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So it's time for me to start getting gear, bit at a time. What's the best bang for the buck racing/dd boot out there. I'm used to wearing Asics wrestling shoes in my race car, but am aware I need more protection than that but not a massive MX boot. Something that is not out of place after getting off the bike and going about biz. Any thoughts. Keep in mind I am the cheapest MFer around but will not settle for less than quality. I'll shop for the last dollar.
 

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Sometimes this place Motorcycle Boots - Motorcycle Superstore has some deals, check all the big gear companies for sales and close outs or overstocks. You can sometimes find good stuff on Amazon but it's rare. Good luck -Will




i'm already checking out that site.I googled "motorcycle racing boots" and they were the first to come up. I learned a long time ago to believe very little of what some one who is trying to sell you something has to say about it. I'm looking more for recommendations from the guys who are actually racing them. You know the saying : We offer quality, speed, and cheap pricing. You can have 2 of the above." Of course I want all 3 but will settle for quality and cheap. Just looking for the lightest , safe racing boot. More for racing than the street, but with that as an option.

That site only lists street boots and nothing designated race boot.
 

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Sidi, Gaerne, AlpineStars. Name brands only, you get what you pay for, even when you buy the cheaper name brand models. That very much relates to their protection level, as well.

But, you can get lucky. I got a pair of "no-name" black sport-style road boots a while back, they were very cheap, like $85, or very close to it from memory. I can't fault them at all. I use them on road bikes and on the dirt, they work just fine. I don't use them at track days, I like AlpineStars for that.

If you can't try them on in person, you are just playing craps with the cheaper and lesser known brands.

If you have a close size estimate, there are plenty of good used boots on eBay that have been worn about five times. There are plenty of boot bargains there, for sure.

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The boots I'm looking at the more reasons they fit my criteria the more expensive they get, up to $500. And that ain't in the budget. I new Whit would tell me of a hell of a deal he got that I would chase geese for. But I will take your advice and check out eBay.
 

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I rode Sidi cycling shoes for years and were always good wearing/fitting shoes. How that transfers to their moto gear, I have no idea.
 

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Italian made boots are always better quality than others. Sidi, Gaerne, Scarpa , I've had plenty.

Plenty of good quality boots around, but Italians are best.

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Now I'm kinda liking this boot. watch the video which shows it in white and black for fair weather and only black for rain. I never plan to ride my bike in the rain so that is not needed even if I happen to get caught out in a storm. My suit will be mostly white so the boots would match and keep some form over the function. Go ahead and tell me any negatives on this boot.
Cortech Latigo Waterproof RR Boot - RevZilla
 

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What was funny was the expensive "real" Sparco racing shoes I had for the car were not prone to walking around in and they were worn out in one season. I then said f*ck it and bought the lightest nylon Asics wrestling shoe I could find because I had the best feel for the car with them. I would have expected them to last a short order also but ended up wearing the same pair for 20 years and still have them now with no holes in them. Whit, the quality stuff I have used over the years hasn't worn out. Of course I don't put 200k miles a year on mine like you do.
 

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Now I'm kinda liking this boot. watch the video which shows it in white and black for fair weather and only black for rain. I never plan to ride my bike in the rain so that is not needed even if I happen to get caught out in a storm. My suit will be mostly white so the boots would match and keep some form over the function. Go ahead and tell me any negatives on tis boot.
Cortech Latigo Waterproof RR Boot - RevZilla
Waterproof and breathable properties are often overstated, they might only stay dry for one hour. Far easier to carry a cheap set of nylon overboots. For serious crash protection, you really need three clasps, not just velco and a zipper. But they would give you plenty of safety for normal street use, and have enough clumpy plastic lumps to protect against impact. If you can't walk a mile in road boots, they can become pretty useless, pretty quick.

Scarpa, not Sparco. Yeah I know, the GoKart boots.

Most of my possessions seem to never wear out, I buy quality, and I'm lucky. It sounds corny, but it's true. My clothes never seem to age or wear out either. I really am lucky when it comes to shit. I should have put all my stuff over the years in a storage container, my God that would be a horde from Hell.

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Is this place, Spidi different than Sidi? The funny thing is they are slashing prices. they have the list price on one line and a slash through it and under it they have "Our Price". On every single boot their price is the full list price.
Spidi Boots | Spidi Sport Boots - LeatherUp.com
 

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Waterproof and breathable properties are often overstated, they might only stay dry for one hour. Far easier to carry a cheap set of nylon overboots. For serious crash protection, you really need three clasps, not just velco and a zipper. But they would give you plenty of safety for normal street use, and have enough clumpy plastic lumps to protect against impact. If you can't walk a mile in road boots, they can become pretty useless, pretty quick.

Scarpa, not Sparco. Yeah I know, the GoKart boots.

Most of my possessions seem to never wear out, I buy quality, and I'm lucky. It sounds corny, but it's true. My clothes never seem to age or wear out either. I really am lucky when it comes to shit. I should have put all my stuff over the years in a storage container, my God that would be a horde from Hell.

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Did you watch the video explain about the white and black non rain one. The ad only talks of the rain boot.

My race car boots were Sparco, not Scarpa.
 

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Spidi is a good brand. I've had one pair of their real road racing boots. They were at least as good in quality as the Sidi racing boots I have owned. Spidi gloves have been very good quality, as well. Sidi is Italian, and Spidi is Spanish I think. They are different brands.

The old 250cc GP racer Sito Pons, owned the Spidi company, and probably still does. I got the pair I had, from Sito in Spain, through a racing contact.

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Most of my possessions seem to never wear out, I buy quality, and I'm lucky. It sounds corny, but it's true. My clothes never seem to age or wear out either. I really am lucky when it comes to shit. I should have put all my stuff over the years in a storage container, my God that would be a horde from Hell.
Well, when you exist on the internet, then it's not really a surprise that stuff in the physical world doesn't age.
 

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Well, when you exist on the internet, then it's not really a surprise that stuff in the physical world doesn't age.
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