weight of riding boots
Posted July 17, 2003 - 03:56 PM
i just tried a friend of mine's alpinestar tech 8s and i found them to be heavy and put alot of stress on my knees. He said he would sell them to me for $250. they are practically brand new and he is getting rid of them because he is selling his bike and getting a streetbike. right now i just use some heavy duty working boots and haven't had any problems. i would like to get some riding boots but i don't want to have alot of stress on my knees. is there any lighter types of boots ya'll would suggest me try out? thanks guys
Posted July 17, 2003 - 04:21 PM
Posted July 17, 2003 - 04:26 PM
I have Tech 8's and love them Also have an older pair of Hi Points, and AXO. The Tech 8's are my favorite of the ones I own.
Posted July 21, 2003 - 12:57 PM
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Posted July 23, 2003 - 05:51 AM
i think i'd rather break my ankles than have knee problems.
Anything but the most tame trail riding without good boots is just as irresponsible as riding without a helmet IMO. In addition to broken ankles add broken feet and toes.
I don't want to comment on your riding since I suck and have never even seen you ride, but I would attribute your knee twisting to technique as much or more than I would weight of your boots.
All good boots are heavy.
My brief experience with Fox boots was not pleasant, they protected okay but quickly fell apart. Neither Fox nor Thor make boots, what they are selling may be good, but you are safer sticking with the big three:
Posted July 23, 2003 - 06:39 AM
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Posted July 23, 2003 - 11:00 AM
So even if you do everything right, on a hard, bottom-out landing you could sprain or break your foot from the stress placed on it by the footpeg(s).
I've always said that, next to a helmet, a decent set of MX boots is the most important piece of safety gear.
Posted July 23, 2003 - 09:40 PM