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Old 01-03-14, 08:54 AM   #1
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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

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

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don't think I'd ride a bike in them though
but you could ski in them!
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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.
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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
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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
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Old 01-03-14, 04:57 PM   #6
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I am a big fan of Hi Tec boots. I am in need of a new pair soon.
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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?
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boots make me taller and the ladys cant resist me or hate me less lol
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Don't I wish! Nope, just tramping around with a bunch of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
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I am a big fan of Hi Tec boots. I am in need of a new pair soon.
Timberlands >> Hi Tec
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Old 01-03-14, 11:22 PM   #11
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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.

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Yee Haa

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

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don't think I'd ride a bike in them though
Why not? I do, in something similar.
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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.
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But are combat boots warm?
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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.
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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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