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    Dirty boots

    I need some, but first I need to be educated. What should I look for, or avoid?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    What are you looking to do with them?

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    Look for pricey...maybe adv style if you want comfier

    Avoid cheap (feels like clogs)

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    What are you looking to do with them?
    Flog the 620 in local woods until trip south in a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oVTo View Post
    Flog the 620 in local woods until EPIC trip south in a few weeks.

    Fixed that for you!

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    Re: Dirty boots

    http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/Fo...-Boots-Offroad
    Something like this is versatile and have better all day comfort than a full on MX boot. Yet still provide good support and protection

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Don't know anything about the multipurpose boots but if you want full MX boots my experience is that Gaerne boots are very protective, very comfortable and last a good while. I specifically have the SG10 model.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    SG10 x 2. Love that boot, and they are made in Italy, not China like everything else. BRAP.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    My shortlist includes the Gaerne and Sidi boots. Still haven't pulled the trigger though.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    The sg10 and sidi crossfire are the industry standard.
    The gaerne is considerably less expensive, but has less replacable parts.

    Buy quality boots. Stay away from the a* tech 3, because they'll be spent by the time you go on your trip.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Gaerne SG10 for me as well.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    What size boot?

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    Re: Dirty boots

    I bought MX boots and they have air vents. I do trail riding and I go thru big puddles and such and my feet end up wet. I didn't realize that when I bought them. Just a heads up if that helps.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    SG12's here... i call them Dirty Slippers. best boots i've ever owned, comfy from Day 1. BUT, the biggest let down... water.

    a friend of mine wears Sidi Agueda's and loves them. nice mix of DS/Off-Road construction. imagine Crossfire 2s without the superTech or superPrice.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Quote Originally Posted by Trouble View Post
    What size boot?
    It might depend on the brand, but probably a 12.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Thanks for the replies, good info here. I'm looking for a boot fit for the woods more than a MX track, and not vented to keep my feet dry. I had Gaerne street boots and they quickly fell apart, but I picked up some for the track and love 'em. Maybe I'll check out Cycle Gear after work. Not sure what they have in stock, but online they carry Fox, Gaerne, sidi, A*, Thor, etc.

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    For the woods I'd be looking for a boot with a stiff sole (like the SG10) that will protect your foot from being crushed if caught between the bike and a tree or rock.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    I'm an A* fan, mostly because I have had great luck with them, they fit awesome and are comfortable. I've also always had the higher end Tech8 and 10 series, so not sure what their lesser models are like. Mt Tech 8's are vented, if fact I think they are called Tech8 Light, and I thought the regular Tech8 was not vented? I also have an older pair of Tech10's that are not vented. I use these if I know it's going to be wet, because they keep my feet dry with normal riding....and if I don't fall or stop in the middle of a water crossing. The removable bootie in the tech 8 and 10's is the trick in my opinion to keeping the funk smell out that everyone complains about. Just pull them out, toss them in with the wash, and always have clean and fresh feet.
    One thing to keep in mind, none of them are fully water proof and most are only semi water proof up to the ankle. Over the boot riding pants are one of the best ways to help keep your feet dry...or duct tape the top of your boot to your pants if your pants go inside the boot

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Quote Originally Posted by oVTo View Post
    It might depend on the brand, but probably a 12.
    Yeah, sorry. I have a pair that was given to me that are too big but they aren't Sasquatch size.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Tried the Fox Comp5 (size 12) and A* Tech 7s (11 & 12, neither one was quite right) at Cycle Gear today. There seemed to be a big difference in quality, but the tech 7s were nearly 2x the price. The didn't have any Gaerne's in stock. does anyone know if the Gaerne off road boot sizing runs about the same as their race boot sizing? I found some SG10s for less than the Tech 7s and was thinking about ordering them today.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Another Gaerne SG-10 fan here. I had A*'s for years, but they just never held up and they all leaked water *badly* from day 1. My SG-10's are now a year old, and they are still very waterproof.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    motorcyclecloseouts.com has some great deals.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Never worn the Gaerne race boots but I wear a size 13 shoe/normal boot and my 13 Gaernes fit me very well.

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    Re: Dirty boots

    The SG10 is waterproof?

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    Re: Dirty boots

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    The SG10 is waterproof?
    As waterproof as any other normal dirtbike boot. But not necessarily like a pair of waterproof street boots type waterproof.

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