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Altbergs, Altberg Bootmakers - Manufacturers of walking, military, police and motorcycle boots. Richmond, North Yorkshire , I've been wearing mine for over 10 years now. Crash tested.

These Altberg Bootmakers - Richmond, North Yorkshire


Ridden across the states, round a great deal of Eupope and hiked up Snowden and around the Lassen Volcanic park.

Basically they cover all types of use, especially handy for just getting off the bike an walking.

Oh, yes, did play around doing motocross with them for 1 day as well :-)
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Altbergs, Altberg Bootmakers - Manufacturers of walking, military, police and motorcycle boots. Richmond, North Yorkshire , I've been wearing mine for over 10 years now. Crash tested.

These Altberg Bootmakers - Richmond, North Yorkshire


Ridden across the states, round a great deal of Eupope and hiked up Snowden and around the Lassen Volcanic park.

Basically they cover all types of use, especially handy for just getting off the bike an walking.

Oh, yes, did play around doing motocross with them for 1 day as well :-)
I've seen these before and been tempted myself for commuting but I've always been put off by the fact that they look like they lack any protection & support for any serious long distance overlanding.

Of course, they are multi functional and I hear they are fantastically durable and well made but do they have reinforced areas ? Anti crush plates ? ankle supports etc ???

Im still reckoning you just can't beat motocross boots in this department.
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Quad/ATV boots.

I've been using Thor Quadrant ATV boots for since April and find them and excellent boot.


Touch wood they're waterproof, have enough flex to walk in, a decent sole so you don't slip over, and for me they'll just about fit inside a trouser leg (but then I have thin ankles). Touch wood again, I can't tell you about crash protection as I've not experienced it, but they seem sturdily padded in the right places. No doubt not quite as good as MX shelled boots, but I reckon a decent compromise.

I did find the sole would grip too much on my toothed footpegs, so I swapped the footpegs, it's one small thing to consider for any sole with a decent tread patter I guess.

They're not the only make, I guess as quadding gets ever more popular more manufacturers get on board, so it might be worth a look in a quad shop if you have any nearby.
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Get the Sidi Discovery's - they are great!!!
Very comfortable to walk in for hours, but with great protection and they are waterproof to boot (sorry about the pun!)
I would recommend them highly for an trip, whether on road or off.

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Just change my goretex trial boots for a sidi crossfire srs and they are greattttttttttttttt
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