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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 09:06

i look ate 4 different kind of boots short and high ones
leather or plastic
What is better and what you have. After my last crash i need something to protect my ankle tongue
So need advice Smile

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Post  Rosco Wed Aug 08 2012, 10:01

Wet feet aren't nice so I'd always try and go for something that claims to be waterproof.

I got a pair at the Scottish motorcycle show that look a bit like the big Sidi ones in terms of add on plastic protection but cost under £70 I seem to remember. They tested waterproof enough for me in NI at Big Mick.

How much extra protection these plastic bit offer I'm not sure - I guess they spread the impact area which must help a bit.

You could always consider 2nd hand ones on ebay for example. Might get top quality ones for rock bottom price.

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Post  stretchie_ Wed Aug 08 2012, 10:10

Going just off the looks, out of all of them I would only look at the bottom row (personal choice, I'd like the support they offer up the leg incase of accident).

Out of the two on the bottom row I would personally go for the bottom right, the black ones.

I loved my Sidi's but they have loads of holes in them for water to get in to, which is fine for summer boots but who are we kidding. The black ones look more water resistant and probably water proof boots, I can't tell you how pleased I am since I got my waterproof boots, and as a bonus, they black ones look a lot less 'messy' than the Sidi's, too much going on with the Sidi's
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Post  ellie Wed Aug 08 2012, 11:27

I had a pair of these first and they were spot on, but when I came off at 15-20 mph it broke the zip.
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Then Santa bought me these... and they're spot on, I like the support they give, they're waterproof and easy to get on and off becasue its just a zip up the back. I think they were about £120 but would be rude to ask green smile
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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 11:32

Ellie 250£
ebay --> LINK
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Post  0ldcat Wed Aug 08 2012, 11:35

1. link . . . Have a look at these tomcom.

2. link . . . Or these . . .
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Post  SteveCat Wed Aug 08 2012, 11:43

I'm also with the bottom right TCX's. The zip worries me though, might let in the water. I'm not big on the plastic fixtures, especially on boots.

Mine are as plain as you can get, just leather and the rubber sole. People do worry about ankle support on them as there are no visible add on's. The leather is so thick I don't think anything else is needed. This is what they look like, but warning they are not cheap.

When I had my off, my leg was caught under the bike. I had no issues with my feet or legs. The boots and leather trousers worked well. The problem was with my jacket, it has hard plastic shoulder guards - looks the business, but in reality made my injury worse. When my shoulder hit the road all the energy was transferred through that plastic cap.
Sometimes being rigid is good other times some flexibility would be better.
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Post  ellie Wed Aug 08 2012, 11:43

I dont know if ALDI's or LIDL's have motorbike stuff on the shelfs still? Because they do a pair that look OK and are waterproof for £30-40

They look something like this...

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Post  JDM Wed Aug 08 2012, 13:47

I can vouch for bottom left sidi boots as I wear them, superbly comfortable, custom fitting and actually pretty good in wet weather to in all fairness!

But after reading your other thread can't understand why looking at £300 boots and £40 helmet?? Would put more towards helmet and bit less on decent boots!!

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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 13:59

its pic only to show different look of boots. leather or plastic. long or short
i dont want to spend too much on boots no more them 100, and helmet no more then 80
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Post  Snowcat Wed Aug 08 2012, 17:16

I bought a pair of HG (R.I.P) pro sport following a recommendation from a bike mag, cost £120 new, supremely comfortable and waterproof but having had them less than a year I've got to say they aren't very durable, the sole has virtually worn away and I'll be needing a new pair soon, my mate swears by Alpinestars but they are well over £250!! Found these link and they look like a pretty good entry level boot.
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Post  weasley Wed Aug 08 2012, 18:03

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:its pic only to show different look of boots. leather or plastic. long or short
i dont want to spend too much on boots no more them 100, and helmet no more then 80

You value your feet more than your head??!
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Post  mrfrance Wed Aug 08 2012, 18:35

Your better off getting something like these (what I have) and throwing extra money towards a better lid!
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Post  Guest Wed Aug 08 2012, 18:51

Out of your 4 choose's I would go for the sidi high ones for looks and from what I hear they are a great pair of boots
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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 20:15

i did have 3 crash last 2 years and 1 helmet was 120 £
next one was 35. and the one last week was 45
and i cant see difference in them all land in the bin after crash
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Post  mrfrance Wed Aug 08 2012, 20:24

Perhaps some stabilisers might be on the agenda? Lol... In all seriousness you don't know how serious the next one might be, touch wood you never have to experience one again! You can't put a price on your head,if you have to then don't price it so low!
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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 20:29

so how much i have to spend for boot and helmet?
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Post  mrfrance Wed Aug 08 2012, 20:32

You can stay within your budget just spend less on the boots and more on the lid
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Post  Guest Wed Aug 08 2012, 20:48

On the helmet front I would set a price and get hurting the the best safety rated one, I had the same problem at being of the year. I wanted to change my helmet with cost me £100 and was 3 out of 5 on the saftey rating. I changed it for a £40 helmets with was 4 out of 5 saftey rated. As the store owner said the differnce in price is because of the design on the lid.

Since that I have been online and seen 5 star rated lids for £70

So have a good look about before you buy
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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 20:51

there is other topic about helmet Smile i put my post about 65£ 5 star
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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 21:06

i pound 2 nice one
please advice what is better
-> 1. Link (ebay) £64.99
-> 2. Link (ebay) £59.99
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Post  MrNutt Wed Aug 08 2012, 21:11

I would suggest, trying to try some of these boots on first, as they may be well price and look good but if they dont fit right or make you feel uncomfortable you'll have wasted your cash. Why not see if you can get down to Hein Gericke or somewhere like that to see what sort of boots suit you before you buy?

Never know might find a good deal in the shops
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Post  weasley Wed Aug 08 2012, 21:44

Why not spend your money on some training and save yourself the continuous expense of falling off?
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Post  TomCom Wed Aug 08 2012, 21:50

training? what you talking about?
i didnt have chance do stop when car coming in my direction on my line.
i start breaking and fool on left side and bike stop on car.
crash was not my fold.
tell me what training and i will do it.
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Post  stretchie_ Wed Aug 08 2012, 22:29

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You value your feet more than your head??!

You ever seen him throwin' shapes? Maybe he's John Travolta
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