I ride my Versys mostly on paved roads, but I'm trying to improve my offroading skills (simple gravel roads for now, but trying to "upgrade" to something more challenging).
I try to stand as much as possible, if nothing else, then for the practice in the feel and balance. But I need some boots that are more suited to off-road riding, however "un-offroady" my gravel adventures will probably seem to hardened veterans
I'd also like the added benefit of having a waterproof "touring" boot, so .. something comfy, waterproof, and OK for standing on the pegs now and again.
After countless reviews (and some therapy after listening to some Revzilla vids as well
I *think* I've narrowed it down to :
Forma Adventure. They're cheap, and they even come in a low version that is on sale at a local dealer. I read that they're perhaps a little too comfy, and not as safe as the competition (but undoubtedly safer than my cafe-like Stylmartin boots
Anyone tried both the normal and low versions that can chip in?
Sidi Adventure 2. Seems like the "perfect" choice. But perhaps too "clunky" I'm not going around the world, I'm basically just messing around, so I might not need soviet-tank-like levels of rigidity and armor. Also a good 40% more expensive than the Forma's - but that's not an issue as such. Don't want to pay for stuff I don't need, but don't mind paying for the right stuff (I wear an Arai XD4.. expensive, but what an absolutely superb lid
Alpinestars Corozal. Come in, pricewise, somewhere between the two others, so perhaps the right compromise?
I'd love to hear your thoughts - not particularly on these models, but just generally any advice from those of you who occasionally get your gear muddy. "Get the low ones, you won't miss the height unless you traverse rivers" or "get the Sidi's, they're the right choice for when you finally you progress to harder terrain" or "Formas are brilliant boots, but not really for standing" - ANY boot-advice is highly appreciated.
Thank you very much