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Old 12-08-13, 11:13 AM   #1
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anyone had any experience with similar boots to these?



I've already got Sidi courier boots but would like something a bit lighter but am concerned about safety etc...

thoughts?
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Old 12-08-13, 11:17 AM   #2
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i've no idea about safety but surely if they weren't very safe you wouldn't see the likes of sidi and alpinestars making them? they look so nice though! and think i may have to get myself a pair aswell
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Old 12-08-13, 11:21 AM   #3
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weise and others do them also, not sure on their quality and endurance etc...

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Old 12-08-13, 11:24 AM   #4
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i like the alpinestar ones actually almost resemble sparco racing shoe thingys
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Old 12-08-13, 11:36 AM   #5
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If I were to wear a pair of these I'd be making sure my leather trousers had shin protection.
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Old 12-08-13, 11:46 AM   #6
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+1

If Stu had been wearing something like that when he hit that fence post I doubt he'd enough shin left to pin together.
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Old 12-08-13, 12:46 PM   #7
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hmmm ok, i think i will just live with with what i have got.
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Old 13-08-13, 08:27 AM   #8
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I own a pair of those exact alpinestar boots. Very comfortable for walking and I think they are an acceptable compromise for around town/low speed. Normally wear them with kevlar jeans so I can just jump off and walk around and they just feel like normal shoes. Obviously they lack the protection of proper boots but I think the main benefits are abrasion protection the sole wont crush easily, therefore hopefully neither would your foot!

Nice to have, but they were a bit expensive for the limited use they get.
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Old 13-08-13, 09:14 AM   #9
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Yeah they're awesome... If you want to look like my mate Jamie







I wouldn't go near them after seeing what A total lack of ankle protection gets you
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Old 13-08-13, 09:39 AM   #10
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OUCH!

nuff said! my Sidi boots it is then 100% of the time!
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