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Every time these come up, same thing I always say - DO NOT WEAR UNARMORED BOOTS ON YOUR MOTORCYCLE IF YOU LIKE BEING ABLE TO WALK.
You ever just take a 500lb weight and drop it on your toes? No? Can you imagine what will happen? That's what one of your feet's gonna have to deal with if you drop your bike on a slide. Lord forbid you get your foot under your frame sliders. God almighty I have seen some *wrecked* feet.
Wear armored boots. Kevlar on your feet is LAUGHABLE. You can get good looking armored "streetwear" boots, check revzilla and /r/motorcycles!
Hi Kaleb or Komali_2,
To be honest I am a bit confused, my apologies. You start you comment with don't wear under armored boots but you conclude with get armored"streetwear" boots at revzilla. We have the exact same protection (sad fact: literally from the same factory) as rev'it and alpinestar. We had a meeting with Revzilla in Dec about getting our 2018 line in their warehouse.
I understand that you dont like Kevlar in boots and that is fine, however we are the first to pull this off in a motorcycle boot and have secured the patent on this. this allows us to be the first to develop a kevlar reinforced gortex adventure boot, which we hope will change the comfort of adventure riding forever.
To be straight forward with you, most of our customer are long time riders and know what its like wearing heavily armored boots day in and day out. We don't pretend to be a track day armored boot I think nearly all of us already have'em (flash back to my GSXR big bore kit days). we Build boots because we want to ride whenever we feel like it, and we are tired of having to do wardrobe changes to ride to a restaurant.
If this isnt who you are and you don't get our style.... thats cool. Were just glad you found riding too.
Overkill response homie. These boots are damn tough. And they are aimed at riders who've been riding a long time. Over 30 years in my case. These boots will do a lot more for protection than most so-called "streetwear" style boots. Plus they look fantastic on top of being uber tough.
Also, you'll want coverage of your ankles. A lot of injuries/breaks come from that joint in particular during a crash.
Long and short of all this is that your gear should exist to protect you when you crash, not just make you look cool beforehand. As an experienced rider (5+ years) I would never be able to recommend these.
Exactly - the claim that these are motorcycle boots is laughable. Where's the toe protection? Where's the ankle protection? A pair of high-top basketball shoes will provide just as much crush protection as these boots will. Should Nike start calling Air Jordan's motorcycling shoes?
I want to like these boots - I really do like the style - but the lack of actual crush protection just makes these another regular leather boot. I ride without proper footwear all the time but at least I'm not out here claiming my Adidas skate shoes will protect me from anything other than dust tickling my toes.