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    Best Walking - Hiking Motorcycle Boots

    I use my TW to explore and often need to hike ways - not to mention if a breakdown occurs and I ride alone often I may need to hike out.

    Any recommendations on grate boots you can hike a few miles in
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    I wear Red Wings 6" Heritage boots....they are probably not the best... but they are about $175 and are very comfortable and provide good traction and support on steep and uneven and loose surfaces....and yet fit on the pegs....

    The do make a Heritage Motorcycle Boot but I hike a lot more than I ride.....some people find they need a half size difference than normal...so it would be a good idea to try some on before buying..

    If you have a bad back (L4/L5) they really help …..if your feet are not happy, nothing is happy...like mom...
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    May I suggest Forma Adventure boots in either the high 3-buckle or low 2 buckle model?
    I have the high model and they are so comfortable that I tend to leave them on sitting around camp after a long days ride. They have been very comfortable when exploring on foot off the bike.
    Waterproof and very flexible their design heritage is more from the Trials world than the motorcross world.
    Yes, they do not afford same level of protection as a plastic clad stiff MX boot and as such I have had a couple of crushing incidents that left lasting hematoma but no real lasting damage.
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    I really like the Forma Adventures low boot. The high boot is also very popular.

    Here is a boot vid.

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    Forma Adventure boots, both hi and lowforma.jpg
    My worst bruise while wearing the Forma. bruise.jpgCaught foot between bike and canyon wall shortly into Moab's Hell's Revenge. I did continue the ride completing the arduous trail, admittedly hurtin' for certain.

    More typical use is kicking back in comfort somewhere after a fun ride. forma 1.jpg
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    Fred and I were typing at the same time. Great minds think a like.
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    I love my Sidi Adventure Goretex boots. Very comfortable riding or walking. The only negative is that they squeak which apparently is easy to to fix but I just have never bothered. I bought mine here https://www.chromeburner.com/ which at the time was less than half the price in Canada.
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    "...The only negative is that they squeak which apparently is easy to to fix but I just have never bothered..."

    Recommend liberal application of 50wt. synthetic engine oil.
    In snow 10w/40 should be good...
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    I second Fred's and Tweeker's nomination of the Forma Adventure boots. I have the high cut and once wore them for over 30 hours straight.
    I you want to know why ask me around a camp fire.
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    I'm another fan of the Forma Adventure boots. I have the hi boot and love them.
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