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Alaskan18724 03-07-2007 12:59 PM

Re: Sport Touring Boot Question
Concur. Stick with Corcoran, Matterhorn or Danner and you won't go wrong. None of that glued-on sole nonsense--keep the uppers shined and they'll outlast several soles. Also, I'd recommend the heavyweight versions without side zippers. Take a few minutes to lace them up properly, and you've got perfect fit, all-day comfort, and nobody will laugh at you. If they do, kick 'em square.

Alaskan18724 03-07-2007 01:01 PM

Re: Sport Touring Boot Question
Those look great. I'm going to try a pair.

manalagi001 03-07-2007 01:29 PM

Re: Sport Touring Boot Question
I have a unique and very helpful option for you to check out, whether you're looking for boots or have a funny-shaped foot: Westco. They make boots of the highest quality here in the USA, and they'll make them CUSTOM for your foot. They also make official boots for a number of police forces. I have a couple of pair and the regular 10-eyelet steel-toe Jobmaster workboot is my favorite boot for street riding. They're kind of old-skool looking in a Mert Lawmill kind of way (all they need is a steel shoe) but the fit is custom-perfect and the quality is outstanding.


Not only are the boots second to none-- the fit is perfect, as they custom make them just for you. Plus, you can specify waterproof leather and other options to get just the right boot for your needs.

schizuki 03-07-2007 02:19 PM

Re: Jump!
"The 80Â’s rock bands did not age well at all."

Except for Jon Bon Jovi, that bastard. Sets the bar WAY too high for us forty-somethings. He must have one ugly-ass portrait in his attic.

(kpaul, pdad will explain that one to you if you ask nicely.)

balpo 03-07-2007 05:22 PM

Re: Sport Touring Boot Question
Bates Leather Fast Lane, they no longer come in a narrow B width on the website, but they will make custom width. or if you have short feet get the ladies model which is narrower. But, try them on first or get them custom made. It is cheaper in the long run and a good boot is rebuildable.

But, you may need custom width. Boots that don't fit suck. And too many are only for wide wide feet.

seruzawa 03-07-2007 07:14 PM

Re: Jump!
He must have sold his soul to the devil.

I think Heather Locklear sold hers too.

Spudly Guy 03-07-2007 10:22 PM

Re: Sport Touring Boot Question
I have yet to find anything that don't look to me like ugly padded rainboots out of the early 60's (IE: hideously gay in bright shades of red, blue and/or yellow) , or choo-choo train engineer style Harley boots with gaudy buckles with "pimp my ride" chrome highlights. Gag! Why can't manufacturers like Sidi, Alpinestars or Icon incorprate real style into their designs and still make a safe rugged riding boot? For now I will stick with steel-toe'd Vibram sole'd basic leather workboots with mid or high tops- ... and save a fortune. To each their own. Good luck.

seruzawa 03-08-2007 04:42 AM

Re: Sport Touring Boot Question
I already wear safe rugged riding boots and so do you. There no reason to pay way too much for boots just because some company labels them "motorcycle boots" while in reality they are no better for riding than any decent work boot.

DaveFla 03-08-2007 07:44 AM

Re: Sport Touring Boot Question

I also own a pair of AGV Sport Touring boots and have some comments about them, though they probably won't help the original poster.</p>

My pair will be seven years old this May. I only wear them for short trips/commuting due to the minimal armor. But I consider them to be the best-kept secret in a sub-$150 boot, and some of the best money I've spent on gear. The fit and feel was moccasin-like right out of the box, and far too comfortable for walking. I'm always tempted to leave them on instead of changing into the shoes I keep at the office. I've been caught twice in thunderstorms but had dry boots, with the exception of what my socks wicked in. My only complaint is that the plastic shifter pad lost a small chunk, probably due to a crack near the stitching holes. </p>

For fitting/sizing, I found that the sizes might run a little big. I wear a US 10D (so a 44 usually fits in most Euro sizes) but my AGVs are a 43.</p>

Blade-Rider 03-08-2007 08:01 AM

Re: Sport Touring Boot Question
Check out the Prexport line....

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