Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Drumbo, Ontario, Canada
I prefer to wear CE rated Motorcycle boots. For the past 3 seasons Alpinestars Toucan's have been my boots of choice. They have protected me when the bike has decided to stop and have a nap with my leg under it, from a piece of metal that came off a truck on the highway, and from a chunk of broken pavement bouncing down the road at me. In addition to their (highest level) safety ratings, they are guaranteed by Gore-Tex to be waterproof. In the past 60k km I've tested them in rain, torrential downpours, mud, swamps, crossing creeks, wading in lakes, and blizzard like conditions. And I've gone hiking in them.
As soon as this riding season is done, I'll be shipping the boots to Gore-Tex for testing and warranty replacement as they are no longer 100% waterproof. Both boots have developed leaks at the back of the heels. Not an issue in normal riding, but when standing in water they leak, so back they will go. Gore-Tex boots are one of the best purchases I've ever made. These are the second pair of boots I've had, and I only paid for the first. That makes them less expensive than buying other waterproof boots. Once I receive the next pair, they will be cheaper than buying non-waterproof boots!
2011 V650 in Black, well accessorized.