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Womens Boots? Rev'it Apache H2O? Sidi Canyon

I'm looking for boots for my wife. She rides an F650 and needs a boot to do long distance touring in. She current wears her thor motocross boots that offer great protection but aren't great in the rain and overkill when it comes to the days on the blacktop. Anyone of the ladies wearing the Rev'it Apache or Sidi Canyon? Others

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Can't speak for the ladies but he mens sidi canyon are a brilliant boot. getting close to 12000 milde in mine and more nights work than i can count'

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Woman's Boots

By ordering through the mail, I was able to try on 3 different boots at the same time. I was looking for boots for the rain and hoping to get walking comfort at the same time. I chose the Dainese Visoke and, of course, it was the most expensive of the three. My husband also ended up choosing this boot.
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We just bought Altberg continental tourers for both of us, highly recommended. totally comfortable to walk in and ride. They are not made of waterproof materials but, leather, if treated properly stays pretty dry.
My "waterproof" Rev'it Apache get very wet inside and never dry cos of the waterproof liner. They are also impossible to walk in. The leather Altbergs dry! They also make a "waterproof" version. 2 month waiting list is the only downside. It can be less.
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Can't speak for the ladies but he mens sidi canyon are a brilliant boot. getting close to 12000 milde in mine and more nights work than i can count'

I chose them above the rev its
+1 for the Sidi Canyons. Very comfy if wearing them day in, day out.
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I wear Daytona LadyStar boots
They're not cheap but mine are still waterproof and very comfortable after 30,000 miles in all weathers. They offer good protection but are perhaps not hardy enough for off-road riding.
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Just an update on my husbands earlier post. He ordered me Daytona Ladystar GTX. Wow amazing and they make me 2 full inches taller! Well worth the wait. Sara
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Just an update on my husbands earlier post. He ordered me Daytona Ladystar GTX. Wow amazing and they make me 2 full inches taller! Well worth the wait. Sara
Glad you like the boots Sara - I love mine too - brilliant on & off the bike.

However, after just 1 day riding in muddy conditions off-road I've bought some Alpinestars Tech 3 Stella boots (half the price of the Daytona's so less concerned about ruining them but they're like walking in ski-boots!)
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Hi Pheonix! I have Thor ladies motorcross boots also. They are certainly far better that my ski boots for walking in but i know the feeling. Sara
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We are planing a RTW but all bikes we considered are too tall for me. So now we have pretty much decided on a F650 GS with lowered seat.

But an extra inch or two from the boots would defo help Are the Daytonas above my only option or does anyone know of others? I have other Daytonas atm. They are brill but seem a little stiff for just walking in.....

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Vibram soles too?

I went to quick cobbler and had vibram soles added to my Daytona Ladystar too and that adds another 1 1/4 inches. Sara
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We are planing a RTW but all bikes we considered are too tall for me. So now we have pretty much decided on a F650 GS with lowered seat.

But an extra inch or two from the boots would defo help Are the Daytonas above my only option or does anyone know of others? I have other Daytonas atm. They are brill but seem a little stiff for just walking in.....

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Try to drop the front forks.
Also you may modify the low seat and get all the foam removed and a gel seat inserted (makes a big difference and is comfortable).

Otherwise, have you considered the G650GS? They have a low seat starting at 75cm. This is very low! It has very good reviews too.

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Hi all,

I have worn the Daytona Ladystar GTX boots for the last 3,5 years and I absolutely love them. Even though I am 1.73cm tall, even for me the extra 2cm is great. Especially because I did not want to lower my bike (Honda Transalp 600).

However, for the riding we do (more and more offroad) the shaft of the boot is not high enough. If I stand still and have my foot on the ground (either side) my footpeg touches my shin. As a result, I always have two bright bleu bruises on my legs after a couple of weeks on the bike. This only becomes worse if we do a lot of offroad riding. My shins seem to touch my footpegs a lot

We are planning a RTW trip. No longer on my Honda Transalp, but on a Honda CRF250L. This probably implies more offroad riding.

I am looking for new boots. I would like boots with a high shaft and a hard sole (so I can stand on the footpegs for a while). I like the adventure motorboots sidi goretex, but I am not sure whether they are made in my size. I wear size 37 (EU) which is size 6 (US) or size 4.5 (UK).

What boots do you wear?
Which boots might meet my requirements?

Any help is much appreciated! Thanks! Leonie
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I have been wearing my Datona Lady star for the last 6 months on the road and off. I am short also at 5 ft1 with only 27 inch inseam. The height from the boots is awesome. I had Vibram soles added before I left. This adds another inch and toughness. I am totally flat footed on my 650 GS. I would not trade them for my off road boots ( which i love for my dirtbike). I could still comfortably hike up a mountain to see the Monarch in my Datonas and well as wall around town if needed.

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These boots are the most comfortable I have ever had, wear them all day everyday :-) Waterproof, warm and well priced !


http://www.hein-gericke.co.uk/boots-shoes/hein-gericke-rallye-iii-gore-texr-stiefel.html

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