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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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ladies boots?

Hi all, just bought a 07 gsxr 600 for my girlfriend and myself. Girlfriend never rode a bike and she wants to learn. I want her to be safe as possible, since i know what it feels like to crash and burn The problem is that she is 5'4 and is hard as hell to buy safty gear for her. We finally picked out the Icon helmet, joe rocket trixie pants (perfect fit) but when it came the the boots, nothing i can find. She wears a size 6-7. Got any sugestions? Ive seen the Sidi boots, any others. Thanks all
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 07:22 AM
 
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Hi and , and thank you for showing concern for your GF's safety in wanting to have her properly geared-up.

Most of the major manufacturers make women's specific boots anymore, and a size 6-7 would be really common/easy to find. It really depends what style boot she prefers... if she likes more of a casual boot look, SIDI does have several great options, including some that are waterproof, and others that till give her up to 2" in height.

Alpinestars Stella (I think its the SMX3) offers more of a race-type boot, with superior protection. Teknic also has race-styled boots for ladies.

And Icon, Joe Rocket and Teknic also have street/casual styled boots (lace up, lower/chunky sole) if that’s what she’s looking for.
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You can also find a few mens boots that may come small enough, these are the ones I am looking at...and reasonably priced...the Setup Vision boots, they only make the black ones small enough for me (Size 6.5-7.5)



and I think several of the mens Joe Rocket SMX boots are made small enough as well...
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 04:02 PM
 
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Pucky had got some SMX-3's recently. Hopefully she'll chime in on how the fitment is. They're a mans boot, I think, and she just got a real small size.
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Remember if he's saying 6-7 womens sizes, he's talking 37-38 Euro. The SMX-3's Dlit procured for me are a 37, I wear a womens 6, and they're a little fun to get on, but once they're on..OMG they are sooooo comfortable. Watch it if you get her a more "touring" type of boot (like the Sidi womens line) the don't have the precurved ankle that the race boots have and are for more of a cruiser style ride. I have a pair of Nitro gortex waterproof things for cooler weather, and on longer rides (over 2 hours) the shin shield does dig into my ankle/foot. Here's a pic of the two boots, and you can see from the line of the shin that one is more relaxed (cruiser ride) and one is more agressively forward (race ride) since she'll be on a sportbike, the foot / leg position favors the race boots. Some of the cruiser boots (if they have good ankle /shin protection) will not be comfortable to ride more than an hour. I'd find a reletively cheap pair for around town, when you want a semi protective casual boot, but for longer or serious riding, go with a race boot.

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Here in another picture, I bent the Nitro into the riding position that is automatic on the A* you can see how it gives at the ankle. And this boot does have a shin plate. Over time it really digs into your foot/ankle.

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are the shoes on some one's bones?!?!
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old style radiator, goof ball.
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set up vision boots do not come in women's sizes. Just emailed Kneedraggers.com and they told me they dont have the set up vison boots in womens sizes ie 6-6.5. But i did find a better replacement.http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...4-SIDI-26.html and they have womens sizes and the gfriends likes it
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I've looked at those myself. Let me know how they feel.
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I have the A*'s and love em.
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set up vision boots do not come in women's sizes. Just emailed Kneedraggers.com and they told me they dont have the set up vison boots in womens sizes ie 6-6.5. But i did find a better replacement.http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...4-SIDI-26.html and they have womens sizes and the gfriends likes it
thats why i said they were mens boots and gave you the mens size she would most likely need. Like i said in my earlier post, I dont care for many of the womens as I find them kinda flashy so I am looking to find a mens that makes them small enough.
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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OK, Just listed on Ebay - they are located in UK, so the shipping will be a little high, but right now they're only $40. Sidi 37, Men 4, Womens 6

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1

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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 01:16 PM
 
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I have a pair of SIDI boots, I love them & didnt need any breaking in.Oh, & they r stylish....always get compliments on the road, from both genders
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 06:49 PM
 
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I have Sidi boots but they're not full out race style. I actually just got them yesterday and wore them today. They were only $150 from Chaparral Motorsports and they're very comfortable and easy to wear all day. My only complaint is that they should be angled forward more like the more expensive boots because when you bend them it gets kind of annoying. Even riding around bending them forward wasn't all that uncomfortable though so I give them an A+.

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My wife only rides with me she dont drive. But like you we want safty so her boot of choise was the Icon Super duty 2
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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My wife only rides with me she dont drive. But like you we want safty so her boot of choise was the Icon Super duty 2
Does that protect her ankle much? Other than that I like those, it's nice that it has padding where the levers would be, I've only worn mine once and they're already showing signs of wear because there's nothing there.
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I have Sidi boots but they're not full out race style. I actually just got them yesterday and wore them today. They were only $150 from Chaparral Motorsports and they're very comfortable and easy to wear all day. My only complaint is that they should be angled forward more like the more expensive boots because when you bend them it gets kind of annoying. Even riding around bending them forward wasn't all that uncomfortable though so I give them an A+.

i like those boots and have looked at them before. how high up the shin do they come? i am trying to sell my a* boots i have, because i don't need something so race inspired or that goes up to my knee. i want something more for casual riding. right now i have the icon superduty 2s, but they don't offer much ankle protection.
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