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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2021, 08:12:03 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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Ek het gevind daardie een spesifiek se sole hou nie op agressiewe pegs nie
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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2021, 08:36:44 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.

https://motohut.co.za/product/foradv/
Ek het gevind daardie een spesifiek se sole hou nie op agressiewe pegs nie

Ek stem. Ek trap my regter boot op sy haak  as ek hom uittrek en die sool kom los waar ek hom trap. Hulle is baie sag en ek glo dis hoekem hulle so gemaklik is.
Ek dink die Terrain TX sal 'n baie sterker sool het, maar ek weet nie hoe gemaklik hy sal wees nie? Redelike goeie reviews op die net.
 

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2021, 08:39:49 am »
Ek het 'n stel van hierdie en hulle werk goed vir my. Gemaklik en ok beskerming, verbasend goed geprys. As ek rof gaan ry dra ek my SG12s

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2021, 09:11:19 am »
Ek het 'n stel van hierdie en hulle werk goed vir my. Gemaklik en ok beskerming, verbasend goed geprys. As ek rof gaan ry dra ek my SG12s

http://www.bavarianmc.co.za/online-shop/rider-gear/boots/venture-grip-boots-15988

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2021, 09:13:49 am »
Like ook die boonste clip. Maar as jy jou broek oor jou boots dra kanselleer hy dit darem uit.
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2021, 09:17:26 am »
I would look at whatever's comfortable that comes with the ankle cuff setup.
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2021, 09:25:47 am »
Like anything in any sport it's very subjective, here's my 2c -

I as many other started in "Hi tec" boots, then migrated to entry level MX boots, when I was on a tighter budget I rode Alpinestar Tech 3's which resulted in the below images and having relearn how to walk and live with this injury forever now.

Directly after I went to the TCX Comp boots, something with a proper hinge and bootie system, paired with POD knee braces I rode this setup for 10 something years. Recently when I started riding again I went for the Leatt 4.5, I've found them to be a very fair compromise and in the middle of the budget range, comfort is fine, you're on a bike not walking in the mountains looking at flowers.

Keep in mind on the bike comfort is different to walking comfort

 

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2021, 10:03:57 am »
Ek raak sommer naar op my maag as ek daai fotos kyk @Etienne2T.  My Sidi Discovery stewels is baie gemaklik en ek dra hulle nou amper 13 jaar, kwaliteit is 100%.  Ek het ook 'n halwe oog op 'n nuwe stel so hou diť fred dop.
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2021, 10:07:45 am »
Regte egte stewels met goeie ondersteuning is vir my vrek ongemaklik, my enkels en kuite voel amper asof ek reeds in 'n ongeluk betrokke was. Maar 'n erge enkelbesering kan die einde van normaal loop beteken.  Is daar iets wat 'n kompromie tussen gemak en beskerming bied teen 'n redelike prys.  @Tampan, daai Forma Terrain TX Enduro's waarin jy belangstel lyk vir my na 'n opsie.  Waar kan mens hulle gaan aaantrek voor mens koop?
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2021, 10:34:50 am »
Etienne2T dink jy die Alpinestars Tech 3's was te lig in die broek? Ek het 'n paar en jy laat my nou worry.  BygesÍ, my skoonneef (kry mens so iets?) het onlangs teen lae spoed geval en sy enkel gebreek plus ligamente geskeur en hy't GS Pro boots gedra wat tog hoog aangeskrewe is.  Lyk my soos met enige beskermende kleredrag is die boots ook maar nie 'n waarborg nie, maar sekerlik 1000 keer beter as tekkies of safety boots.
 

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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2021, 10:39:31 am »
If you like your current Sidi's why not step it up to the Crossfires?  You can get the SRS versions that are much more streamlined and low profile than the regular soled ones.
I love my crossfire 2 SRS boots.

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2021, 10:40:54 am »
Following keenly... I have Forma mid height adv boots, just started riding. My mom wants me to get boots with better protection.

I am now looking at either Leatt 4.5 or 5.5  or Sidi Adventure 2 or some Gaernes.. My max budget is R6-R7k.

Seems like the Leat 4.5 is a good trade off but hoping to get to the bike shops soon so I can fit the shoes. I am not worried much about hiking in them lol but I have a flat or wide foot, so need to find something that won't be too narrow and press on my feet while standing and riding.
 

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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2021, 10:54:05 am »
Dit lyk befonk!!! :drif:
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2021, 11:00:13 am »
Etienne2T dink jy die Alpinestars Tech 3's was te lig in die broek? Ek het 'n paar en jy laat my nou worry.  BygesÍ, my skoonneef (kry mens so iets?) het onlangs teen lae spoed geval en sy enkel gebreek plus ligamente geskeur en hy't GS Pro boots gedra wat tog hoog aangeskrewe is.  Lyk my soos met enige beskermende kleredrag is die boots ook maar nie 'n waarborg nie, maar sekerlik 1000 keer beter as tekkies of safety boots.

Ek dink dis maar altyd subjective, ek kon tien teen een in tekkies of in Tech 10's dieselfde skade gehad het, ek het taamlik hard neer gebliksem offroad, maar die effek was n hele paar operasies, paar maande met daai X-fix, toe paar maande moon boot, toe nog n storie met so plastic mold so na 6 maande van nie loop moet die been weer van voor af leer loop, meer as n jaar geneem voor ek weer kon loop sonder n limp, so vir my neem ek eerder soveel as moontlik beskerming itv n full boot en knee brace setup. Die Tech 3's is baie "sag" om die enkel myne kon ek met die hand in druk, dus het ek gegaan na iets meer stewig na die skrik storie.
 
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2021, 11:04:55 am »
If you like your current Sidi's why not step it up to the Crossfires?  You can get the SRS versions that are much more streamlined and low profile than the regular soled ones.
I love my crossfire 2 SRS boots.



Those look like they give good ankle protection @Roadhawg.  hoiw comfortable are they?  I am not wild about the moulded soles but you say there is a model with stitched soles?  Any recommendation where to view and fit them?
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2021, 11:21:40 am »
If you like your current Sidi's why not step it up to the Crossfires?  You can get the SRS versions that are much more streamlined and low profile than the regular soled ones.
I love my crossfire 2 SRS boots.



Those look like they give good ankle protection @Roadhawg.  hoiw comfortable are they?  I am not wild about the moulded soles but you say there is a model with stitched soles?  Any recommendation where to view and fit them?

It's a full on MX boot so really good protection I feel.  No booties, I just wear decent socks and they're pretty comfy.  I wouldnt want to go for a 5km hike in them, but they're wearable all day for me on a riding day.

The SRS is the sole like above (which is replaceable, it screws off) and then there is the regular version with a stitched sole and steel cap. 
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2021, 11:49:13 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.

Exactly the point. 30 years ago we wore tekkies, to each his own.
I have enjoyed the Sidiís Rainís more than my SG10 or 12ís hence looking for feedback on the above - know Formaís will also be mentioned at some stage. The new Sidiís have a bad reputation for soles coming loose - hence the move away from them.

100 000 SIDI's get sold.. 5 have problems with soles.. people jump brand  :laughing4: fair enough

I wear SG12's for my bush riding but Ican't wear them on my Africa Twin because the boots are actually too large and they hit the crash bars , so Im looking for a boot that is not so bulky, I was considering the Pro Forma but Im not convinced the protection is that good.. maybe im just being too harsh when comparing them to the SG12s

I am actually seriously considering SIDI.. im not phased by a handful of people on social media complaining.. every boot has someone complaining about them for some reason
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Re: Comfortable next boot - knowledgeable owners input please
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2021, 11:49:47 am »
Dit lyk befonk!!! :drif:
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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2021, 11:51:10 am »
Etienne2T dink jy die Alpinestars Tech 3's was te lig in die broek? Ek het 'n paar en jy laat my nou worry.  BygesÍ, my skoonneef (kry mens so iets?) het onlangs teen lae spoed geval en sy enkel gebreek plus ligamente geskeur en hy't GS Pro boots gedra wat tog hoog aangeskrewe is.  Lyk my soos met enige beskermende kleredrag is die boots ook maar nie 'n waarborg nie, maar sekerlik 1000 keer beter as tekkies of safety boots.
Ek het verlede jaar rond geshop om my afgeleefde Garne SG10 te vervang, en het veskillende brands vergelyk.
Die BMW Pro boots het aanloklik gelyk op prys, seker 50% van Gaerne of Sidi...net todat ek hulle gaan voel het.
Die BMW Pro's is bitter ver weg van MX boots. Ligter en baie sagter om die enkel/voet.
As jy MX tipe beveiliging soek, dink ek nie die BMW Pro is die regte keuse. Dit lyk wel soos MX boots.....
Al die brands het verskillende boots in verskillende prys punte.
Vir MX gerief, en vir 'n lang leeftyd moet die boot 'n enkel skarnier he..
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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2021, 11:55:37 am »
If MX boots are too uncomfortable for your adventure requirements, have a look at Alpinestars's Corozal Adventure Drystar boots  ;)