What kind of boots should I get?
The Default Ixion Boot seems to be the Altberg Clubman.
A friend of mine (an all-weather biker) recommends Snobo.
Number of people, Advice
- 2, Don't but FT
- 1, Could buy FT - warm but wet and uncomfortable
- 1, Don't Buy anything with a zip down the back (wet)
- 1, Avoid zips completely
- 3, DerriBoots
- 1, Ex-army boots
- 2, Diadoras (no good for winter)
uuhhh, wrt the Diadoras I thought we said they were *good* for
winter. I certainly had no problems with mine - they never leaked. The
only problem you might have is they are a flat sole so if you use a kick
start you may want a heel.
PS. Talking about boots, I've got some ex Dutch army sheepskin
lined boots which survived the tumble without so much as a scratch.
They're also very warm and comfortable and were pretty cheap (20.00) and
were in very good condition when I bought them. I don't know how
waterproof they are, though.
I keep my walking boots waterproof by oiling 'em, using ordinary
vegetable cooking oil. it soaks into the leather, so initially you have
to apply every day, bu after about a week or so you can get away with
just applying it when the leather starts to look dry. It also keeps the
leather nice and supple. I can then walk through water etc without
getting wet feet.
Manufactures of motorcyle boots seem to think that we all have wimpy
legs. The only decent boots I have found are the Datona Gortex. They
do have a reasonable width leg, but unfortunately are only short (this
is probably why they fit). I have had mine now for about four years,
they are reasonably tough, fully waterproof and very comfortable.
However, they are not cheep. I know that Coopers (in Reading) are
selling them for about 150 pounds.
The big chunky Ashman boots are wuite generous around the calf -
large velcro flaps. My pair were waterproof for the first three years,
sadly no more as I found out last night! Worth a look but they arent
> Martin, have you tried on any Prexports? They don't have zips to fasten
> them but have two little squares of velcro near the ankle and a bigger patch
> of velcro for the calves. Ireckon they might be worth a try because they are
> fairly adjustable around the calf of the leg. I got mine from the NEC for
> about 60 quid.
I have a pair of these. They are very comfortable; in fact Mike
Johnson likened them to carpet slippers when he tried mine on. They are
absolutely useless at repelling water or cold though, but a pair of
thick socks and rubber overboots readily help with this.
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