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post #1 of 10 Old Jun 5th, 2011, 7:30 am Thread Starter
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Touring boots - advice please

I currently own a pair of Forma touring boots, very comfortable, but the sole is very smooth and way too slippery on anything other than clean dry surfaces. I'm looking to stay out of the "lay her in the driveway club" for as long as possible. Can anyone suggest a brand available on Oz which has a grippy sole similar to the old "Blunnies".
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I've no idea whether they're available in your neck of the woods, but I've been using Daytona boots for a few years now. I belive they make at least one pair with 'Commando' type soles.

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I've no idea whether they're available in your neck of the woods, but I've been using Daytona boots for a few years now. I belive they make at least one pair with 'Commando' type soles.
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I have These they are great, your will stay dry and warm

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I've been wearing some Rossi touring boots for a few years now, they've been pretty good.
Made in South Oz by Rossiter who make the work boots that you can buy at Bunnings and many other places ( I wear these ones for summer commuting). I got mine at a Ulysses AGM a few years back... and just wore them one my trip around Oz, so they've done quite a few km's / miles. They have really good work-boot type soles. Never had any real slip problems on the rough bulldusty and pebbled driveways of the roadhouses... and they are really bad around the north-west and top-end.
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I use these year round ....wet or dry....hot or cold weather. Very comfortable!
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Thanks very much guys for the advice. I think I'll pursue the Rossi's, good Aussie brand, just need to find a distributor in Tasmania. Regards, Dennis
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Thanks very much guys for the advice. I think I'll pursue the Rossi's, good Aussie brand, just need to find a distributor in Tasmania. Regards, Dennis
Dennis, it depends on your budget and how concerned you are about weight and asthetics.
I tried the Rossi's a few years back and couldnt get the sizing right and they were a little heavy and lets say chunky.
Ive been wearing SIDI's ever since and because of the heat we get up here in summer I have a mesh leather pair that allows the air to flow through and a waterproof pair.
They arent the cheapest but they are very good and I would suggest that for Tassie the waterproof pair would be fine for your year round use.
Last time I was down your way it absolutely pissed down all the way from Strahan to Hobart and when I derobed at the hotel my socks were dry
Here is a link.
http://www.motorcyclemart.com.au/p/3...-evo-boot.html
These can be bought from the USA on Ebay and landed here for under A$300 or you can try and find a tassie retailer.
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