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ideas for riding shoes.

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by mtxsub, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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    Hi TW I am looking at boots online and they are to bulky and wont work when i go to school so is it ok if i ride short distance with my vans on and tuck the laces in to not get caught in the chain or sprocket.
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  2. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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    What are you riding? you said boots so I take it motorcycle and not bike. What's your price range?
     
  3. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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    thats all i do, i tuck my laces in so it doesnt get caught.

    i have a cheap pair of walmart boots that i dont like wearing because they are super bulky and can barely fit under my shifter.
     
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  4. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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    5100's all around with the fronts set at 1.75" 1" readylift blocks in the back. antenna X shorty antenna. smittybilt step sides. MKW M19 satin black wheels 17x8.5 plasti dip'd front emblem and hood scoop.
    you're going to be pretty hurting if you bail with those things on.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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    Dude^ you need some boots bo, you ever seen somebody's foot literally dangling from a tendon?
     
  6. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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    i hate wearing proper gear, especially in this heat. it was 107 today. i just cant wear long pants jacket and boots and gloves on this hot of a day.

    i usually ride with shorts and a t shirt, and yes i will regret it so much if and when i go down.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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    thats the issue with me shifting with big clown shoes on. i feel vans will be ok to ride the 2 miles to the destination.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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  9. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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    It's your life your choice.. Some people gotta learn the hard way. Hope you don't tho. I'd rather be sweating my balls off any day, then if I went down getting chewed up to the bone like I was thrown in a meat grinder. .
     
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    You don't have to leave the parking lot for something to happen.. There's plenty of boots you could feel comfortable riding in, Alpinestars, SIDI, Shift to name a couple.
     
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    i really only 'squid' it when im around town, if im going for an hour + ride on the interstate i will most certainly wear all my gear because i can stay semi cool going 80mph, but when its stop and go traffic i will literally have a heat stroke if i gear up

    going to edit my post now and remove that pic to not get bashed anymore LOL
     
  12. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:05 AM
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    i learned on my dirt bike about road rash never again just a dc shirt and helmet. but im going to get the proper gloves helmet pants few jackets leather and some ones for summer rideing and for long rides a full leathers would be nice.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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    good choice, you'll feel a lot safer as well.
    proper riding boots, although awkward and uncomfortable at first, is the way to go. not walmart hiking boots, but actually riding boots. check around for used leathers and boots off racers or ex racers.
     
  14. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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    alpinestar has some lepracaun looking slim boots hmm maybe.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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    Nobody's bashing you bo, but some peoples been around and seen some things. Just looking out trying to encourage you to wear some boots and gear.
    It pays to be smart when you ride, no matter how long you been riding, or how good you are, accidents can always happen.
    And don't get the "mesh" crap , you go down with that, you'll be getting plastic that melted into your skin dug out. Stick with good leathers.
     
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    italian leather boots? look good and im sure they are comfy their only going to be like 300$
     
  17. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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  18. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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    ouch well im feeling the boots alittle more now but the vans will have to do going to school.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    I loved my alpine stars one-o-one's for a casual boot.

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    Can wear all day comfortably. And no matter how hot it gets helmet, boots, gloves and jeans are minimum for me. It really isn't much hotter without them.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    Why do you guys think the distance or time you ride will make a difference. A crash after a 10 minute ride 2 miles from your house will get you just as bashed and broken as a crash 100 miles away. It's your life and literally your skin, but holy sheet dude, a crash in those shoes is going to make you hate yourself.

    Seriously, try this one day, lay on the driveway or the road in shorts and a tee shirt and make a snow angel for a few minutes. Now tell me how your arms and legs feel.....that's just a minor way of experiencing the pain that a 20 or 30 mph get off on the bike will be like.

    If it's too hot for me to ride with my gear I just won't ride, simple as that.
     
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