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1Back to top Go down    Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:13 am

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A question to all you cold country riders. What boots do you use?
I need some nice warm boots mainly because my feet get very cold even if I use 2 pair of good thick wool socks.
I did have a pair of Black Rose that were very good but time was the enemy and after 8 years they fell apart but I can no longer get them. The next pair I bought were Italian and very good protection as well as almost totally waterproof but not at all warm.
At 65 my circulation may not be 100% so I need to look after the tootsies as they are the only ones I have.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:22 am

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I'll be watching replies with interest. I live in Goulburn and my son lives in Cooma!

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:17 am

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@indian036 wrote:I'll be watching replies with interest. I live in Goulburn and my son lives in Cooma!

Bill
Gets cool enough here on the NorthernTablelands , so I'll be watching with interest too.
I have Rossi boots P134s andAlpine stars that I bought in theeighties ( re souled a few times now) I like the alpine stars best with the leather lining on the inside.
I do remember thatRossi had sheepskin lined boots, never owned any.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:07 am

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Rossi boots will accommodate the broader Aussie foot better than the imports...and are water proof after a few goes with Dubin.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:58 am

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Am using Aldi boots for quite a while and happy with them. Use them with Aldi socks, two pairs for long rides [3-4 hours] in cold weather. UK 9/43.

But at a friends house I encountered Altberg boots and they are on my wish list.He has a pair over 15 years and they are in really good condition despite all year round riding in all weathers. Very expensive but definitely seem to be worth it.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 84,600 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:58 am

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Am using Aldi boots for quite a while and happy with them. Use them with Aldi socks, two pairs for long rides [3-4 hours] in cold weather. UK 9/43.

But at a friends house I encountered Altberg boots and they are on my wish list.He has a pair over 15 years and they are in really good condition despite all year round riding in all weathers. Very expensive but definitely seem to be worth it.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 84,600 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:44 am

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I have a pair of Daytonas for short-range winter and all summer use - these are my favourite boots because they are seriously armoured from the top of the foot to the shin. My long-range winter boots are Bulsons; they have a wider foot and are Velcro fastened. This means that I can get a pair of Bridgedale Merinos and a pair of Bridgedale Summits socks on my feet when I'm using them. Serious high-altitude warm socks. Both pairs of boots are 100% waterproof - until you hit a high-speed puddle and the water goes up your overtrousers, hits the tight part over your knee and then drops down into your boots... gah. Mad


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:07 am

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I've been using Dririder Nordic2. Can't tell you what they're like in the cold (sub-tropical here) but they seem to hold up quite well in the wet. I've treated mine with liberal quantities of boot polish and silicone spray. They're a narrow fit but the leather stretched quite well around my big feet. Very comfy after a day or two riding.
Not much good for walking around because there is pretty much no tread on the sole to speak of.
Just going into the second winter with these and they're still looking pretty good. I'll need to get them resoled soon tho.
Cost me about $130
I use ski socks


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:06 pm

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I've worn a pair of the old style Sidi On Road for eleven or twelve years until the Vibram-like soles have worn flat. They are very warm and always dry even with the shifter patch lifting and the right hand toe coming unglued. Not only are they comfy for riding but I can walk in 'em all day long.

Back in 2011 I got given a pair of Italian-made Forma Voyage touring boots by the Aussie distributor. At first I wasn't too pleased with them when they got my feet soaked in a Queensland frog strangler, but they've now become my favourites for riding and walking - though a bit warm round the shop all day long. I can ride down below freezing temps and in constant Seattle-area rain with no dramas. I use Nikwax Aqueous waterproofing on both pairs of boots about once a year if I remember.

The Alpinestar Scout I used on my OZ Ride Right Round were too warm for Spring in the Territory and upper Western Australia but perfect for crossing the Nullie from Norseman at 7 AM while it was 2 below zero! But they're too bulky for fitting under most riding pants.

I wear these BMW Urban at work all day. They are not waterproof but deflect light rain and water off the road. In a get-off they'd prolly come off my feet, engineer-style boots that they are, but man-o-Manischevitz, are they the bomb for riding and walking.

I wear these when I'm stunting helmetless in the main street at zebra crossings in a wife-beater singlet with a bikini-clad chicky babe hanging on the back of my CBXRGIXR1000XDoubleSS. Wink


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:18 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Very similar to Altberg!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 84,600 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

11Back to top Go down    Nice warm boots? on Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:25 pm

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Noice thongs there TWB, I hear they are building a "Big Bogan" at Nygan (in the Bogan Shire), and he will have the same shoes on.
I find Aldi boots really comfortable and warm, but the socks get me, what happens if I put the right foot one on the left foot, will I be unable to brake?


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Nice warm boots? on Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:09 am

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Bob, put them on inside out....that will fool them.


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