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    Comfortable dry riding boots, what do you like and why?

    I am looking to buy a pair of boots to use riding both my bikes, I ride a NC700x and a Goldwing.

    I am looking for comfort while riding as well as walking, I am not a super aggressive offroad rider, but would like good protection for the occasional off road drop.

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    Senior Member Comfortable dry riding boots, what do you like and why? GgarryP's Avatar
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    Tour Master Epic Boots. I wear them year round. Comfy on and off the bike. Good protection. They also have a ventilated version.
    Tour Master Epic Boots - RevZilla

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    Senior Member Comfortable dry riding boots, what do you like and why? GregC's Avatar
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    Iíve worn First Gear Kili High boots for about 2 years now and love them. Dry in downpours, not too hot in summer, decent protection, and comfy for a bit of off bike walking.

    Firstgear Kili Hi WP Boots - RevZilla



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    This is simple. Forma Adventure Low riding boots. I am not off in the woods or single-track riding, so these have been the best boot purchase I have made since getting the bike. They are as comfortable as my hiking boots and have kept my feet dry through many a rain storm.

    Forma Adventure Low Boots - RevZilla
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    Tourmaster Solution WP Air and Tourmaster Solution 2.0 WP, one of each for winter and summer use.
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    Twenty years ago I bought a pair of BMW GorTex lined touring boots, I believe made by Sidi. I'm on my third set of soles with about 150,000 miles on the boots. They are looking pretty used now. You get what you pay for.

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    Senior Member Comfortable dry riding boots, what do you like and why? dduelin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy da vig View Post
    Twenty years ago I bought a pair of BMW GorTex lined touring boots, I believe made by Sidi. I'm on my third set of soles with about 150,000 miles on the boots. They are looking pretty used now. You get what you pay for.
    I agree in large part with this sentiment but in my case I get 3 or 4 years/60 or 70,000 miles out of a pair of very comfortable $100 boots before the soles are too worn or a boot springs a leak. I wear orthotic dress shoes and need comfortable supportive shoes and it's hard to believe that these cheap boots feel that good. One pair was replaced under warranty. I recently bought the 4th pair in 13 years.
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    I still use these Alpinestars Roam 2 WP Boots - RevZilla I wear them daily for commuting now finishing their 4th season. They are a slimmer style of boot. The sole is more flexible so there is less of a duck walk compared to something with a steel plate in the sole. I find them a little warm when it is really hot. No real issues down to freezing. The water proof membrane started breaking down in season 2-3...outside of warranty. I have squeezed more life out of them using the Nikwax Leather Restorer as recommended by Apline Stars customer service.

    At the time of purchase I was a new rider so trying to get good value on my setup. I don't regret buying them but when they wear out I will get a better boot. Most likely with Goretex but will make the decision when required. Not sure if I want sport, touring or adv boot yet...time will tell.

    Good luck with your search. I buy my gear from local stores so I can confirm the fit and support them.

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    Senior Member Comfortable dry riding boots, what do you like and why? SilverRocket's Avatar
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    Just wondering, has anyone has ever found a pair of Sidi boots to be comfortable enough off the bike?

    I have a pair of the Fusion Airs that work great for SoCal riding and have held up well for almost 4 years now, but I can't stand in them for very long, even with inserts. I just got a new pair of gel inserts to try and will be cutting them to fit this weekend.

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    After many years of Tourmaster and Sidi (and satisfied with both), I recently bought a pair of Gaerne Aquatech boots. Italian made and a little pricey but the most comfortable ďtallĒ motorcycle boot Iíve ever slipped a foot into. Comfortable enough for walking around in as well.


    Iím supposed to respect my elders, but itís getting harder and harder for me to find one now ..

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