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Dual Sport Boot Recommendation

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I ride with my riding pants outside my boot.   I am looking for comfortable riding boots.  My current typical MX style boots are just too stiff and uncomfortable for my dual sport riding (and off my bike).   I know its balance between protection, comfort and cost.

I am looking for riding boot recommendation that leans more to the comfort side (and being able to bend my ankle and walk easier) than the stiff MX style (full hard plastic) that I have now.

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It depends what your dual sporting consists of.  If you're riding single track you probably really should be in a true dirt bike boot.   The trials boots are a little more flexible and have a treaded sole.  Those would probably be OK too.

If your dual sporting consists of gravel roads, two tracks, paved backroads, etc.  then I wear an Alpinestars Roam 2 WP (waterproof version) boot.  They go on and off much easier.  They are comfortable.  With a pant leg over the top of them, they really look kind of like a normal shoe/boot.  So I don't feel like the terminator going to a restaurant to eat in them.  I feel they provide adequate protection for mild riding situation but would never ride single track in them.  I'm sure other companies make similar category of boots.  

 

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I like my SIDI Discovery Rain's for street, including cross country, dirt, and dual sport. Walk-ability is good. 

Last winter after getting them re-soled and some stitching repaired.....

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What mx boots do you have now?  My mx boots are Alpinestars Tech 7's and they are very comfortable.  They have a hinge on both sides.  Only negative is the hinge squeaks when I walk.  I've tried on Gaerne SG12s and thought they were comfortable but a different fit.  Mx boots with hinges are more comfortable because they let your ankle bend although I wouldn't suggest the Tech 10s they are too stiff if you want comfort.

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Forma Adventure Lows when riding my drz400s. For me, a good compromise between protection and off the bike comfort.

 

 

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20 hours ago, GerGa said:

What mx boots do you have now?  My mx boots are Alpinestars Tech 7's and they are very comfortable.  They have a hinge on both sides.  Only negative is the hinge squeaks when I walk.  I've tried on Gaerne SG12s and thought they were comfortable but a different fit.  Mx boots with hinges are more comfortable because they let your ankle bend although I wouldn't suggest the Tech 10s they are too stiff if you want comfort.

Came here to say this. I ran the tech 7's when I had a dual sport as well. Other than the squeak when walking they were great. 

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3 hours ago, Dirt Rider 12345 said:

Came here to say this. I ran the tech 7's when I had a dual sport as well. Other than the squeak when walking they were great. 

Right.  I wear mine on road rides for hours and they are always comfortable.

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