which boots to get for starters

I just picked up a pair of MSR VX-1 ATV sole boots. I like them a lot. The youth model doesn't come in an ATV sole, but i found the ATV sole on a dirt bike is a bit tricky- the lugs catch on the footpegs and it takes a little getting used to with shifting. For someone in their 2nd year of riding having to deal with that might be frustrating and distracting. But I love having the lug sole for when I have to get off in the mud and push.

The youth boots only come in an MX flat sole, so if a lug sole is important to you than look elsewhere. Otherwise, check them out, for the price ($95) they are well made and fit good.

http://mammothmotorsports.com/MSR_VX1_and_VX1_ATV_Boots/Page_1/MSR-VXBTR_339125.html

I recommend the fox comp 5 offroad. They are a great first boot, you can see a review here: http://www.dirtrider.com/drtested/141_1008_alpinestars_tech_3_axo_dart_fox_comp_5_boot_comparison/index.html

To paraphrase they say it is a great first boot because it is very thin, giving good feel of the brake and shifter allowing ones who are new to boots to adjust to decreased sensitivity. Personally I couldn't agree more, and my buddy with a pair of tec 10s says my 5s are the most comfortable and light boots he ever wore.

I recommend the fox comp 5 offroad. They are a great first boot, you can see a review here: http://www.dirtrider.com/drtested/141_1008_alpinestars_tech_3_axo_dart_fox_comp_5_boot_comparison/index.html

To paraphrase they say it is a great first boot because it is very thin, giving good feel of the brake and shifter allowing ones who are new to boots to adjust to decreased sensitivity. Personally I couldn't agree more, and my buddy with a pair of tec 10s says my 5s are the most comfortable and light boots he ever wore.

I would have to agree with this. I have two sons who both ride and we have been through several pairs of boots thus far. The Fox Comp 5 is a great boot. The quality is excellent for what you pay. As the review article stated, you do have to go up about one size on these boots.

I recommend the fox comp 5 offroad. They are a great first boot, you can see a review here: http://www.dirtrider.com/drtested/141_1008_alpinestars_tech_3_axo_dart_fox_comp_5_boot_comparison/index.html

To paraphrase they say it is a great first boot because it is very thin, giving good feel of the brake and shifter allowing ones who are new to boots to adjust to decreased sensitivity. Personally I couldn't agree more, and my buddy with a pair of tec 10s says my 5s are the most comfortable and light boots he ever wore.

I have the Fox Comp 5, I love em. I worked my way up the priceline untill I came to the Comp 5. They are comfy and well build. Takes a good day of riding for them to break in and for you to get used to them.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/6/3/12130/ITEM/Fox-Racing-Comp-5-Boots.aspx

might also look at the thor quadrant.

I picked up a pair with the ATV soles a few years ago, first pair of boots... real happy with 'em. After a little over two years of hard riding on them (probably about 5,000 miles) it's time to replace them. Buckles are busting, seams are starting to tear out.

I like the ATV sole for off-bike traction... hiking around to get good photos, it's nice not to have a slick sole.

Bang-for-buck, these are pretty decent boots.

I got my son some a-stars tech 3 but they were on clearance, last year's models. Anyways try hitting up eBay, craigslist, flea markets, yard sales, etc... He's a kid and going to outgrow them by next year anyways

what size are you looking at ? I have some tech 3's and tech 8's that are almost new that were just outgrown. My kids feet grow faster than weeds.

PM me with a size if you are interested and I can send you some pictures.

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