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post #1 of 7 Old Jan 14th, 2007, 10:20 pm Thread Starter
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Thinking about getting warmer boots... Suggestions?

Greetings All,

Thinking about getting some warmer boots for cold weather riding. Not interested in electric socks... (got enough cords going on as it is!). Did a search of the forum and I 'may' try taping the lower vents closed to see if that really moves warm air across my toes... (That'd be nice). Just in case... any suggestions for warm boots for use only in cold weather? FWIW, I'm currently riding with BMW Tourlites. Great boots over all, just zero insulation. It's routinely in the lower 30's here in the central San Juaquin (sp?) valley. Thanks in advance for your time.

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I lived in Hanford in the early 70's. I bought my first new bike there, a 74 Suzuki GT-750. I don't remember it being that cold but I never rode in that nasty tule fog either. I worked nights out at NAS.

I have used the little hand warmer packs thrown down in the toes of my boots with good success. They are less than a buck for a pair in bulk and do a great job of keeping your feet warm all day if you have the room for them. I have since gotten the full Gerbings (socks too).

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Greetings All,

Thinking about getting some warmer boots for cold weather riding. Not interested in electric socks... (got enough cords going on as it is!). Did a search of the forum and I 'may' try taping the lower vents closed to see if that really moves warm air across my toes... (That'd be nice). Just in case... any suggestions for warm boots for use only in cold weather? FWIW, I'm currently riding with BMW Tourlites. Great boots over all, just zero insulation. It's routinely in the lower 30's here in the central San Juaquin (sp?) valley. Thanks in advance for your time.

Bruce
For lower temps 30's down to about 15 or shorter (less than an hour ) colder rides. I wear Irish Setter Elk Stalker. Colder than that I wear my 1600 gram Irish Setter Knee Boots. They are good to about -15 add Tinley rubber pull over to either one you can easily drop another 20 degrees.
Any winter trips I take (over nighters) I have all with me one set on, one set packed (The tinsley's are always on bike)
Sometimes I get myself into a place where if my gear fails, it may well cost me my life, so I go with things I can count on.
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Thanks All.

Time to start shopping I guess.

Oh, by-the-way... thanks for the spelling assist!

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any suggestions for warm boots for use only in cold weather?
As a dedicated cold weather boot, I'd get a size big enough that allows me to do three things:
- Wear a thicker pair of socks (not too thick) over a light pair of wicking socks. Warm feet in cold weather have a lot to do with dry feet.
- I'd also make sure that my toe box is not too snug. Looser is better.You want air to act as insulation around your toes.
- I'd also investigate adding a warmer insole.

So you might be looking at boots that are a little bigger than regular, warm-season boots.

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I have used these for three years and have gotten into some pretty chilly rides. They work great and my feet are always warm, plus they have a good gripping sole. Comfortable to walk in also.

http://herrington-catalog.stores.yahoo.net/ls648.html

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