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i have been looking at mx boots for my son.this is his 2nd year riding he will be trail riding about 1-2 times a week this summer these are the boots in my price range

http://www.flyracing.com/moto/race-wear/boots/maverik-mx-youth

http://thormx.com/product.jsp?path=3227,3270,11480

http://www.mooseracing.com/catalog.jsp?level1=1751&product_group_id=7158

i would like to know which are the best quality and most comfortable

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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

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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.

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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.

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Going by the price range you are looking in, I suggest the AXO Boxer Jr. They are available with two different soles, MX and Enduro (like a hiking boot sole). They break in very quickly and are easily adjustable and are durable. Sizing seems to be pretty true to my Converse boots and Nike tennis shoes. You can get them through Motorcycle Superstore for $80.99. (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/8/25/17025/ITEM/AXO-Youth-Boxer-Jr--Boots.aspx)

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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

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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.

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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

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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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