Short Riding Shoes : Honda CBR 600RR Sportbike Forum : 600RR.Net

» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Honda 600RR Prices
Go Back   600RR.net > Welcome to 600RR.net > Helmets, Leathers, Boots & Gloves

Helmets, Leathers, Boots & Gloves Discuss and ask questions about your gear here

Sponsored by SportbikeTrackGear

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Short Riding Shoes

i am about to place an order for Taichi Delta BOA Riding Shoes. here's a link.

http://www.taichimoto.com/rs-taichi-...-riding-shoes/

i want a short riding boot bcuz i only commute a short distance. i wanted to see if any of yall had any good suggestions on the matter. i want a good looking boot that i could maybe pull off walking around but some good protection. alot of the short riding boots are made for comfort and lack some safety which i am not into. i dont wana go over 200 bones. the delta BOA looks to be my best bet, just wondering if u guys have any suggestions. tx.
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-25-2012, 06:12 AM   #2
JuzCallMeDEE
AMA Supersport Racer
 
JuzCallMeDEE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
They're gonna yell you to get a better boot because it doesn't matter how far you ride. You need full protection at all times.
JuzCallMeDEE is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JuzCallMeDEE For This Useful Post:
Egierda (05-25-2012)
Old 05-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
d3x19
AMA Supersport Racer
 
d3x19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Inland Empire
Posts: 811
Thanks: 15
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by JuzCallMeDEE View Post
They're gonna yell you to get a better boot because it doesn't matter how far you ride. You need full protection at all times.
Dee is right. Some one here will...but if your gonna spend close to $200 might as well get some good riding boots =)
d3x19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 06:23 AM   #4
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
i know i need full protection all the time. thats why im asking for some input. i know that im not going to strap on full boots everyday for a 7 minute ride. i hontestly dont think anyone has an issue with short boots. they are specifically made for this purpose. im just trying to get the best bang for my buck.

btw, you are up very early or staying up very late haha.
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 06:47 AM   #5
James Wong
Moto GP Racer
 
James Wong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Diego/Los Angeles, California
Posts: 3,266
Thanks: 240
Thanked 149 Times in 133 Posts
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
At that price, I'd rather go with the Sidi Streetburner boots. The thing with the RS Taichi BOA shoes is that they're made of material that doesn't offer a whole lot of crush protection. Nor do I think they'll be as snug as they should be. The Sidi Streetburner are pretty much their race boots cut in half. The toebox on the Sidi Streetburner (like they're other models) is very substantial, and not flimsy.
__________________
Ride as if there is a tomorrow to live for.



FS: Dainese Wave V1 Neck Armor Jacket

FS: Dainese Torque Pro Out Air Boot (Euro 41)

2007 Honda CBR600rr Black/Silver - Stolen May 10, 2013 - RIP Evolet

2008 Honda CBR600rr Red/Black
James Wong is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to James Wong For This Useful Post:
gveliopoulos (05-25-2012)
Old 05-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #6
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
just checked em out, they are a lil pricy tho.
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams


Last edited by gveliopoulos; 05-25-2012 at 07:08 AM.
gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 07:22 AM   #7
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
just saw these on STG: Dainese Asphalt Shoes. might go with these instead.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...l.bok?no=13261
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
genequit
AMA Supersport Racer
 
genequit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: az
Posts: 756
Thanks: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
alpinestars ridge. comfortable and i believe is in your price range.
__________________
genequit is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to genequit For This Useful Post:
gveliopoulos (05-25-2012)
Old 05-25-2012, 11:37 AM   #9
ckalous422
AMA Supersport Racer
 
ckalous422's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 1,070
Thanks: 8
Thanked 107 Times in 87 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I got a pair of shift fuel shoes, are tall enough to give me some pretty good ankle protection but look pretty much like a regular street shoe,extremely comfortable i wear them to achool all day everyday that i ride, and only paid about 100 bucks online
__________________
Unless life also hands you sugar and water your lemonade is going to suck
ckalous422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #10
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
^hows the protection? how durable is it as youre wearing them all day?
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #11
tenjin
Moto GP Racer
 
tenjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,768
Thanks: 36
Thanked 342 Times in 241 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by gveliopoulos View Post
i am about to place an order for Taichi Delta BOA Riding Shoes. here's a link.

http://www.taichimoto.com/rs-taichi-...-riding-shoes/

i want a short riding boot bcuz i only commute a short distance. i wanted to see if any of yall had any good suggestions on the matter. i want a good looking boot that i could maybe pull off walking around but some good protection. alot of the short riding boots are made for comfort and lack some safety which i am not into. i dont wana go over 200 bones. the delta BOA looks to be my best bet, just wondering if u guys have any suggestions. tx.
now, i know your expecting it .. but the road doesn't care how far you traveled when its trying to twist your ankle off man ;)
__________________

DDM 55w 7k HID
Sliders
Black Vortex Rearsets
R&G Bar Ends
Black passenger pegs
JPR Shorty levers
Drive Systems Superlight rear sprocket +2
Drive systems front sprocket -1
EK 520MVXZ black chain
Arata Ti Slipon with Ti mid pipe
Pro-Bolts black fairing bolt kit
Versah RJL Brake pads
Flushmounts
fender eliminator
Pair Delete
Bazzaz AFM

tenjin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
sumone
Scooty-Puff Jr. Racer
 
sumone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: arkansas
Posts: 5,775
Thanks: 35
Thanked 214 Times in 194 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
I have a shift boot as my DD shoe... very comfortable I ware them all day at work and school... sadly i crash tested em at 25 mph but there is not even a scratch on em!
__________________
RIP Posting2Post

(V) (°,,,,°) (V)

t(-.- t) [¬º-°]¬

c><----- Save the TA-TA's----------c><
sumone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #13
buechelr
AMA Supersport Racer
 
buechelr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 991
Thanks: 7
Thanked 31 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
define what you mean by protection. Under my definition none of those offer protection. They may offer a bit of abrasion resistance, but thats about it. One of the main injuries is twisting and braking your ankle which no short boot can protect against. Now if you are set on short boots, just call it what it is. Get something that covers your ankle and isnt too flimsy, and is comfy, the end. Dont worry about a stylish lacing system and dont believe anything that says it has ankle support because it will do nothing. That being said, the SIDI streetburners would be my choice if I had to chose. Sure they cost a bit more but in the end do you want save $50 or actually get something out of your equipment? Never compromise your safety for a few bucks, I can tell you from experience its not worth it.

Last edited by buechelr; 05-25-2012 at 11:54 AM.
buechelr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to buechelr For This Useful Post:
gveliopoulos (05-25-2012), LanCo Rider (05-26-2012), Specialist (01-09-2013)
Old 05-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #14
moarmoto
Pocketbike Racer
 
moarmoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Oakville, ON
Posts: 435
Thanks: 8
Thanked 27 Times in 24 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I hav icon superduty4 and theyre ok. Decent below ankle protection, cheap enuff. A bit wide and clunky looking on straight pants tho.

I shudve just gotten cortech latigo but now i vant find my size
moarmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:13 PM   #15
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by tenjin View Post
now, i know your expecting it .. but the road doesn't care how far you traveled when its trying to twist your ankle off man ;)
ahhh your killing me man haha im jk. its just, i know myself. i know that im not going to take the time to strap on full boots ontop of all my other gear for just a 7 minute ride everyday. i also would have no wear to put them. i need something that il actually wear you know?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sumone View Post
I have a shift boot as my DD shoe... very comfortable I ware them all day at work and school... sadly i crash tested em at 25 mph but there is not even a scratch on em!
what boot do you have exactly?

Quote:
Originally Posted by buechelr View Post
define what you mean by protection. Under my definition none of those offer protection. They may offer a bit of abrasion resistance, but thats about it. One of the main injuries is twisting and braking your ankle which no short boot can protect against. Now if you are set on short boots, just call it what it is. Get something that covers your ankle and isnt too flimsy, and is comfy, the end. Dont worry about a stylish lacing system and dont believe anything that says it has ankle support because it will do nothing. That being said, the SIDI streetburners would be my choice if I had to chose. Sure they cost a bit more but in the end do you want save $50 or actually get something out of your equipment? Never compromise your safety for a few bucks, I can tell you from experience its not worth it.
i appreciate your post man. i know what you are saying about not compromising my safety to save money. its just hard being a student.
i guess my definition of protection is kind of lame. im just looking to get the most out of the "protection" that is offered in my price range.

i know ppl say that if you cant afford the gear, you cant afford the bike. but i bought the bike when i was squidly and im trying to make up for it. im all geared up except for my feet. riding is dangerous and there is always risk involved. im weighing my options and a broken ankle is a risk im willing to take. as bad as that sounds, its the simple truth.

i mean, wearing some sort of riding boot is better than nothing right?

so far, i think im going with the Dainese Asphalt's. Brian seemed to give them a good review on STG.
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #16
Hoanghai96
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That's always my problem with riding shoes, they're pretty much the price of boots but arnt as protective. That's why I never bothered to get any but I think as far as the genre of shoes goes, Dainese makes the best looking stuff and are as protective as they can be. The Dyno and Dyno Pros are nice


Sent from my iPad using MO Free
Hoanghai96 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Hoanghai96 For This Useful Post:
gveliopoulos (05-25-2012)
Old 05-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #17
tenjin
Moto GP Racer
 
tenjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,768
Thanks: 36
Thanked 342 Times in 241 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by gveliopoulos View Post
im weighing my options and a broken ankle is a risk im willing to take. as bad as that sounds, its the simple truth.

i mean, wearing some sort of riding boot is better than nothing right?

so far, i think im going with the Dainese Asphalt's. Brian seemed to give them a good review on STG.
be careful about saying that a broken ankle is something you are willing to risk

do keep in mind, ankles, and foot bones are 2 of the breaks that RARELY heal 100% properly, and often and up leaving the person in some degree of pain for the rest of their lives
__________________

DDM 55w 7k HID
Sliders
Black Vortex Rearsets
R&G Bar Ends
Black passenger pegs
JPR Shorty levers
Drive Systems Superlight rear sprocket +2
Drive systems front sprocket -1
EK 520MVXZ black chain
Arata Ti Slipon with Ti mid pipe
Pro-Bolts black fairing bolt kit
Versah RJL Brake pads
Flushmounts
fender eliminator
Pair Delete
Bazzaz AFM

tenjin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #18
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
^ i hear you, i hear you man. i appreciate what youre saying. i know you probably think im a fool, but im set on the short boot man. if i got a full boot i would end up rarely wearing it. id rather buy something less protective that i'll use than something more protective that i wont.
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #19
tenjin
Moto GP Racer
 
tenjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,768
Thanks: 36
Thanked 342 Times in 241 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by gveliopoulos View Post
^ i hear you, i hear you man. i appreciate what youre saying. i know you probably think im a fool, but im set on the short boot man. if i got a full boot i would end up rarely wearing it. id rather buy something less protective that i'll use than something more protective that i wont.
fair enough, your call

and yes, i do agree SOMETHING is better than nothing at all, so atleast you are not in flip flops :)
__________________

DDM 55w 7k HID
Sliders
Black Vortex Rearsets
R&G Bar Ends
Black passenger pegs
JPR Shorty levers
Drive Systems Superlight rear sprocket +2
Drive systems front sprocket -1
EK 520MVXZ black chain
Arata Ti Slipon with Ti mid pipe
Pro-Bolts black fairing bolt kit
Versah RJL Brake pads
Flushmounts
fender eliminator
Pair Delete
Bazzaz AFM

tenjin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 01:02 PM   #20
theoddjosh
Pocketbike Racer
 
theoddjosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 275
Thanks: 8
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
I just bought a pair of these last month: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...oto-Shoes.aspx

They work for my local riding, and I can wear them all day without changing shoes as they are relatively fashionable.

Great ankle protection too.
theoddjosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #21
Roman06cbr
Knee Dragger
 
Roman06cbr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 165
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I was in your same position a couple weeks ago. I bought a pair of smx-2. There great there a strap on top but probably like me u dnt even need to adjust. Just zip up on the side Velcro it closed and ur good to go fast and easy. They offer you good protection and look pretty clean. Below 200 as well which was my limit. Check em out

Sent from my LG-P999 using Motorcycle.com App
Roman06cbr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Roman06cbr For This Useful Post:
gveliopoulos (05-25-2012)
Old 05-25-2012, 01:46 PM   #22
xcellflyer
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 624
Thanks: 31
Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by gveliopoulos View Post
i know that im not going to take the time to strap on full boots ontop of all my other gear for just a 7 minute ride everyday. i also would have no wear to put them.

.... i know what you are saying about not compromising my safety to save money. its just hard being a student.
i guess my definition of protection is kind of lame. im just looking to get the most out of the "protection" that is offered in my price range.

i know ppl say that if you cant afford the gear, you cant afford the bike. but i bought the bike when i was squidly and im trying to make up for it. im all geared up except for my feet. riding is dangerous and there is always risk involved. im weighing my options and a broken ankle is a risk im willing to take. as bad as that sounds, its the simple truth.
I'm not trying to be rude or trying to start an argument here, but I would like to touch on a few points here.

The first bold, you say your not going to waste time strapping up boots? I can get my smx boots on in less than 20 seconds and they are full racing boots. (Have you gone and tried on boots to see just how hard and how much time it takes to strap them up?) And as for not having a place to put them, where are you going? Do you work somewhere that has no office of any sort? All you need is a backback to put them in and somewhere to put the back pack.

The second bold: For the price you are looking at (200), you can easily find a nice pair of "full" boots. Just not too long ago, a guy picked up a pair of Alpinestar Supertech boots (their top of the line boots) for 60 bucks. (yes they were used, but they still provided him with way more protection than any short shoe (those aren't boots, they are glorified shoes) could.

And the last bolds....you are all geared up? So you bought yourself a good helmet, good gloves, good jacket, and then you want to buy yourself shoes for your feet? What kind of helmet did you get? I'm going to assume it is a full face helmet? why'd you get the full face? Why not just get a little dome cap? It will protect the top of your head still, who cares about your face...Do you see what I am trying to say?

As for that broken ankle statement...buddy, we all risk breaking every bone in our body. That's the risk you take as soon as you throw a leg over your bikes. But why on earth would you want to make it easier for you to break an ankle? And because of you are too lazy to take an extra 15 seconds to throw on a pair of boots? And because you can't find somewhere to put them?

I know you probably didn't want to hear this and knew someone was going to say it, but I am only taking the time to write this (I should be studying for finals) as respect for a fellow rider. You've spent the money on gearing the rest of you up, protect your precious feet. Make it work man. There is always a way to make it work.

...With a broken ankle, you won't be making that "only 7 minute" commute...
xcellflyer is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to xcellflyer For This Useful Post:
Jaydiem (05-25-2012)
Old 05-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #23
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
thank you

honestly no. i havent actually tried on full racing boots. i was making an assumption based on what i have heard other ppl say. i could very well be wrong tho. i apologize for that.

however, i commute 7 minutes to work part time and 10 minutes to school. at school, there is no where to put the boots. there are lockers but they are very small and is filled with the rest of my gear so honestly, full boots wouldnt fit. no where to leave a back pack at school. i would have to lug it around everywhere.

point taken. im looking into it now actually.

i see your analogy about the skull cap compared with full face. i reluctantly agree with you.

i agree, except i think not having a place to put them is kind of an issue.

thanks for your post. im taking everything you said to heart and im looking into it and trying to find a way to make a full boot work.



Quote:
Originally Posted by xcellflyer View Post
I'm not trying to be rude or trying to start an argument here, but I would like to touch on a few points here.

The first bold, you say your not going to waste time strapping up boots? I can get my smx boots on in less than 20 seconds and they are full racing boots. (Have you gone and tried on boots to see just how hard and how much time it takes to strap them up?) And as for not having a place to put them, where are you going? Do you work somewhere that has no office of any sort? All you need is a backback to put them in and somewhere to put the back pack.

The second bold: For the price you are looking at (200), you can easily find a nice pair of "full" boots. Just not too long ago, a guy picked up a pair of Alpinestar Supertech boots (their top of the line boots) for 60 bucks. (yes they were used, but they still provided him with way more protection than any short shoe (those aren't boots, they are glorified shoes) could.

And the last bolds....you are all geared up? So you bought yourself a good helmet, good gloves, good jacket, and then you want to buy yourself shoes for your feet? What kind of helmet did you get? I'm going to assume it is a full face helmet? why'd you get the full face? Why not just get a little dome cap? It will protect the top of your head still, who cares about your face...Do you see what I am trying to say?

As for that broken ankle statement...buddy, we all risk breaking every bone in our body. That's the risk you take as soon as you throw a leg over your bikes. But why on earth would you want to make it easier for you to break an ankle? And because of you are too lazy to take an extra 15 seconds to throw on a pair of boots? And because you can't find somewhere to put them?

I know you probably didn't want to hear this and knew someone was going to say it, but I am only taking the time to write this (I should be studying for finals) as respect for a fellow rider. You've spent the money on gearing the rest of you up, protect your precious feet. Make it work man. There is always a way to make it work.

...With a broken ankle, you won't be making that "only 7 minute" commute...
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams


Last edited by gveliopoulos; 05-25-2012 at 02:15 PM.
gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #24
tenjin
Moto GP Racer
 
tenjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,768
Thanks: 36
Thanked 342 Times in 241 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by gveliopoulos View Post
honestly no. i havent actually tried on full racing boots. i was making an assumption based on what i have heard other ppl say. i could very well be wrong tho. i apologize for that.

however, i commute 7 minutes to work part time and 10 minutes to school. at school, there is no where to put the boots. there are lockers but they are very small and is filled with the rest of my gear so honestly, full boots wouldnt fit. no where to leave a back pack at school. i would have to lug it around everywhere.

point taken. im looking into it now actually.

i see your analogy about the skull cap compared with full face. i reluctantly agree with you.

i agree, except i think not having a place to put them is kind of an issue.

thanks for your post. im taking everything you said to heart and im looking into it and trying to find a way to make a full boot work.

by the way, he is right about the on / off timings

open boots, insert foot, pull laces, fasten velcro, zip zipper, fasten velcro pull tab, use buckle on the calf support, pull jeans over boot, done
__________________

DDM 55w 7k HID
Sliders
Black Vortex Rearsets
R&G Bar Ends
Black passenger pegs
JPR Shorty levers
Drive Systems Superlight rear sprocket +2
Drive systems front sprocket -1
EK 520MVXZ black chain
Arata Ti Slipon with Ti mid pipe
Pro-Bolts black fairing bolt kit
Versah RJL Brake pads
Flushmounts
fender eliminator
Pair Delete
Bazzaz AFM

tenjin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #25
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
^ this may sound sarcastic over internet, but honestly, thank you for curing me of my ignorance. im sold. im looking for full race boots now. il post what i end up getting.
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #26
tenjin
Moto GP Racer
 
tenjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,768
Thanks: 36
Thanked 342 Times in 241 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by gveliopoulos View Post
^ this may sound sarcastic over internet, but honestly, thank you for curing me of my ignorance. im sold. im looking for full race boots now. il post what i end up getting.
give me a few moments, ill cement that for ya ;)
__________________

DDM 55w 7k HID
Sliders
Black Vortex Rearsets
R&G Bar Ends
Black passenger pegs
JPR Shorty levers
Drive Systems Superlight rear sprocket +2
Drive systems front sprocket -1
EK 520MVXZ black chain
Arata Ti Slipon with Ti mid pipe
Pro-Bolts black fairing bolt kit
Versah RJL Brake pads
Flushmounts
fender eliminator
Pair Delete
Bazzaz AFM

tenjin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #27
Egierda
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Egierda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canaduh
Posts: 1,193
Thanks: 147
Thanked 71 Times in 69 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
You're aware that tying up most shoes takes longer than zipping up the zipper on a pair of riding boots, right?

If you want protection, get a set of boots. I would recommend the Sidi STs.


EDIT: Just read the above few posts. I'm glad you came around!
__________________
07 - Blue/Silver

Egierda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #28
02gsxxr
World Superbike Racer
 
02gsxxr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ny
Posts: 1,805
Thanks: 31
Thanked 121 Times in 114 Posts
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
i just went through a crash with shoes.... i now how a 6-8 inch plate with 6 screws holding my tibia and ankle together ive lost some movement in my ankle and it hurts on cold days.... you do not wanna "RISK BREAKING ONLY A ANKLE"

I purchased the Supertech R from A* and will ride with nothing less ... if i had them when i crashed recently i would not have had my ankle brake the way it did.... glad to hear you r gonna get full race boots you def wont regret it

just food for thought do you wanna be like this for two months?
__________________
2000 ZX6R - sold due to immaturity

2002 GSXR - Sold

2001 F4i Stunt Bike - Sold *didnt have time to really get into the sport*

2007 600rr *White/Silver* - Totaled *Recent accident*

2007 600rr *White/Silver* - New Bike... had to have the same color
02gsxxr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #29
tenjin
Moto GP Racer
 
tenjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,768
Thanks: 36
Thanked 342 Times in 241 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by gveliopoulos View Post
^ this may sound sarcastic over internet, but honestly, thank you for curing me of my ignorance. im sold. im looking for full race boots now. il post what i end up getting.

sorry about how long that took, my chair got hooked to the door behind me ;)
__________________

DDM 55w 7k HID
Sliders
Black Vortex Rearsets
R&G Bar Ends
Black passenger pegs
JPR Shorty levers
Drive Systems Superlight rear sprocket +2
Drive systems front sprocket -1
EK 520MVXZ black chain
Arata Ti Slipon with Ti mid pipe
Pro-Bolts black fairing bolt kit
Versah RJL Brake pads
Flushmounts
fender eliminator
Pair Delete
Bazzaz AFM

tenjin is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tenjin For This Useful Post:
gveliopoulos (05-31-2012)
Old 05-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #30
gveliopoulos
AMA Supersport Racer
 
gveliopoulos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 930
Thanks: 150
Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02gsxxr View Post
i just went through a crash with shoes.... i now how a 6-8 inch plate with 6 screws holding my tibia and ankle together ive lost some movement in my ankle and it hurts on cold days.... you do not wanna "RISK BREAKING ONLY A ANKLE"

I purchased the Supertech R from A* and will ride with nothing less ... if i had them when i crashed recently i would not have had my ankle brake the way it did.... glad to hear you r gonna get full race boots you def wont regret it

just food for thought do you wanna be like this for two months?
Quote:
Originally Posted by tenjin View Post
http://youtu.be/n-Co6S4KjU4

sorry about how long that took, my chair got hooked to the door behind me ;)
i really appreciate it guys.

tenjin, im honored that you made a whole video just for me! haha

but really guys. thank you. im glad i posted this thread. i almost purchased the other shoes and at the last second i decided i wanted yalls opinion. im sure glad i did!

edit: btw, Tenjin, i love that song.
__________________
WTB:
BRAKE SIDE FOOT GUARD

"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing” - Ron Paul

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams

gveliopoulos is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:12 AM.



Powered by: vBulletin | vBadvanced CMPS & Gallery
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum