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Offline krisv

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Boots Advice
« on: May 26, 2021, 11:41:13 »
Hello All,

Hope you are keeping well.

I am after a new set of boots as my current one is less waterproof than a sieve.  The last 2 pairs I've had, the whole inner liner and the inner sole used to pull out every time I removed the boots, making it very annoying.

Any good suggestions for waterproof touring / adventure boots, budget of around £150

Thanks,
Kris


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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 12:11:52 »
I have a set of RST raid X boots.
Comfy with a nice grippy sole for walking, buckles seem sturdy enough and they've not let water in yet.
The foot section is quite large volume so I have insole inserts in them but then my feet are very flat.


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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2021, 17:33:33 »
Forma make an adventure boot around your budget. My pair have taken me around the world and are still comfy. So much so I use them as my only boots now having sold of my other pair of Daytona boots.

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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2021, 21:06:44 »
The advice I got from Boots was, Apply 2 times a day, Use sparingly. If symptoms persist.....
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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2021, 22:31:42 »
 lol

I almost bought Forma boots but they only guarantee the waterproofing for two years whereas Gore-Tex guarantee it for life. I ended up buying TCX again. But I also spent ages in Sportsbikeshop trying on different boots to comfortable ones.

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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2021, 05:17:46 »
I recently bought a pair of Sidi Adventure boots, the reviews are true. I know they are "spendy" but as the Great Man (Brockett) once said "there are no pockets in a shroud".

Looked after they will give years of use and as I suspect provide value for money.
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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2021, 10:11:52 »
I've had my Sidi Adventures for at least 8 years and they're still comfy, waterproof and look good for years to come. They miss the budget on the brief by a fair margin though. This has reminded me that I was looking for a pair of boots more suited to the Guzzis, but never quite get around to it.
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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2021, 12:32:11 »
I bought the Forma Adventure boot in March 2020
https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/354681

Fantastic boot, all day comfort out of the box and I can confirm they are waterproof.
They still look like they are new and they have been worn on my daily commute since I got them (mostly)

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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2021, 19:19:02 »
I bought the Forma Adventure boot in March 2020
https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/354681

Fantastic boot, all day comfort out of the box and I can confirm they are waterproof.
They still look like they are new and they have been worn on my daily commute since I got them (mostly)

Like others, I have Forma boots, now 4 years old, still waterproof, reasonably robust and very comfy. Happily buy another pair assuming I couldn't afford Gaerne at double the price. Lots of previously reputable big name manufacturers have moved production to China with a drop in quality. Gaerne are still made in Italy, and Forma made in Romania (and also make for other Euro brands).

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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2021, 20:30:38 »
me too for forma best boots I've had  :dance: :clap:

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Re: Boots Advice
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2021, 22:22:48 »
I'm on my second pair of Sidi black rain . Shop around and you can find them at about 100 quid. My first pair lasted 7 years, I changed as they were looking tired and the sole was worn., but still dry!