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    Boot Choices

    My son and I are going to buy boots for our VA ride. I have a nice pair of adventure boots but there not waterproof. I personally need boots with a wide ToeBox. What's your favorite boots?

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    Gaerne Oil Balanced Boots:

    Borneo turned me on to them and you can probably get them for about $279 at Motorcycle Close Outs ....

    as good as it gets:

    Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots - Compacc.com
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    2015 Best Dual Sport & ADV Motorcycle Boots Buyers Guide - Page 1 - RevZilla

    I have a pair of Sidi Adventures.. They're wonderful and I wear a 12EE and they fit perfectly.. That said, they're CRAZY priced.. I bought mine barely used on ADV for $200 and cringed at that price, but it's better than $550.. Jahaaayzuzz!!

    The rest of my boots are TCX, which also are typically wider than most. I'd think the TCX's mentioned are a good choice.
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    The Gaermes look great. I got the Formas. No break-in! Wore the 12 hrs a day 7 outa 9 days. No fatigue, no sores. Buy good insoles.
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    Wore mine{and Montezuma and Boreno too} the entire ride around the Great Lakes....no sore feet, no sweat, you can wear them all day, hot or cold, and never miss a beat....
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    Sidi Canyons, great boot on or off the bike. I typically wear size 8 1/2 EE. Very well made and as noted about Sidi... very expensive.

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    Danner - Acadia 8" Black 200G - Law Enforcement - Product

    I like these. Good, solid, made in murica boots. They last forever, and if they don't, danner will refinish and resole them forever. They come with goretex if you want, but think about it- shoes that keep water out also keep water in; your feet will be sweaty and your socks wet everytime you wear waterproof shoes.

    I personally don't want to look like Valentino Rossi walking around downtown. I think people wearing colors matching bike leathers and motorcycle boots while not on their bike look kinda douchey, so I tend to buy shit that just looks like regular people clothes for riding my bike.
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    I'm a long time Danner fan.. I've bought 3 pairs at the factory in Portland, but when it comes to offroading, I wear boots with shin protection.. I learned the lesson of wearing street boots while offroading and never forgot that lesson.. When I'm offroading, I'll wear boots made for the purpose, and I raced hare scrambles and enduros for over 10 years..

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    The Gaerne Balance Oiled boots are definitely the most comfortable out of the box motorcycle boots I have ever worn. However I have had problems with two pairs as far as being waterproof. I ordered a pair from Whitehorse Gear and they failed after some rigorous off road riding on some VERY wet trails. They were replaced under warranty with another pair that also leaked. Whitehorse refunded me the purchase price and let me keep the 2nd pair. Gaerne must have realized there were issues with the boots because they have since switched from the "Drytech" membrane to "Goretex" waterproof membrane.
    After some online research I ordered some "Sno-Seal" and treated the boots with several coatings of the stuff using my heat gun until the leather wouldn't absorb any more. The boots now keep my feet dry and comfortable. Sno-Seal is a wicked product and I highly recommend it for any leather boot.
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    I don't know about the boots, but I'll certainly vouch for the Sno-Seal!
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