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hello borthers/sisters,

i am debating on which riding boot i should get, by no means i am well off.. so i am on a budget. but i know i can still get a decent boot for under $150... i have narrowed it down to 2 please let me know what you think or if you know something better or you have any experience with.

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joe rocket velocity v2x
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/joe-rocket-velocity-v2x-riding-shoes#reviews_tab

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joe rocket ballistic tour boot
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/joe-rocket-ballistic-tour-boots
 

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please let me know what you think or if you know something better or you have any experience with.

thank you!!
You don't mention track or street. I ride street only and I love my TCX X-Move WP boots. I wear them year round. They offer great protection for my daily commute to work and my weekend adventures. More than anything, they are extremely comfortable. In making my selection comfort actually came before protection as if they were not comfortable, I would not bother to wear them. Good luck in your search! Gear is a very personal choice and what works for one may not work for another.



http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tcx-x-move-wp-boots
 

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You should consider something like an alpinestars roam 2. It's waterproof, a bit higher up the calf, uses Velcro and usable at the track and everyday street. Mine survived almost 3 years so far, 2 track days and a few crashes. Still going.
 

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It comes down to what you like for how you intend to use them. Touring style are more comfortable, especially if you want to walk around in them. Race boots, not so much. Go to your local bike-type store place and try a bunch on.
(I use Sidi's - been happy with them)
 

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i forgot to say it, i will be using it for daily commute and street riding.. and something comfortable to walk around too
 

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I would go with something a bit higher cut, that way it can double as a track boot. I never though I would hit the track, and when I did, boots were one less thing I needed t buy because I already had the boots I mentioned above. If you are dead set on never going to the track, then I would go with the first one since it looks t have more ankle support than the lower one. Also, check out cycle gear. Their Bilt stuff is cheap, has a 5 year warranty, and the Sedici stuff is good as well, with a lifetime warranty.
 

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I would go with something a bit higher cut, that way it can double as a track boot. I never though I would hit the track, and when I did, boots were one less thing I needed t buy because I already had the boots I mentioned above. If you are dead set on never going to the track, then I would go with the first one since it looks t have more ankle support than the lower one. Also, check out cycle gear. Their Bilt stuff is cheap, has a 5 year warranty, and the Sedici stuff is good as well, with a lifetime warranty.
thank you!! i think im going with the alpinestars roam, since you have actual experience with it and it is reasonably priced. one more thing.. what size is your regular shoes? and what size did you order for the roam?

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thank you!! i think im going with the alpinestars roam, since you have actual experience with it and it is reasonably priced. one more thing.. what size is your regular shoes? and what size did you order for the roam?

again thank you!!
Why not head over to cycle gear first and try it out to see if you like it or not? My shoe size varies. Some shoes fit different than others. I don't have my boots with me right now as they are being shipped overseas with all of my household goods, so I don't remember the size of the boots. I want to say the alpinestars boot I wear is a 43, which is size 9 US according to their chart. I normally wear a 9-10 depending on what shoe style/brand I am wearing. I highly suggest you head to a cycle gear store first and size it out. You may even like their sedici/Bilt gear. They have a boot very similar to the roam, at about half the price.
 

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Why not head over to cycle gear first and try it out to see if you like it or not? My shoe size varies. Some shoes fit different than others. I don't have my boots with me right now as they are being shipped overseas with all of my household goods, so I don't remember the size of the boots. I want to say the alpinestars boot I wear is a 43, which is size 9 US according to their chart. I normally wear a 9-10 depending on what shoe style/brand I am wearing. I highly suggest you head to a cycle gear store first and size it out. You may even like their sedici/Bilt gear. They have a boot very similar to the roam, at about half the price.
yeah unfortunately our cycle gear here in vegas is not that well stocked and we don't really have that much choices of actual motorcycle gear stores here :(
 

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@ gevR3 I just recently (this week) picked up a pair of Alpinestars S-MX1. These appear much like the Joe R Velocity that you posted. No laces though, zipper and velcro. For me, they are comfortable during both street riding and walking around. Almost unnoticable. Local to me is Extremesupply. Walked in there last week and they didn't have my size. This week I see clearance prices at Rev, CG and also Ex. CG around here were well stocked, had my size and matched Ex price. LUCKY ME!
 

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hello!! just to let everyone know i went with the TCX X ROADSTER WP SHOES. i went with this one cause its perfect for what i need and for the vegas weather we have..There is a lot of protection all around and it is only one of the short cut ce rated boot/shoe i have seen. i went with a short cut boot/ shoe because of my daily commute to work. as much as i wanted the alpinestars roam 2 it is just too big for me to carry in my bag everyday, thus making my decision to go with the TCX roadster.. again thank you everyone for your inputs and suggestions!!

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tcx-x-roadster-wp-shoes
 

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Those look nice very similar to my Alpinestars and very comfortable to walk around in. I'm looking at some Dainese Torque Air (out) for more protection and possible track in the near future.
 

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Those look nice very similar to my Alpinestars and very comfortable to walk around in. I'm looking at some Dainese Torque Air (out) for more protection and possible track in the near future.
that looks really good!!! something to look forward to. i would use something like that if i am going out just to ride or hangout somewhere, i just decided on my low cut tcx for work.. i think it would have the most protection in a small package.. i need something that would fit by bag or locker at work lol!

let us know how that dainese torque works for you!!
 
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