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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Boots: Low profile toebox...

Hey.

Does anyone make a good street riding boot with a thin sole, low or no heel, and a very low profile toebox?

Most of the so-called "street" boots I've seen so far look like high-tech work boots with a godawfully high/boxy toebox and thick soles which look like they would be terrible for rapid gear-shifting work - especially with my size 12 feet.

I'm thinking of something that looks more like an automotive driving boot or even a martial arts shoe but with the necessary riding protection/abrasion resistance.

If not, I might have to start my own boot company.
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Look at the Sidi Scorpion and Dainese Doha. I've tried on the Scorpion and it felt great, but too low for me, and too pricey. Cycle World reviewed the Doha and said it's great, and would work for performance driving too. Newenough or Motorcycle-Superstore has the Oxtar Jupiter XC on sale. Check either of those sites- they have boots sorted by category. I assume you're not looking for something like the different "freestyle" boots- the ones that look like hikers.



I'll add that I want to buy the Sidi Sport Tepor. They look normal enough to wear everyday to work under jeans. Lower heel, very subdued styling, good protection, and a lug sole.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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The Doha looks pretty good. Thanks for the pointer.

Yeah, the ones which look like hikers give me the willies. I took my MSF class wearing clunky square-toed hiker type boots and on the little Honda 125 I caught myself having to look down at my feet to get the toe under the shifter. Gave me a phobia about big-toebox boots right there, ayup...
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I just saw the A* Octane riding shoe in a mag. Looks like a driving shoe.

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I just saw the A* Octane riding shoe in a mag. Looks like a driving shoe.
It looks okay but the toebox is still too stubby. Driving shoe, yes - competition auto racing boot, no.

Joe Rocket looks like they've got a couple of boots which look decent... 'cept for the flashy black-on-black stars and comets treatment.

Hmmm...
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SIDI strada, very nice street boot with all of the descriptions you gave.
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