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There is a shop that sells Altbergs in London but unfortunately i don't know where. You will have to do some investigation.

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Do you mean this place? On their website there are a few pairs of Altbergs. Don't think they are the cheapest place about especially for ex military gear.If anyone knows of other Altbergs stockists near London I'd like to know.

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I bought a pair of these sandles a few years ago and they're perfect for bike touring. However, they're not cheap, I paid £70 for mine! I have found another supplier here... Soldier of Fortune

Quite a saving at £25. It's the same sandal but in green.
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Why has no one mentioned the Magnum boot.

Magnum Boots

Very very comfortable, and does give some support for bikers. I know it's not as safe as a proper biker boot but it's a really good compromise. And half the price of Altbergs!
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Why has no one mentioned the Magnum boot.

Magnum Boots

Very very comfortable, and does give some support for bikers. I know it's not as safe as a proper biker boot but it's a really good compromise. And half the price of Altbergs!
used them for 3000 km around Thailand very good but no protection I guess its pay money and take choice
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Why has no one mentioned the Magnum boot.

Magnum Boots

Very very comfortable, and does give some support for bikers. I know it's not as safe as a proper biker boot but it's a really good compromise. And half the price of Altbergs!
Just looked at the link, what ones do you wear, and what is the approx price? I could not find any prices on the site.
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One consideration I was totally unaware of but learned the hard way -

While doing a lot of water and bog crossings (and I mean a lot!) the constant force of the water gradually delaminated the sole from the boot upper, starting at the toe.

My 'mates' laughed and said I was not going fast enough for that. Friends?

Next time I would consider a boot with metal clamps on the front welt - or put duct tape across the join to keep the force of the water away from the seam.
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Just looked at the link, what ones do you wear, and what is the approx price? I could not find any prices on the site.

I'm thinking of getting the "Spider" ones. They cost about £100. The other ones are a little cheaper, about £70-£80. You can get them at any BLACKS camping shop, or online.
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I had a goretex lined pair of road BMW boots which were fab to ride in but I couldn't walk more than a mile even after a few years.

I then went to Altberg and got measured, boots got posted but were too narrow?!? Went back (I live in Suffolk) got remeasured and new boots at no cost. These are well comfy as walking all day or riding all day boots, but leak a little bit sometimes.

I was also able to just put a toe each side down which I'd never done before. I thought this was cos of the thick walking sole, but then realised I couldn't do it in my MX boots with a similarly thick sole. Basically it was just the Altbergs allowing a great deal more ankle flex but if they didn't they wouldn't be such good walking boots!

A friend of mine has Sidi race boot things and reckons they're the most comfy footwear he's ever had!

Trainers and MX boots I reckon. And crocs
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MX boots with camp shoes are the best.

Last year I wore the Alpinestars Tech6, but they are pretty well worn out now. Replaced them with the Alpinestars Scout (waterproof, more or less an update of the old HiPoint) and so far I love them! Walking comfortable out of the box, stand-in-creek waterproof, and feel like they have decent protection, plus a real lug sole for when you want to scout out the trail ahead on foot first.



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Hi well might as well put my 10p worth in
I use when in the UK standrad Sidis,
however have only had them 2 years now & when it rains they hold more water than a swimingpool.
When i was n the Army we got isude these big tall full grain boots ok for dry days shit for rainy days or any distance really,
Latley when i have riden overseas in warm climates I have started to use my old Army Boots Danners, which are the hight of 10 hole Dr martins,
nice an comfey for waliking or riding I also have a pair of Merrls which i use for ridin overseas.

my suggestion is
I would suggest you get lace up,so if you dont need them so tight when just riding, you can have them a bbit looser & if your going to do a bit of walking you can tighten them up.
Your boots should be past tthe ankle as a minimum requirment, if poss calf high.
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Motogo 5602

Motogo 5602

Special reinforced film boot motorcycling and snowmobiling. Boots have secure zipper and velcro closure.
Boots are waterproof and breathable Lajatex-membrane structure. membrane lining is sewn on sock and the seams are taped.
Injected polyurethane outsole does not reach the bottom edge of the water, not detachable bonding. Outsole is lightweight, flexible and durable, resistant to oils, solvents and gasoline.
Outer layer is water resistant PU-coated leather and Cordura textiles. The rod is reinforced inside and outside of the front.
Laja PRO ® - uncompromising QUALITY

Laja PRO® job footwear is designed to modern work environment. Laja PRO® job is a shoe-sustaining working capacity and secure. It meets the standards and occupational safety directive EN345-347/SFS-EN in accordance with the requirements of ISO 20345-20347. Footwear supporting coping at work, occupational safety, and welfare of the legs and backs of the most demanding tasks. Shoes, the materials used and the solutions are in accordance with international occupational footwear standard. Footwear are CE marked.

Thees boots are waterproof I have been testing this boots so long that I can recommend this if you want travel dry.
Summer 2009 14 hour ride in constant rain on Norway Lofots and MOTOGO were still dry.

If you need any help with thees just PM to me and I can arranged.
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Are this kind of boots o.k. for touring?

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These may be worth a try...I don't remember who makes them
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these look exactly like my hein gericke gore rallye boots, i wonder if they are made by the same people?
excellent boots, still waterproof after several years of allweather riding.

i really like the look of the combat tourers from aerostitch, but they are not marketed as waterproof so even with some treatment there's no guarantee
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These are the best boots I've ever owned and can be resoled:

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