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are basketball shoes sufficient for riding?

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...
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If you dont have any regard for your own safety and well being then yes, they are sufficient.


For the MSF...absolutely not. Expect to be sent home if you show up without boots.



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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...
I never seen army boots that didnt cover the ankle.

Far as basketball shoes, I wouldnt wear any type of tennis shoe. The least I wear is hiking boots and thats just for short runs to town or class/work. When I go on long rides or trips I have full gear on. (Leather jacket, pants, and riding boots.)
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At least get some over the ankle leather boots, you can find work boots that will be decent for $30-40 if you don't want to spend the money to get some true riding boots like sidis or A*s

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If you dont have any regard for your own safety and well being then yes, they are sufficient.


For the MSF...absolutely not. Expect to be sent home if you show up without boots.
i already completed msf and i wore army boots..desert hot weather type
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I never seen army boots that didnt cover the ankle.
they cover the ankle..but they do not support the ankle.. especially on jungle / desert hot weather ones... only 'legs' wear full leather boots (legs are non airborne personell)


good im going to the shop to buy some boots asap !!! im going for a 2 hour ride
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Keep in mind you also see plenty of asshats wearing sandals.



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they cover the ankle..but they do not support the ankle.. especially on jungle / desert hot weather ones... only 'legs' wear full leather boots (legs are non airborne personell)


good im going to the shop to buy some boots asap !!! im going for a 2 hour ride
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
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Keep in mind you also see plenty of asshats wearing sandals.
and flipflops. iggits
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I thought my Red Wing work boots were sufficient until I put on a pair of real riding boots... Amazing difference.
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I thought my Red Wing work boots were sufficient until I put on a pair of real riding boots... Amazing difference.
easier to operate your controls not to mention the protection you will get if you ever find you self trying to run at 50 miles an hour.....

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i am going to disagree, the high top leather shoes are better then sandles and tennies, but not the best but in a pinch why not, for sane riding only



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low top sneakers
skater shoes
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payless (no name) work boots
name brand (red wing, etc) work boots
street style (icon, etc) m/c boots
racing style (A*, etc, covers whole ankle and most of calf) m/c boots

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i am going to disagree, the high top leather shoes are better then sandles and tennies, but not the best but in a pinch why not, for sane riding only
Isn't that an oxymoron?

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All riders take risks- what you wear usually reflects your respect for the bike and general knowledge of riding.
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supposbly it can be done, my rides start out this way, end up



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I wear clogs. Functional and I look like a total badass.


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I wear clogs. Functional and I look like a total badass.
is those the house shoe looking things that who ever started wearin out of the house needs smacked things???
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hmmm...would you wear motorcycle boots to play basketball in?

when you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?



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hmmm...would you wear motorcycle boots to play basketball in?
smartass ...

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