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Trust me when I say I know what 'legs' are I was air assault and us the the airborne guys were always at each other
hahah good stuff... i never wanted to go to air assualt when i first joined..because i used to fast rope... but now i hear its a hooah school.....


i got me some field sheer ace boots for around 130 today.....they are not bad..i feel more secure in them ..than sneakers..if that 300 plus pound sv650 lands on top of my ankle...

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i have everything a jacket , helmet , and gloves... and some army boots..but the army boots dont cover your ankle..
i know you need over the ankle boots..just wondering if they were suffiecient enought for riding..since they do support your ankles...

Short answer: Yes.


But your question is a bit off. it should be

"are basketball shoes sufficient enough for crashing?"

Short answer: Not if you want to walk post crash.

I was taking care of a guy in ICU the other day, his entire left foot was pretty much blown off in a crash ( a 17 y/o girl was texting and t-boned him when she went through a stop sign). would racing style boots have helped him in that situation? probably not.

we all take risks when we ride, what you wear usually reflects your respect for the bike and general knowledge of riding.
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post #23 of 59 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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P.S. many a time i wear tennis shoes when riding around, and to be honest, most cheap boots out there arent going to protect your feet much more than a pair of good bball shoes.
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smartass ...

is that an sv650 i spot in your sig?.. thats what im on right now....


nope, no sv650 here. i'm a kawgirl...i ride a zx636.
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We all take risks when we ride, what you wear usually reflects your respect for the bike and general knowledge of riding.
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ummm, yea about that. where'd our reps go, am i missing something?
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either way, im honored to light up your sig.

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no reps, shan took that toy out of our sandbox
If you dig deep enough, my cat buried more toys... Toy torpedos... or Tootsie Rolls if we can find someone willing to eat one...

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Keep in mind you also see plenty of asshats wearing sandals.
I find that wool socks work best for high ventilation on a hot days riding
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I'm buying a pair of work boots tomorrow. If anyone knows somewhere I can buy real motorcycle boots in size 16 or 17 with a refund program in case they don't fit, please let me know.
None of the local dealers sell pants or boots in my size.


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holy sh/t man!! you need to chop those f/ckers down or something
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Your girlfriend disagrees.



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I don't have a girlfriend.
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I don't have a girlfriend.
Jesus christ dude, your grandma's dead, you don't have a girlfriend...How am I supposed to dispense sick burns on you??? Get a handicap or gimp brother or SOMETHING!


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I didnt read though all the replies, but Im going to guess most everying already said it. NO! they do not provide sufficient protection. You cant pick up at pair of Setup boots for about $130. Or if you dont mind going the used route, you can get some off of EBay for fairly cheap.
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One thing about wearing work boots is that some of them maybe too big in the toes area to get underneath the shifter lever.
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post #40 of 59 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 02:16 PM
 
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and flipflops. iggits
hey, flip flops offer the same protection as riding boots during a head on collision with an SUV soccer mom chatting on cell phone.

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