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Old 03-27-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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After some unfortunate first hand experience crashing in Doc Marten lace-ups, I can tell you that they WILL hold up to whatever abuse a street crash can dish out. However, if you have the money, buy a pair of RedWings. The quality is better, they will last longer, and at least in my case, they are more comfortable.
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Old 03-27-2003, 04:26 PM   #2
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I have a pair of Doc's steel toes that I used to wear riding to work. The biggest complaint I had was that the toe on the stupid things was so tall, it made it hard to shift. I adjusted the shifter, and then it felt goofy with my normal riding boots. Oh, and I completely agree with the comment on Red Wing boots. In my honest opinion, they are the best all purpose boots you can buy (and it will cost you).
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:24 PM   #3
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I just want to let you know how grateful I am for those wallpaper-sized shots of boots...you know they're going to be my desktop background from now on. woohoo!
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Old 03-28-2003, 12:48 AM   #4
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Steel toed boots are the best way to chop off your toes in a fall. Just ask any emergency room doc whose had to inform his motorcycle patient that he now sports a shoe size two sizes smaller.







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Old 03-28-2003, 01:57 AM   #5
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I have no idea why anyone would want new boots that allready have a hole in them, waddya want to show off the steel toe or something?....beats me?
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Old 03-28-2003, 02:35 AM   #6
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These boots look stupid! Kinda like acid-washed jeans...
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Old 03-28-2003, 02:48 AM   #7
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Let's see: Toe-severing steel box, no upper padding in the bony ankle area, a hole already worn through the toe. Sounds like a wise investment for a fool's money.



Now, just for fun, go out in the garage, get a ball peen hammer and smack one of them ankle bones. No cost and all the pain. Quite a deal.
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Old 03-28-2003, 02:54 AM   #8
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I got some steel elbow inserts for my fringed arm chaps and I thought that was cool. I never thought of the "exposed steel" look though. Gotta get the grinder out, or fall asleep in the gutter again and have the raccoons gnaw a hole in the elbow. Then I can get the steel inserts for the knees and shoulder, a set of these boots, and go for that Mad Max look. I will RULE Tuesday bike night at the bar!
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:26 AM   #9
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Best riding boots I ever had were my issue combat boots. They lasted through more crap than you can shake a stick at, went through two re-soleings before they gave up the ghost. I replaced them with a new pair 10 years ago and they're still going strong on the first re-soling.



Plus they don't have the gum soles that melt if you accidentally put your foot against the exhaust pipe.
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:28 AM   #10
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Do the steel inserts in your armchaps match the steel plate in your skull, from all those years of helmetless riding?
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