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New Boots?

I am looking for a new pair of boots. My requirments would be:
Steel Toe
At least 11 inch
Must come in wide witdh
Rain proof
Good traction

What do you guys suggest, where did you get them and how much did they cost.

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Try checking out Sidi boots. The steel toe part may be hard to find in combination with the other features. Kevlar and other man made materials seem be the norm for toe and ankle protection.

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BMW Allround Boots -

The most comfortable boot I've worn. I've had them for several years and they fit like a worn glove as soon as I put them on. I don't think they have steel toes, but they seem to offer a lot of protection and are extremely comfortable. I can wear them all day long and really hate to take them off. I think they sell for around $200.00. I would buy another pair.

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Not a steel toed boot but I am still using my Cruiserworks Tour boots after 5 years. They have been resoled about 4 times and I put them on and wear to work all day also. My feet have never gotten wet even when walking through inches of water. I wear them in hot and cold weather.
Liked them so much I bought another pair so I could swap them out from time to time.
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Last summer I purchased a pair of the Aerostich Combat lite boots. They are well made, provide great protection, can be re-soled, but take "forever" to break-in. Although once broken in, I found them to be well worth the effort and expense.

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Re: New Boots?

There are lots of good boots out there-some are Goretex-waterproof. Why do you want steel toe?? FYI-steel toe are dangeroues -even in industrial application-if -and there are many instances-something heavy dropped on the toe box the steel can compress and at the least will trap your toes-worst is crushing and encasing the toes. No pro-mc boots have steel toes.

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Any good leads on where to purchase the Daytona's at a good price point?

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Re: New Boots?

Check out Roadgear's new boot, it got a good review in the June issue of 'Rider'-- so good they're out of my size (12):

http://www.roadgear.com/Technical_Wear/Boots/XKJ_Boots/

They've been at past CCR's and are located in Pueblo West, CO, but I don't know if they have a store front or are only mail order. I personally like to try on boots, but have had good luck on line with both Cruiserworks and New Enough.

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Sorry.............I didn't have my glasses on.............carry on..............
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Re: New Boots?

Ok, I have read many of these boot threads from this site and other sites. The same answers come up ignoring one of the OP's key questions, "wide size".

Not one answer addresses this question. From what I understand most euro boots run narrow, especially the Sidi, so why mention it if it doesn't fit all of the OP's criteria?

Much like the OP, I am looking for a WIDE, waterproof, comfortable above the ankle height boot, that allows good ankle flex because I'm riding the R1200RT.

I would love to find a thread that has some recommendations for good REAL motorcycle boots that are wide, not only army boots or Danners and the like that have too much sole, and not enough ankle flex.
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Ok, I have read many of these boot threads from this site and other sites. The same answers come up ignoring one of the OP's key questions, "wide size".

Not one answer addresses this question. From what I understand most euro boots run narrow, especially the Sidi, so why mention it if it doesn't fit all of the OP's criteria?

Much like the OP, I am looking for a WIDE, waterproof, comfortable above the ankle height boot, that allows good ankle flex because I'm riding the R1200RT.

I would love to find a thread that has some recommendations for good REAL motorcycle boots that are wide, not only army boots or Danners and the like that have too much sole, and not enough ankle flex.
Last year's thread, but might still apply --- try this company. Got excellent reviews several years ago by one of our former members. I think he ordered 10EEE. 350 bones from across the pond (back a few years, so thangs change, ya know! ). Anyway, they did wide ones, waterproof ones, and he could wear 'em all day long with smiles. He rode LTs and GTs. Good luck with your boot search.
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BMW Allround Boots -

The most comfortable boot I've worn. I've had them for several years and they fit like a worn glove as soon as I put them on. I don't think they have steel toes, but they seem to offer a lot of protection and are extremely comfortable. I can wear them all day long and really hate to take them off. I think they sell for around $200.00. I would buy another pair.
I had a very comfortable BMW boot almost like these but had slip laces instead of the zipper and the same tread on the bottom. So I bought these and was expecting like comfort but these hurt my ankle bone where that hard circle is. I hope it just needs to break in.

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Any good leads on where to purchase the Daytona's at a good price point?

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what Bill said... where can you get these in the US?

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According to the web site these people are their dealers

Helimot European Accessoires
1141 Old Bayshore Hwy., San Jose, CA, 95112-2808, U.S.A.
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I have a wide foot and tried on every motorcycle boot that I came across and it was always the same, they felt like my foot was being strangled. I have a friend who rides an LT and he bought a pair of the Daytona Road Star GTX's and both he and I wear the same size boot so I tried them on and they were extremely comfortable and also expensive. We rode to the St Louis BMW dealer who stocked a lot of boots and I was down to trying all BMW had to offer, if I couldn't find a boot here I was all set to order a pair of the Road Star GTX boots. The last pair of BMW boots I tried were the Sneaker 3's and couldn't believe how comfortable they were. Not only did they feel good, they breath and you can feel the air around your foot as you ride. Their not for winter and I never had a problem riding them in the rain. Over the summer we took another trip to the St Louis BMW dealer and my wife and the other couple we ride with all bought a pair of the Sneaker 3 and are very happy with them. My buddy still likes his Daytona's but in the summer time he felt like his feet were going to explode.

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Sidi are just too narrow for me. Even their Way mega Rain.
Aty the last BMWMOA rally I tried all the boots available...too narrow.
On the way home I tried and purchased BMW all around boots.
Ahhhhhhh ! Perfect.

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Starfighter,

Do you have a wide foot? What size do you wear? I didn't know the BMW all arounds accomodated a wide foot. Dan, did the Daytona Road Star GTX's fit around your calf comfortably? Did your riding pants slip over them ok?

Dick thanks for the link.

The BMW Sneaker 3 doesn't look like it has any ankle protection. The description at BMW makes them sound more like a boot you use AFTER you get off the bike, so not sure about those. Wish there were more choices for ankle high boots.

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https://www.chippewaboots.com/contest

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Have not seen these mentioned here but take a look at the TCX Airtech boots. I normally wear a US 13 / EU 48 but these have such a large toe box that a 47 fit fine with room to spare. They are primarily a summer boot but I wear them year round in GA and just change the type of sock to the weather. Very easy on/off as well.

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Been using this avatar for years. The gif model is much better

I thought I would post again since I had a chance to try on the Euro size 44 BMW all around boots. I have a wide foot, not ultra wide, but wide. These boots fit perfect, and ride wonderful. Thanks to whomever mentioned them!

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I would like to try the new SIDI Laguna touring boots on when they come out. I would really like a pair of Daytona boots, but price does matter.

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My BMW touring boots have been great. There's no steel toe, but there is sufficient protection for the toes and ankles...plus they are TOTALLY waterproof.
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Alternative view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qiHnu37ghE
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I use Daytona boots, and I am very happy with them. They come in wide & large sizes (I am a UK 13/14 - EU 49 - US 14-15) However they do not come in steel toed variety, at least not that I am aware of. They certainly are expensive, but they do seem to last.

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I would not agree with you on this point completely! If the thing that is dropped is heavy enough to crush your toes with a steel toe, what would the damage be if you only had leather? For a hint please see the Mythbusters episode on this subject! This is the first time I have heard anyone claiming that Steel toed shoes/boots are dangerous to the wearer.

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Thanks for the alternative view Simon. I have wanted a pair of Daytona Roadstar GTX boots for a few years. Your post encouraged me to further research this possibility. Consequently I bought a pair from FC Moto in Germany. Price was excellent since the VAT was deleted from their list price and they only took 8 days to get here with shipping price of $12. Very nice boots. I replaced the removable insole with quality ones from a sporting goods store, just as I have with all other boots I have owned.

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I would not agree with you on this point completely! If the thing that is dropped is heavy enough to crush your toes with a steel toe, what would the damage be if you only had leather? For a hint please see the Mythbusters episode on this subject! This is the first time I have heard anyone claiming that Steel toed shoes/boots are dangerous to the wearer.

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A mashed toe can heal. A cut off toe is another matter. Worked construction for over 35 years, and we were always taught this since we work around very heavy iron. Mythbusters is not the sum total of all wisdom & knowledge. Its not an exhaustive research. Its made for TV. I've been required to wear steel toe boots a few times on select jobs. One thing I can tell you about that steel toe...it's a hell of a lot colder on your toes in winter.

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Thanks for the alternative view Simon. I have wanted a pair of Daytona Roadstar GTX boots for a few years. Your post encouraged me to further research this possibility. Consequently I bought a pair from FC Moto in Germany. Price was excellent since the VAT was deleted from their list price and they only took 8 days to get here with shipping price of $12. Very nice boots. I replaced the removable insole with quality ones from a sporting goods store, just as I have with all other boots I have owned.

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Since this thread was resurrected I should probably tell you guys what I finally decided on. I bought the redwing boot linked below. It has the steel toe and wide width I was looking for.

Overall the boot is fine. I have two issues with them though. One is although they are the correct size they feel a bit loose when walking in them. Also I am sure the leather on top where the shifter hits is going to wear out long before the rest of the boot. It's too soft and already has noticeable indents.

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It is interesting, how in general, the BMW branded clothing is more expensive that other brands, yet their boot, which I love is quite a bit less than the Daytona.

The BMW boot was very comfortable the first time I put it on, and after one resole, it is even better. It would be hard for me to change to another. When I wear them, and many times it is all day, I really don't want to take them off. They are that comfortable.

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