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Looking for some feedback on a good pair of riding boots for all purposes (iow, not just weekend rides).
 

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A little extreme, but I love my alpinestars SMX plus's. After wearing them for a bit, they mold to your feet and are very comfortable. You can wear your jeans over or in the boots, so you can walk around wherever. You can take the plastic sliders off too if you're worried about looking like an astronaut. I didn't like the other riding boots that felt like I was walking on cardboard. Unfortunately, be prepared to spend over 250 for them. I'm sure there are other boots out there that could do the job, but I fell in love w/these boots.
 

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Go to www.newenough.com and check out the closeout section, I have seen top line boots sell for $150 or less.

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I have Alpinestars GPS-3 in solid black. They are pretty comfy and have good protection/padding.
 

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I've got the Explorer (I think) boot from Triumph. It has ankle and shin armor, is totally waterproof, and is pretty subdued.

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Anyone happen to know what the difference is between the Alpinestars SMX and SMX3?

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When I don't feel like putting on my Alpinestars SMX plus, I wear my Diadora Express boots:

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=50-7192

or my Dainese TT2 boots:

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/34-DA-3

These are both great boots that offer decent ankle protection and good support. The Dainese aren't that comfy to walk around but the Diadora's are great for wearing all day. I usually wear the Dainese or the Diadora's when I ride to work and wear my SMX plus for my weekend rides.
 

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You asked....

Just another option,

I did the Imola by AGV. Wanted something different than all the A'stars and Sidi's that I see at bike nights. I don't look like I'm "out there" and fit fine under things, great peg feel/shifter feel. I've even danced in them, meeting the gf at the club while on the bike.

I love them, they've already saved my ass on a close call, slipping on an overpainted yellow "center no-pass" line. Scuffed the toe and lateral slider, otherwise just a battle scar.
 

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i bought the ICON Super Duty boots, that are comfortable and you can wear them anywhere....
 

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dbuchanan said:
Looking for some feedback on a good pair of riding boots for all purposes (iow, not just weekend rides).
BMW Goretex boots. Great quality (They are made in ITALY :D) and they are waterproof.
 

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I have AXO Freeports and find them to be very comfy. They can be worn under jeans or with riding pants tucked in and they are waterproof.
 

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I have the ICON Superduty boots in black. They are comfortable and give good tactile feedback. I wear them at the office and they look a lot like a pair of black Skecher's or Docs with a pair of jeans.
 

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Diadora Express boots

kevinmcdade said:
When I don't feel like putting on my Alpinestars SMX plus, I wear my Diadora Express boots:

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=50-7192

or my Dainese TT2 boots:

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/34-DA-3

These are both great boots that offer decent ankle protection and good support. The Dainese aren't that comfy to walk around but the Diadora's are great for wearing all day. I usually wear the Dainese or the Diadora's when I ride to work and wear my SMX plus for my weekend rides.
Ok all,
Hope you are sitting down as I actually used the search function before posting :)
As this is all that came up about the Diadora Express boot from a couple of years ago, has anyone had any recent experience (good and bad) with these boots?
They seem to offer decent ankle protection, are supposed to be waterproof and have a side zip and 2 velcro fasteners. Retail about $150 but can be got for $118 from Motorcycle closeouts.
Thanks and ride safe,
Dave
 

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Davec719 said:
Ok all,
Hope you are sitting down as I actually used the search function before posting :)
As this is all that came up about the Diadora Express boot from a couple of years ago, has anyone had any recent experience (good and bad) with these boots?
They seem to offer decent ankle protection, are supposed to be waterproof and have a side zip and 2 velcro fasteners. Retail about $150 but can be got for $118 from Motorcycle closeouts.
Thanks and ride safe,
Dave
I wear Diadora Hurricane ($120) boots, that have a better protection than Express, but still wish I have something more substantial than that. Newenough has boots that won't make you look like the Power Ranger and offer very good protection at the same time.
 

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i'm a huge fan of my Triumph boots. the attached is the newer model of what i wear. i tried on over half a dozen pairs of boots and found most of them hugely lacking - these had it all and they're mondo comfy.

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doody.
 

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