Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Sydney Australia
Bike riding boots
Just wondering what others wear when riding? Be it local, or touring across the country. Tell me what you wear, and what are so good about them?
I'm looking for ideas, because I'm on the hunt for a new pair of riding boots, as mine are worn out. For the last 5 years, or so, I've just been wearing a pair of riding shoes, which are not much more than glorified basketball boots. Comfortable as heck, but not a lot of protection in a crash, and not very waterproof. Before that, I used to just wear, elastic sided work boots, which were neither comfortable, or very weather proof.
I'm looking for something, which ideally fills all 3 of those criteria ( i.e. comfort, crash protection, and weather protection). I don't like johnny reb style, or anything for that matter, with buckles, rings or straps, and a side zip would be great, but not absolutely necessary. You seem to have more options over there in the USA, than we do here down under, with oodles of kinds of hunting boots, western boots, and others readily available that we don't. I'm happy to have a pair shipped to Oz if I find the right pair. Thanks.