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  • #1209
    Scott Baxter
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Just curious, what types of boots are you guys wearing for your rides? I am seeing every ride it seems has a few up to waist deep river crossings. Somehow I think my leather Velcro boots aren’t going to do the trick.

    #1212
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I’m wearing some relatively cheap Moto-x boots at the moment but I need a new pair as the sole has shagged out from the knobs on the footpegs. If you are doing waist deep water crossings I doubt anything except a pair of fishing waders are going to keep the water out.

    #1214
    Scott Baxter
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Seems like every video up on your site has a waist deep river crossing doesnt it? I havent done those before, but just trying to have the proper equipment

    #1215
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    There’s a lot of water crossings in the videos but I can only think of one that has a waist high crossing, most are only ankle to axle deep.

    #1225
    Box.a.Bits
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW R80 G/S, R100GS & M72 Sidecar, Gilera Runner ST200
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I have Forma Adventure boots that have a waterproof liner inside. Unfortunately 3 or 4 years of use have degraded this (it leaks now). The downside of waterproof liners is that if you do get wet, then they retain the water for much longer.

    The trade off between Adventure boots or MX boots is that MX boots make walking harder work. But they offer better protection, & are better if you stand on your pegs for any length of time.

    #7018
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I need to update my boots, my current pair are Fly Trekker MX boots and my Pivot Pegz have worn right through the sole to the metal shank.

    I’m looking at Adventure boots but my budget is very much at the lower end of the scale, currently I’m considering 2 different models

    Falco 411 Mixton – Adventure/Touring Boots $ 299

    http://www.cycletreads.co.nz/products/1932-falco_adventure_boots/11460-falco_411_mixton_adventuretour.aspx

    Gaerne Adventure (Dual Sport) Boots $359
    http://www.cycletreads.co.nz/products/1297-gaerne_adventure_riding_boots/5175-gaerne_adventure_dual_sport_bo.aspx

    What are you using and do you have any experience of these 2 models?

    #7026
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Torpoedo 7 have a Online only Clearance on AXO Freedom Adventure WP Boots at $200

    https://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/3ABWXN3FA/title/axo-freedom-adventure-wp-boots

    #7033
    Richard Harvey
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW F650GS Twin
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I have used these boots, army lace up style, they do not leak, when you lace them up the tongue seals up the front and you get a good seal around your leg. I bought them about 3 years ago on TM second hand for $60.00.
    They were used in Northern India through many water crossings, many times having to help others through.
    They are a bit dirty from the last 2 rides. But nugget them up and dubbin if you know your going to get wet.
    Even in the heaviest rain the driest part of my body is always my feet.
    All these fancy $300.00 boots with clips, or soft fronts never work the same as laces.
    Plus these a flexible and you can walk distance in them comfortably.
    Hope this helps.

    #7034
    Richard Harvey
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW F650GS Twin
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Opps pics tobig

    #7039
    Jimmy With 2 Eyes
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    I have Forma Cape Horn Adventure boot’s eh’ they work well for me eszii to walk in to by the way!!!! They could do with a better inner but apart from that I’m happii with em’

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    #7084
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @Facebook – Jimiwith2eyes said:
    I have Forma Cape Horn Adventure boot’s eh’ they work well for me eszii to walk in to by the way!!!! They could do with a better inner but apart from that I’m happii with em’

    They look like great boots but too expensive for me Jimmi. A the moment I’m going to try and get a pair of the Gaerne Adventure boots.

    #7090
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Here’s a handy boot sizing chart and info

    #7196
    Hadrian Haine
    Participant
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    I have lizards skinz pads so shin protectionand ankle support are all built-in to them along with nknee pads… but have been thinking of some thing better than combats (highly recommended value for money) or steel toe steel, shanked gumboots under leggings in the wet.
    So am following this thread.

    #7198
    Removed User
    Member
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Timberland Pro Boots from USA – 8 inches high, steel caps and full grain leather.
    Perfect for ADV riding.
    Landed here in New Zealand for less than $90! Second hand, almost new from eBay.
    I am happy with them. They are bloody awesome.
    Not heavy either.
    When you stop you have a comfy boot that can be walked around in and on the trails you have a boot that will not slip when pushing the bike if required…
    Why pay those stupidly expensive prices for boots especially when the dollar is precious amongst us.

    #7461
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @Eddieb said:
    Gaerne Adventure (Dual Sport) Boots $359
    http://www.cycletreads.co.nz/products/1297-gaerne_adventure_riding_boots/5175-gaerne_adventure_dual_sport_bo.aspx

    I ended up with a pair of the Gaerne Adventure boots, they seem pretty comfy so far.

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