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Old 03-28-2003, 04:42 AM   #11
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Now there's an idea! Grind a hole in my skull to expose the steel plate. Nice tip!
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Old 03-28-2003, 05:23 AM   #12
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You hang around the local biker bar with the steel inserts in all your gear showing, plus the exposed steel plate in your head, and it is pretty likely that no Highwayman wannabe is gonna f#ck with you! Not even if you chose to ride that Kawasaki atrocity cycle.



That would really set off that Max Max, post apocalypse, rat-bike look. Surprised nobody thought of it before.



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Old 03-28-2003, 05:33 AM   #13
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I had the same issue with the steel-toed Red Wings I had to wear on the cement-plant construction site I worked at a few years ago. Between the heavy Vibram (tm) sole and the thick toe box, making quick gearchanges on my Ducati was a challenge. After trying it a few days, I started leaving my work boots at the site and changing after I got there.



Probably would have been just fine on a cruiser, and maybe on my old BMW, but didn't work for sh!t on the Duc.



Otherwise, they are great boots and last forever.



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Old 03-28-2003, 06:33 AM   #14
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Just remember to avoid getting too near any power lines or microwave ovens.
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Old 03-28-2003, 06:35 AM   #15
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Well, don't forget that these are made by the Brits.



Maybe they're a big hit amongst British soccer fans.
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Old 03-28-2003, 07:27 AM   #16
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I have never been in the military, so excuse my ignorance on this, but are the type you are describing the same kind that are available at an Army surplus store? How much is a pair?
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Old 03-28-2003, 07:31 AM   #17
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Does anyone ACTUALLY know someone who had their toes cut off from wearing steel-toe boots? Not know someone who knew someone, who's brother had it happen to them, or read about some guy in the paper. I mean actually personally know the person it happened to. I just can't see how this could happen in a motorcycle accident where the person wouldn't end up losing their foot anyway.
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:07 AM   #18
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Yeah man, stay away from them micro-waves with a steel plate in your head, it'll make you ***** your pants and forget who you are for half an hour. Or so I've heard.
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:22 AM   #19
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I bought my first pair of Docs(1880s) the standard eight-eye boots, in the Spring of 1994.

I still wear them, and they are fine.

But recently, Doc Martens lost their military contract, and some frinds of mine claim that the quality is not quite there on the more recent examples. Still good boots, but not 8- or 10- or 12-year boots anymore.



I'll worry about it when mine shows signs of wear.
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:28 AM   #20
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I've got one better. The G.I. boots are inexpensive (relatively), but I have found a vastly superior (and BDU compliant) alternative...



HiTec Magnum "Storm" boots are lace-up, padded ankle, vibram soled, and WATERPROOF (with "sympatex" lining)!



They cost $99 at the Navy Exchange.



Yeah, they are military/police looking, but I'd imagine someone could figure out how to chrome them.



I ride my Sprint ST to work at the base, and the boots are supremely comfortable, and are no problem shifting.



Only negative is the shifter scuffmark on the toe.
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