Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: I like my boots

  1. #1
    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    25 miles northwest of Boston
    My Bikes
    Bottecchia Sprint
    Posts
    11,592
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

  2. #2
    Senior Member jdon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Lynskey R230, S-Works Epic, Bianchi Speciale, Tricross Expert
    Posts
    4,127
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    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!
    Ionnsaich aig casan latha an-d, bi be airson latha an-diugh, bi an dchas airson latha a-maireach.

  3. #3
    on by skijor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Trek 730, Waterford RS-33, Salsa Vaya, Vision R40
    Posts
    864
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    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.

  4. #4
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,034
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    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
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  5. #5
    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    25 miles northwest of Boston
    My Bikes
    Bottecchia Sprint
    Posts
    11,592
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

  6. #6
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,034
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    I am a big fan of Hi Tec boots. I am in need of a new pair soon.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  7. #7
    Administrator CbadRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    On the bridge with Picard
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
    Posts
    5,517
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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?
    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Does the ignore feature just replace all of the poster's text with "Said something stupid" because that would be awesome.
    Forum Guidelines *click here*

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    My Bikes
    Felt nine flow
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    boots make me taller and the ladys cant resist me or hate me less lol

  9. #9
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,034
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Are you headed for a booty call?
    Don't I wish! Nope, just tramping around with a bunch of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  10. #10
    on by skijor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Trek 730, Waterford RS-33, Salsa Vaya, Vision R40
    Posts
    864
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I am a big fan of Hi Tec boots. I am in need of a new pair soon.
    Timberlands >> Hi Tec

  11. #11
    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    YEG
    My Bikes
    See my sig...
    Posts
    25,152
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Good to -40C and they have goat like traction... $100.00 msrp and paid $45.00 at a year end sale.



    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.


  12. #12
    Trek 500 Kid Zinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    '83 Trek 970 road --- '86 Trek 500 road
    Posts
    1,849
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "I never lost a race because my bike was too heavy".......George Mount

  13. #13
    Senior Member no motor?'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Chicagoland
    My Bikes
    Specialized Hardrock
    Posts
    3,755
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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?

  14. #14
    Senior Member late's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Southern Maine
    Posts
    8,235
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    LL Bean has choices in winter boots, the wife and I wear these..
    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/474?n...ield=Relevance
    We are as gods, we might as well get good at it.
    Stewart Brand

  15. #15
    GATC
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    south Puget Sound
    Posts
    6,551
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I totally bike in these:


  16. #16
    Dirt Bomb sknhgy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    2,531
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    don't think I'd ride a bike in them though
    Why not? I do, in something similar.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

  17. #17
    Senior Member Cache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Metro Exurb
    My Bikes
    1982 Torker BMX, 1990 Cannondale Black Lightning, 1996 Cannondale F400
    Posts
    447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  18. #18
    Dirt Bomb sknhgy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    2,531
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    But are combat boots warm?
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

  19. #19
    Senior Member Cache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Metro Exurb
    My Bikes
    1982 Torker BMX, 1990 Cannondale Black Lightning, 1996 Cannondale F400
    Posts
    447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    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.

  20. #20
    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    25 miles northwest of Boston
    My Bikes
    Bottecchia Sprint
    Posts
    11,592
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
    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
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •