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Offline Pug27

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New boots needed
« on: March 12, 2020, 10:24:51 »
My current boots are just about done, going to Sportsbike shop in Leeds tomorrow to look at some new ones.
Think I've narrowed it down to 2.
Forma adventure boot either version(low or high)
RST Adventure 2
Anyone got any real world reviews?...or any other suggestions. Budget is no more than £200
Current boot is a Oxford Explorer, soles have just about worn through and are letting in water. Worn pretty much everyday for last 2 years though.

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 11:08:08 »
Not quite in your budget but worth consideration.
A few years ago a deer knocked me off in Spain at less than 30 mph, result broken ankle. The Daytona touring boot(not a cheap boot) was not man enough and after much consideration went for a pair of Sidi Adventure boots as they have a hinge on the ankle and control movement better than ones without. They were Goretex lined and waterproof until last autumn, so I sent them to back to Goretex and they honoured their "lifetime" guarantee and replaced them.

Food for thought maybe ?

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 11:14:21 »
I had looked at those and I've always liked sidi, had a few pairs in my younger sportsbike riding days.
Sports bike have them listed for a little over 200 but just none in my size(43) they have a 44 though :smirk:

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 12:48:19 »
+1 for the Sidi Adventure. I think mine are a size 48. That's approximately a UK 13.
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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 12:51:01 »
Would you say that these are true to size or do you need to go 1 up?

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 13:07:20 »
I went up a size. I take a UK 12 normally. Being Italian they a little narrower than a UK last.
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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2020, 13:08:42 »
They are a slim fit and suppliers recommend going up one size . I normally take a 81/2 and went for a size 9 for the first pair, they were snug in the winter with thick socks so went for a 91/2 for the second pair and are much better.
The Sidi Adv II do seem a slightly chunkier than version I and probably offer even more protection. They also squeak when walking, but it can be fixed. Google a few reviews..

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 13:19:51 »
cheers lads  :thumb:

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 15:15:27 »
How long before they stopped squeaking,  Tallpaul?
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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 15:30:13 »
if its anything like the sidi vertebra , never. I used to spray wd40 on mine to stop them.

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2020, 17:08:08 »
There is a tang that fits into a pocket at the rear, it needs cleaning and lubing every now and then along with some other bits, it's easy to do. I found it seems to annoy other people more than me, guess it all depends on how much walking you do with lid off and ear plugs out, but it wouldn't stop me buying them again.

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2020, 17:23:10 »
I've currently got a pair of RST Adventure boots, while comfy and waterproof they are not as comfy, and as well made as my trusty 5 year old Forma Adventure boots.
I bought the RST for my commute where I'll kill then quickly.
The Forma are for days out/touring.
I bought a pair of Haix XR22 High boots 3.5 years ago and have been through much abuse on my commute. Still waterproof and intact, but the sole has worn smooth and they are a little short for my new commuting trousers.
They are gortex saftey boots, but far more comfortable if you on tour and plan a fair bit of walking.
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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2020, 17:37:07 »
How long before they stopped squeaking,  Tallpaul?
stopped? Safe to say you won't creep up on anyone in them.
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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2020, 19:41:43 »
I bought some forma boots recently from via moto in Sheffield. They were in the sale for£129.
They are the short ones.
Haven't been very far yet but they feel good.

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2020, 20:35:55 »
RST adventure 2 for me immediate comfort normal sizing and a really secure feel and they fit under textile trousers as well as over leathers well pleased with them.

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2020, 20:41:12 »
I liked the look of the Sidi's but they just weren't comfortable so I ended up buying the TCX Baja Gore-Tex boots which were more comfortable (wider). Not quite the level of protection as the Sidis but I'm happy with them.

I liked the look of the Forma boots but they only come with a 2 year warranty on the waterproofing where as Gore-Tex is lifetime, which steered me away from them.

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2020, 23:09:12 »
I had a pair of Forma Adventure boots on my RTW trip. 14 months of wearing every day (nearly), and 37,000 miles in all terrain. Saved my legs when I crashed and comfortable to walk about in when not on the bike.

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2020, 09:37:17 »
Thanks for heads up people. Went to sports bike shop in Leeds yesterday and spent a good 2 hours trying on various different boots.
Came away with the Forma adventure high leg in black and at £169.99 I’m happy.

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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2020, 10:05:22 »
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Re: New boots needed
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 18:00:28 »
tcx touring boots-excellent.