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post #76 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 11:26 PM
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I'm an ATGATT guy, so I always have boots on. My feet did very well in the crash. No sneakers for me. Thanks for the pic Mike.


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All this would be great, but I'm female and do you know just how impossible it is to find decent boots without having to buy mx boots for commuting? 'Course, I could always buy the Icon Bombshells and look really good when I road rash.
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Cannot stress this enough: WEAR THE BEST MOTORCYCLE BOOTS MONEY CAN BUY!!!!!!


I was wearing SIDI motorcycle boots, and got cut off by a car. Impacted the side of the car at something less than 50 MPH (my speed before braking for said car)


Smashed left ankle, broken tibia. 5 surgeries, last one was total ankle fusion. Without good MC boots, I could have easily lost my foot.

I also had on a Shoei Helmet (mild concussion) Joe Rocket textile suit and Held gloves. Also suffered a grade III AC joint separation in my left shoulder. No roadrash or other injuries of any sort. Suit and gloves survived the accident perfectly and I'm still wearing them to this day.


These are from the hospital immediately after the accident. Had to wear this cage for 8 days until the swelling came down enough to do the initial repair surgery.













My Xray after the repair:



And the fusion I had done 18 months after the accident (not MY Xray, but the exact same procedure and hardware):




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And 9 months after the fusion surgery (taken just now, 9/10/11).

Cannot move the ankle at all, never will be able to, ever. Only the forefoot and the toes are movable.

The discoloration at the incisions is permanent, due to them being cut open and re-stapled along the same exact spot multiple times.






And I'm still riding. Been to Oregon and BC since the accident. I can still shift, just had to reposition the shifter up higher, and kinda have to jog my entire leg upwards to shift.

Downshifting is not too bad, but I had to remove my foot from the footpeg entirely, then step down on the top of the shifter.

There is not enough movement in the foot to shift "normally" as I did before the accident, just moving the toes upward and downward. Can't be done.

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Holy cow!! Glad you survived and thanks for sharing your story. What Sidis were you wearing?


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Holy cow!! Glad you survived and thanks for sharing your story. What Sidis were you wearing?
Sidi Strada Evo Rains. More of a sport-touring boot, and less protection than a roadrace boot, unfortunately.



I've since picked up a set of Sidi Vertigo Rains. Still trying to break them in. Much stiffer, much more protection.

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Sidi Strada Evo Rains. More of a sport-touring boot, and less protection than a roadrace boot, unfortunately.



I've since picked up a set of Sidi Vertigo Rains. Still trying to break them in. Much stiffer, much more protection.


Cool, I was wondering if you were in some kind of street/touring boot. I have the Sidi Vertigo Lei (womens race boots) and was hoping that I could expect better protection than that. Although from the sounds of it, your boots still did a pretty good job.


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All this would be great, but I'm female and do you know just how impossible it is to find decent boots without having to buy mx boots for commuting? 'Course, I could always buy the Icon Bombshells and look really good when I road rash.

Welcome to SBN! Just saw this post, but there are a couple of excellent options for women: The Sidi Vertigo Lei boots I just mentioned, and Alpinestars Stella boots also. Not sure what size you wear, but I've had a couple pairs of mens race boots that fit really well, if all else fails. You don't have to be reduced to motox or Icon hookerwear.


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I use a very sport touring type boot, the Axo Primato II, really a bargain boot. Has lasted me a good year so far! Need to reglue some velcrow but that's it for as far as repairs go.



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Hey guys, new rider here looking for some advice. I currently wear a pair of Dainese Dynos Dainese Dyno Shoes - RevZilla which I primarily chose because of the hard shell around the ankle. I wanted protection from my foot getting crushed but at the time I didn't really take into account the possibility of it getting twisted too, which it seems these probably don't protect against too much.

After reading this thread, I'm wondering if it would be advisable to pick up a pair of full length boots to wear on my longer rides and save the Dynos for short trips.
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