytonas but he wasn't interested until he went through 3 other pair before finally giving in. Now he won't shut up about them. :)

I've crashed them several times under 50mph (YSR racing) and they held up well and prevented injury. The exposed zipper on the outside of the Roadmaster is prone to damage in a crash, but it's still the perfect street boot, IMO.
 
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HondaGalToo said:
Edit: Oh, and stay away from boots with laces, they have the potential to get wrapped around the shifter and/or brake levers. Not cool.
I had a friend who had this happen to him. First bike... no riding boots... four way stop. He pulls up to the four way stop... at the same time a car with several very nice looking young ladies pulls up opposite him. My friend is trying to be cool... glides to a stop and tries to put his foot down. His foot will not go down... his shoelace is caught on the foot peg/shifter (somewhere) and he goes down. Talk about embarrassing! :rotfl:
 
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I just got a pair of Alpinestar Ridge boots. The only problem I have will be getting used to them (I've been warring some Columbia hiking boots, flame away :flame: ). I am having a bit of trouble getting my toe under the shifter, I think a little adjustment will fix that up, I hope anyway, as my feet fell a lot more protected now and I don't think I could go back to the Columbians.
 
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