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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 04-30-2016, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to get a good pair of leather boots for riding.

Now I know what everyone is going to say, It's based on preference and there are 1000 different types out there. But I've only used work boots or tactical boots, never riding boots. So I'm wondering what's out there and what people are wearing. And search came up with nothing for me.
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I'm looking to get a good pair of leather boots for riding.

Now I know what everyone is going to say, It's based on preference and there are 1000 different types out there. But I've only used work boots or tactical boots, never riding boots. So I'm wondering what's out there and what people are wearing. And search came up with nothing for me.
OK.. I'll bite...

To start with, do you want slipons..or lace ups .

Low, 3/4 length , or knee highs .

Leather, or synthetic .

More information is needed .

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OK.. I'll bite...

To start with, do you want slipons..or lace ups .

Low, 3/4 length , or knee highs .

Leather, or synthetic .

More information is needed .

Well I guess I'm looking for a leather, but wouldn't be opposed to synthetic as long as it has similar qualities to leather. I've always used lace up (or maybe a zipper on the side) so let's probably stick with that. and as far as height goes probably somewhere from about a 6inch boot to either 8inch. I'm not looking for much taller than that, possibly a 10 inch at the tallest.

Again I'm just looking for what is a good quality riding boot, cause I know I can go to wally world and pick up something cheap but then it's either not going to last or won't be comfortable.
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To be honest I love my Timberlands for riding. Usually 6" but I've had 8's that I liked too. Insulate against cold or heat, keep my feet dry, have good grip when i put my foot down and all day comfortable when I'm off the bike too.

I get the good ones and have been riding with them for probably 40 years without a problem.

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Well I guess I'm looking for a leather, but wouldn't be opposed to synthetic as long as it has similar qualities to leather. I've always used lace up (or maybe a zipper on the side) so let's probably stick with that. and as far as height goes probably somewhere from about a 6inch boot to either 8inch. I'm not looking for much taller than that, possibly a 10 inch at the tallest.

Again I'm just looking for what is a good quality riding boot, cause I know I can go to wally world and pick up something cheap but then it's either not going to last or won't be comfortable.
6 inch won't protect your ankles ..............

Try this boot on for size .

Men - Elson - Black | Harley-Davidson Footwear

Now you can buy that same boot at Academy Sports for about half what the MoCo sells them for.... Same exact boot, right down to the logos and badges .
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6 inch won't protect your ankles ..............

Try this boot on for size .

Men - Elson - Black | Harley-Davidson Footwear

Now you can buy that same boot at Academy Sports for about half what the MoCo sells them for.... Same exact boot, right down to the logos and badges .
Thank you, this is the kind of info I'm looking for. I guess I'll look to the 8 inch boots. I wear 8 inch all day long at work so that won't be a big change.

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I do not bother with steel toes. Just too damn cold in certain weather conditions. Never felt they really offered that much more protection.

Some like the big lugged sole and heel. Me. Not so much. Tends to pick up a lot of crap and track it around.
As well as tending to be heavy.

Oil resistant soles are a must. Along with minimum 8" height. IMO

Again. All these are my opinion. You mileage may vary.

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I wear Bates Escalantes , leather, waterproof, lace up with side zippers. Once you get them laced up right then you're done, just unzip to get them off. Everybody has an opinion on this kinda stuff.

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