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    Hi guys, I posted on wd forum as well but I require a bit more feedback.


    I am currently in the market for some booties I Intend to use for adventure style riding. I like the MX style boots and I am looking at a pair of one of the following and would greatly appreciate some advice, comments ect.


    BMW Rallye GS Pro Boots - 4,331.03
    GAERNE S11 G REACT GOODYEAR - 4199.95
    GAERNE SG10 MX BOOTS - 5999.95
    I Quite like all of them, I am however struggling to find reviews on the BMW boot. The SG is great, comfy and instills confidence, but is the extra 2K justified? The BM boot is good looking but there are a million reviews on the React and it is a very successful boot.


    Also if I should not look at MX style boots, what alternatives do you suggest.


    Thanks

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    Also ask them for advice on wearing them in...Other than riding in them...

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    I dont know off road boots per se, but in a road race boot the primary function would be to stop your foot from twisting outside of it's natural range of movement e.g more than about 45 degrees to either side or 80 degrees downwards. If your boot can be folded over at the ankle it isnt going to stop your own ankle doing the same in an accident

    Also check how much twist you can get at the ankle area. I stopped at a bike accident last week and the guy had snapped his leg just above the ankle...... was wearing shoes.
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    Have a look at the SIDI Adventure boots.

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    Thanks guys I truly appreciate the replies. ill most definitely investigate the SIDIs. Any MX style boot riding tips?

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    I haven't ridden off road in years so correct me if I am wrong. Back in the dark ages MX boots had a smooth sole and Enduro / Adventure boots a treaded sole. So to ride in an adventure setting you wouldn't want an MX boot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave31 View Post
    I haven't ridden off road in years so correct me if I am wrong. Back in the dark ages MX boots had a smooth sole and Enduro / Adventure boots a treaded sole. So to ride in an adventure setting you wouldn't want an MX boot?
    IMO you are correct about the sole, just got adventure boots myself ( I bought Gaerne but in hindsight would've spent the extrat few $$ on SIDI ).
    Also you will at some stage on an " Adventure " need to get off and walk a bit, i believe this will not be to pleasent in MX boots. I stand to be corrected as i have never used nor owned MX boots, just based on my own research!

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    Guys does anyone know where I can get the sidi adventures? Not finding them anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rec0il View Post
    Guys does anyone know where I can get the sidi adventures? Not finding them anywhere.
    Anywhere in Johannesburg would be great.

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    RecOil, don't see what bike you have.
    Sometimes on road bikes, the gear lever is close to the footpeg, making it difficult to change gears if wearing MX boots. One ends up changing gears with the tip of the sole.
    So check out whether you can fit the MX boot into a gear position.

    Secondly, I wear Gaerne Adventures, mainly because they have a fat sole, and have adjustable clips / velcro rather velcro/zips. i have seen boots go awol in wipeouts so I'm concerned that velcor/zips (especially those short zips) can not keep the boot on your foot when you need it to.
    The robust clips gives me a sense of security, valid or not.

    I actually used to wrap a velcro strip around my old zip boots just for added stick! maybe overkill, but it made me feel better.
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    I have a pair of Forma's for sale (identical to the BMW GS Boot)... size 9

    http://forum.thinkbike.co.za/showthr...Adventure-gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendon View Post
    I have a pair of Forma's for sale (identical to the BMW GS Boot)... size 9

    http://forum.thinkbike.co.za/showthr...Adventure-gear
    Thanks they seem awesome but my feet are a tad large, size 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 747 View Post
    RecOil, don't see what bike you have.
    Sometimes on road bikes, the gear lever is close to the footpeg, making it difficult to change gears if wearing MX boots. One ends up changing gears with the tip of the sole.
    So check out whether you can fit the MX boot into a gear position.

    Secondly, I wear Gaerne Adventures, mainly because they have a fat sole, and have adjustable clips / velcro rather velcro/zips. i have seen boots go awol in wipeouts so I'm concerned that velcor/zips (especially those short zips) can not keep the boot on your foot when you need it to.
    The robust clips gives me a sense of security, valid or not.

    I actually used to wrap a velcro strip around my old zip boots just for added stick! maybe overkill, but it made me feel better.
    Hi 747, I ride a 1200gs. Thanks for the advice, I like the G adventures but they seem a bit floppy wen compared to the sidi adventure and obviously more so against the mx boot, am I being paranoid? I don't plan on falling and having a truck run over my legs, but when I do I would like to think I did my best.

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