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So I'm looking to get some boots for regular everyday riding and I was thinking of going with tactical style boots for a few different reasons.

One was cost, they're pretty affordable. Two is availability, I can find them at a lot of local stores, and I really didn't want to buy something online that I couldn't try on first.
Three was that I just didn't to get full on "race" looking boots for casual around town riding. I'll look to get something like that for when I'm hitting the back twisty roads on spirited rides, but for now I'm thinking some high, black tactical style boots.

Anyone else where this style? If so, any particular brand/model you really like?
 

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I have some composite toe security boots that I bought for about $100. Good ankle support (not amazing though) and thick leather. They are VERY light weight.

The idea is to limit just how far down you grind your ankles and how many toes you break in a crash. Any good, stout boot should be ok.
 

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Any good, stout boot should be ok.
I agree. Any decent boot in this category is gonna offer about the same amount of protection.
But, my thought on this is that, an accident doesn't care if you were just out for 'round town ridin' or in the twisties.
Getting hit by a cager won't be less likely to snap an ankle, because you were just 'round town.
I grabbed some Frank Thomas boots for ridin and sacrificed the walking comfort for that added ankle support.
And to be honest, they're lighter and more comfy than the Icon "construction-looking" riding boots I have.
 

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Ankle support, some kind of impact protection over the toes (steel/composite) and if you are really concerned about a good boot, metatarsal support.

And then you basically have everything a sport riding type boot has. Will a good motorcycle boot do a better job? Probably. But a large portion of what happens on the road is in the realm of abrasion and twisting. Odds are if you are gonna get run over on the road, a 1000 dollar pair of GP spec boots will still collapse just as quickly your work boots underneath a car.
 

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Yes, concrete boots will cave under a car.
But, any way you slice it, a boot with actual structural ankle supports, will offer more protection in a wider range of crash variables.
Is a good boot better than a sneaker? Naturally. Some support is better than none.
But it's not the same as a purpose-built boot that has crash protection in mind, as opposed to a work boot that's made to help prevent a twisted ankle from jumping off the back of a pickup.
And I only paid $130 for the Frank Thomas's.

It's a good middle ground between a construction/tactical boot and a full-on $1000 GP boot.

And I'm right :thefinger
 

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Oh yeah, I am with you on that one.

You paid 130 for those?

That's what I paid for my work boots, and I buy a pair every year (oil destroys everything quickly).

Wonder if I can get those in a size I will know fits. Depending on the brand it varies from 12-15 for me... baw.
 

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I typically wear an 11.5 shoe and usually have trouble with width.
I got those boots in an 11. They are just a C-hair snug, but not bad at all.
A stars are too narrow, couldn't even get my foot in one.
If you wear a 12, get a 12.
I bought those like 2+yrs ago, at CG in vegas.
Not sure if they still make that model or if CG still carries it.
Perforated leather too.
Nice boots for the price.
And you can replace the pucks.
 

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I wear a 14 in most shoes, the boots I buy for work are 12s.

I will have to look around at some shops and find sizes.
 

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Your feet disqualify you for sportbike riding.
Sell the 7 and buy a Goldwing with foot platforms.
 

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Your feet disqualify you for sportbike riding.
Sell the 7 and buy a Goldwing with foot platforms.
Lol.... don't even get me started on my feet. Snowboarding is basically out of the question for me. Which isn't such a big deal to me now, but back in highschool when I skateboarded all the time... yeah.
 

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I bought a set of alpine stars @ cyclegear on there half off ,couldn't sell this crap rack for just over 100$ ... You can't even buy a good set of work boots for that and I wear them almost every day commuting or riding twisties . It's worth a couple of extra bucks to save your a** , or feet as the case may be .
 

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I got some smx5's for track days but I end up using them on the street sometimes. Theyre pretty cool because they keep my feet warm in the cold but in the heat they dont get hot. I really like them but they were pretty pricy maybe you could find something similar lightly used and be set for track days and street riding.
They do have the "race" look you said but I usually put my jeans over them when on the street so they just look like black A*s boots
but if I feel like being 'fashionable' I have tucked BDU's into them with my leather jacket looks pretty boss lolol:rolleyes
 

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You may call it casual riding but there is no such thing as a casual crash.
 

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You may call it casual riding but there is no such thing as a casual crash.
A lowside in your driveway would be what I consider a pretty chill crash.

Damn auto correct.
 

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