Hello Fellow Canadian! If Ottawa is like London was this morning you have 4 inches of snow on the ground and your bike is stuck in the garage...PrettyInPink wrote:Hello,
I am new here and am getting prepared for the spring weather and a full season of riding. Riding a bike is new for me (just got my licence in the fall) and am looking at buying a pair of boots for riding.
I was wondering what you wear on your feet when you're on the road?
I've heard mixed reviews about this. Will any pair of boots do, or do you buy boots designed for riding? I find there isn't much selection at the motorcycle shops. I was wearing a pair of hiking boots for my safety course, but they're clunky and make changing gears rather annoying. The sport boots seem to have very little flexibility, I'd like to beable to walk well in the boots I ride in.
Are there boots designed for other purposes that would be ideal for riding?
I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
Actually, no. You want Motorcycle Specific boots. They'll provide toe and ankle protection from crush injuries (Kevlar is the standard substitute for steel toes, these days), as well as support and burn protection.PrettyInPink wrote:Yeah, definately some good things to keep in mind. I've been told by some to avoid steel toe boots for one reason or another. But I guess anything goes then. Sneakers would be comfortable, but I figure boots would be more protective...
It's definitely worth a look...I was really impressed with the HD boots I saw. I wear a ladies 11 and thought I was doomed to men's boots forever, but HD's go up to 11. Anyway, I'm happy now to not feel like I'm walking around in concrete blocks!!PrettyInPink wrote:I was on the HD Canada website yesterday, and I saw a very nice pair of boots for women. It's the first pair I've actually liked, it's too bad there was no price listed 'cause I'd love to know. I may have to make a trip to the dealership this week.
For now I'll stick with my hiking boots.
I really liked those boots, I thought they looked great. I haven't tried them on or seen them in person though. While I liked that heel on there, I was concerned that a large heel would catch a peg as I went to put a foot down. I think that was just me still new and uncomfortable on the bike and placing my movements.Candy750 wrote:Hmmmm. Now I like the Sidi Violet Te-Por in black. Anyone have them? And the toe?