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post #1 of 45 Old 12-15-2008, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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What shoes do you ride in?

What shoes do you ride in? I know its pretty easy to catch a root or slip off the peg, but do you ride in riding boots or what?

Me personally for now - tennis shoes Been thinking about riding boots, but I want to be able to move my ankle shift - not my whole leg to shift.
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I use some old Adidas Football 3/4 cleats. I've been using them for about 3 years now and they have held up very well especially compared to my buddies who wear tennis shoes.

I want to riding boots but would be (like you) afraid of it interfering with my shifting.



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My neighbor actually gave me a pair of boots that were practically new. What sucks is that the toe area is to blunt and don't have sufficient room to get under the shifter with your heel on the pegs. All my dirt bike buddies swear on wearing them to keep from getting hurt like in my picture post but its almost impossible. I've been sporting my old nike's lol
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I think i'll stick to the tennis shoes My buddy with the YFZ450 bought some Alpinestars.. he was wearing his doc martins by the end of the day ;)
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You'll regret wearing "tennis" shoes (we call them sneakers ) once you miss the peg and run over your foot. That's worse than riding without goggles. I've seen some nasty accidents like that. Compound fractures, broken ankles, broken feet, etc.

Riding boots are worth every penny they cost. Invest in some good ones. They're only stiff for a while until they're broken in. I can't imagine riding in anything less.
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I am looking to get some lace up steel toes or something though, Some good thick leather around the foot and ankles isn't a bad idea
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You'll regret wearing "tennis" shoes (we call them sneakers ) once you miss the peg and run over your foot. I've seen some nasty accidents like that. Compound fractures, broken ankles, broken feet, etc.

Riding boots are worth every penny they cost. Invest in some good ones. They're only stiff for a while until they're broken in. I can't imagine riding in anything less.
One of the guys on the dirtbikes that rode with us this weekend just bought some new Gaerne boots. He said his alpinestars wore out before the broke in. They look really uncomfortable.

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I am looking to get some lace up steel toes or something though, Some good thick leather around the foot and ankles isn't a bad idea
I agree. I'll probably be looking for something snake proof as well.

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Alpinestar Tech 3 boots for me. Just adjust the shift lever for more room, break the boots in real good and you will have great protection when riding. I rolled mine over on myself and the rear tire pinned my foot down. No damage to me or the quad, but without good boots, i'm pretty sure I would have at least fractured my ankle
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oops... 5WOP3....i messed up your post...went to quote you, and hit the "edit" button by mistake. Sorry bout that!

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Yeah they had a post on another site where some guy was talking about nerf bars and how great they were because...get this...when he was wearing shorts his leg went under the wheel and rashed-it pretty bad.

Um...who rides with short on anyways?



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