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ICON Accelerant boots?

Has anybody bought the new Icon accelerant boots yet? I will probably buy a pair of them soon. Does anyone have them and what do u think about them? They look like they would be a good choice....
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They look great to me...Got my eye on a pair too...

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You know, I got to try those on at the IMS show in Long Beach in December. I was seriously considering them because they're not too tall of a boot and they seemed to fit the bill (waterproof), but they were not comfortable at all. There was some sort of bump in the sole that was not comfortable and my ankle was rubbing against the hard side of the boot. They look great, but I'm glad I was able to try them on. They're just not for me. Since everyone's different, I'm sure plenty of people are pleased with 'em.
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They are not waterproof...
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Well, another reason they weren't right for me then...
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had my eye on theses too will have to see if i can find someone local who has it so i can try on a pair.
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I've got a pair and they're working out fine for me. It's nice to have protective footwear that are very comfortable to walk around in. Don't adjust that buckle too tight especially at first or they will put uncomfortable pressure on your ankle. At first the tongue was pressing against my ankle, but after a little fussing with the position of that and keeping the buckle somewhat loose and a couple of hours walking around, they are fairly well broken in and very comfortable. They seem to run small and/or narrow. I'm size 11/45, found the 11's way too small, the 12's too narrow, and ended up with 13's.
Tomorrow I'll stick one in a pail of water to test the manufacturer's "waterproof" claim and let you know...

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I picked these up http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...7070-001-063_G they are not waterproof, but the are comfy
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Has anybody bought the new Icon accelerant boots yet? I will probably buy a pair of them soon. Does anyone have them and what do u think about them? They look like they would be a good choice....
Had mine for a week now, couldn't be happier with 'em.
They are what I'd call waterproof.
The tongue is kind of wide, and if u got skinny ankles like mine and don't wear thick socks, one edge or the other of it might bother your ankle bone on one side or the other. I just left the ankle strap somewhat loose at first until the tongue softened up a bit. For me this was just a break-in issue.
Boots 'n' shoes are fairly individual choices...always good to try them before you buy if possible.

Found this review, can't disagree with any of it:

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/399/23...ts-Review.aspx

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I ordered these along with joe rocket 7.0 ballistic pants that will be here wednesday. I'll let you know how I like 'em.
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So after having the accelerants boots for about a week I'm happy to say they're great. Good enough to wear out and about and feel really nice on the bike. Break in was nothing, the night I got them I wore them to a bar and never once did they feel uncomfortable. At first it was difficult to put them on but that got easier as they stretched and now they go on like a basketball shoe would. I have yet to test their waterproofness.

I wear a size 11 and ordered 11.5.

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They go for $115 on Ebay, just to let everyone know...


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Just picked up a pair last night. Had looked at them for a while and finally tried several pairs on. Funny, my shoe size used to be about a 9 - ended up with 11 in these. Guess everyone is getting on the bandwagon with changing sizes. Anyway wore them for a good portion of last evening to kind of break them in and see if there were any problems. They were quite comfortable and I think I will even be able to put my arch supports in as well. Like they say, keep the buckle loose till they are broken in a bit more.Am not really concerned with waterproof ness as I am mostly a fair weather rider at this point.
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Here's a couple of other boots you might want to look at:

http://www.galls.com/google/style.ht...og&style=SP594

http://www.galls.com/google/style.ht...og&style=SP755

I'll be ordering the 8" boots today. Designed for Fire, Police, etc, they get pretty well tested.

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I'm looking at the Accelerants as a "summer" boot and for the city... and I'm wondering whether the waterproof (suppoosedly) nature of them will make them too warm or not. Any comments from those of who have worn them for a few months?
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I have the Thor 50/50 boots. They are really comfortable and seem to offer good protection. Easy on/off too.
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Have been wearing them the last month or two. They seem like they might be a little warm, however, I am used to wearing insulated steel tips all year long. I don't think I will have a problem at all in the summer. Still don't know whether or not they are waterproof tho.
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Have been wearing them the last month or two. They seem like they might be a little warm, however, I am used to wearing insulated steel tips all year long. I don't think I will have a problem at all in the summer. Still don't know whether or not they are waterproof tho.
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