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i bought some new ones off of ebay..... can any one give me boot tips ? these are my first pair of mx boots.... do any of you spray them with water proofers or ??? how do you brake them in the quickest ?

any tips on shifting with these bulky things on ?
 

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Well to break them in I just use them around the house a bit (like a dumbass! lol) and after maybe the 2nd ride you wont feel they are there. For shifting I have never had a problem on the raptor or the 700xx my buddy has (I am a size 13...) but if you do you just have to adjust the shift lever a bit, no biggie.
 

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yea... i just got a pair of Gaerne SG12's.... and they're REALLY comfortable right from the start... I also am a 13, but never had problems... I just wore them around the house, or just doing things outside and what not... it's just a matter of getting used to them
 

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well i went for a ride today with my tech 3 boots and since this is my first pair of mx boots are you supposed to move your whole leg up to shift ? i cannot feel the shifter with the tip of my toes like i can with regular shoes.... and i cannot feel the rear brake at all it seems as if the rear brake lever needs extended
 

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i bought some new ones off of ebay..... can any one give me boot tips ? these are my first pair of mx boots.... do any of you spray them with water proofers or ??? how do you brake them in the quickest ?

any tips on shifting with these bulky things on ?
the easiest way to break in most mx boots is to wear your nicest tube top and fish net stockings and proceed to your local down town. try to walk back and forth within the same half block and stop at the corner where you should stand for long periods of time. just a suggestion.... others will obviously have different ideas, but this is how I broke mine in.
 

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the easiest way to break in most mx boots is to wear your nicest tube top and fish net stockings and proceed to your local down town. try to walk back and forth within the same half block and stop at the corner where you should stand for long periods of time. just a suggestion.... others will obviously have different ideas, but this is how I broke mine in.

as you where walking you should have walked to the hospital for a physc eval hahaha.... i did get a kick out of what you said.... i put some mink oil on the boots and heated it up with a hair dryer to sort of soften the leather a little and iam doing like another member said and walking up and down stairs and out to my truck and all over in them also had to tighten the straps a little bit
 

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lol ur killing me..... my boots are braking in.... i guess i have to do it the old fashion way
 

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hey.... another question here..... when your shifting or using the rear brake, can you feel the shifter and brake lever ? i cannot feel the rear peddle and barly feel the shifter.. when i use the rear brake i cannot eas on it its eaither i miss the lever or i jam on the brake any tips
 

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its all part of the break in process... i was actually going to get a pair of astar, but as soon as i tried them on they felt too stiff and uncomfortable... the ones i have now are perfect and crazy comfy right from the start
 

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Its just a part of the break in process, the shifter I can feel but the rear brake I know where it is and the "feel" of it. I have Alpinestars Vector boots, they feel like sneakers, they dont make them anymore I think, but worth looking for.
 
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