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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Casual riding shoes

I'm going to start riding my bike to and from school, the problem is I was wondering if those "casual" riding shoes realistically offer any real protection. I'd like it if I didn't have to shove to big riding boots into my backpack and lug it around all day.

Here's the link to the shoes I was looking at. http://www.cbxmanmotorcycles.com/Alp...oes-Black.aspx

Thanks for your time!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 07:02 AM
 
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I'm going to start riding my bike to and from school, the problem is I was wondering if those "casual" riding shoes realistically offer any real protection.
No, there aren't.

Broken ankles are among the most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. This is why proper ankle support and protection are IMPERATIVE in a riding boot. Yeah there are some riding shoes out there, and they may offer SOME of the features of a riding boot (such as an oil resistant, non slip sole), but they won't truly protect you the way boots will.

The shoes you posted don't even indicate they're recommended for riding; they're a PIT shoe, with no support and no protection whatsoever (a couple friends have those, and they're about as protective as a pair of mesh running shoes).
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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neebelung is right..

They're just regular sneakers with some extra features..
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2008, 01:02 PM
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Here are a couple suggestions for you;

Alpinestars One-O-One

And

Gaerne Jet Boot

They will allow you to be in public without looking like a storm trooper!
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They will allow you to be in public without looking like a storm trooper!
If you're really that worried about "what people might think" if they see your gear, then you ought to take up a different hobby.
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If you're really that worried about "what people might think" if they see your gear, then you ought to take up a different hobby.
In that case, might I suggest the best roadracing boots you can buy...My point is that there's a trade-off, and there are some decent riding boots provide protection, but are geared for the street.

Oh, have you seen my "storm Trooper" boots in my avatar?
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