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post #1 of 16 Old Jan 11th, 2014, 10:09 am Thread Starter
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Motorcycle Boots

Has any body ever tried these Bates GX-8 Gore-Tex Insulated Boots I know they make a Gore Tex motocycle but I am little cheap I found them for 118 dollars

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Re: Motorcycle Boots

One thing I look for in a motorcycle boot is the sharpness of the soles on the edge. I prefer a rounded edge because it makes it much easier to put my gear on.

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You can get them even cheaper for under $115, including free shipping at -

http://dungarees.net/product_Bates_E...otwear%20Boots

I happen to prefer my slip-on Frye boots myself.
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I have a pair I use to slip on for quick rides and errands in the car around town. Soles don't do well on oil spots but they keep water out and are warm. I prefer the Alpinestars Web Gore Tex I picked up from Revzilla for around $200. They offer a little more protection around the ankle, heel and have a plastic insert for the shin.
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You can get them even cheaper for under $115, including free shipping at -

http://dungarees.net/product_Bates_E...otwear%20Boots

I happen to prefer my slip-on Frye boots myself.
I am looking for more for something waterproof and warm in cold tempertures I have a slip on leather boot something like the Frye boots but they will not keep me dry or warm which I think these Bates would

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A couple of years ago a member posted that he bought boots with as much ankle protection he could find, reasoning that they were less than the dudectable for surgery, and that he did not heal as quickly and as well as he did in the past.

within in months of reading that especially about not healing as fast as he used to, I found the best ankle protect boots I had access to, one "air-out" pair for when its not winter and not raining, and a gortex pair.

I have heated inserts for cold wz, but they are thicker than the regular liner and would streeach the comfortable snug fitting boot. If I need them, i'll get heated socks, or slip on outer "rain cover" to see if they break up enough wind?

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You can get them even cheaper for under $115, including free shipping at -

http://dungarees.net/product_Bates_E...otwear%20Boots

I happen to prefer my slip-on Frye boots myself.
I have worn those exact boots. I found that the soles wore out too fast. They were great in the wet weather though. If you don't walk too much on ashphalt, they should be good. They are very comfortable to walk in too.

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I have to say guys I just got these Bates boots right out the box and put them on for the day in the elements of Michigan weather they feel Great

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4 yrs old, but worthwhile topic. Anyone who has ever worn the Bates brand, do they run fairly true to size ? In the past I have had to go up at least half a size when buying boots, due to the inability to get them on due to upper designs. Thinking the side zipper concept would help in that area.

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Since we've resurrected this thread, I switched wearing my Frye boots with Daytona GTX. They are more comfortable, waterproof, and offer much more protection, but at over twice the price...

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2 years ago I bought a pair of Harley Davidson lace up boots that were supposedly made by Wolverine. I like them very much - very comfortable for riding and walking around. They are not waterproof though so I just bought another pair of Harley lace up boots (Andys) that are waterproof (Gore Tex membrane). The shipping box showed they came from Wolverine so I assume they must be made by them. I haven't had a chance to ride with them yet but just walking around the garage they do not seem quite as comfortable as the other pair but they are full grain leather so they should loosen up after a while. Have relegated the old pair to yard boots but they are still in great shape and the soles have worn very little from riding.
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4 yrs old, but worthwhile topic. Anyone who has ever worn the Bates brand, do they run fairly true to size ? In the past I have had to go up at least half a size when buying boots, due to the inability to get them on due to upper designs. Thinking the side zipper concept would help in that area.
I have a wider foot and could not get any of the Bates shoes to work for me - the toe area was too narrow even in the widest width.

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I am afraid I am looking for the impossible boot:

waterproof

cool enough for desert riding in Summer


Able to handle down to 40 deg in those cold Summer mountain or coast side mornings


comfortable to walk in cause I don't like to have to change shoes when I work


and I prefer wider than the Sidi and thick bottom to give me more flat-footing at stops.

that's all I want
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Re: Motorcycle Boots

Anyone has a something to say about these ones:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...n-wp-air-boots
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