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rumrunn6 01-03-14 08:54 AM

I like my boots
 
if you're boot shopping - these get my vote. Got them for me and my son for a football playoff game a couple years ago. we got them 1 size bigger to accommodate extra big socks and chemical toe warmers. what I like most about them is that even at size 14 (US) I can still drive a stick/clutch

http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/s...3358/cat119179

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/col...processed=true

don't think I'd ride a bike in them though

jdon 01-03-14 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 16378550)
if you're boot shopping - these get my vote. Got them for me and my son for a football playoff game a couple years ago. we got them 1 size bigger to accommodate extra big socks and chemical toe warmers. what I like most about them is that even at size 14 (US) I can still drive a stick/clutch

http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/s...3358/cat119179

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/col...processed=true

don't think I'd ride a bike in them though

but you could ski in them! ;)

skijor 01-03-14 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 16378550)
don't think I'd ride a bike in them though

I haven't winter biked in a few years, but I did wear a hiking boot for that purpose for its warmth and coverage (snow, ice, salt spray). Switched to big BMX platform pedals to help with the comparatively wider sole of a hiker.

jsharr 01-03-14 11:03 AM

I like big boots and I cannot lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a guy walks in with some Timberlands on
And a hiking stick in your face
You get strung, wanna pull out your tough
'Cause you notice that socks was stuffed
Deep in the boots he’s wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring

rumrunn6 01-03-14 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsharr (Post 16379011)
I like big boots and I cannot lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a guy walks in with some Timberlands on
And a hiking stick in your face
You get strung, wanna pull out your tough
'Cause you notice that socks was stuffed
Deep in the boots hes wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring

:roflmao:

jsharr 01-03-14 04:57 PM

I am a big fan of Hi Tec boots. I am in need of a new pair soon.

CbadRider 01-03-14 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jsharr (Post 16380160)
I am a big fan of Hi Tec boots. I am in need of a new pair soon.

Are you headed for a booty call?

windhchaser 01-03-14 08:26 PM

boots make me taller and the ladys cant resist me or hate me less lol

jsharr 01-03-14 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by CbadRider (Post 16380822)
Are you headed for a booty call?

Don't I wish! Nope, just tramping around with a bunch of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

skijor 01-03-14 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsharr (Post 16380160)
I am a big fan of Hi Tec boots. I am in need of a new pair soon.

Timberlands >> Hi Tec
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9...dzbdo1_500.png

Sixty Fiver 01-03-14 11:22 PM

Good to -40C and they have goat like traction... $100.00 msrp and paid $45.00 at a year end sale.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...oots%20(6).JPG

Good to -25C... paid $35.00 at MEC on one of their insane clearance sales (10% of msrp). These are seriously nice cold weather hiking boots and they are also nice for winter cycling as they are warm and waterproof.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...oots%20(2).JPG

Zinger 01-04-14 01:21 AM

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Yee Haa

But not for the cold

no motor? 01-04-14 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsharr (Post 16380160)
I am a big fan of Hi Tec boots. I am in need of a new pair soon.

Don't real Texans buy their boots from Tony Lama?

late 01-04-14 11:04 AM

LL Bean has choices in winter boots, the wife and I wear these..
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/474?n...ield=Relevance

HardyWeinberg 01-04-14 11:41 AM

I totally bike in these:

https://www.xtratufboots.com/Catalog...gacy_large.png

sknhgy 01-04-14 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 16378550)
don't think I'd ride a bike in them though

Why not? I do, in something similar.

Cache 01-04-14 01:44 PM

FWIW, I shredded a similar pair of those asolos in under 3 weeks crossing Pennsylvania's section of appalachain trail. Very disappointed in their overall quality. Granted, the terrain was a rocky ankle twisting nightmare but for the price and some rave reviews at the time, I expected them to last a bit longer.

For my money, Wellco, Bates, or Belleville infantry combat boots do the trick. Made in US, cheap enough on ebay/surplus or your favorite supply captain, and super well made.

sknhgy 01-05-14 11:13 AM

But are combat boots warm?

Cache 01-05-14 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by sknhgy (Post 16384495)
But are combat boots warm?

My feet have never been cold in mine through a range of extremes. I have a version with a gore-tex lining so they are waterproof and breathable. There are combat boots for all temperatures- mountain hikers, desert ones with drainage, 'mickey mouse' boots with double layers, vegan/canvas versions, even modular boots with removable linings and covers. I wouldn't be mashing the pedals in a 12" paratrooper boot, but there are options that will fit your budget and your pedals.

rumrunn6 01-06-14 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cache (Post 16382470)
FWIW, I shredded a similar pair of those asolos in under 3 weeks crossing Pennsylvania's section of appalachain trail. Very disappointed in their overall quality. Granted, the terrain was a rocky ankle twisting nightmare but for the price and some rave reviews at the time, I expected them to last a bit longer.

For my money, Wellco, Bates, or Belleville infantry combat boots do the trick. Made in US, cheap enough on ebay/surplus or your favorite supply captain, and super well made.

the appalachain trail is a boot shredder for sure. while there in Baxter State Park a couple years ago, wifey shredded hers, and we met a crew who did Katahdin and good thing there was an extra set of boots in their group cuz 1 guy shredded a new pair of boots


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