First, the Cruiserboots are not much more expensive, and are perfectly waterproof, and have kevlar liners around the ankle, and so on and so forth as the MO product review and the CW website shows. Because of this, I think the CW boots are a better value.
Second, I am looking forward to regular product reviews, but how about some EXPERT information about things like abrasion resistance of varous materials, impact energy transfer of various types of body armor, and accident injury statistics to go with them? It's one thing for JB to say what he likes to wear, but frankly, unless he's taken a lot more spills than I think he has, in the same exact ways, he's no expert on modern material science, or body armor or anything else that is vitally (literally) important to us riders.
When I said ANYTHING ELSE, I didn't mean literally ANYTHING ELSE. I meant to my knowledge, no one at MO is a motorcycle accident guru, or materials science expert. I'd like to see that kind of information, that you just don't get without research, no matter how many hours on the saddle you may have.
Nah, these definitely look better. Provided you aren't in a polished-wingtips kind of office situation, I can see these being all-day wear. They worked just fine for James Dean in "Rebel Without A Cause," too.
Since the Alien abduction ...... Zapata and speedsport are the first to ...
1. Zapata notices that BLM has his zipper down on his leathers and has sunburnt pecs
2. speedsport notes the BLM is sporting a Conway Twitty hairdo.
3. minime is calling him "Lord Burns"
4. Now these very dorky looking boots.
2 theories come to mind.
[*]Theory 1. Alien cult and a comet. BLM is the ring leader thus name Lord Burns
[*]Theory 2. Its first wave of the Harley conspircy. Next BLM will be wearing fringe leather and chaps for sport bike track tests. then a few months and BOOM MO changes name to HO . Oh well the babes pic section should get sleazyer (hope you don't have any pics of my moms layout in Easy Rider)
Looks like these boots could easily come flying off in a crash as there doesn't seem to be any type of retention system. I think I'd prefer to look silly in red plastic slider boots (most companies also make their coloured versions in plain black) then have red bloody feet...
It's a bit late, but I've got a comment about Sidi boots. Back in the `80's, I got a pair of their "Agostini" replica boots. Two decades and some 150,000+ miles later, I just retired them and bought a pair of Sidi Sympatex GT boots. Even in the neighborhood of $300.00 USD, if they last as long as the last pair, they are a bargain! (And comfortable to boot!)
How often does this really happen? I have no hard data, I'll admit, but it seems rather unlikely to me. I've got the buckleless Cruiserboots, which seem to work fine for me on both my ST4 and my Road King. But (knock on wood here) I've never crashed in 'em.
At any rate, any protective gear you actually wear is better than the absolute best stuff stuck in your closet.
I bought my first pair of Sidi boots after drooling over them so long that bellevue ducati had to shampoo their floor. Anyway, They were comfortable from day one, walking or riding, and they're the armored Sidi Race boots with the Vertebrae system on the ankle. Great boots, my only complaint is that the vertebrae are pinching the boot material, and I am afraid they will cut through it soon. Anyone else had this problem with their Sidi?
I've been wearing a pair of Bates Fastlanes boots for a couple of years now. They are very comfortable, relatively protective with a double layer of soft, thick leather and some padding. Importantly for me, they look very conservative when kept polished. I wear them with a suit and tie and nobody notices. A harness boot such as reviewed here would be a bit much to wear around the office.
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