Yer boots...

Discussion in 'Gear & Apparel' started by Bob, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Ouch! I smashed my metatarsal and got a major hematoma to my calf muscle in cheap riding boots in 2007... pain made me throw up and faint in my full face helmet. Wife was with me on her own bike, I managed to ride the 100kms home and had no problem getting funds approved for better footwear after that.

    After I posted about 'Plan B' I remember reading somewhere that Sidi stopped making Combats for Aerostich. Sure enough, I found some recent posts on another forum saying just that. Just a long shot, but I set up an account with Aerostich and contacted them re future availability. No reply yet so I'll give them a few more days before I strike the Combats off the short list.

    I'm still poking around for a Sidi that fits too.
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I rode out when I compressed my spine at rally school in 2011:p
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018
  3. Bob

    Bob Active Member

  4. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Got a reply from Aerostich saying they'll let me know if/when they get someone else to make their Combats. My buddy bought the Darian Lights on the way thru and loves them. After all this faffing around I've decided I need two sets of boots, one for the road and one for other stuff. Road boots will likely be the Gaerne Balance Oiled so I can walk into Mary Browns without getting the stink eye. The others will likely be the Sidi Adventure Rains if I can find a pair that fit. More at 11:00
  5. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Finally got a pair of Sidi Adventure 2.0 Gore Tex that fit perfect! Local purchase, just under $600.00 tax in. Time will tell if they're worth it...
    Will wait and see if either the Gaerne Balance Oiled or the Aerostich Combats become available later.
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  6. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Nice looking boot.

    Good luck
  7. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    I have a pair of SIDI Gore Tex boots I purchased about a year ago.
    Although they are not comfortable for hiking, they have kept me dry over the last 20,000, often very wet miles.
    They are definitely the highest quality boots I have owned.
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Looking at pics of the Gaerne they are obviously well made showing a full welt sole.
  9. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Spent a dry day riding in the Sidi's yesterday so they still need a couple of good soakings to help with the break in.
    I may have to move the shift lever up a notch or take the rubber off it to smooth out the gear changes. I found the rubber on the gear lever catches on the boot's shift pad and the Sidi sole grabs the Pivot Pegs. Shifting went from being thoughtless and effortless to WTF!? Anyway, nothing I can't work around and I'm sure it will be a very nice riding boot once I tune it a little bit.
    I thought the light MX model Gaernes were a good boot too but just slightly too much for what I needed.
    Both styles offer more protection and therefore less comfort than the old Gaerne Balances. However, protection trumps comfort in this case so I can always throw in a pair of walkers if I need them.
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Yeah I need to rais3 the shifter on my 640 a notch to make it a little more comfortable for my MX boots

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