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Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« on: August 29, 2021, 06:48:36 pm »
My Sidi Adventure Rains have, and are still giving me excellent service, but I have a itch.

I have a long time ago weighed the full enduro boot up to the adventure ones and opted for more comfort and feel - each rider decides that for himself.

Now - what do you know of the following?

Leatt 4.5
Gearne Dakar - more protection than the oil
Gearne Balance oil
Gearne GX 1

Input in terms of stiffness and orientation towards comfort vs protection please
How comfortable are the leatt's?
From experience please
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2021, 07:06:09 pm »
In die woorde can Bret Tkacs, "if you can wear them all day, they're not protective enough"
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2021, 07:15:10 pm »
Did Bret not also recommend the Revit H2O? (Comfy meisters)
He reckoned he can use them as hiking boots too.

Depends what you want to do. I have a pair and would wear them on any ride
 

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2021, 07:17:20 pm »
Daai lyk befonk kaaskop, sien jy stirr orals lekker!!!

Hoe behandel die lewe jou nog?
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2021, 07:44:24 pm »
Haha, nee jys reg, MX boot is verseker meer beskermend

Uit Nimmo se pics lyk dit of die 3 boots almal verskillende mates van beskerming bied, dus ek dag ek gooi hierdie ook in die mix
 

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2021, 07:53:31 pm »
An important point to consider perhaps, is this; Are you racing MX?

If your answer is yes, buy MX boots.

If your answer is no, buy comfort.
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2021, 08:03:17 pm »
Well said 2SD.

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2021, 08:56:05 pm »
An important point to consider perhaps, is this; Are you racing MX?

If your answer is yes, buy MX boots.

If your answer is no, buy comfort.

Exactly the point. 30 years ago we wore tekkies, to each his own.
I have enjoyed the Sidi’s Rain’s more than my SG10 or 12’s hence looking for feedback on the above - know Forma’s will also be mentioned at some stage. The new Sidi’s have a bad reputation for soles coming loose - hence the move away from them.
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2021, 08:59:19 pm »
My Sidi Crossfires is so comfy, even thought they are basically vrot I still wear them
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2021, 09:17:23 pm »
My Sidi Crossfires is so comfy, even thought they are basically vrot I still wear them

ye good boots, i wore the same during my recent 6day ride  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2021, 07:19:47 am »
An important point to consider perhaps, is this; Are you racing MX?
If your answer is yes, buy MX boots.
If your answer is no, buy comfort.

Why?  The guy than can race can ride a bike.  It is the novice like me that will get into trouble.
While ago I dropped my enduro bike with the handlebars on my big toe.  Very glad I had mx boots on.

But I do admit. For street riding I do wear a softer boot.
 

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2021, 07:24:33 am »
I have a long time ago weighed the full enduro boot up to the adventure ones and opted for more comfort and feel - each rider decides that for himself.

Why are you posting samples of both?  Are you considering MX boots?

Gaerne in general are too hard for me and don't fit my foot shape well.  (Strong boots that needs breaking in?)

Two friends with Leatt and they love them.  Sorry, don't have personal experience.
 

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2021, 07:26:28 am »
My Forma mid ADV boots were by far the most comfy I have owned.

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2021, 07:42:45 am »
I have a long time ago weighed the full enduro boot up to the adventure ones and opted for more comfort and feel - each rider decides that for himself.

Why are you posting samples of both?  Are you considering MX boots?

Gaerne in general are too hard for me and don't fit my foot shape well.  (Strong boots that needs breaking in?)

Two friends with Leatt and they love them.  Sorry, don't have personal experience.

Thanks  :thumleft:

An important point to consider perhaps, is this; Are you racing MX?
If your answer is yes, buy MX boots.
If your answer is no, buy comfort.

Why?  The guy than can race can ride a bike.  It is the novice like me that will get into trouble.
While ago I dropped my enduro bike with the handlebars on my big toe.  Very glad I had mx boots on.

But I do admit. For street riding I do wear a softer boot.

Yes do have MX as well, but on longer rides that include "site seeing" and living in boots I prefer something more comfortable - the Leatt's looked like a upgrade on protection and still some protection.
The Adventure rains at least have a large shin piece and some plastic around the heal area.

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2021, 07:51:26 am »
Yes do have MX as well, but on longer rides that include "site seeing" and living in boots I prefer something more comfortable - the Leatt's looked like a upgrade on protection and still some protection.
The Adventure rains at least have a large shin piece and some plastic around the heal area.

I don't have personal experience but the Gaerne Dakar looks like a good compromise with good ankle protection.
The Leatt is an MX boot, but it sounds like you might be leaning towards the MX boots.
Fitting the boots is the only way to know imho.
 

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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2021, 08:05:04 am »
I have had 2 bikes land on my ankles and twist them beckwards in soft sand - once on a 1200BMW with Gaerne G10's (i think) and the other time the other foot with a 650X-Challenge wearing BMW Rallye Boots - on both occasions, if I had not had "MX" type boots with ankle areas that are designed NOT to twist, I would have broken ankles both sides. As it was I had bruised ankles & knees from the twisting action, but I could continue riding.
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2021, 08:05:12 am »
Nimmo,those Leatts is comfy, and protects.

It moves away from the more traditional look of the Gearnes below it but gives the same protection as said Gearnes.

I had Fox Comp5, many dissed it but it worked. As well as the Alpinestars Tech5 I think,looked the same, did MX and adv riding with them and they worked like a charm.
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2021, 08:07:29 am »
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2021, 08:09:17 am »
My huidige Forma Adventure boots is seker nie die mooiste en bied ook nie die beste enkel beskerming nie, maar hulle is so gemaklik soos tekkies.

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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2021, 08:10:37 am »
Lyk goed, daai swivel gedeelte I'm die enkels help baie om die boots meer drabaar te maak.
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