Tech-8 vs. Forma Pro

I'm looking into buying a pair of boots today. I need to choose between Fox Forma Pros or Alpinestars Tech-8s. Could you guys help me decide?

Thanks!

~Eric

Never owned any Forma's. Have a pair of Tech-8's and they are very good boots. I would highly recomend them. The new Tech 6's are good also if you dont like an inner bootie. I have both. I cant decide weather to get another pair of 8's or 6's.

Never had the Formas, I like my Tech 8's though.

Check to see if Fox puts a internal steel shank

around the toebox like the Tech 8.

That was important to me after my peg crushed my foot

enough for 2 surgeries in some cheap MSR world tours, $120 range.

I regretted skimping on boots after that accident...

[some cheap MSR world tours, $120 range.

Shoot, thats what I have

[some cheap MSR world tours, $120 range.

Shoot, thats what I have

Something to think about. They are probably fine for mild trail riding.

My accident was not common, but may become more common.

Head-on with an a$$quad on tight 2 way trail. He was racing his buddy on

a KTM and was on my side flying into the corner. Quad hit me, my bike nosedives

and the footpeg crushed my foot after he rolled over my rims...

Im pretty sure the Tech 8's I have now would have mitigated my injuries

and maybe even let me keep on riding. They have an internal steel shank

that wraps around the toebox.

I have Tech 8's and used to have Forma Pro's.

Get the Forma Pro's. Better boot for the money. Very little break-in time. The Tech 8's are soo stiff when new.

I've had fox and Alpinestars... the Fox's are all crap and the stars are great IMHO.

Cant go wrong w/tech8's.. I had a pair of Forma Comps, they craked on about the 3rd ride, i sent them too fox (they had them for a month, FOx is about a half hour from my house) and they sent them back stiched.. :) Those boots, when i did use them, the buckles kept coming undone, they were made of plastic.. My Tech 8's,, have yet too have a buckle come un done, have held up and have saved me from injury a few times.. :)

Go w/the Tech8's, cant go wrong imo..

Rick

Let me ask a question for you Tech 8 owners. How the heck do you get the bootie out and/or your foot in those things? I was at a dealer earlier this week and the ankle area is so tight I couldn't do either. The buckles don't appear to undo all the way like other boots so I couldn't loosen up the ankle area enough. What am I missing?

I reach down inside the boot, grab the back of the bootie and pull out.. Put it on my foot, then step into teh main boot, its snug, but works for me.. The clips on the straps should come all the way undone, flip em back the opposite of when putting them on..

Rick

tech 8's all the way for my money i want the best and about 2 years ago i found out the my msr world tours do not help against a shatttttterd ankle so i now only ride 8's and i have not broke another ankle yet now if alpinestars would only make something for my dislocating shoulder i would be rockin

I have a pair of 8s. To put the boot on, leave the bootie in the boot. The buckles undo all the way - I know the issue of which you speak. The buckles have a sort of cam-lock on them, I guess so they cannot come completely undone if they get jammed by another rider coming up your inside. Open the buckle, and when it seems to be open all the way, keep pushing it until it pops off of the peg. It works. Hope that helps.

Thanks all for the input, it's been very helpful!

~Eric

I was advised by one of our states "Pros" to go for the Tech 8's. He has won all his title races including the 4 and six day comps in them and his feet can go the distance and still be comfy at the end of the day.

I am looking now to get a pair. Interesting comment about the Tech 6's though. I will look seriously into both given the cost difference between the 6 and the 8's.

Will keep an eye out for your final selection though and why.

Cheers

Paul :)

Ok, I was just wondering whether $250 is a good price on Tech-8s. I have decided to go with Alpinestars due to the tried and true durability, ankle protection, (as I have been injured previously) and also the replaceable parts strikes me as a good idea. I've looked into the Tech-6s, and they seem like a good boot, but I'd rather spend 20 dollars more if it's better on my feet an offers a little more protection.

If anyone else has some info, please, by all means, tell me :)

Tomorrow it's the Tech-8s unless I can be convinced otherwise.

~Eric

tech 8's all the way for my money i want the best and about 2 years ago i found out the my msr world tours do not help against a shatttttterd ankle so i now only ride 8's and i have not broke another ankle yet now if alpinestars would only make something for my dislocating shoulder i would be rockin

$250 is a very good price for tech 8s. I had major ankle problems with my formas. I got tech 8's for christmas and I'm never buying anything else. Ditto on the dislocating shoulder. Let me know if you find anything to stop that.

ya im still deciding on what boots to get too i asked this kid at my school what he thinks are good and he said the fox ones or tech 8's so im in the same boat you are haha but i think im going to go with the tech 8's

I've had fox and Alpinestars... the Fox's are all crap and the stars are great IMHO.

I just went through this whole decision also... ended up with the Forma Pro's.

I'd probably prefer the Tech 6's over the 8's because of the damn bootie inside the 8's.

The Forma's are definitely worth the $ and I found them pretty comfortable.

I actually had bought a pair of the sixsixone Flight's through mail order and did not like the feel of those at all...gotta send em back Monday.

later

Now skip the BS boots and get some SIDI's Gaerne SG10's, or Oxtars. These boots with the hinges are the most protection you can get. I can tell you that the SIDI's have the best gaitors for keeping crap out of the boot. That means deep water too.

I've had friends bust toes in the T-8's and hurt ankles in the T-6's. Both probably wouldn't have happened in the Sidi's. Check motonation.com for the tests they conduct on boots, then check the boots you are interested in at a showroom.

If you are going to waste money on the T-8's, reconsider for the T-6's if you really want A stars. The whole bootie thing is a waste unless you don't mind NOT WASHING the booties cause they fall apart after a few washes and then you will keep shelling out money for new booties.

Get the Gaerne SG10.

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