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BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

I'm ready to pull the trigger on a pair of riding boots. I've tried on several brands and have it narrowed down to two I think.

1. BMW Pro Touring 2

2. Alpinestars Hydro Sport

The price difference is $85 (BMW is higher) which would make me think seriously about the BMW boots, but my question is this - Will they stretch any on the width? The 44mm feel a little snug across the top and the 45mm are too loose. If they'll stretch some, I can get them.

The Alpinestars in 45mm fit perfect and really feel great right out of the box, but I'm not sure of the quality.

Any of you experienced riders have some thoughts? I really appreciate any direction.

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post #2 of 15 Old Nov 8th, 2011, 11:33 pm
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Re: BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

Tried the pro touring 2 boots, and was really looking forward to getting a pair. They didn't fit well and were hard to get on with the outside zipper. Was really disappointed, so I tried the BMW All Around boot, which is way cheaper, and they fit fantastic, I have a wide foot and they fit perfectly. Bought them and am very happy. Wifey has had them for a couple years, and loves them. A very nice boot

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Re: BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

This site is quite interesting www.revzilla.com
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Personally I would go for DAYTONA
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Re: BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

A good way to break them in so they stretch faster is to put them on and wear them into the bath tub with full hot water running on them for about 5 min or so then get out and crouch down for a few minutes to stretch them out. I did this to my Sidi Rain Boots and it made a world of difference and they are not even made of real leather! It also helps to soften them up to increase flexibility as well.
Granted this may not go as planned if they are not waterproof and your wife will be even more convinced you are bonkers... ALL THE MORE REASON TO DO IT!!

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Re: BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

I have had the BMW boots in the past and a couple brands since, including Alpinestars. I am going back to the BMW when my current boots are done, as the BMW were for me, the most comfortable.

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Re: BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

BMW are the only boots I've found wide enough to be comfortable......for me.
I wear a 10-1/2 and the 45 breaks in perfectly......................................... ........

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This site is quite interesting www.revzilla.com
+1 on revzilla.com! They have some great videos on gear, including shoes.


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- Will they stretch any on the width? The 44mm feel a little snug across the top and the 45mm are too loose. If they'll stretch some, I can get them.

The Alpinestars in 45mm fit perfect and really feel great right out of the box, but I'm not sure of the quality.

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you can always put on an extra pair of socks, as long as the boots are not to large. If the boots are on the small side, you have to ware a thinner sock in the hot months. thus your feet are hoter in the summer and colder in the winter. Socks insulate against the cold and the heat.

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Re: BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

I have a pair of Alpinestars. Not sure of the model but they are gortex lined. I have ridden many, many miles with them over the last few years. They are my favorite boot. They have always kept my feet dry and are comfortable enough to wear walking around all day. Never had any problem with them at all. The soles need replacing now. I will either get them resoled or buy another pair. I don't think you have to worry about quality.
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I purchased the Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots. They are low-cut, extremely comfortable and have some great protection - at a great price! Revzilla has a video on the shoe -worth seeing.


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Re: BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

I've had BMW boots for 4-5 years and the pair that I'm wearing right now has been resoled once. They were comfortable from the moment I put them on.

That being said;

I would not buy a pair of shoes that I hoped to break in. If they are not comfortable from the moment you put them on, why risk a bad fit. As much as I like the ones I've got on, if they had not been comfortable, I would not own them.

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Re: BMW ProTouring 2 Boots

44mm? 45mm? What measurement is this?

This makes no sense to me

I am extrememy famiilar with ski boots and most Boot lengths are for a (9.5-10) about 313-317mm in length and a very, very narrow race boot would be 95mm in width????

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44mm? 45mm? What measurement is this?????
it is an Europen size...a 45 is about equel to 10.5 or so. it should also say the US size.

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it is an Europen size...a 45 is about equel to 10.5 or so. it should also say the US size.
I knew that. The OP put 44 or 45mm (millimeter)

But thanks for clarifying!

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