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which boot between those two for my long distance trip?

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I have the following boots (both bought new for only 65 USD ) and I want your advice on which one should I take for my 30 days trip in Europe

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the totally back one is tour master response 2 and it is extremely comfortable
the other one is axo primato II and it is good also


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I really like those tour masters.
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Will you be walking during those ride (visiting, sight seeing ...)

If so, will you be carying an extra pair of shoe for those walk ?

Walking with the full race boot must be a pain in the a**



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I tired the Axo at home for walk and it is not really hard to walk with....although I agree that I should try it for a relatively longer distance...
I'm more inclined to use the tour master which is perfect for walking as well...
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I'd want the reponse twos. Much more subdued look. I don't want to look like Joe Racer everywhere I go.


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I'd go with the ones that offer the most waterproofing. Wet feet are the worst, and on an extended trip, you never know when the rain's coming. Easy to keep some walking around shoes handy.

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IF you have a lot of walking, I suggest you carry a pair of sneakers and change into them to walk rather than wearing out the soles on your boots.

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I would go with whatever offers the most protection then a pair of shoes to walk in if needed. A busted up ankle can end a trip pretty fast.

I broke an ankle doing MX so I'm paranoid but I never ride without full MX boots on.

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I wouldn't trust Tourmaster boots to be waterproof, even if they claim to be. Just my experience. Wet feet from river crossings is one thing - you pay to play - but on a road trip it's pretty unpleasant.
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I too am wearing mx boots ALL the time. It provides great protection. But i agree with l'ours polaire. I you have to do some walking. They're not the best though.

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+1 for the race boots.

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Boots with laces are a safety issue and a liability. In the event of crash, they can get caught on the bike and could result in a major injury to you.
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Just got some Fox Comp 5 Shorty MX/adv touring boots and I love them, great protection (1/3 of the way to my knee) are comfy as anything I've worn and they're relatively waterproof (rode in a light rain today and feet dry as a bone).

Haven't had any issues walking in them either.


If I had to pick just one of your choices I'd go tourmaster...if you find a pair of race boots you can stand/walk in all day let me know


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The Tour Masters are fine as long as you don't crash.
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On my Alaska adventures I tend to wear MX boots, and have waterproof 'overs' that fit them. For instance - the Dempster Hwy is about 1,000 miles (round-trip) of dirt/ gravel, so I dress so I CAN ride it.

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I bought and used a pair of very stiff water proof riding boots for my ride from Houston, Texas to Colorado. When I walked in them, I walked like Frankenstein! Glad I packed a pair of small comfortable sneakers for walking.
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