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post #1 of 121 Old 06-16-14, 12:12 Thread Starter
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What boots do you use?

Hi. I have some Alpinestars SMX-5 boots and they are fine, but after about 3 hours or so of street riding they start to hurt. What boots do you use and how do you use them? I am looking to get a sport boot with touring comfort.
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Alpinestars Supertech R. They've got great protection and it is absolutely unreal how comfortable they are.

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Alpinestars Supertech R. They've got great protection and it is absolutely unreal how comfortable they are.
Absolutley correct I have 3 pairs awesome boots
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Thats good to know. I have always kept from the higher end racing boots because I don't race but it makes sense that they would be super comfortable... I will look into those.
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I have Gaerne GP-1's. Wear them all day long and they are comfortable. Very squeaky though.


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I have SIDI Vertigo's. Super comfortable and adjustable calf allows me to tuck in the Kevlar pant legs comfortably. Good airflow too! I just wore them for 12 hours straight not a single complaint.


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SIDI's are too narrow for my fat feet. Even A* were a bit narrow for me. My Gaernes fit awesome though.


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I have SIDI Vertigo's. Super comfortable and adjustable calf allows me to tuck in the Kevlar pant legs comfortably. Good airflow too! I just wore them for 12 hours straight not a single complaint.


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+1 for the Vertigos. Just started wearing a pair to upgrade the protection level from my trusty Sidi Evo Tepor boots which I'll still wear if it's going to be wet. The Vertigos are a bit squeeky as well, however. Other than that, I got them a size bigger than my Evo's so I could add an insole to make them more comfy. Worked great. Fit perfectly and are comfortable enough to walk around in. Both the Sidis are very comfortable to ride in all day.

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I wear Alpinestar Fastlane Riding Shoes, they are very comfy just like sneakers but they don't offer the protection of a racing boot. They do offer ankle protection but they are not steel toe. I like those SIDI boots though i'd seem like a cyborg;street riding down in miami.
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Street - Sidi Vertigo Air
Track - Dainese Torque RS Out Air

Both boots are very comfortable. I've also used a bunch of other Sidi boots in the past for street, but the Vertigos are my favorite.

Also have a set of Sidi ST Airs that I used for track and a few canyon rides that I'm currently selling (see forum marketplace). Stepped up from the Vertigos to the STs for the track and those boots are comfortable and hold up well too; but I got a new set of leathers and the STs were too bulky with it so I swapped to the Dainese boots.

Edit: Used the Vertigos on a long ride and had the boots on for over 12 hrs one time; no issues having them on for that long of a period either.
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