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Very well. I have ridden in all conditions and they remained waterproof and comfortable.
How much room do you have around the knuckles of your toes? I find that some of the more race styled feet are too narrow for me, but Ive never had to buy wide shoes or boots.
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How much room do you have around the knuckles of your toes? I find that some of the more race styled feet are too narrow for me, but Ive never had to buy wide shoes or boots.
They are not race boots. Definitely adventure boots. I find them to be very?comfortable.

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Tour Master Solution I wear them riding year round in Maine and NH (Ural in winter months) 6 years of rain snow sleet and salt, on 5 motorcycles and 130,000 miles still waterproof every once in a while Nix Wax them. Best of all, they were like a hundred bucks.

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So, obviously this being very subjective. Who makes the best Boots, for the riding position of the Versys. I am looking for something comfortable, with some ankle protection, good flex so no MX boots, easy to walk around in, but will also work for most seasons. I'm 6'2" 210lbs and a size 11 depending on the manufacturer.

The last pair of boots I had were a $250 pair of Cruiser style icons for my FZ1 about seven years ago. I didn't like the fact that I had to adjust the hell out of the shift lever to be able to even get my toes in there. I had to adjust it up so far, that if I was to ride with normal street shoes I could barely manage the upshift, and had to almost take my foot completely off the peg and use my midsole for the downshift. I don't want that here.

I'm always looking for a good deal, but am willing to pay for quality if there is a distinct advantage. I've already learned the hard way, the necessity of a good boot, and good riding gear in general. I want something that is as good for around town, as it is for long trips.
hey what did you end up going with?
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Those are a "bit" too 'road-racey' to me. Here in Canada - BC - I have a pair of TCX dirt-boots, a pair of GAERNE street-boots, as well as a pair of ALPINESTARS. All three are good, but a reservation about the ALPINESTARS - their zipper is on the outside which makes them difficult to attach at least for ME!

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I also looking for boots, that is only from moto gear which i don't have.
It is hard to find something in my country which is in size 14 (US size).
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In AZ I also have four pair of boots. One pair is also GAERNE, one are "road-racey" from Cycle Gear, but I don't recall the brands of the other two.

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I actually have these (https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...terproof-boots), which appear to be on closeout and in limited sizes on Revzilla. If TCX has upgraded the model, I highly recommend them. This is my second pair of TCX boots, and they're very comfy on the Versys. They're also comfy to wear. I've forgotten to pack street shoes for work and have wound up wearing these all day.
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I TOO have a pair of TCX WP boots, similar to these:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tcx-baja-wp-boots

GOOD boots...!
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I also have a pair of TCX boots and like them. They seemed to be one of the few Italian designed boots that were comfortable for my wide feet.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...gore-tex-boots
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I TOO have a pair of TCX WP boots, similar to these:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tcx-baja-wp-boots

GOOD boots...!
I love these, and will likely have a pair (or a pair like them) one day. I proclaimed them my "Zombie Apocalypse boots."
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Going to get some Forma Adventure Boots tall set in brown in the next few weeks.



Currently wearing Tourmaster Epic Air waterproof sports touring boots, for the summer months. Have had a few Oxtar Matrix boots and I think one set of TCX.

I have Alpinestar MX boots for dirt biking. Just looking for something to bridge the gap between my MX boots and my sport touring boots for when I go off the pavement.

I think the Forma Adventure boots are it for me. Reviews look good and have seen after accident reviews of the boots and how they faired.
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I’ve got the Forma boots in black. Had them for just over a year and they’re working excellently for me.

They are stiff and do break in nicely. They have large sizes which is great for me. Really feel like it can’t get any better at the price point they’re asking. Stiff soles which makes it very comfortable to stand on the pegs for a while.
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I use Sidi ST , a race boot , safety is my 1st concern , 2nd is comfort , 3rd is waterproof and ST is not , love the venting. To crush your leg it take few milliseconds , to heal from such injury will take at least few years

your choice
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I wear Bates Bomber boots. They have more of a cruiser look (which means they look good) but work just fine for the position on my Versys. They have Vibram soles (which I am a big fan of) and impact reducing foam all around the neck in case they need to provide protection. They are so comfortable I have been known to wear them while not riding.

I think I paid $70 for them on sale and would gladly pay that for another pair.

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