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Unfortunately, I crash tested my Icon Super Duty Boots last Sunday. To make a long story short, they got squashed in between my bike and the side of a mini van, then the pavement. the boots kept my feet from any injuries and they are still in pretty good shape. Maybe not as pretty as before but still in one piece.
 
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Dang man sorry to hear that. Are you okay (I know you said your foots fine, but in general, are you okay)? How's the bike? What happened? Glad to hear the gear worked...does it have a steel toe? It looks like the toe did not deform at all.
 

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Steel toe boots are a :nono:
 
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I'm fine, sore thumb, a little rash on my knee and elbow. I was able to ride the bike home with no problems. The bike's damage is mostly cosmetic with couple bent parts. I'm sure they'll find more at the shop, they always do... :(

The boots do not have a steel toe but they are hardened in the toe and heel but with what I have no idea.
 
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luvtolean said:
Steel toe boots are a :nono:
Just out of curiosity why are they a :nono: ..I would have thought they would be good to keep your toes from getting crushed or do they have the reverse effect? :idunno:
 
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Just out of curiosity why are they a :nono: ..I would have thought they would be good to keep your toes from getting crushed or do they have the reverse effect? :idunno:
If the load placed on the steel toe is great enough your toes can be cut off like as if using a guillotine.
 
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soon2b954 said:
If the load placed on the steel toe is great enough your toes can be cut off like as if using a guillotine.
:eek: how much of a load are we talking.. a bike falling on them.. getting crushed between a bike and car? Just curious b/c I wear steel toe boots all the time and dont want to loose my little toes :crying:
 
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TGZ13 said:
:eek: how much of a load are we talking.. a bike falling on them.. getting crushed between a bike and car? Just curious b/c I wear steel toe boots all the time and dont want to loose my little toes :crying:
Not sure of the number, but even if the steel cap were to be shifted in the boot you could have problems.
 
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soon2b954 said:
If the load placed on the steel toe is great enough your toes can be cut off like as if using a guillotine.
There are stories of people getting trapped in thier steel caps as well. The cap is compressed and claps down on the foot. GOT to hurt!!!
 
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There are stories of people getting trapped in thier steel caps as well. The cap is compressed and claps down on the foot. GOT to hurt!!!
Ok all I needed to hear... back to last years boots without the steel toe. grrrr
 
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That's one of the reason's why I was interested in the Icon boots. They have a hardened toe and ankle area and are NOT steel toed.
 
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soon2b954 said:
Not sure of the number, but even if the steel cap were to be shifted in the boot you could have problems.

Most "good" steel toe's are rated at around 2000 psi of pressure. When I was in forestry back east I saw a thirty something foot tall tree land on a co workers foot and take his toes clean off. If he were standing in the grass he would have fine, maybe a broken foot, but he was on pavement. To an extent steel toes will save your feet in normal conditions, but if things bad, you are gonna be missing a few toes. I find that on a bike you get no feeling like when shifting.

Kahuna, glad to see they worked well for ya. I just hope to not test mine.

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With steel toe shoes, I'd be more worried about the sole of the shoe bending up and catching your toes.
 
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Most steel toes with have a steel shank in the to prevent that sort of thing. My RedWings were very solid. How'd the bike come out of it...any damage?

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Most steel toes with have a steel shank in the to prevent that sort of thing. My RedWings were very solid.
That's cool, I never have had a pair of steel toe boots so I didn't know how they were constructed.

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How'd the bike come out of it...any damage?
I was able to slow down quite a bit before impact so it's mostly cosmetic. I rode it home and then down to the dealer a few days later. Got the estimate yesterday and total repairs will be above $3,700 after they add the few items they missed the first time. Come on, how can you miss a cracked windscreen?
 
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